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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

    Karen Poole


  •   Sharon Boese

    Sharon Boese

    Deputy Principal and SENCO

  •   Lynley Poole

    Lynley Poole

    Assistant Principal/Mutukaroa Co-ordinator

  •   Deborah Barnden

    Deborah Barnden

    Classroom 10 (Team Leader)

  •   Dave Whiteman

    Dave Whiteman

    Classroom 3 Team Leader

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

Year 4-6, Nga Manu ( the Birds)

Teacher Aides


    Erana Ngarewa

    Teacher Aide


    Matt Poole

    Teacher Aide

  •   Patsy Roberts

    Patsy Roberts

    Teacher Aide

  •   Rosa Stewart

    Rosa Stewart

    Teacher Aide facebook & Website


    Shona Buchanan

    Teacher Aide, office

  •   Yvonne Olivecrona

    Yvonne Olivecrona

    Teacher Aide, Librarian

Part-time Teachers

  •   Jill Finlayson

    Jill Finlayson

  •   Karen Jones

    Karen Jones

    Reading Recovery

Office management

  •   Karen Poole

    Karen Poole


  •   Kelly Robinson

    Kelly Robinson

    Office Manager


    Renee Saul

    Sports Coordinator

And also...

  •   Catherine Bell

    Catherine Bell


  •   Debbie Howie

    Debbie Howie

    Cleaner, Teacher Aide


    Diane Stevens

    School Chaplin

  •   Lloyd Laurent

    Lloyd Laurent


  •   Mr Jelly Bean

    Mr Jelly Bean


Buddy reading

Armani says…

I like it when my buddy listens to me read because they make me feel safe.