Welcomes and farewells

WELCOME to new (and moving!) members of our Anglican Schools’ Network.

Garth Wynn is the new principal of Christ’s College. Garth has played an important role in the Australian Anglican Schools’ network, and it was wonderful to hear that Christ’s College had tempted him to come the right way across the Tasman!

Averil Warner is not new to our schools, but is moving from Cathedral Grammar to take up the position of Principal of St Mark’s Christchuch. They are greatly looking forward to her joining them at the end of term 1.

Dale Walterhouse has stepped in to take on being chaplain of Rathkeale. Welcome, Dale, and we hope you find your role deeply fulfilling.

Dale Burden is the new principal for St Peter’s, Cambridge. He comes to us from 13 years at Auckland’s Mt Albert Grammar School, and will begin in term 1. Welcome to the Anglican Schools’ Network, Dale.

Helen Roud has kindly taken on the role left by Lawrence Kimberly at St Mark’s School in Christchurch. It is a time of transition for the school, so it’s great that they have the fresh team of Averil and Helen to help take them forward.

Bless you all as you settle in to new roles, new relationships, new responsibilities. 


Simon Leese left Christ’s College in September, after a memorable final Festival Day. Thoughts and prayers for your work in Malaysia, Simon.

Stephen Robb has retired from St Peter’s, Cambridge, after a long and fulfilling time in leadership there. We in the Office and Anglican School’s Board have valued our interactions with you, Steve.

Carmel Spencer is moving to the Hawke’s Bay (sensible choice!) but also (a little reluctantly?!) moved out of the Anglican Schools’ network, sadly. She is taking up the post of principal of Rudolph Steiner School in Hastings.

Ben Arcus has left Rathkeale for parish ministry. Ben did a wonderful job at Rathkeale and there will be many students from there – and St Matthew! – sad to see him go.

Helen Miller is leaving Kristin Junior School after 23 years of faithfully caring for the children there. She is sorry to go, and we are very sorry to lose her!

Lawrence Kimberley has also moved to a full-time parish (and more!). He was inducted in November as the new Dean of the Transitional Cathedral in Christchurch. Thank you, Lawrence, for your dedication to St Mark’s at a difficult time.

And thank you all for your vital, influential and caring work among the hundreds of students in your care.