Our Super Team

Executive Leadership

Mr Gareth Cunliffe Principal
Whaea Amy Assistant Principal Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
Mr Neil Carrington Assistant Principal, Curriculum, Planning and Assessment

Teachers - Ako Tui Year 1

Whaea Jaime McMillan Ako Tui Year 1 Rm 5
Mrs Bernadette Cunliffe Ako Tui Leader Leader Learning Through Play Rm 6
Whaea Adelle Porteous Ako Tui Year 1 Room 7
Whaea Tracy Symes Ako Tui Year 1 Rm 16
Whaea Brittany Rm 8 Ako Tui Year 1
Whaea Sophie Rm 8, Ako Tui Year 1
Whaea Lizzie Rm 4 Ako Tui Year 1
Whaea Shannen Rm 4 Ako Tui Year 1

Teachers - Ako Kiwi Year 2

Whaea Vanessa leader Structured Literacy Room 11 Ako Kiwi
Whaea Sheena Room 12 Ako Kiwi Leader Aotearoa NZ Histories
Mrs Lorraine Horder Rm 13 Ako Kiwi Year 2
Mrs Sarah Barnett Ako Kiwi Year 2 Rm 14 (Ako Leader)
Mrs Maddy Mill Ako Kiwi Room 13

Teachers - Ako Ruru Year 3

Ms Claire Goldsworthy Rm 9 Ako Ruru Year 3
Whaea Nathalie Macfarlane Ako Ruru Room 10
Whaea Arihi Harvey Ako Ruru Year 3 Rm 15 (Ako Leader) Leader Te ao Māori

Teachers - Ako Kererū Year 4

Amanda Jeffery Kererū Ako Year 4 Room 1
Cheryl Hallier Ako Kererū Yr 4 Rm 2 (Ako Leader)
Whaea Nadia Saathof Ako Kererū Room 3 Leader Healthy Active Learning and Sport

Teachers - Ako Kārearea Year 5

Mrs Nadine McLaughlin Rm 17 Ako Leader
Whaea Jann Year 5 Classroom Teacher Rm 18
Mrs Charity Bollard Ako Rm 19 Ako Leader

Teachers - Ako Korimako Year 6

Mr. Andrew Doyle Rm 20 Ako Leader Numeracy Within School Leader
Lynne Armstrong Rm 21 Ako Korimako Year 6 Rm 21
Mr Shaun Wood Rm 22 Ako Korimako Year 6


Mrs Donnene van Fulpen ESOL and Specialist Teacher
Whaea Sarah Best Rm 5 Ako Tui Year 1
Matua Matt Sheard Music Teacher


Mrs Antonia Magness Executive Officer
Mrs Andrea Greyling School Secretary/Principal PA
Whaea Rea Martin Learning Support Coordinator
Mrs Rachael Wyatt Learning Assistant
Mrs Judy Tian Learning Assistant
Mrs Chantal Van Schlkwyk Learning Assistant
Mrs Suzanne Townsend Learning Assistant
Miss Frances Turpie, Learning Assistant
Miss Sarah Fox Learning Assistant
Mrs Rosa Julian Learning Assistant
Lynley MacRae Resource and Learning Assistant
Mrs Pauline Atkinson, Library Manager
Mr Glenn Farnham, Caretaker
Nikki Gisby Library Assistant Assistant Caretaker
Whaea Liz CBOP Sports & Events Director
Tanahere (Tana) School Dog

Our staff are lovely people and are always striving to be better teachers. We work hard and play harder.

We use four simple ideas from the Fish Philosophy
Be There
Be emotionally present for people. It’s a powerful message of respect that improves communication and strengthens relationships.
Tap into your natural way of being creative, enthusiastic, and having fun. Play is the spirit that drives the curious mind, as in “Let’s play with that idea!” You can bring this mindset to everything you do.
Find simple ways to serve or delight people in a meaningful, memorable way. It’s about contributing to someone else’s life—not because you want something, but because that’s the person you want to be.
Take responsibility for how you respond to what life throws at you. Your choice affects others. Ask yourself: “Is my attitude helping my team? Is it helping me to be the person I want to be?”