Deputy principal of Shadbolt High. In her early 30s, Caroline is the youngest pakeha DP in the New Zealand secondary school system. Considered something of a rising star by the education establishment. If only they knew. Caroline is passionate about teaching – possibly a bit too passionate. Her special projects are the diamonds in the dirt she uncovers; who with a little help can go on to great things. It was not her intention to end up a long-term duvet item with the diamond that was Jethro – but even the best leaders have needs. Of course, if she’d known his little sister was the embodiment of evil, she might never have given in to Jethro that sultry summer afternoon.
Caroline Darling is played by Katrina Browne.