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Year 7 & 8 Teaching Staff
Assistant Principal Middle School (Years 7 & 8)
BSc (Hons); MEd;PostGradCert Ed; MA Ed
Phone: 04 380 7582
Seamus Flood is Assistant Principal of Middle School since early 2014. He has special responsibilities at Years 7 and 8 and teaches Mathematics, Sports and Science. Prior to joining Scots College Seamus was Head of Boarding and PE at a preparatory school in England for 5 years. Previous to this he was Year 10 Dean at St Patrick’s College, Kilbirnie.
His experience in sport and pastoral care see him as the chairman of the College Basketball club and in an important role for the transitioning of students into the Middle School.
Seamus is Irish and is a keen sportsman who played rugby, basketball, gaelic football and competed in the 400m hurdles. He now enjoys more recreational pursuits and is aiming to complete his first triathlon. He is married to Michelle, who is also a teacher and they have 3 young children Seamus Óg, Isabella and Sophie.
Seamus strongly believes in the College mantra that learning is for life and that all students should be confident to face any challenges both inside and outside of college as the All-Round Man. He has been teaching for 15 years.
Classroom Teacher Year 7
Teacher of Mathematics
GradDipTch(Prim); BC; BSc
Phone: 04 388 0850
Prior to teaching at Scots College Bridget worked in Consumer and Business Marketing (Brand Manager) for a number of organisations including Circa Theatre, The National Lottery (UK) and Colgate-Palmolive. Her decision to teach Maths comes from her love of Math’s discrete nature “where you evaluate all the information you’re given and work to find a solution, and most often there’s a right or a wrong answer!” Bridget also enjoys the building blocks of maths that as a teacher, there’s always an obvious way to make a problem easier or harder to suit the different skill levels of each student.
Seeing a student’s reaction when a maths concept becomes clear to them – that ‘lightbulb’ moment is a highlight of her role. In addition to seeing the progress that students make over time, she like to ensure that a student is aware of the progress that they have made.
Bridget enjoys spending time with her family – husband and three children – especially supporting their sporting events. To relax, she likes to walk, see a good movie or enjoy a night out with friends and family.
Director of Prep PE and Sports
Teacher of PE and Health Middle School
Diploma of Teaching
Advanced Trade Cert Telecommunications
Phone: 04 388 0850 ext 853
Alistair began teaching at Scots College in 1996 as a Year 7 teacher. As well as classroom teaching, he coached sport and established and ran EOTC programmes from Years 4-11. At the end of 2002 Alistair moved to the UK where he taught PE and coached Rugby and swimming.
Returning to New Zealand, Alistair worked as Director of PE at St Marks Church School and Medbury School before returning to Scots College. Currently Alistair is the Year 1-6 Director of PE and Sports and teaches PE in the Prep and Middle Schools. He enjoys coaching teams from Year 4 to 13 in a range of different sports.
Alistair is the Year 8 Glasgow tutor and enjoys helping develop the house spirit and being involved in all aspects of College life.
Alistair was born and raised in Central Otago and enjoys going home whenever he can. He loves getting into the mountains – skiing, tramping, hunting and fishing and catching up with friends. Alistair is married to Mary.