Laura Ionta - Dean of Sutherland

I joined the Bream Bay College community in July 2019, I am indebted to the staff, students and whanau who have made me feel very welcome. I am originally from Scotland but have spent the last 5 years travelling the world with my husband and two daughters. Our nomadic lifestyle has allowed me to experience teaching science and physics to students from a range of different cultures and develop a greater appreciation for cultures. 

As the new Dean of Sutherland, I am looking forward to working with Alison Dalgleish to support and encourage the students both in and outside the classroom. One of my favourite quote is: “From tiny acorns, mighty oaks grow”. Every student has the potential to reach greatness with the right sort of encouragement and support. The key to success is fostering great relationships with our students and whanau, I look forward to developing these with you. 

Phone: 4328226 ext 726





Fiona Macgregor - Dean of Argyll

Whaia te iti kahurangi 

Ki te tuohu koe me maunga


Pursue which is precious and do not be deterred by anything less than a lofty mountain

A proverb which encourages us to strive, to set goals, to persevere by setting our sites high and to not give up on them for anything.

Kia ora

My name is Fiona Macgregor and I am the Dean of Argyll. I have been teaching for 20 years in and around Auckland and Northland. I have been a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) in the Te Tai Tokelau area. I have also taken on a teaching role in the technology department where I facilitate the learning of Food Technology and Trade Skills.  

Qualifications: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and PG Dip in Educational Leadership and management.

Phone: 4328226 ext 708




Qualification: B.Ed Teaching
Phone: 4328226 ext 708


Sherilyn Bradshaw - Dean of Ross

Tena koutou katoa

I have worked at Bream Bay College since 2008, and I teach junior and senior English. I have now been appointed as Ross Dean for 2016, which is an exciting prospect and I look forward to working with both staff and students in this house. I am committed to the success of our students, both in and out of class. The skills they acquire in school will prepare them for many opportunities in life. It is my goal to improve student achievement with quality instruction that encourages children who can influence the future.

Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi
Without foresight or vision the people will be lost.
Qualifications: BRS, Dip Tchg
Phone: 4328226 ext 726



Amanda Nearing - Dean of Inverness

I am excited to be working with Mr. Mark Bayer and our amazing team of whaanau teachers. This is my third year here and I am also a Year 8 homeroom teacher and a Year 7 Digital Technology teacher. My teaching practice and deanship is grounded within the beliefs of a holistic learning approach.  As quoted from W.E.B Du Bois, "Education must not simply teach work-it must teach Life." I love working and building relationships with our young people and seeing them grow. Being from Canada, I have been overwhelmed with how welcoming everyone has been in the community. I look forward to another year at Bream Bay College and the opportunity to teach within our beautiful region.

Qualifications: Masters of Education (Environmental and Sustainability Education and Indigenous Education)
Phone: 09 432 8226 ext 708