Our People at Roseneath School

Leadership Team

Adelle Broadmore


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.

Jenny Foote

Deputy Principal 

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 in the Long Boat with an amazing class of Year 6 pupils. 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.

Our Teachers

Jenni Thwaites

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.

Maria Malone

I teach the Year 2 and 3s 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. 

Hayden Thompson

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. In 2018, I teach Upper Deck (a Year 2 and 3 class). 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 Rosneath 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.

Sue Leask

I teach the Year 4s and 5s in Lower Bridge. We are lucky to enjoy a wonderful view of Wellington Harbour from our classroom. Before moving to Roseneath School, I taught at schools in Eastbourne and Wellington.

I am responsible for social sciences, the Central Zones sporting events, and dance in the school. Dance has always been a part of my life and it still is. I also enjoy walking and swimming in the sea during summer. Other interests include working on art and craft activities and gardening.
It is lovely to work in a small school where the children know and care for each other and to work with colleagues who value giving the children wide and varied experiences.

Chantal McKee

Hi, my name is Chantal McKee. I usually release Jenny in The Long Boat (year 5/6 class) and release teachers throughout the school. I have taught since the 90s and particularly love teaching year 5/6.

I am the NZEI Rep, and assist when Hayden when needed with Physical Education. I helped coach Netball last year, I coach the WGC Junior A Netball team and umpire at ASB on Saturdays. This interest is shared with my daughters who also umpire Netball.

I have a dog called ‘Poppy’ who is a Canine and Friends Therapy Dog. She visited last term and worked with students in the school. I am hoping she can visit again next term so students can read to her.

Roseneath School is about the children and families. Weekly assemblies are an integral part of who we are. My short time at this school has been really rewarding and allowed me to share my passions through the Arts and Mathematics in particular.

I have two daughters Jessie and Toni. Toni is studying pharmacy in Dunedin. My husband Phil and I enjoy visiting our Caravan in Paekakariki and yes, he also is involved in Netball. He takes our stats each week!

Anne Crewdson

Kia ora, I am privileged to teach the Year 7 & 8 students here at Roseneath. 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.

Our Support Staff


Ceri Lewis

Teacher Aide

Joanne Leggett

Office Manager