Ms Gill Chappell

Gill is a self-employed environmental lawyer and works with other barristers in the city. She and her husband Rob have three children. Their daughter Emily was Head Girl at Baradene in 2019 and two sons attended Sacred Heart College.  

Mrs Sandy Pasley

Principal of Baradene College since August 2011, Sandy’s career has involved a range of secondary schools around New Zealand. Sandy has a science degree from Otago University and a post-graduate qualification in chemistry. She is a past President of the Secondary Schools Principals’ Association of New Zealand (SPANZ). She is married to David and they have four adult children.

Sr Elizabeth Snedden
Proprietor's Representative

Sister Elizabeth lives in community with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart at Baradene, some of whom were her teachers when she was a student at Baradene in the 1940s and 50s. She has been a staff member and Board member for many years, and shares with the other Sisters a duty of praying constantly for all members of the school community.  Sister Elizabeth recently stepped down from lecturing Theology and Spirituality at Good Shepherd College, where seminarians are trained for the priesthood.

Mr Richard James
Proprietor's Representative

Richard has recently stepped down after 10 years as Chief Executive of NZ Funds, an independent wealth management firm, but remains a shareholder and semi-executive director of the company. He also acts as an adviser to a small number of privately owned companies and family offices. Richard is married to Baradene alumna, Sarah Stone, and their three daughters have all graduated from Baradene in the last few years.

Ms Catherine Ryan
Proprietor's Representative

Catherine is the Vicar of Education for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland.  Prior to this appointment, Catherine’s career included 20-plus years as Principal in three of Auckland’s Catholic primary schools. Catherine’s paternal grandmother, mother, and sisters are all alumnae of Baradene. Catherine and her sisters were boarders at Baradene and her nieces have attended Baradene and Stuartholme School in Brisbane.

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Gabrielle Smyth
Staff Representative

Gabrielle is the Year 11 Dean at Baradene and teaches Social Studies and Gateway at the college.  

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Kate Hunter
Student Representative

Amy Mason

Liz O'Neil
Parent Representative

Liz has served on the board since 2019 and has two daughters who attend Baradene.  Liz is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for CocaCola EuroPacific Partners (CCEP). She has worked in finance roles at a number of high-profile corporations in New Zealand and overseas.

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Mrs Terisa Cordtz
Parent Representative

Terisa and her husband have two daughters who attend Baradene, a son at Sacred Heart College and a younger son at St Michael’s Catholic School. Terisa works in the Learning Support Faculty at a Primary School. She has previously enjoyed being a member of the PTA at Baradene.

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Mr Luen Justin
Parent Representative

Justin and his wife Donna have two daughters currently at Baradene College. Justin is General Manager for Culture, Leadership, and Capability at the Bank of New Zealand and has held senior leadership roles at Fletcher Building and IAG.

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Ms Therese Singleton
Parent Representative

Therese has a daughter in Year 11 and a son at Sacred Heart.  Therese has vast leadership experience in the finance sector and has sat on various boards over the past 15 years.  She has a passion for leadership, particularly for supporting women in leadership roles.

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Mrs Lisa Courtney
Parent Representative

Lisa is an alumna of Baradene and has two daughters attending Baradene. She has been an active member of the PTA for many years and has previously served on a Catholic school board.  Lisa has a career in property and has experience in business administration.  

BOT Meetings

The BOT will meet on the following dates in 2024 at 6:00pm in the Parlour at Baradene:

26 Feb

8 Apr

13 May

1 July

19 Aug

16 Sep

11 Nov

16 Nov (Saturday)

9 Dec

Strategic Plan

Annual Report 2024



Annual Report 2021


Policies can be found at SchoolDocs.  Please refer to the link in our weekly newsletter that goes out to the school community (contains logon details):

Overseas Educational Experiences Policy