St Margaret’s College: Head of School
Bridget joins us from Selwyn House, where she is currently Year 7&8 Dean. With more than 25 years’ experience as an educator in New Zealand and internationally, Bridget has worked with age groups ranging from preschool to Year 8. She brings with her a strong track record in building a community of engaged and thriving students, teaching staff and parents.
Diana Patchett, Executive Principal, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Bridget to St Margaret’s College. Through her commitment to empowering young girls to become lifelong learners and leaders, and with a strong focus on pastoral care, Bridget shares the values we hold dear here at SMC.”
“Bridget is a future thinker who adopts emerging technologies to enhance teaching practices, and has played a key role in the expansion of Selwyn House’s Future Problem Solving programme, while also using literature to foster inclusiveness and to introduce new ways of thinking into the classroom. She is passionate about instilling leadership skills in young girls, ensuring they are fully prepared for their journey into Middle School and beyond, and we are delighted that she is joining our team.”
Bridget has also demonstrated a strong commitment to service, as Treasurer of the Canterbury Association for Gifted Education, whose mission is to ensure all learners are catered for in Canterbury schools. She is also a founding member of ChchEd, formed following the Christchurch earthquakes in response to the need for educators to support and inspire one another. She and her husband, Dave, have strong connections to the local community. Their daughter Hattie graduated in 2020 as Deputy Head Girl of St Margaret’s and son Oscar is a Year 10 student at Christ’s College.
Bridget Compton-Moen says: “I am excited to officially join the SMC community and embark upon this role in the Junior School. I look forward to working alongside the amazing Junior School staff and families to ensure the girls continue to flourish and achieve their potential. I can’t wait to meet you all.”