Gina D'Ath - Dean of Sutherland

Kia ora koutou.

My name is Gina D'Ath and I am the Gateway and STAR Coordinator at Bream Bay College. I also teach performance and vocals and a Future Me study class based on vocational pathways and CV writing. In 2017 I am the dean for Sutherland, teaming up with Deputy Principal Alison Dalgleish and our awesome whanau teachers - to provide guidance and support to the students in Sutherland House. 

I am a local, who attended Bream Bay College myself and therefore have a strong passion and belief in the many positive attributes of the school, teachers/support staff, community and environment.

My own whanau, partner and tamariki all enjoy living in this paradise of Bream Bay and I am also part of the local skatepark committee and the secretary of the Ruakaka Volunteer Fire Brigade

My passion and goal is to support our students -in becoming the best person they can be, to be respectful of others and their environment and to help them to enjoy their time while at Bream Bay College. 

Qualification: B.Ed Teaching
Phone: 4328226 ext 722



Sara Byrne - Dean of Argyll

I am the Hard Materials Technology/Trade Skills Carpentry teacher at the College and Dean of Argyll house. I studied at Rose Bruford College and the University of East Anglia in the UK. This is my 6th year at Bream Bay College. Before I trained to be a teacher, I worked in professional theatre and television as a scenic carpenter and prop maker. My passions outside of school include kayaking, fishing, and going to the theatre. I would encourage all students to make the most of their time at school and take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way. There is a big wide world out thre just waiting to be discovered.
Qualifications: BA (Hons.) PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) PG Cert. in Educational Leadership




Sherilyn Bradshaw - Dean of Ross

Tena koutou katoa

I have worked at Bream Bay College since 2008, and I teach junior and senior English. I have now been appointed as Ross Dean for 2016, which is an exciting prospect and I look forward to working with both staff and students in this house. I am committed to the success of our students, both in and out of class. The skills they acquire in school will prepare them for many opportunities in life. It is my goal to improve student achievement with quality instruction that encourages children who can influence the future.

Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi
Without foresight or vision the people will be lost.
Qualifications: BRS, Dip Tchg



Junie Shelford - Dean of Inverness

Ko Manaia, ko Putauaki, ko Ramaroa  ōku Maunga
Ko Rangitaike, ko Whirinaki ōku Awa
Ko Terengaparaoa, ko Hokianga ōku Moana
He Uri ahau nō Patuharakeke, Ngati Awa, Te hikutu hoki
Ko Junie Renee Erena Shelford nee Kelly tōku ingoa

My key roles within our kura for 2016 are....

  • Home room teacher (bilingual)
  • Inverness Dean
  • Kapa Haka tutor
  • 7&8 Netball coach

My role as Dean of Inverness is to support and liaise on behalf of learners and teachers to ensure the best possible outcomes.

My contact details are as follows, please do not hesitate to make contact if you have any questions:
email -
phone - 0211301057
School contact - (09) 4328226

Qualifications: BAEd, PGdip Maori Medium Education