Senior Management

Toby Stokes - Principal


Kia ora tatou, 

I am really excited to be working with the talented staff and communities of South Wellington Intermediate School.  
I am an experienced principal who ensures that we are all providing the best opportunities for our students. I work hard to bring learning alive in the school I lead.   
I have had the opportunity to teach students across all age ranges, in different parts of New Zealand as well as the USA.  This has given me the opportunity to work with different cultures and this journey will continue at SWIS.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and I have two wonderful dogs who fill my downtime with walks and fetching!
Aloma Barry - Deputy Principal


Aloma came to SWIS after teaching at a full primary school in Porirua for 13 years. During that time she also completed her Masters degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, trained as an ALiM teacher (Accelerated learning in Maths) through Cognition, and completed post graduate study through Massey to be a Maths support teacher (MST1). Aloma enjoys travel and once did voluntary work for 6 months in Brazil as a fitness instructor. She loves photography, science fiction, art, flowers and animals.

Karl Emson - Deputy Principal


Kia ora tatou, I am really excited to be a part of the SWIS leadership team. I have been teaching at year 7 and 8 levels for 12 years and find the age group an amazing time of transition. I am in charge of a number of the systems here at SWIS and often send out emails to the whole parent community. I am also really excited to be running the William Pike Challenge at SWIS and looking after our amazing Class Reps. I have a passion for pastoral care and enjoy working with students inside and outside the classroom. I am passionate about sports and enjoy coaching teams.  Outside of school I have a busy family life, you are likely to find me following my daughters around their various sports and activities. In my free time you might find me running around the south coast or walking the dog at Lyall Bay beach. I love spending time in and around the water.