(M.Ed.Admin, B.Ed., Dip.Tchg)
Executive Principal – Wentworth Schools
Bruce taught for 16 years at Westlake Boys High School, holding positions of Dean and Deputy Principal. Bruce was appointed as the Founding Principal at Wentworth College. He has lead and grown the school and established Wentworth Primary School with both schools now having a combined roll of over 400 students. Bruce’s business acumen was also fully utilised in the formation, establishment and Directorship of Sunderland Primary School and College. In recent years he has been involved in the formation and development of numerous education businesses.
As well as a passion for education, Bruce has a strong interest in hockey and rowing. In 2018 he was appointed as chair of the New Zealand Secondary School’s Rowing committee as well as being a member of the New Zealand Rowing Board. Bruce’s passion for education and enthusiasm for preparing students for the world they will enter as adults has led him to understanding the importance of Digital Technologies for students. This has, in turn, led to the opening of the Wentworth Computer Science College.
(MEd Prac, PG Dip Tchg (Sec), BSc (Physics and Mathematics))
Deputy Principal, Teacher in Charge of Science, Teacher of Science and Physics
- M.Edu.Prac (Distinction) – University of Auckland
- PG Dip Tchg (Secondary)- University of Auckland
- BSc (Physics and Mathematics) – University of Auckland
Charles Wilkinson joined Wentworth Computer Science College in Term 4 2021. Charles is a very experienced teacher having taught at St Kentigern College, Long Bay College and, most recently, at ACG Parnell where he was lead Physics teacher as well as being the Cambridge examination coordinator. Charles has also taught in Sydney, Australia at a top academic school called Moriah College. He has coached many students to scholarship examination success in Physics as well as students who’ve achieved Top in New Zealand awards.
At his last school he was also involved in the Young Physicists Tournament, Robotics club and Duke of Edinburgh programme.
Charles enjoys using a combination of technology and traditional teaching practices to make Science and Physics come alive for his students.
(M.A. (Hons), Adv. Cert Tchg, Dip. Tchg)
Director of Studies and Teacher of English, Languages, ESOL, Social Science
- Dip Tchg – Auckland College of Education
- MA Hons – Languages, English and French (Language and Literature) – University of Bucharest
- Adv Cert Tchg – University of Bucharest
Daniela is a highly qualified, successful and experienced teacher, with long experience as an examiner for both International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Daniela has taught a variety of curriculums from IB to CIE and NCEA. She has experience as a freelance developer of English resources and has also worked as an interpreter.
Her teaching experience has included, teacher of ESOL and French at Avondale College, lecturer at MIT Auckland (ESOL and French), teacher of IB English Literature, Head of Department Theory of Knowledge and Teacher in Charge of SAT at Auckland International College, and Deputy Principal, Romania High School 19. Daniela has also led a school debating team to excellent success over several years.
(MEd, BCom, HDipEd (PG))
Director of STEM and Teacher of Computer Science and Commerce
- MEd – University of Bristol
- HDipEd (PG) – University of Witwatersrand
- BCom (Marketing and Human Relation Management) – University of Witwatersrand
David is a knowledgeable and caring teacher of Computer Science and has taught to Senior levels in both the IB and CIE curriculums. He has also lectured in business and engaged in seminars and conferences in the private sector. David has spent time teaching in Hong Kong and over the course of 9 years there, he became an experienced and effective educator teaching Computer Science, Economics and Business Studies, and has successfully worked with students with diverse educational needs to achieve remarkable results.
(Adv Com T Dip, Dip Tchg, Cert in Digital Design and Media )
Teacher of Information and Communication Technology, Digital Media and Design and Computer Science
- Adv Com T Dip – Advanced Commercial Teachers Diploma
- Dip Tchg – Auckland School of Education
- Cert in Digital Design ad Media – Yoobee College, Auckland
- Cambridge Certificate in Teaching AS/A Level Digital Media and Design syllabus
- Cambridge Certificate in Marking IGCSE Information and Communication Technology syllabus
Kathryn is an experienced Digital Technology teacher with a demonstrated successful history of working in the education industry. She has previously taught in secondary schools and the tertiary education sector within New Zealand. She has held roles of Teacher in Charge of Digital Technology in schools as well as leadership roles in teaching National Certificates in Computing and Business Administration in the New Zealand tertiary sector. Kathryn has taught at Westlake Girls’ High School, Orewa College, Tauranga Girls’ College, McAuley High School and Northern Business College. She is skilled in Coding, Programming, Adobe, Microsoft, Teaching, Tutoring, Mentoring and People Management.
Kathryn has a desire to work with students, get them excited about new technologies, help develop their creativity and problem solving skills and see them become successful lifelong learners.
(M.M.S., B.M.S., Grad. Dip Mkt., Grad. Dip Tchg., Certified Public Accountant )
Teacher of Mathematics, Economics, Business Studies, Accounting
- M.M.S. – University of Waikato
- B.M.S (Hons) – University of Waikato
- Grad. Dip Mkt – University of Waikato
- Grad. Dip Tchg – University of Waikato
Andrew is a highly qualified teacher with significant business and accounting experience in both New Zealand and Hong Kong. He has excellent experience of commercial software and IT skills competencies. Andrew has also gained his Duke of Edinburgh (Silver) and has an interest in leading this programme for students. He has also coached secondary school soccer.
(PhD Biochemistry, Dip. Chemistry, PG Grad. Dip Tchg. )
Teacher of Junior Science, Chemistry and Biology
- PhD Biochemistry – University of Auckland
- Dip. Chemistry – University of Bucharest (Romania)
- PG Dip Tchg – University of Auckland
Cristina is a highly qualified teacher of Science, Chemistry and Biology. She has had an extensive career outside of teaching, having worked in laboratories, published research and held a position as a consulting editor for a science publication. She has also lectured at University level in New Zealand in the field of Applied Molecular Biology. Since becoming a teacher she has taught at several schools around Auckland.
(BA(Hons), PGCE, Cert, MBA, MEd)
Academic and University Pathway Counselor
- BA(Hons) – Economics – Princeton University
- PGCE – STEM Education – University of Waikato
- Cert – College Advising – Columbia University
- MBA – Entrepreneurship – University of Cambridge
- MEd – Learning Design, Innovation & Technology – Harvard University
Victor Li has been helping students get into their dream universities since 2012, with experience in universities in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. The average student taught by Victor received an SAT score of 1510, with 7 perfect scorers. Over the years, his students have received over 150 Ivy League and Oxbridge offers and a cumulative of over $15 million in scholarships and financial aid.