Bishop Viard College

Contact Details

Street Address

  1. 20 Kenepuru Drive,
  2. Porirua
  3. Wellington 5022

Postal Address

  1. PO Box 50-075
  2. Porirua
  3. Wellington 5022

Telephone : +64 4 237 5248

Fax : +64 4 237 5248 ext (226)

Email :

Although right in the heart of Porirua City, the extensive grounds and a park-like setting give the college the advantages of a rural environment. Architecturally interesting on account of its cruciform design, Viard College is unusual in that it educates all its students under one roof.

Staff Listing


    Mrs Rose Sawaya

Deputy Principal
    Mr Steven Knipping

Head of Junior school
    Ms Abigail Jordan

Head of Mathemathics
    Mr Leslie Mackay

Head of English
    Mrs Louise Munro

Head of Learning Support :
    Mrs Lois Burns

Head of Science
    Mr Gregory Bourke

Head of Music
    Ms Gemma Lorenc

Director of Religious Studies
    Ms Kelly Ross

Head of Social Science
    Mrs Michelle Brunt

Head of Physical Education
    Mr Marek Wolbinski

Teacher in Charge of Digital Technology
    Mr Lance Flavell

Teacher in Charge of Materials Technology
    Mrs Clare Shill

Teacher in Charge of Art
    Ms Lisa Jagusch

Teacher in Charge of ESOL
    Ms Jo Moir

Teacher in Charge of Maori
    Mr Turei Thompson

Teacher in Charge of Food Technology
    Mrs Caroline Weaver

Support Staff

IT Technician
    Mr Sudhakar Gaddam

Finance Officer
    Mrs Cheryl Ashford

Careers, Gateway, Uniform
    Mrs Caroline Bezuidenhout

Asst Librarian, Teacher Aide
    Ms Fiona Cavnin

Office Admin
    Ms Rebecca Gracie

    Mrs Yvonne Clinch

Science Tech
    Mrs Helen Gittins

Teacher Aide
    Miss Cynthia Gonzalez    
    Mr Titus Lian    
    Mrs Lynette Shearer    
    Miss Soledad Oritiz Cejas    

Sports Coordinator
    Mr Sam Leota

    Mr Jacobus Malan

    Sister Frances Nicolle

Principal Secretary
    Mrs Sharon Porter-Ritchie

Admin, First+Aid
    Mrs Faye Taylor

Executive Officer
    Mr Kevin Williams

Whanau Leaders
    Mrs Jane Bourke
    Mr Lui Lafou
    Ms Abigail Jordan

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