Alex Devereux

Alex Devereux

Year 8 Teacher and Year 8 Team Leader

Alex has been at Medbury School since 2015 and is the Year 8 Team Leader. Prior to this, he taught at Avonhead School from 2013 - 2015 in a Years 7 and 8 class, while also being Head of Sport. He has a Bachelor of Sport Coaching from Canterbury University and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning.

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Suzanna Bickers

Suzanna Bickers

Year 8 Teacher

Suzanna Bickers joined Medbury in January 2018, having previously taught Year 6 at St Joseph's School in Oamaru. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Otago endorsed with excellence. Working with Young Adults, and specifically, developing leaders, in this age group, is a huge passion of hers and she has been involved in different outreach voluntary programmes throughout Oamaru, Dunedin and Christchurch.

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Alex Seales

Alex Seales

Year 8 Teacher

Alex joined the Year 8 academic staff in January 2020. Alex holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canterbury and has previously worked at Lomond School in Scotland and Heaton Normal Intermediate, which have provided her with a range of experiences including working in an international boarding school.

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Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson

Year 8 Teacher

Ben is a New Zealand trained teacher who comes to Medbury with 20 years of experience teaching and leading in New Zealand and in International Schools. He has recently returned to New Zealand after teaching at private international schools in Doha, Qatar and Phuket, Thailand. He understands boys education from personal experience at both Hereworth and Lindisfarne College in the Hawkes Bay. Ben enjoys coaching and has had success with rugby and cricket teams competing in regional competitions.


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Richard Bath

Richard Bath

Year 7 Teacher

Richard joined Medbury in 2016. Prior to this he taught at Ashgrove School in Rangiora for two years. He is originally from Texas and he obtained a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Public Relations and Spanish from Texas Tech University. Richard then went on to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching from Canterbury University.

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Sarah Madgwick

Sarah Madgwick

Year 7 Teacher

Sarah has been teaching at Medbury since the beginning of 2015, prior to this she worked at Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Sumner. She has taught at various levels from Years 3 to 8 during her teaching career. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Education from Canterbury University and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning.

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Kayla Wright

Kayla Wright

Year 7 Teacher

Kayla joined Medbury in 2022 as a Year 7 teacher, having previously taught at other private schools in Auckland. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Auckland alongside a background in Biological sciences. Kayla is passionate about hands on, integrated learning and finding ways for every student to succeed.

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Penny O'Brien

Penny O'Brien

Year 7 Teacher

Penny started at Medbury School in 2022 as a Year 7 teacher, with over 25 teaching experience across New Zealand. She has a Bachelor of Education and Psychology and Diploma of Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University. Penny has held many leadership and management roles and is passionate about the Science of Reading, Inclusive Education and boys reaching their potential.

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