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Tawhai School


Our staff are our most precious and important asset and work collaboratively to create an environment for the students to thrive. At Tawhai School we each play an important role in ensuring our students get the best deal possible and so value each other as equals.

Senior Management

Karen Poole


Sharon Boese

Deputy Principal and SENCO

Lynley Poole

Assistant Principal/Mutukaroa Co-ordinator

Hub leader

Deborah Barnden

Classroom 10

Hub Leader

Dave Whiteman

Classroom 1

Hub Leader

Year 0/1/2 Horoeka Hub

Annelise Auker

Classroom 8

Deborah Barnden

Hub Leader

Classroom 10

Fiona Burney

Classroom 9

Anna Sissons

Classroom 9a

Year 2/3 Kopara Hub

Julia Dorgan

Classroom 7

Ginny Treadwell

Classroom 6

Jess Harris

Classroom 11

Lynley Poole

Hub Leader

Classroom 12

Year 3/4 Kereru Hub

Jane Kenworthy

Classroom 3

Ryan McGarry

Hub leader

Classroom 4

Jake Harris

Classroom 3

Year 5/6 Ngahere Hub

Karen Johnston

Classroom 15

Dave Whiteman

Hub Leader

Classroom 1

Chelsea Sullivan

Classroom 15

Janette Page

Cleo Syph

Classroom 2

Teacher Aides

Patsy Roberts

Teacher Aide

Renee Saul

Teacher Aide, Sports Coordinator, cleaner

Rosa Stewart

Teacher Aide facebook & Website

Debbie Howie

Teacher Aide

Shona Buchanan

Teacher Aide

Yvonne Olivecrona

Teacher Aide, Librarian

Part-time Teachers

Jill Finlayson

Karen Jones

Reading Recovery

Tania Singh

Raewyn Young

Nicola Simons

Learning Support

Learning Support Coordinator

Shelley Dalton


Kelly Robinson

Office Manager

Lloyd Laurent



Petra Van Beek


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Jade says…

I got to be a presenter at assembly and give out the student awards!