Sandra Johnson

Sandra Johnson

Head of Art and Specialist Teachers Team Leader

Sandi came to Medbury from the Advisory Service and prior to that she taught at St Martins Primary School. She holds a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and a Higher Diploma of Teaching, endorsed in Art Education, and is passionate about the Arts.

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Sonia Lewis

Sonia Lewis

Director of Music

Sonia has 15 years teaching experience across both Primary and Secondary with previous teaching experience in the UK, Wellington, and back home in Christchurch, having taught at St Andrews College and St Martins Primary. Sonia holds a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from Victoria University and a Bachelor of Performing Arts from the National Academy of Performing Arts (NASDA). She has studied at the Christchurch Jazz School as a vocalist and enjoys sharing her love of music and passion for teaching and learning.

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Chrissie Badger

Chrissie Badger

Music Specialist and Teacher of Divinity

Prior to joining Medbury, Chrissie taught at a number of schools in Christchurch, lectured at the University of Canterbury College of Education, was the Co-Director of a music extension programme and has also been the massed Choirs' Music Conductor of The Christchurch Primary Schools’ Music Festival for eight years.

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Brad Gilbert

Brad Gilbert

Director of Sport and Physical Education

Brad has a Bachelor of Education, specialising in Physical Education from the University of Canterbury. Brad started working at Medbury in 2015 and it is his first teaching job since graduating. Brad is a keen sports enthusiast and has coached rugby and cricket at many different levels prior to commencing teaching at Medbury. Brad is also part of the Boarding House team.

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John Ogston

John Ogston

Years 1 to 6 Physical Education Teacher and Director of Boarding

John joined the teaching staff at Medbury in January 2018, having taught previously at Russley School. John has also taught English at Marlborough Boys' College where he was a senior boarding house supervisor. John holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching from the University of Canterbury and a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Teaching from the Graduate School of Education. He enjoys a range of sports, reading and pottering in the garden. John can often be found out on the sports field in his role as Cricket Co-ordinator at Medbury.

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Jan Taylor

Jan Taylor

Head of Science

Jan has been involved in education for over 35 years and has a lot of experience working with senior students at intermediate schools. He holds a Bachelor of Education and has recently completed a Master of Science with First Class Honours in Zoology. Jan has taught Science at Medbury since 2008.

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Kerri Fitzgerald

Kerri Fitzgerald

Head of Drama

Kerri returned to teach at Medbury in 2014 after working abroad as the Arts and Activities Director at International School Bangkok. She has always worked in education specialising in the Performing Arts and literacy, and was Director of Theatre Arts at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School for thirteen years. Kerri has also been an Arts Advisor at the University of Canterbury.

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Warren Grieve

Warren Grieve

ICT Director / Digital Technology Specialist

With over 30 years teaching experience, Warren has enjoyed his time at Medbury since joining in 2002 as a specialist in ICT, and as a class teacher. Warren has a Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Primary Teaching.

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Jo Keleghan

Jo Keleghan

Middle and Senior School Mathematics Teacher and Librarian

Jo holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education. She began her career as a High School physics teacher and has taught in the UK and New Zealand. Jo joined Medbury in 2008 as a reliever and joined the permanent teaching staff in 2013.

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Mandy Kelly

Mandy Kelly

Science Teacher

Mandy began working at Medbury in 2018 as a relief teacher covering a range of classes. Previous to this Mandy lived in Australia, where she was a teacher at public and private schools for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Interior Architecture, and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Mandy enjoys travelling and exploring the natural wonders of the world.

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Loren Easterbrook

Loren Easterbrook

Junior Music Teacher

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