Ngaru - Yrs 3 & 4
Room 1 - Ngaru Team leader - Brigid Fyfe
Brigid uses her special skills to enhance the learning of her students. She is an experienced teacher with very well structured literacy and numeracy programmes and rich learning experiences across the rest of the curriculum. Brigid has real strengths in Te Ao Māori and leads this by example in her classroom.
Room 3 - Shannon Tep
Shannon provides high quality literacy and numeracy programmes. She is a highly reflective and effective teacher with a warm and caring approach to her work. In addition, Shannon has a very strong interest in Te Reo and Tikanga Māori and enjoys sharing her expertise with students and staff in our school.
Room 11 - Tania Hammond
Tania joined us in 2018 after spending many years in education. Tania is an excellent teacher of literacy, having trained in reading recovery. She also is passionate about teaching mathematics, and has led this area in previous schools. Tania is a bubbly, positive, and motivated teacher who builds strong positive relationships with her students.
Room 12 - Stef Gray-Holland
Stef has joined us in 2018, and taught in the year one and two team, as well as the New Entrant team in Takutai over the year. Stef comes to us after nine years teaching in Auckland. Stef is a passionate educator who has strengths in her relationship building with children and families.
Room 13 - Elizabeth Faithful
Elizabeth is an important part of our teaching team. Every day, she brings energy and a deep understanding of children's needs to her work. Elizabeth has particular strengths in literacy and inquiry-based learning, and has a strong interest in collaborative teaching practice, and the benefits this provides to her learners.
Room 1 - Sally Marett
Sally provides the leadership release in team Ngaru, and teaches in room 1 on Mondays. Sally knows all of the children across the Ngaru team well, and enjoys working with the learners each week in their home class environment.
Learning Support - Trish Ashton
Trish provides comprehensive learning support to children in our middle learning team. Her caring manner, effective support techniques and great sense of humour make her popular with children and adults alike.
Learning Support - Jo Preston
Jo has been a much valued member of our support staff for a number of years. Her work is focused on learning support and social skill development. Her work ethic is much appreciated, and her willingness to do whatever is needed for our children is valued.
Learning Support - Sean Hsieh
Sean joined us in 2018 and brings a huge understanding on how to support learning for children. Sean is from Taiwan, and is an experienced primary and secondary science teacher. We are lucky to have him supporting our children with their learning.
Learning Support - Sue Chilton
Sue is a valued member of our support team. Her work is focused on learning support and social skill development for individual children. She brings a wealth of experience to her job supporting students with a wide variety of needs.
Learning Support - Lucy Ah Mu
Lucy joins our learning support team and is working with individuals and small groups of children to support their learning. Lucy is a fully qualified teacher, who is transitioning back into work to balance her life as the mother of a young family. We are lucky to have her teaching skills and friendly, approachable nature in our school.