Staff- will be updated in Term 1 2020

Tiffany Ottley, Principal

Qualifications: 
  • 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

Profile Statement:
Tiffany believes teaching is more than academic; it is about encouraging children to develop core values of responsibility, respect, and resilience. She is passionate about supporting our young people as they develop their sense of self and realise their ambitions.  

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, Teacher, Ruru Room, Years 0-2

Qualifications:
  • 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 

Profile Statement: 
Alice has been with us for 3 years. She strives to provide her children with an inspiring learning environment and guides them to personal growth. 

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.

,Teacher, Kereru Room, Years 5-8

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

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Rachel O'Donnell, Office Administrator

Tiffany Ottley


Alice Shanks