Senior Leadership

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Peggy Burrows

Kua takoto te manuka -The leaves of the manuka tree have been laid down

Peggy Burrows was appointed Manukura/Principal at Haeata Community Campus in April 2020 . Peggy was the Tumuaki/Principal at 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 for three years. 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 capacity. Peggy is married to Donald and together they have two daughters and six grandchildren.  She describes Haeata Community Campus as the “Jewel in the Crown,” of the Aotearoa/New Zealand Education System. 

Research Publications


Burrows, P., (2018) "Fostering biculturalism: exploring principal hautūtanga/leadership in a South Island secondary school in Aotearoa/New Zealand." PhD Thesis held in UC Research Depository.

Associate Principal/ Tuarua

Rebecca Wilson

Tēnā koutou

Kia ora, mālō lava whānau, aiga of Haeata and wider Aranui community


The journey through education is an adventure that I feel really privileged to have. Here at Haeata Community Campus I get to outwork my passions as Kaihautū Whakako - Deputy Principal.


I value promoting personal and social development through fostering positive attitudes and building strong relationships. I know this can only be done my partnering with our tamariki, whānau and hapū. When we give them voice and space to flourish, our school and community shares in all their success.


Haeata Community Campus opportunities are endless. As a mum, educator and leader, I get to help shape those opportunities in raising up our next generation of leaders that I’m really proud of!


Ngā manaakitanga 

Assistant Principals

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Raewyn Himona


Ae mai, ae mai

I welcome your challenge

ki te whae o nono, ki te whae o kaheto e

The victory will be ours

Aoraki matatū hei!

Aoraki be ever proud!


Ko Aoraki, Ko Rangutūmau ngā maunga

Ko Uruao, ko Takitimu, ko Kurahaupo ngā waka

Ko Waimakariri, ko Ruamāhanga, ko Te Awakairangi ngā awa

Ko Tūāhuriri, ko Ngāti Kuri, ko Ngāti Hāmua ngā hapū.

Ko Ngāi Tahu, Ko Ngati Mamoe, Ko Waitaha,  ko Rangitāne ki Wairarapa, ko Te Ati Awa, ko Ngāti Kahungungu ngā iwi. 


Current Work/Mahi 

Haeata Community Campus School, Aranui, CHRISTCHURCH  

Kōmanawa Y1-7(but growing each year). 


Work experience: 

Kaiāwhina, Parent support Te Kōhanga Reo,  Teacher( Yr 1-13),  Reliever,  Principal(Area School), Kaitakawaenga PLD Facilitator-Canterbury University.

I have never left the Education System since I entered it as a 5 year old at Waterloo Primary in Lower Hutt, Wellington. I was labelled as ‘special needs” because no one could understand what I was saying. Being the pōtiki(the baby of the family) only my mother could understand me. It took 2 years to be diagnosed with a speech impediment and this is something I struggle with everyday in my life. Funnily enough when I speak te reo Māori I don’t have it. This experience has given me a unique perspective of the needs of our most vulnerable ākonga. When I had children I realized I needed to learn my language Te Reo Māori for the future of my and my tamariki, whanau,  hapū, and my iwi. 


I began my teaching career in 1994. I was lucky enough to begin my teaching career in Tuakau, Papakura and Takanini.

Relevant skill, attributes and qualifications:

University of Canterbury 

  • 2015 Master of Education

  • 2003 Post Graduate Diploma in Bilingual Education 

Te Wānanga o Raukawa  

013 Postgraduate Certificate in Bilingual Education 

Reading Recovery-English and Māori medium 1999

University of Auckland  Diploma of Teaching 1993 

Adam Hird

Kia Ora Koutou, 

My name is Adam, I am a born and bred Cantabrian growing up in North Canterbury. I have been teaching for the last 8 years, I have previously taught at Aranui High School and in the UK for 2 years before starting at Haeata. I am passionate about Science and in particular Biology, I also specialise in PE and Health. I love playing sport and currently play Hockey for Rangiora Hockey Club Division 1 mens team. I love working at Haeata and being able to teach our amazing ākonga.

Natalie Malan

Kia ora, I'm Natalie Malan.  I'm originally from South Africa and moved to Christchurch to pursue my dream - teaching in New Zealand.  I am a Maths trained teacher and also completed my Honours degree in Education Management, law and policy.  I love sports and especially enjoy coaching Netball and Softball.  This is my fourth year at Haeata and I love being part of this kura and community.

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Jess Kakoi

Kia ora and Talofa Lava, In 2021 my role is Raukura (Assistant Principal) with oversight in Hikuawa (Years 1-6), Diverse Education (supporting ākonga with additional learning needs) and He Korowai Manaaki (our school-wide positive behaviour management system).  I am the elected Staff Trustee on the Board of Trustees. I am passionate about education, supporting children and young people to achieve in learning and life.  Partnering with whānau to understand a child's strengths and uniqueness is important to me, to maximise learning opportunities and to ensure ākonga have everything they need to make progress and experience success in learning.   I am actively involved in the community, supported by my husband Sam and our three children.