Our People

He kākano i ruia mai i Rangiatea
​​​​​​​The seed will not be lost.

Senior Leadership Team

Rachel Skelton Tumuaki, Principal

My name is Rachel Skelton and I am proud to be the tumuaki at Horoeka Haemata Rolleston College. Our school is an innovative and unique school that prepares our learners to Develop Themselves, Build their Communities and be ready to Transform their Futures beyond school. I have been priviledged to be the principal for three years and have been a Senior leader for almost 10 years. I have had experience in many different schools. Prior to Rolleston College I was the Deputy Principal of Western Springs College in Auckland and before that Acting Deputy Principal at Massey High School also in Auckland. I have also taught at the mighty Queen Charlotte College at the entrance to the Marlborough Sounds. I have been lucky to have these varied school experiences which have shaped my educational philosophy. Key touchstones that have guided my leadership include Restorative Practice, Te Kotahitanga and Positive Behaviour for Learning.


Sophie Ralph, Associate Principal

Tēna koutou katoa. Ko Ralph te whānau. Nō Ingarangi āu. Kei Ōtautahi tōku kāinga ināianei. He kaiako āhau nō te kura Horoeka Haemata. Ko Sophie tōku ingoa.

I have been lucky to be part of the Rolleston College journey from the start as a foundation member of staff. I am the Senior Leader for Kōanga whānau and Hauora Kaiarahi/Wellbeing Leader.

He kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea; The seed shall not be lost is the Rolleston College whakatauki and this encapsulates my passion for teaching and learning, particularly in performing arts and social sciences.

I have always valued the reciprocal teaching and learning relationship with young people and believe that through authentic experiences learners can grow and shine with. My role is to support learners hauora and wellbeing through innovative educational practices. I am pleased to be working alongside a connected, passionate team who have all learners at Rolleston College Horoeka Haemata’s best interests at heart. As a team we will take the lead and set the standard for all others to follow.

Nō reira. Tēna koutou katoa.


Cameron Winsloe, Associate Principal

Tēna koutou katoa. Ko Winsloe toku ingoa whānau. Nō Maruawai ahau. Kei Ōtautahi tōku kāinga ināianei. He kaiako au ki te kura o Horaeka Haemata. Ko Cameron tōku ingoa.

My name is Cameron Winsloe and it is a pleasure and a privilege to be a member of the Senior Leadership team at Horoeka Haemata. I have been a member of staff at Rolleston College since 2019, working closely with staff in Raumati Whānau and in the curriculum area of Health and Physical Education. I have held the roles of Raumati Whānau Leader and Assistant Head of Physical Education.

I have a variety of teaching experience in both primary and secondary, as well as an educational recruitment background. During my years as a teacher I have taught in New Zealand and abroad.

I am passionate about education and encouraging our akōnga to be lifelong learners. I enjoy connecting with whānau and the wider community. Since moving to Christchurch in 2019, I have been involved in the Selwyn community with various roles in the Waihora RFC and Tai Tapu Tennis Club. I still enjoy playing sports and coaching various sports teams has always been a passion of mine.

Nō reira. Tēna koutou katoa.


Pete Buyers, Deputy Principal

Tēna koutou katoa.

I am a foundation Senior Leader here at Horoeka Haemata/ Rolleston College.

I see it as a privilege to be involved in developing our young people and being at the heart of our richly diverse and rapidly growing community.

Though my roots are in the North East of England, though I taught in Derbyshire and Leicestershire before moving to Christchurch, NZ with Linwood College, UC/Christchurch College of Education and Shirley Boys High School.

I have come from curriculum backgrounds in Science and Maths but like to connect with ideas and people across our College teams.

I love the outdoors, in particular the mountains and lakes we have here on Te Waipounamu / South Island. I also play guitar for relaxation.

Tēna koutou katoa.


Kelly Tippett, Deputy Principal

Kelly is a foundation staff member and has previously held the positions of Raumati Ako Leader, ‘Ready to Learn (PB4L)’ Leader and Across School Teacher focusing on Relationships and Learner Engagement for the Ngā Peka o Tauwharekākaho (Rolleston) Kāhui Akō. She has over 15 years experience as a teacher over a range of schools in London, Nelson and Canterbury. Some of her previous roles in these schools include Head of Geography, Assistant Head of Social Sciences and Pastoral Dean. Kelly has a passionate belief that building strong relationships between the learner, school, whānau and community is essential to the growth, well-being and academic success of each learner. Kelly is a strong advocate for explicit wellbeing education being part of the culture and curriculum of every school and has been part of the driving team developing the inter-woven restorative and wellbeing approach to school systems.


Raewyn Hooper, Executive Officer


Alby Wilson, Deputy Principal

Talofa lava

I am Alby Wilson and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Rolleston College – Horoeka Haemata whānau.

I am passionate about education, about connecting with our learners, their whānau and wider community.

My family and I moved to Rolleston over 4 years ago and have found our place here. We are a sporting family who are or have been involved with Rolleston Rugby Club, Weedons Cricket Club, Burnham Chevaliers Rugby League and Rolleston Warriors Rugby League Club.

Now with the opportunity to be part of Rolleston College – Horoeka Haemata Senior Leadership, I look forward to serving your staff, your learners and your community.

Fa’afetai tele lava


Seb Curry, Deputy Principal

Kia ora koutou, my name is Seb Curry and it is a privilege to be appointed as a Senior Leader at Rolleston College. I am enthusiastic about education, providing new and exciting learning opportunities whilst working with our akōnga. From joining Rolleston College in 2018 I have loved seeing the College flourish and being a part of providing meaningful real life learning experiences. Throughout my time at the College so far I have grown and learnt about myself and the school's vision, as we have continued to grow. I have been immersed in all aspects of College life, being a member of the Ngahuru pastoral team since 2019 working as Ako leader and currently Whanau leader. During my time at the College I have been acting head and assistant head of the department of Physical Education along with teaching Mathematics. I have seen everything the College has to offer and look forward to being a part of taking the next steps forward to continue Rolleston College’s journey.


Bronwyn Hoy, Assistant Principal

Tēna koutou katoa. My name is Bronwyn Hoy and I am passionate about community consultation and engagement alongside innovation and entrepreneurship. As a foundation staff member, I have been at the forefront of many community events such as ‘Activate’ and I enjoy developing pathway opportunities for senior learners at Horoeka Haemata | Rolleston College.

With over 20 years experience in education I have previously taught in Invercargill, Darfield, and London. Starting as a Digital Technologies teacher I went on to develop business studies in several schools which grew to be a very popular subject. My recent roles at Rolleston College have been Learning Area Leader of Social Science and Advisory Leader for Ngahuru whanau.

I have served as the Staff Representative on the Rolleston College Board of Trustees and I am a member of the local Rotary Club.


Whanau Leaders

Ako Leaders

Advisory Leaders

Learning Area Leaders

All Staff

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