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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

Deborah Barnden

Classroom 10 (Team Leader)

Dave Whiteman

Classroom 3 Team Leader

Year 0-3, Team Nga Kukari (the fledglings)

Micaela Duffy

Classroom 12

Deborah Barnden

Classroom 10 (Team Leader)

Lynley Poole

Classroom 5

Jules Whitworth


Julia Dorgan

Classroom 7

Michaela Ryan

Classroom 6

Sarah Tucker

Classroom 9

Jake Harris

Classroom 11

Anna Sissons

Classroom 9a

Louisa Rempala

Classroom 16

Year 4-6, Nga Manu (the Birds)

Jane Kenworthy

Classroom 2

Cleo Syph

Classroom 4

Dave Whiteman

Classroom 3 Team Leader

Janette Page

Classroom 14

Karen Johnston

Classroom 15

Ryan McGarry

Classroom 1

Chelsea Sullivan

Classroom 15

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

Jessica Harris

Learning Support

Ginny Treadwell

Learning Support Coordinator


Kelly Robinson

Office Manager

Lloyd Laurent


Diane Stevens


Petra Van Beek


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