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
Email: gateway@breambaycollege.school.nz 
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


Email: sbyrne@breambaycollege.school.nz

 

 

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
Email: sbradshaw@breambaycollege.school.nz

 

 

Amanda Nearing - Dean of Inverness

I am excited to be working with Mr. Mark Bayer and our amazing team of whaanau teachers. This is my third year here and I am also a Year 8 homeroom teacher and a Year 7 Digital Technology teacher. My teaching practice and deanship is grounded within the beliefs of a holistic learning approach.  As quoted from W.E.B Du Bois, "Education must not simply teach work-it must teach Life." I love working and building relationships with our young people and seeing them grow. Being from Canada, I have been overwhelmed with how welcoming everyone has been in the community. I look forward to another year at Bream Bay College and the opportunity to teach within our beautiful region.

Qualifications: Masters of Education (Environmental and Sustainability Education and Indigenous Education)
email: anearing@breambaycollege.school.nz
phone: 09 432 8226 ext 708