Staff

Enrolments - Office

The Wairakei Primary School enrolment process is all about finding the right fit.

Paula Farquhar - Principal

A journey does remind me time has advanced. Yet, more, it is also a great reminder of what I've done. What we've achieved.

Marie Woolnough - Lead Teacher

Wairakei Primary School is a special place for me.

Tracey O'Sullivan - Lead Teacher

While I came to the profession later in life I have been teaching new entrants children since 2008.

Natasha Forrest - Lead Teacher

I was lucky to have been appointed the permanent teaching position at this wonderful rural school.

Sara Sprague - Lead Teacher

I started teaching at Wairakei Primary in 2011 and love teaching at this very special school.

Olivia Graham - Lead Teacher

I am a teacher in the Year 4 & 5 collaborative space of Rooms 5 and 6 and teach with Whaea Ange.

Ange Painter - Teacher

Kia ora, I am currently teaching and learning with a wonderful Year Four class. We are part of the Aratiatia Team consisting of 3 classes.

Leanne Jackson - Teacher

This is my fifth year teaching at Wairakei Primary School. I enjoy working in a supportive learning community where we learn and grow together.

Sherryl Crawford - Teacher

This is my fourth year of teaching here at Wairakei Primary School.

Mandy Woodcock - Teacher

I joined the teaching staff of wonderful Wairakei Primary School in 2016.

Jessica Devonport - Teacher

I moved to New Zealand in 2009 from Australia having completed a Bachelor of Health Science and a Degree in Musculoskeletal Therapy.

Chris Simm - Teacher

I am in my fourth year as a teacher and thoroughly enjoying the challenge.

Melissa Isaacson - Teacher

It is with great pleasure that I join the teaching staff at Wairakei Primary.

Shannen Neal - Teacher

My passion is for developing successful life-long learners. I place a strong emphasis on developing a child academically.

Glenda Drake - Teacher

Coming soon in 2018

Claire Smith - Part-Time Teacher

I have taught at Wairakei Primary School for nine years. I particularly enjoy the ‘country’ environment and community feel the school offers to its parents,...

Carla Ross - Part-Time Teacher

I am loving working at Wairakei Primary School in a shared teaching position with Year 3 and 4 students.

Rachel Thompson - Part-Time Teacher

I began teaching part time at Wairakei Primary School in January 2017.

Val Mansfield - Office manager

I am the Office Manager at Wairakei School. I have been in this position since July 1994 - 21 years! I am married to Ash...

Cindy Clunie - Teacher Aide

I am a teacher aide at Wairakei Primary School and am involved with supporting a huge range of children from our band new 5 year...

Diana Fitzsimmons - Teacher Aide, Enviro Group Coordinator

I have been associated with WPS since 1990 (with my daughter, Shalee and son, Robbie attending) and have been a member of staff for 19 years.

Penny Fischbach - Teacher Aide, Librarian

I have been involved with Wairakei Primary School for 23 years, firstly as a parent and 15 years as a member of staff.

Daina Mellor - Teacher Aide

Quite a few years later after having lived all my life in Taupo, travelling overseas and meeting my Aussie husband in London I came back...

Rhonda Ellington - Office Assistant

I have been associated with Wairakei Primary School since 2003 with all three of our children Daniel, April-Rose and Ashlee attending.

Reporters Club - Editor

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