Whanganui Girls' College

Our School

Senior Leaders

Tania King – Principal

I have a passion for teaching and ensuring our students strive for excellence in everything they do. I’ve been a teacher for over 21 years and understand the pressures that many parents face when juggling home and work lives. As a mother of two girls (and one boy), I also empathise with the different nurturing and developmental needs of each gender as they go through the New Zealand education system.

Nita Pond – Deputy Principal

My love for teaching and passion for the performing arts has continued to be shared at Whanganui Girls’ College. I am in the privileged position of being able to support and guide many of our students through to academic and personal success as they make their journey through secondary school. The family feel of the school along with its strong house spirit and ASTRA school values give students, staff and community a sense of belonging and self-worth.

Craig Ritani – Assistant Principal 

I am originally from Christchurch but ended up studying a Bachelor of Physical Education at Otago University in. From there I went to Christchurch College of Education to become a teacher. I then traveled to London and worked in an all-boys school for two years before traveling around Europe and returning to New Zealand. I then applied for a job at Wanganui Collegiate School as Head of Physical Education and ended up working there for nine years. An opportunity then came up to work at Whanganui Girls’ College as Assitant Principal and decided that it would be a good chance to gain more experience at a good school. I also have been heavily involved in hockey as a player and coach and am looking forward to coaching the 1st XI girls team here at Whanganui Girls’ College.