Kaitiaki Principal

Peggy Burrows
Peggy Burrows joins Haeata Community Campus for Terms 1 & 2 2020 while the Board of Trustees undertakes the important mahi of principal recruitment after the resignation of Haeata’s foundation principal Andy Kai Fong. Peggy was the principal of Rangiora High School for 13 years. She is an Associate with AMINZ and in 2016 established her own mediation consultancy, working as an advocate and mediator. In 2018 Peggy graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education. Peggy’s research explored kaupapa Māori principles of leadership which support culturally safe leadership practices. She is an experienced leader and has held three Ministerial appointments in Governance; in Law, as a member of the Deportation Review Tribunal, in Conservation as a member of the Aoraki/Canterbury Conservation Board, and In Animal Welfare as a member of the National Advisory Committee for Animal Welfare (NAWAC). Peggy was appointed as a Justice of the Peace at the age of 33 and has served her community both locally and nationally in that role. Peggy is married to Donald and together they have two daughters and six grandchildren.  She describes Haeata Community Campus as the “Jewel in the Aotearoa New Zealand Education System’s Crown,” and is excited at the prospect of working with students, staff, whānau and the community for the next six months.

Directors of Learning

Rebecca Wilson

Tēnā koutou

Kia ora Whānau of Haeata.

I feel very privileged to be working in my role as a Director of Learning at Haeata Community Campus.  Prior to beginning in this role I worked as a Deputy Principal at a kura also on the East of Christchurch.
I am passionate about community through the lens of a mother, educator and leader.   
I believe in promoting personal and social development through fostering positive attitudes and building strong relationships.

The future at Haeata excites me, the opportunities are endless not just for our young people but also for our community.

Karyn Gray

Kia ora koutou.

I am really thrilled to be part of Haeata Community Campus as a Director of Learning. Prior to taking up this role I was the Tumuāki of Te Karaka Area School (Gisborne), which was a new school in 2011.


 I have previously been a Principal also in Wellington, Fiji and Rangiwahia (Manawatu). I have been as Assistant Principal in Paihia, and a teacher at Waiheke High School, Kawhia School, Nertherton Primary (Waikato)  and Highlands Intermediate (New Plymouth).

I love being involved in learning that involves the learners in being a full part of their own learning and is easily relatable to real-life. I believe that the more our young people can become actively involved in leading their own learning, the more effective it will be.

Jono Broom


Kia Ora, my name's Jono. Originally I'm from the sunny shores of Dunedin, but have spent my teaching career traveling and teaching in Gisborne, Qatar, Wellington, and now Christchurch. I'm an avid fan of the open learning environment, and of exploring students' passions to enable them to learn in a way that suits them the best. I am dedicated to ensuring that students find success in whatever and wherever they can. 



Tara O'Neill

Ko Tara O'Neill au.  Working at Haeata Community Campus is more than a job, it is a lifestyle in the wonderful community or Aranui and Christchurch.   I love that my job includes teaching  Ākonga and leading a passionate team.  We want the very best for each child and put time into creating opportunities and environments which form a community to educate students to grow confident, capable, self-directed learners.  My immediate family live in Christchurch with me.  My Husband Pete is the Head Chef at the Christchurch Adventure park, my two older children attend University and my two younger are students at Haeata. 

Business and Administration Manager 

Debbie Harraway

Kia Ora, My name is Debbie Harraway, and I am responsible for the Finance and Administration team at Haeata Community Campus.

After a 25 year career in the banking industry , I am excited to now  be in a role that is working alongside passionate staff  that are very focused on supporting children both inside and outside of the school.

I grew up in Eastern Christchurch  and was fortunate to have wonderful supportive education in all three schools I attended. In my spare time my Partner and children  fill up our time with sport, friends, family and travelling when we can.

I feel privileged to be able to have been at Haeata since our opening in 2017 and I look forward to being a 'part 'of the Haeata journey for some time.

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