School Staff

Mrs Gaylene Hill


Masters of Education (with distinction)Bachelor of EducationDiploma of Teaching
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Joy Paragua-Garay

Office Administrator

Bachelor of Science - Commerce (Major in Legal Management)Bachelor of Law
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Phone: (04) 232 5329
Text: 021 08856127

The Kowhai Team

Ms Laura Engel

Room 3 Teacher

Year Level 0 - 1
Bachelor of Education - Teaching
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Ms Huitau Roberts

Room 2 Teacher

Year Level 1- 2

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The Pohutukawa Team

Ms Vera Gonzales

Room 8 Teacher

Year Level 3- 5
Master of Arts (with Distinction)PG Dip, Second Language Teaching (with Distinction)Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Management)
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Mr Jason McMillan

Room 7 Teacher

Year Level 5-6
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)Bachelor of Social Sciences
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Support Staff

Bex Dabbs

Additional Teacher

Reading Recovery

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)Bachelor of Science- Psychology (Honours)
This year I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to train as a Reading recovery teacher. Sad as I am not to be in the classroom, this also gives me the time to spend with our ORS students and to set up an Enviro group and to work more in the library. I am really looking forward to learning more about reading and working with the students on improving our schools gardens and environment.
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Mrs Metua Parr

Part-time Teacher

I will be working in the school on Mondays and Wednesdays so that classroom teachers will have time for their Professional Development.

Ms Kiri Winiata

Part-time Teacher

Bachelor of Education (Teaching)
I will be working in school on Thursdays to help the new Room 2 teacher, Ms Roberts, as part of the support programme for beginning teachers.

Beth Detoito-Briggs

Teacher Aide

Donna Waru

Teacher Aide/ ELL Support

Sian Garthwaite

Teacher Aide

Peter Mangels