Contact Us

Middleton Grange School
30 Acacia Ave
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
New Zealand
Phone: +64 (03) 348 9826
Term Time Office hours: 8.15-4.30
During school holidays there will be a message on the phone detailing holiday hours.


To leave an absence message you can use the School App by clicking on Absentee button, phone using extension listed below or email

Phone Extensions

Ph +64 (03) 348 9826. During office hours please select from the following options:

  • Press 9 if you know the extension you require
  • To record an absence – press 1
  • Primary reception – press 2
  • Main reception and enrolment information – press 3
  • Principal’s PA – press 4
  • Fees and accounts – press 5
  • Student Services (Y7-13) – press 0

International College

International College absences and contact information is different. Details here.

The school office consists of two main areas and three sub-areas:

  • Reception is for general inquiries and where you can pay accounts, receive information about enrolments, get directions or meet a staff member you have an appointment with.
  • Student Services is for any contact with pupils, for example sick bay, deliveries or messages to go to pupils or staff, return slips, absences, sign-in and sign-out tablet.
  • International College Reception
  • Primary Admin
  • Middle School/Senior College Admin

Key contacts

To send a message to a key contact listed below please click their name to open an online form.

NOTE: All staff email addresses use the format  e.g.

Position Name ph: 348 9826 + 9 + ext.
Record Absences Student Services option 1
Invoices/Receipts Mrs Libby Davis ext. 773
Enrolment Inquiries Mrs Donna Wilson ext 706
Principal Mr Mike Vannoort ext 707
The email: m.vannoort@ will go to another staff member – please use:
Principal’s EA Mrs Hillary Carley ext 707
Associate Principal Mrs Megan Cassidy ext 703
Associate Principal Mr Craig Utting ext 713
Assistant Principal Mrs Jenny Addison ext 791
Director of International College Mrs Colleen Steyn ext 790
Head of Senior College Mrs Ruth Velluppillai ext. 787
Head of Middle School Mr Matt Barlow ext. 776
Head of Primary School Mr Rod Thompson ext. 724
Primary Admin Mrs Jan Pelvin ext 781
Head of Sport Mr Chris Goldsbury ext. 742
Curriculum Leader – Music Mr Simon Bisseker ext 714
Careers, STAR/Gateway Mrs Nicole Bailey
Mrs Louise France
ext. 732
ext. 915
Learning Support (Y7-13) Mrs Kathy McAuley ext. 757
Learning Support (Y1-6) Mrs Susan Meredith ext. 772
Uniform Shop Mrs Lisa Manning ext. 919
Y13 Deans Mrs Judy McLean
Mr Warren Judkins
ext. 767 (Y13 girls)
ext. 917 (Y13 boys)
Y12 Deans Miss Ashley Wallace
Mr Matt Vannoort
ext. 767 (Y12 girls)
ext. 793 (Y12 boys)
Y11 Deans Miss Sharon Gudsell
Mr Steve Checketts
ext. 746 (Y11 girls)
ext. 746 (Y11 boys)
Y10 Dean Miss Janelle Hollis ext. 782
Y9 Dean Mr Isaac Stanton ext. 785
Y8 Dean Mrs Christine Buckley ext. 782
Y7 Dean Mrs Lucy Bellamy ext. 796