Tahatū Yrs 5 & 6 

Verity Kerr

Team Leader Room 11

Ms Kerr is our associate principal and leads the year 5-6 team.  Ms Kerr has been at St Clair School for 14 years, and has been a strong driver in learner agency.  She has particular strengths in literacy and inquiry learning.  Ms Kerr is a capable practitioner with considerable skill in student management and working with children with diverse learning and behavioural needs.

Email: vkerr@stclair.school.nz 

Lana Tall

Room 1

Miss Tall joined our team in 2019 after starting her teaching career in Invercargill.  While Miss Tall is early in her teaching career, she has real strengths as a teacher and a learner.   She connects well with children and adjusts her programmes to meet all needs, and enjoys building relationships with families.

Email: ltall@stclair.school.nz

Maegan Coburn 

Room 2

Maegan will be teaching in room 2 in the mornings, then working with our ORS children in the afternoon.  Maegan joined our team in 2021, and has strengths in literacy.  She has a passion for working with  neurodiverse children, and has much skill in this area.

Email: mcoburn@stclair.school.nz

Jo Pledger

Room 13

Jo is an experienced teacher, who has been a member of the St Clair team since 2016.  She builds caring and supportive relationships with students and has a real strength in bringing a Māori perspective to her teaching.  Jo has taught in the Takutai-nui team, and is excited about moving into the Tahatū team in 2022

Email: jpledger@stclair.school.nz

Alison Caldwell

Specialised Music  

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