Staff

Bronwyn Lawrie, Principal (Tumuaki)

Qualifications:

  • Teachers College Diploma with Commendation
  • Trained Teachers Certificate
  • BEd Waikato
  • SPELD Tutor Training
  • C-Grade Tester NZCER registered
 

Teaching Experience:

  • Over 35 years experience throughout New Zealand, rural and town primary schools at all levels.


Personal Teaching Philosophy:

Creating an authentic relevant learning environment that encourages students to take risks and work to their full potential becoming livelong learners.
One of my strengths in teaching is to reflect on the learning taking place with the school and act on the information gathered and recorded observations to lift school wide achievement.  This is accomplished through providing both students and teachers with feedback and feedforward to enhance their goal setting.

 

Rochelle Macmillan, Teacher (Kaiako), Ruru Room, Years 0 – 3

Qualifications:

  • BEd Otago
  • Teaching Diploma
  • Reading Recovery Training

 

Teaching Experience:

  • From 1991 till now teaching all levels from New Entrants to Year 8.

 

Personal Teaching Philosophy:

I create a safe caring environment where children want to learn.  I encourage children to take risks in all sorts of situations providing every opportunity to succeed.  I provide opportunities for children to enjoy learning how to learn.

 

Moragh Sutherland, Teacher (Kaiako), Piwakawaka Room, Years 4 – 8

Qualifications: 

  • 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.

 

Support Staff

  • Jennifer Skerrett, Teacher Aide
  • Rachel O’Donnell, Office Administrator
  • Mike Clucas, Caretaker