Tiffany Ottley, Principal (Tumuaki)

  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (BtchLn), University of Canterbury 2000

Teaching Experience:
  • 15 years teaching experience NE- Year 11 
  • Pastoral Care Leader Years 7-8
  • 4 years Teaching experience in Special Education in London and New Zealand
Personal Teaching Philosophy:  
We let our children know that as teachers, we are here to teach them and help them learn, but we are also here to listen and learn where to have come from and where they want to go.  

Alice Shanks, Kaiako-Teacher, Ruru Room, Years 0-2

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Canterbury 2002 
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching, New Zealand Graduate School of Education 2012

Teaching Experience:
  • 1 Year at Lyttelton Primary School 
  • 3 Years Waituna Creek 
Personal Teaching Philosophy:
I believe in building engagement through strong relationships with students. By understanding their interests, strengths, and backgrounds, learning can be made relevant, exciting and accessible to all children. A safe learning environment is one that values fun, creativity, risk-taking and mistake making.

Rochelle Macmillan, Kaiako-Teacher, Kereru Room, Years 5-8

Moragh Sutherland, Kaiako-Teacher, Piwakawaka Room, Years 2-4

  • PGrad Dip E-learning
  • PGrad Certificate ICT in Education
  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Teaching Experience: 
  • Darfield Primary School - Year 3,4,5
  • Linwood North School - Year 2,3,4
  • Waimate Centennial School Year 2,3,4
  • Waituna Creek School Year 2,3,4,5

Personal Teaching Philosophy:
Every opportunity for every child everyday.
Due to the limitations placed on me during my own years of schooling, it is my belief that children should leave the classroom each day feeling they can be anything they want to be. Because of this the relationships I build with your tamariki are imperative to their success at school. My classrooms are a place of kindness, respect, humour and innovation designed to support tamariki as they each walk along their own learning pathway. 

Rachel O'Donnell, Office Administrator