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House Deans

Callum Brookes

Mawson House Dean
Teacher of Geography NCEA, Environmental Systems IB & Humanities MYP

Bachelor of Arts (Geography and Psychology) University of Otago, Post Grad Dip. Sec. Teaching
Phone: 04 388 0850 ext 615

Callum teaches senior Geography, middle school Humanities, and Environmental Systems and Societies in IB. He has taught Geography in New Zealand, Australia and the UK bringing a global focus to the subjects covered. Callum has been at Scots College for over 4 years, joining the college in 2011, with a brief stint teaching abroad in between.

Previous schools include East Otago High School and The American Community School of London, where he was HoD Geography at both institutions.

Callum is the Dean of Mawson House, a role he took over in 2015, and enjoys working with students and families in fostering the developmental growth during student’s time at Scots.

He has a strong sporting background with interests in basketball and volleyball, both of which he coaches at Scots College. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball, touch rugby and travelling whenever he gets the chance.

Ian LeslieIan Leslie

Uttley House Dean
TIC Film and SCTV, Teacher of Drama and English
Pipe Band Manager

B.A. (Theatre; Otago), NZ Dip. Tech. Prod. (Toi Whakaari), P.G Dip Tchg (Secondary, Otago)
Tel: 04 388 0850 ext 507

Ian Leslie has been employed at Scots College since the middle of 2012. Prior to teaching at Scots, Ian taught at South Otago High School in Balclutha where he was TIC Drama. Ian was appointed to his position as Pipe Band Manager shortly after arriving at Scots and as Uttley House Dean in 2017. Since then, Ian has developed and instigated two new subjects to the school: IB Film and Scots TV.

Ian also has a very clear passion for the ‘behind-the-scenes’ work involved in productions. Ian has developed and mentored a core of Scots students with a similar enthusiasm, who have become integral in the shows produced by the College. He currently teaches a mix of Drama, English and Film.

Ian is a graduate of Otago University, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and English. He then went on to attend Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School, completing a Diploma in Technical Production, with a focus on lighting. After travelling throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, Ian returned to Otago University to train as a Secondary School teacher. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching, and began his teaching career.

As the Film teacher, Ian enjoys a good movie. He has also been known to enjoy a bad one as well. Ian is passionate about learning, and is very keen to continue to develop his own understanding.

David Berry

DavidBerryFergusson House Dean
Teacher of English
Middle School, Senior School

BEd (Sec)
Telephone: +64 4 388 0850 ext 706

David joined Scots College in 2020 as an experienced English literature teacher. He has a strong background working with the IB Diploma as a result of teaching internationally in Lima, Peru. He has previously held the positions of Head of House and IB Extended Coordinator, both of which will assist him in his current roles as Assistant IB Diploma Coordinator and Glasgow Year 9 Tutor.

He has a particular interest in developing the IB Core and Extended Essay and is a strong supporter of the international values that underpin IB. David enjoys teaching about the power of language to shape our perception of the world, with a strong focus on social justice and gender equality. He believes that education should prepare students not only to excel but give them the confidence and skills to foster positive change within the world.

Outside of the classroom, David enjoys tramping, camping, swimming, reading and cooking.

Anthony Rehutai

Smith House Dean
Teacher of Mathematics

GradDipTchg; PostGradCertBus; BA
Tel 04 388 0850 

Anthony teaches Mathematics in the Senior and Middle School, coaches Rugby at a Local, Regional and National level and is the Dean of Smith House.

Joining Scots College in 2018 Anthony has eight years’ experience teaching and providing pastoral care for a range of students in various roles at both Palmerston North Boys High School and Scots College. His pastoral care experience and leadership extends beyond the school environment, coaching and mentoring rugby players from around the country for the past 16 years. Most recently he has been part of the coaching team for the New Zealand Maori U18 team. A  role he really enjoys, being able to support and work with families to assist and guide players to reach their potential. He is also  part of the NZ Rugby identification programme as a selector for both the New Zealand U20 and Hurricanes 18 teams.

 Anthony is  married with four daughters, two still at Secondary School and two finishing at University this year.

Adrian Slack

Adrian Slack

Aitken House Dean
HoD Physics

BSc Victoria, Dip Tchg
Tel 04 388 0850 ext 867

After five years at a state school Adrian decided to have experience in an independent school and moved to Scots in 1985 initially teaching maths and science. He took on the role of teacher in charge of Junior Maths and held this position for 10 years as well as becoming one of the senior Calculus teachers until a change in direction saw him becoming more involved in the teaching of Physics. By 2004 all his teaching was in Physics and General Science with Physics becoming his main focus and in 2015 he took on the role of HoD Physics.

Initially he was a tutor in Fergusson House before moving to Aitken House, always taking a full part in promoting House activities and social events. In 2006 he took up the position of Dean of Aitken House and through this role has promoted social events, community service and culture – in particular music.

Following a period of time as master in charge of cricket and also rugby he changed codes to football and has been the 1st XI manager since 2009. Alongside this has been his enthusiastic involvement in anything outside the classroom from tramping to white water kayaking and abseiling to complement his love of the outdoors especially mountain climbing. He also likes to mountain bike and has recently taken up golf.

Adrian is passionate about his House and teaching and is always keen to see the best from his students. He is married with four adult children and four lovely grandchildren.

Richard Found

Glasgow House Dean
Online Learning Leader

PGCertEd; BSC(Hons)
Phone: +64 43880850

Richard Found is a professional teacher and leader who has worked in New Zealand and across the world teaching and supporting young people. He has successfully led in schools in the United Kingdom and South Africa and is a science specialist. A father to three boys, he has demonstrated the ability to support and motivate young people in the on-line environment, providing both academic and pastoral structures that effectively drive forward learning.

Kate Jones

MacKenzie House Dean
HoD Religious Education

GradDipTchg (Sec); BCA
Telephone: +64 4 388 0850 ext 517

Alison Stevens

Plimmer House Dean
Teacher of Science and Biology

Telephone: +64 43880850 Ext.562


Katherine Bertram

Glasgow House Dean
Teacher of Design and Religious Education

Telephone: +64 43880850 Ext.527

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