Our People at Roseneath School
I am thrilled to be here at Te Wai Hirere– Roseneath School. I was appointed as the Principal at Roseneath School in 2017. Prior to this I worked in schools in Lower Hutt and Wellington.
I feel very lucky to work in such a vibrant and inclusive school community with a dedicated and experienced team of teachers and support staff. The children at Roseneath are confident, curious and creative, and excited about their learning. They get the best of both worlds- a small and connected inner-city school with lots of opportunities within and beyond the school gates.
When I am away from school I spend my time on the amateur stage or trying to keep up with my beautiful baby boy.
I was delighted to be appointed as Deputy Principal at Roseneath School and have been made to feel very welcome by staff, pupils and their families. It has been a big shift for me from rural Wanganui to the metropolis of the capital but due to its size and unique setting I have quickly felt at home at Roseneath.
I teach our senior students in the Long Boat. Year 4-6 is an area of the school I have had most of my teaching experience in and really enjoy. I love teaching in a full primary where there is a truly family feel to the school. Roseneath School is a vibrant place where there is always something creative and inspiring happening.
Apart from my teaching and DP duties I am SENCO responsible for pupils with special educational needs. I also take responsibility for mathematics across the school and share technology with Miss T.
I love to take long walks so am really enjoying Oriental Parade and I have sung in a choir for seven years.
I joined Roseneath School in 2011 and have been happy teaching the New Entrant and Year One students ever since. I am now lucky enough to have taught almost every child at our school! Prior to this, I taught at Redwood School in Tawa for five years (also with Year Ones!).
I love welcoming new students to our school and getting to know our families. I love teaching junior children because they are so enthusiastic in their learning. The ‘lightbulb’ moments that they have are pure joy! Working in a small school means that I get to continue to see the children develop throughout their time here. It is wonderful to see them grow in their skills and confidence. DanceSplash is a real highlight for me each year, as we get to work with Year 3-8 students to create and perform a dance at the Michael Fowler Centre as part of the Artsplash Festival.
I teach our juniors in Lower Deck and I love teaching this level. I’ve worked in other schools in Wellington and Nelson, and spent a year teaching in London. As well as teaching in Lower Deck I conduct the school choir, co-ordinate our language learning programmes with Tomoko and Henare, and try to help you all get reunited with your lost property.
I love teaching in the junior end of the school because the children are so creative and imaginative. Outside of school, I love spending time with my children, walking the dog, music and reading when I find the time.
I have been at Roseneath School for six years now and have taught a range of year levels from years two to six during my time here. Currently, I teach our middle school students in Upper Deck. Prior to Roseneath, I have taught at schools in Churton Park and Whitby. I also coordinate the after school sports, run the school band, teach instrument groups and am the ICT lead teacher.
I love the school culture of Roseneath. I feel very proud of each of the children that we help to guide into becoming responsible and gifted graduates who look back at their time at Roseneath School so fondly. It is an extremely inclusive environment for children to learn in and to seek a range of opportunities while they are here. I am very proud of Roseneath school, the staff and the children.
I am a father to two amazing children and personally enjoy a range of sports, particularly American Football. I dabble in a range of instruments myself and enjoy both writing and playing music.
Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Awaputahi te māunga.
Ko Wainui te awa.
Ko Tautane te moana.
Nō Wimbledon ahau.
Kei Poneke tōku kāinga.
Ko Jemima tōku ingoa.
I joined Roseneath in 2019, and I teach our middle school students in Lower Bridge. Prior to Roseneath, I was studying for my Graduate Diploma of Teaching, working in an early childhood centre as a reliever, and in a special needs school as a teacher aide. I have a degree in physical geography and a work background in ICT. I spent a year abroad teaching English to students in South Korea and then travelled the world for seven months.
I am a mum to an amazing daughter. We enjoy spending our weekends wandering around Zealandia, playing and listening to music, and exploring new things and places. I love biking and skating (inline and roller) so look out for me in fluro before and after school.
I love the school culture of Roseneath. It is an inclusive environment with everyone working together to make the school a wonderful place for students to develop and learn.
Kia ora, I am privileged to teach the senior students in Upper Bridge. I have been teaching since the 80s, and having taught every level, I know that I particularly love teaching this age group. I am also the staff representative on the BOT, another honour.
I have been lucky to teach in a variety of great schools around Wellington and know that we have something very special here with our community. My children went through this school and are now undertaking tertiary level education. I am grateful they were part of my journey here.
Given time, I spend my free moments reading or walking – great ways to relax. If I had more time, I would be boating with the family.
I am really excited to start my teaching career at Roseneath School. I was placed at Roseneath School while undertaking my Graduate Diploma in Primary teaching in 2019 and I have been able to see first hand how supportive and inclusive this little school is. I will be spending time in classrooms right across the school from Aft to Upper Bridge, and I am very excited to get the opportunity to work with all students that make up the wonderful Roseneath School.
Prior to starting my teaching career I have worked in the travel industry for 15 years. Traveling to new and existing places to experience different cultures first hand remains on of my passions and I hope to bring my wealth of knowledge about the world into the classroom.
I am a mum to two beautiful children aged 9 and 7, they keep me busy outside of school. Our weekends are filled with sport and time outdoors at either the bike track or the beach. Otherwise I spend my time engrossed in a good book or headed to the movies.