Leadership and Administration

Jen Rodgers - Tumuaki

Jen Rodgers joined the team as tumuaki/principal in 2016. Prior to this, Whaea Jen was the tumuaki/principal of Cheviot Area School for five years, and has been involved in education since the early 1990s, from primary through to tertiary. Whaea Jen is on the executive of the Otago Primary Principals Association, and has served on the NZPF executive.

Whaea Jen welcomes open communication with whanau and families to ensure that we are working together in partnership to support our learners.

Email:

jrodgers@stclair.school.nz

PA: dmacleod@stclair.school.nz

Ann Stevenson - Deputy Principal

Ann Stevenson is one of our deputy principals. She has taught in a number of schools in both NZ and the UK. Ann has worked at St Clair School since 2004 and has experience across all levels of the school. She is passionate about a collaborative, play-based approach to learning. She has recently completed a study award dissertation on learner agency and collaborative practise. In addition, Ann has a strong interest in the performing arts.

Email: astevenson@stclair.school.nz

Luke Herden Deputy Principal

Luke Herden is one of our deputy principals. He has taught in a number of schools in Dunedin, and joins us in 2022. Mr Herden has a strong interest in digital technology, sport and the importance of relational leadership. Mr Herden has experience in leadership, having led the year 5-8 team at Abbotsford. Mr Herden leads St Clair School in the area of special education and is our school LENCO.

Email: lherden@stclair.school.nz

Luke Herden Deputy Principal

Luke Herden is one of our deputy principals. He has taught in a number of schools in Dunedin, and joins us in 2022. Mr Herden has a strong interest in digital technology, sport and the importance of relational leadership. Mr Herden has experience in leadership, having led the year 5-8 team at Abbotsford. Mr Herden leads St Clair School in the area of special education and is our school LENCO.

Email: lherden@stclair.school.nz

Deborah MacLeod Executive Officer

Deborah MacLeod provides a cheerful welcome for parents and is a valuable source of information about the school.

As Executive Officer, Deborah undertakes work associated with school finances and oversees the operation of the school's administration. Deborah also coordinates Jen's appointments and is a useful first-point-of-contact for many school matters. Deborah is also the Board of Trustees' secretary.

Email: dmacleod@stclair.school.nz

Jody Quedley Learning Support Coordinator (LSC)

Jody Quedley is our school's Learning Support Coordinator (LSC), working for the Beachside Cluster of four schools, and specifically in St Clair School. Jody brings a wealth of experience in working with children with diverse learning needs. She also works closely with family and whanau, and interacts with the outside agencies to coordinate support for the kaiako/teachers, ākonga/learners and their whānau/families.

Email: jquedley@stclair.school.nz

Alison Caldwell Specialised Music and Covid Communications

Alison Caldwell works with all classes once a week providing a specialised music programme. She is an enthusiastic and capable teacher, and is a highly skilled music specialist. She has an enthusiasm for her work which sees children achieving high standards within a varied and stimulating music programme. Ali also coordinates our school marimba, choir, rock band and guitar groups.

Alison is also assisting with our communication regarding Covid-19

Email: acaldwell@stclair.school.nz

Vicky Caswell Clerical Support and Librarian

Vicky Caswell has two main roles in the school: clerical support with key responsibility for pupil records, and school librarian with responsibility for overall management of the library collection. If a job needs doing, this is the lady to see - thorough, efficient and effective. Mrs Caswell is known for her fabulous sense of humour!

Email: vcaswell@stclair.school.nz or office@stclair.school.nz

Tracey Hartmann Administration Support

Tracey Hartmann provides administration support in the office during lunch breaks, and when we need an extra hand in busy times. Tracey always has a smile at the ready, and does all the things we need to keep the school ticking along.

Email: office@stclair.school.nz

Maegan Coburn ORS Specialist

Maegan Coburn is our school's ORS specialist teacher, providing specially designed programmes for children who qualify for ORS (Ongoing Resourcing Scheme) funding and support. In this role Maegan supports teachers and the learning support team to ensure the learning needs of our ORS children are being met. She also works closely with family and whanau, and the Ministry of Education to support the needs of our children.

Email: mcoburn@stclair.school.nz

Alice Hawker School Counsellor

Alice Hawker is our school's counsellor. Alice joined us in 2021 and works with us one day a week.

Alice's kind, friendly personality ensures that children who need an additional listening ear are well supported. If you would like to refer your child to Alice, please email Jen on jrodgers@stclair.school.nz

Email: jrodgers@stclair.school.nz

Mike Bracegirdle Caretaker

Mike is our caretaker ensuring that the school is safe, tidy and well-presented for our children and staff.

Email: office@stclair.school.nz