Religion | Scots College


David Jackson

Rev David Jackson

College Chaplain
Teacher of Religious Education

Bachelor of Design Massey, Dip Tchg (Sec) BTI, PGDipChap
Phone: 04 388 0850 ext 619

As part of the Chaplaincy Team David works to support holistic pastoral care for all at the College. This is most overtly expressed through Chapel Services but includes all aspects of College life. David is also responsible for our Religious Education programmes for Years 1 to 13, having taught at all year levels, he now leads the department. 2016 is also David’s second year teaching Theory of Knowledge in the IB Diploma.

After growing up in Nelson and Winton, this true southern man moved to Wellington for university in 2001. After which he worked as the Youth Worker for the Boys’ and Girls’ Institute (BGI). It was through BGI the David first became associated with Scots. As a youth worker David focused on the holistic support of young people, so the opportunity to work developing the All Round Man was a natural progression. David joined the College full time in 2012.

David is a tutor in Glasgow House, is involved with the Pipe Band and loves to engage with those curly questions RE teachers always get.

David is a member of the Jackson 5, the remaining members being his wife and three children. In his spare time he enjoys dabbling on several interments, imagining the fourth dimension and amateur vexillology.

Kate Jones

HoD Religious Education
Religious Education Teacher 

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


Michelle McCorkindale

Teacher of Religious Education and Humanities
Prep, Middle and Senior Schools

BA (Music)
Dip Teaching

Michelle joined Scots College in 2021 as an experienced Music and Religious Education teacher.

She has a particular interest in helping students learn more about the world in which we live and becoming their best selves. She enjoys creating a respectful class environment, where students feel empowered to create, engage and explore new ideas. Outside of the classroom, Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, music, sewing, getting out for bush and coastal walks around Wellington and volunteering within her church, school and local communities.

Angela Garrity

Teacher of Chinese and Religious Education

GradDipTch (Sec); GradDipTheo; BSc
Phone: 04 388 0850

Originally from Taiwan, Angela has been in NZ for more than 25 years. She has a background in psychology, Chinese, theology, and youth ministry.

Angela is passionate about helping students to realise their full potential and seeing them become well-rounded people. In her previous schools, she has developed Chinese programmes from scratch and loves introducing the richness of Chinese culture and language to the school community. Knowing different languages and cultures not only facilitates understanding and inclusiveness, but also opens the opportunities for us to have a closer look at our own values and culture, and thus appreciate our own identities more.

In addition to teaching Angela has been a victim support volunteer and studied from and worked for Bible College of New Zealand (now Laidlaw).


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