Jayne-Ann Young commenced as Principal at Queen Margaret College in August 2017. Jayne-Ann returned to New Zealand for the role after spending six years as a consultant and master trainer for Professor John Hattie and the Visible Learning team at Cognition Education.
Holly Payne – Deputy Principal, Teaching and Learning
Holly's varied teaching career has included all her passions in life – education, service, physical activity, celebration, fun and critical thinking. A tenacious advocate of the benefits of the International Baccalaureate programmes, Holly has led the Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Queen Margaret College since 2015. An experienced NZQA and IB examiner, she understands excellence in both curricula. Holly is a dynamic leader who believes in empowering young people to be the best they can be.
Marianne Duston – Deputy Principal, Wellbeing
Supporting and nurturing students to thrive and be their best is at the heart of what Marianne brings to the college in her role as Deputy Principal. Her experience delivering innovative and best-practice education and empowering leaders stands out in a distinguished career in high performing independent schools.
Jan Treeby – Head of Junior School
Jan’s hands-on approach means that all our youngest students will get to know QMC’s Head of Junior School. Her 26 years in education combines leadership experience in Wellington schools, but also behavioural and learning-focused roles at the Ministry for Education.
Paul Sherris – Director Finance and Operations
After a decade in the business world, Paul chose to retrain as an educator and pursue a career that felt more personally meaningful. Since joining us in 2014, Paul has become invaluable to the operations of the College, using his breadth of experience to facilitate the quality of learning and care that QMC is renowned for.
Amanda Peake – Director of Engagement & Communications
Mother of two Queen Margaret Students, Primary School Teacher and seasoned communications professional, Amanda is uniquely placed to lead Communications and Engagement for the College. Her experience spans multiple sectors from education to energy, telecommunications and government.
Emily Domican – Head of Preschool
Emily leads our co-ed Preschool and the implementation of our learning model. Using her knowledge and experience, Emily guides the Preschool team in creating a stimulating and nurturing environment for our young learners to explore their interests and help lay the foundations of learning.