Our Marsden Whitby Director

Anne Winnall has been Director of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Whitby since 2010.

Teaching Background

Anne’s teaching background is in English, Drama and Media Studies and includes posts in England and New Zealand. 

Academic career

Anne moved to New Zealand in 1992 having taught English, Drama and Media Studies in schools in Manchester and Portsmouth in the UK. 

 

Before her appointment to Marsden Whitby, Anne was formerly Deputy Principal at Corran School for Girls, an Anglican Day School for Y1 to Y13 girls, in Remuera, Auckland. Prior to that she was Head of the Faculty of Language and Languages at Macleans College, Auckland, a co-educational State school.

 

Anne has been involved in a number of Ministry of Education projects developing assessment activities for both English and Media Studies Unit Standards and was a member of the team that wrote the Level 2 and Level 3 Media Studies Achievement Standards for NZQA. Anne has been President of the National Association of Media Educators, a regular contributor to NZATE conferences and workshops, co-author of two Media Studies textbooks and an English examination moderator.

A Healthy Lifestyle

Anne is passionate about young people. She has worked with them all her life and continues to find something new, challenging and invigorating about that experience every day!

 

Anne loves walking, watching movies, and reading but her greatest method of relaxation is through barbershop singing. Anne is a member of Wellington City Chorus and has also sung in a Top 10 quartet. It is her way of continuing to be on the receiving end of education and it provides travel opportunities, huge amounts of fun – and sometimes medals!

Anne is passionate about young people. She has worked with them all her life and continues to find something new, challenging and invigorating about that experience every day!