Contact Us

Middleton Grange School
30 Acacia Ave
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
New Zealand
Phone: +64 (03) 348 9826 – Main / +64 (03) 341 4053 – Primary
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 EA – 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 students, for example sick bay, deliveries or messages to go to students 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. 558
Enrolment Inquiries Mrs Donna Wilson ext 201
Principal Mr Mike Vannoort ext 211
The email: m.vannoort@ will go to another staff member – please use:
Principal’s EA Mrs Hillary Carley ext 211
Associate Principal Mrs Megan Cassidy ext 549
Associate Principal Mr Craig Utting ext 459
Assistant Principal Mrs Jenny Addison ext 515
Director of International College Mrs Colleen Steyn ext 457
Head of Senior College Mrs Ruth Velluppillai ext. 621
Head of Middle School Mr Matt Barlow ext. 554
Head of Primary School Mr Rod Thompson ext. 579
Primary Admin Mrs Jan Pelvin ext 202
Head of Sport Mr Chris Goldsbury ext. 458
Curriculum Leader – Music Mr Simon Bisseker ext 619
Careers, STAR/Gateway Mrs Nicole Bailey
Mrs Louise France
ext. 589
ext. 573
Learning Support (Y7-13) Mrs Kathy McAuley ext. 518
Learning Support (Y1-6) Mrs Susan Meredith ext. 611
Uniform Shop Mrs Debbie Smit ext. 207
Y13 Deans Mrs Judy McLean
Mr Warren Judkins
ext. 524 (Y13 girls)
ext. 615 (Y13 boys)
Y12 Deans Miss Ashley Wallace
Mr Matt Vannoort
ext. 424 (Y12 girls)
ext. 551 (Y12 boys)
Y11 Deans Miss Sharon McMahon
Mr Steve Checketts
ext. 624 (Y11 girls)
ext. 623 (Y11 boys)
Y10 Dean Miss Janelle Hollis ext. 486
Y9 Dean Mr Isaac Stanton ext. 487
Y8 Dean Mrs Christine Buckley ext. 456
Y7 Dean Mrs Lucy Bellamy ext. 565