Our People

Our Staff

We have a diverse staff who bring expertise and experience to our school. We are proud to have so many creative and passionate educators, support staff and administrators - all making a difference.

Below is a list of the teaching and support staff at Ōwairaka District School. Should your query be regarding your child’s learning, your first point of contact should always be the class teacher.

Senior Leadership Team

Rimu Iti - Tuatahi (Our Reception Class)

Rimu Iti - Year 1

Rimu Nui - Year 2

Pūriri Toru - Year 3

Pūriri Whā - Year 4

Kauri Team - Year 5/6

Specialist & Support Team

  • ESOL Teacher - Lorna Johns

  • Garden To Table - Virginia Best, Sarah James

  • Learning Assistants - Lau Adams, Iunisi Falala, Sarah Miller, Fay Saumamao, Judy Scott, Toki Tsukada, Puhi Tuki

  • Learning Support - Donna Strong

  • Library Assistant - Andee Niumata

  • Release - Karen Haines, Glenn Pressnell

  • Te Reo & Tikanga Māori - Kristie Mills, Whaea Carol

Admin Team