Our Staff

Senior Management


Headmaster | Nic Hill

Nic has been Headmaster at Christchurch Boys’ High School since June of 2013. He is the School’s 11th Headmaster. Originally from the Hawkes Bay, Nic has taught at Wellington College and Waitaki Boys’ High School.

Welcome from the Headmaster

Nic is very proud of his association with Christchurch Boys' High School. He believes it is a school with a strong sense of community and identity, he calls these the Boys' High advantages, and these characteristics lead to outstanding achievement and a sense of individual self worth.


undefined Deputy Principal Staff | Steve Fraser

Steve Fraser graduated with a BA and Post Graduate Diploma in Arts, majoring in Geography, from Otago University and completed his teacher training at Christchurch Teachers’ College. He started as a Senior Master at Christchurch Boys’ High School in 2002 after previously being Assistant Principal at St Thomas of Canterbury College for five years as well as holding various roles at Aranui High School in the years preceding that.

Steve’s interests in sport has seen him coach and manage junior and senior volleyball teams each year during the summer terms and he has been Teacher in Charge of this sport in 2015. He managed the 1st XV Rugby team from 2003-2005 and 2009–2011 and rates the first stint as particularly enjoyable with the teams winning two National titles, one International title and bringing the Moascar Cup back into the South Island for the first time in decades.

Steve’s responsibilities include staff induction, teacher trainees, personnel matters, appraisal and oversight of payroll and Novopay issues. He also liaises with groups such as the PTA, Old Boys’ Association and the Whanau group – all incredibly strong, vibrant supporters of the School. In the past Steve has coordinated major events such as ANZAC Day, the Christ's College match, parent teacher meetings, assemblies and prize-givings but his role now has more of an HR focus.

Steve has been teaching the Social Studies course since 2015 to Year 9 e-learning classes and is enjoying the possibilities for learning that this brings.



Deputy Principal Operations | Craig Dunnett

Originally from Napier, Craig has taught at Hamilton Boys’ High School, Karamu High School and spent three years teaching in London. Craig has worked at Christchurch Boys’ since 2007 teaching Physical Education, Outdoor Education and took over his current role as Senior Master in 2012. He has been involved in various outdoor activities, coached junior rugby and been involved with multi-sport.

He has an enduring commitment to boys’ education and is motivated to contribute to building environments where young people may develop lasting strengths and capacities that will enhance their lives. He values good relationships with students, staff, and parents/caregivers. Craig is motivated to help Christchurch Boys’ High School become one of the best Boys' Schools in New Zealand.


Assistant Principal Senior School | Nigel Vernon

Nigel Vernon arrived at CBHS in April 2016 after working at Harrow School, Bangkok.  Nigel joined CBHS as acting Head of Geography and then went onto become Year 10 Dean and Assistant Principal. Born in the UK, Nigel was schooled in various countries around the world until settling in Whangarei in 1981 to complete his secondary education. Graduating from Waikato University with a Bachelor of Social Science and a Diploma of Teaching from Auckland Teachers College, Nigel has since completed a Diploma of Sports Studies at Otago University and is currently studying at Canterbury for his Master’s in Educational Leadership. His teaching background includes over 20 years teaching experience both in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and International schools in Japan, Kuwait, Qatar and Thailand. Past positions of responsibility have included Head of Humanities, Head of Department and Head of Key Stage 3, Year 8 and 11. He has also been a Boarding Master at Palmerston North Boy’s High and New Plymouth Boy’s High School. Nigel is interested in sport having played at a national junior level at squash and since then has played football, rugby, and in recent years completed several full ironman and half ironman triathlons, marathons and other endurance type events.

“Unlocking a boys potential” is an area that Nigel is passionate about. He believes strongly that having that all-important “dream weaver” to recognize and nurture the boys throughout their schooling, will create lifelong learners.

 Nigel is married with two children.



Assistant Principal Learning | Michael Boomer

Michael Boomer arrived at CBHS in 2007 after working at Public Trust, completing a degree and teaching diploma, and teaching at Shirley Boys' High since 2001. Michael joined CBHS as Head of English and has subsequently been Specialist Classroom Teacher and run literacy and SOLO professional development projects. Born in Dunedin but shifting to Christchurch to complete his secondary education, Michael graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma of Teaching from the New Zealand Graduate School of Education. A huge football fan, Michael has played national league football, captained Canterbury representative teams and coached in a multitude of competitions from the junior National Youth League all the way down to his son's Year 9 team at CBHS. After retiring from football playing, Michael is now an endurance enthusiast having completed the Coast to Coast, marathons and ultra-marathons, and half-ironman triathlons. Michael is proud that his son has been educated at CBHS and is a firm believer in modern education within the traditional values and framework of boys' education.



Assistant Principal Junior School | Dave Bone

David Bone began teaching at CBHS in 1996 in the Physical Education Department. In 1999 he took on the role of Year 10 Dean which he has held since. In 2008 he started teaching Commerce. Dave has a Bachelors Degree in Education with a Physical Education Major from Canterbury University.

David has coached rugby, swimming and golf during his time at CBHS, including the 1st XV for five years winning 2 Press Cups, a National Title and a World Title. He has been heavily involved in the development of CBHS golf over the past seven years. The School A team has just won the 2016 World Schools Golf Challenge.

Working with young men and seeing them grow is his passion. Boys will make mistakes but trying not to make the same mistake twice is one of his aims.

His family is always a priority and David is involved in coaching their various sporting options. He is married with two children, his son will attend CBHS in 2019.


undefined Senior Master / Adams House Manager  | Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor began teaching at CBHS in 1993 to take up the position of Head of Department of Physical Education. In 1998, he took over the role as Senior Master of Adams House in 2009, and was the Staff Trustee on the CBHS Board of Trustees. He has a Degree in Physical Education from Otago University, a Degree in Social Science (Residential Care) from The Australian National University and a Teaching Diploma from Christchurch Teachers College.

Richard coached rugby for 21 years, including the 1st XV for 7 years, winning 5 Press Cups, a National title and a World title. He was heavily involved in the development of the CBHS rugby club and the 1st XV Rugby Festival and has been on both of those committees for many years.

He has also coached cricket for 7 years, winning the Gillette Cup 1st X1 National title twice and the Community Trust U15 National title and several Canterbury Championships. Richard is Master in Charge of Rowing.

He currently lives on site at Adams House, and is married with three children.




 Finance Staff


Accounting Manager
Maree Kettles


Finance Assistant
Anita Kent



Administrative Staff


EA to the Headmaster
Jenny Lowe

Office Administrator
Robyn Rodgers





Pastoral Staff


Year 9 Dean  
Christine Welsh



Year 10 Dean 
Chris Kilkelly

Year 11 Dean 
Mark Lane


Year 12 Dean

Gary McNaughton


Year 13 Dean

Wayne Waller


Bursar (Student Information,
Attendance and First Aid)
Jude Parsons



 Sports Director 
 Glenn Davis



Careers Advisor
Richard Webster



Head of Learning Support
Alix McConnochie



Rugby/Cricket Co-ordinator
Rob Smith



Guidance Counsellor 
Michael Multhaup



Teacher with Library Responsibilities
Specialist eLearning Teacher
Joanne Pearson

International Staff


International Director
Carl Everett


International Office Manager
Fen Yuan 





Head of English Language
Juliet Fry



Accounts Receivable Officer
Michelle Tracey





Enrolment Officer 
Janine Larter