Our School

Room 7

Year 0 (New Entrance) - Year 2. We have two wonderful teachers in this class. Whaea Helen & Ms. Thorn. They work on different days to make up the week. Whaea Helen has traveled the world & taught English while on her adventures. We love hearing about her experiences. Ms. Thorn has her Masters in Education & is a registered counselor which shows in her wonderful caring & patient approach.

Room 6

Year 0 (New Entrance) - Year 2. Ms. McLean who has so much energy & bounce, is able to keep our wonderful new students interested & engaged. She has plenty of experience in early childhood which includes her Bachelor of Education. ( A four year degree)

ROOM 5

Years 3 & 4. This is Ms. Martin’s class. Ms. Martin loves science & is our Enviro Schools Teacher. She also has an awesome background as an amateur trampolinist. We all love her relaxed yet in-control teaching style. She also has a Pharmacology Degree and studied Post Grad Forensic Science.

ROOM 4

Year 5 and 6. Whaea Jade is new to our school (began term 1 2022). We welcome Jade with open arms. Jade came from Katikati College where she taught year 7 & 8. She has her degree in early childhood education as well as primary education, she is also a qualified hairdresser.

ROOM 3

Years 0-4 Teina (Younger Children). Whaea Erika encompasses te ao Maori (tikanga, values, beliefs, culture, language) within her classroom. She is devoted to her whanau, hapu and iwi and inspires to share her knowledge to all.


TE REO MAORI LEVEL 2 Rumaki CLASSES (Level 2 - 80% Te Reo Maori language)

ROOM 2

Years 5-6 Tuakana (Older Children) & 7-8 Takawaenga (Intermediate)

Whaea Lisa speaks & teaches Te Reo Maori. She is our go-to in all things sports. She is also involved with the Kapa Haka group. Her strong passion for Kaupapa Maori helps drive our Awatea to do their best.


TE REO MAORI LEVEL 2 Rumaki CLASSES (Level 2 - 80% Te Reo Maori language)

LEARNING SUPPORT

Matua Amaru :

One of our wonderful Learning Support Assistants. (KAI ĀWHINA) His skills have no limits, the support given to the Rumaki Classes is just the beginning, our resident guitarist, a gem of a voice and always supporting Kapa Haka & Netball.

Heather Fox:

Supports Charmaine in the Administration role, she also has one on one lessons with students & small groups, supporting their journey to meeting their potential & growth. Heather has endless patience and is very organized.

Lisa Sharpe:

Supports the New Entrance class, working in class and with groups of children who need extra support. Lisa also works one on one with children from senior classes, who need that extra boost to reach their full potential.

Sera Potter:

Supports the junior classes, based in the classroom and focusing on those children that need extra support & attention. Sera also manages our website & edits our newsletter.

WHARE KAI (Lunch Room)

Our wonderful lunch ladies provide delicious, nutritious meals for our Kura. They work hard & it shows as the Whare Kai is a wonderful warm & inviting space for everyone to enjoy their lunch. All meals are made on site - fresh every day. The menu plan has a variety of dishes including some regular favorites. (as requested by our kura)

Fresh fruit is always served with lunch & the serving sizes are generous so everyone has enough to fill their hard working puku's.

LIBRARY

Delwyn runs our lovely little library and is always welcoming and kind. She has a peaceful manner that is a perfect fit for the quiet serenity of our library