Senior Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Neil Kefford

Principal

About Me

Kia ora koutou, It's an absolute privilege to be Principal at Wilson School, working alongside such a passionate and dedicated team. The school prides itself on having a long history of supporting students to achieve their full potential. I joined the Wilson team part way through 2020, I have a background of supporting students with a range of needs and have leadership experience from special schools in New Zealand and the UK. I originally trained as a Primary teacher before moving into Special Education, initially specialising in working with children with Autism within highly structured learning environments. I really value the opportunities that specialist education can provide for our students, linking together teaching and therapy to provide a holistic approach.

Nga mihi nui Neil Kefford

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Kay Gunston

Deputy Principal

About Me

Passionate about creating innovative learning opportunities for every student and supporting teachers and colleagues with their practice. Love being with students in the classroom and having fun. Wife and mum to one teenager and two fur babies. Enjoy fitness, reading and following Formula 1 racing.

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Linda Kneale

Assistant Principal

About Me

My name is Linda Kneale. Born in the UK, I've lived mostly on the North Shore, attending Devonport Primary and Takapuna Grammar. My association with the Wilson site began as a high school student, visiting the Wilson Home, then working at the Wilson Centre as a receptionist. I began my teaching career in mainstream schools and since joining Wilson school, have worked across many classes both at Base school and some satellites. I am an Assistant Principal at Base School.

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Anjuman Raza

Assistant Principal

About Me

I began my teaching journey in 2004 and have been with Wilson School for the last 11 years teaching in various classes across the school. I endeavor to create a safe and secure learning environment where students can experience success and celebrate their achievements. I continuously seek and use innovative and fun ways to motivate and engage students in their learning. In my spare time I love a good crime novel and to spend time with friends and family.

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