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Senior Management Team


Kurt O'Connell - Acting Headmaster

Kurt has been teaching for over 15 years in a number of different roles. He has taught in the Independent School system in New Zealand, as well as in the United Kingdom. Most recently Kurt was the Year 5 Team Leader at Discovery Bay International School, Hong Kong.   Kurt holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching. He has been the Deputy Head at Medbury since 2014.



Pip Andrews - Assistant Principal, Junior School Team Leader and Year 3 Teacher

Pip has been teaching at Medbury since 2013. She taught at Westburn School before heading to the UK on her OE. While in London, Pip taught at The Roche School, a small privately owned Prep School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Education from the University of Otago, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching from the New Zealand Graduate School of Education.



Brian Loughhead - Business Manager

Brian has worked in accounting for over 30 years, predominately in manufacturing businesses.  Brian joined Medbury as the Business Manager in January 2017 and prior to that he was the Finance Manager for a local drainage company. Brian is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.

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