Senior Management

Traci Liddall
PRINCIPAL

Kia ora tatou. Born in Hawkes Bay of Ngati Porou and English stock. I did my secondary schooling in Central Otago, university and Teachers’ College in Dunedin then taught for several years in the Far North and have been slowly working my way back down the country ever since. I have a background of Special Education along with an interest in equity to education.

Howard Young
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL & INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DIRECTOR

Kia ora tatou, I work as one of the Deputy Principals. I am loving the opportunity to learn alongside the Year 7 & 8 students, as all my previous roles have involved teaching students between Year 1 & 6. A Wellington local most of my life, I have also had the opportunity to teach many age groups in the Philippines, Korea and the UK, and for a long time I was involved in a volunteer capacity working with exchange students from around the world. This has led to me developing a passion for intercultural education and what better place to continue this journey than SWIS. Away from school I love to play and watch sport, being a committed fan of Wellington’s sports teams especially the Hurricanes and Lions. I also enjoy cooking, checking out art galleries and spending time with my family.

Rauru Walker
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL | SENCO

Kia ora, ko Rauru tāku ingoa. Nō Ngāti Porou ahau. I joined SWIS in 2016 as one of the Deputy Principals and SENCo. I have been a classroom teacher from 2004 to 2012 and was a RTLB in Wellington from 2013 to 2015. Outside of teaching I love spending time with my family and friends as well as playing almost any and all sport.