It is with great pride leading such an amazing school, staff and students here at Whareama School. I have been teaching for 20 years and spent my first 5 years at Masterton Central School, next 10 years at MIS and then moved to Whareama where I have been since. I love seeing students achieve to their potential and the fantastic opportunities and relationships they all have. In my spare time I am a sports fanatic and love football, cricket and tennis. I have been coaching sports since I was 18 and have served in a wide range of committees in sports across our region. Married to Michelle and with 3 boys, whose sports also keeps me busy in my spare time.
I have been part of Whareama School for two years now and I love teaching the little ones because I love to see the huge amount of growth and achievement in their learning. I originally come from the outskirts of Gisborne and have been teaching in the Wairarapa since 2002 and have always loved the rural school philosophy and environment having been a rural school student myself. I love farming life and enjoy seeing rural students living in their wonderful environments and am also interested in the well being of students. In my spare time I love walking and travel.
I have been an Early Childhood teacher for the last fifteen years and was pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with school aged children here at Whareama School. Its great to see the children develop their skills and become confident learners. I enjoy working in my garden and the last few years have been paddling with the local Dragon boat team. I am married to Les and we have two children, both of whom attended Whareama School, and we are now on a farm at Tinui.
After teaching 10 years at St Matthews Collegiate I have come to Whareama for a new challenge and extend my teaching into the primary sector. Fully involved the RBSLC, sports and being a Mum, I enjoy living at Riversdale and all the beach activities it provides. I look forward to supporting your children to the best they can be.
I have been at Whareama School managing the office for 17 years and thoroughly enjoy my work. I love working alongside the staff and getting to know all the children. I am a local resident so have had a close affiliation with the school with all my children having been students at Whareama School. I also get to work with some of the students and love seeing their progress during their time at school and then see them develop into the amazing teenagers they become.