Tahatū Yrs 5 & 6

Room 17 - Team Leader - Verity Kerr

Verity is our Associate Principal and leads the senior team. Verity has been at St Clair School for over twelve years, and has been a strong driver in student agency. She has particular strengths in literacy and inquiry learning. Verity is a capable and caring practitioner with considerable skill in student management.

Email: vkerr@stclair.school.nz

Room 14 - Lana Tall

Lana joins our team in 2019 after starting her teaching career in Invercargill. Lana is beginning her teaching career and is keen to learn and improve her craft. She connects well with children and adjusts her programmes to meet all needs, and enjoys building relationships with families.

Email: ltall@stclair.school.nz

Room 14 - classroom release teacher - Bruce James

Bruce will be providing the additional classroom release for Lana in 2019 on Wednesdays. Bruce is an experienced teacher having taught for 18 years in Dunedin. His strengths in music and digital technology are brought to the fore in a classroom, along with his caring, relational style of teaching.

Email: bjames@stclair.school.nz

Room 15 - Dale Hunter

Dale joined our team in 2010 after three years of teaching in Timaru. As a talented musician and passionate sportsman he brings an enhanced skill-set to our senior team. Dale also has strengths in the teaching of literacy and mathematics, and builds strong relationships with his students and their families.

Email: dhunter@stclair.school.nz

Room 16 - Mark Pickering

Mark Joined us in 2017 from Invercargill where he had taught for ten years at Southland Girls' High School. Mark has a passion for student agency, and collaborative teaching. His calm manner, and understanding of how children learn are real assets to the team.

Email: mpickering@stclair.school.nz

Room 17 - classroom release teacher - Alison Caldwell

Alison is a highly skilled member of our teaching team. In addition to her well recognised musical background, Alison also possesses a broad set of teaching skills across the curriculum. Her enthusiasm for learning helps ensure children achieve highly. Alison works in Room 17 on Mondays.

Email: acaldwell@stclair.school.nz

Room 18 - Kayla Mitchell-Curd

Kayla joined our team at the start of 2014. She has strengths in literacy and numeracy and utilises e-tools effectively in her programmes. Kayla has a keen interest in integrated learning and uses this to link student skills and understandings. Room 18 Class Site

Email: kmitchell-curd@stclair.school.nz


Learning Support - Tracey Hartmann

Tracey is a key member of our support team. She delivers specialist acceleration programmes for children in our senior learning team.


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.