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 Owairaka 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

Puriri Team - Year 3/4

Kauri Team - Year 5/6

Specialist Team

  • ESOL Teacher - Lorna Johns
  • Garden To Table - Sarah James & Trudy Taurua
  • Literacy Teacher - Donna Strong
  • Release - Karen Haines, Glenn Pressnell & Donna Strong
  • Te Reo & Tikanga Māori - Whaea Carol

Support Team

  • Teacher Aides - Lau Adams, Asmeret Dore, Iunisi Falala, Helen McShane, Sarah Miller, Natasha Rickit, Fay Saumamao, Judy Scott, Toki Tsukada, Puhi Tuki, Kendahl Whitley-Su'a
  • Caretaker - Taytum Hutton
  • Assistant Caretaker - Sean Ween

Admin Team