Waikanae Primary School The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Ngā mokopuna o te ra nei Ngā rangatire o āpōpō.

Our People

Elizabeth Couchman

SENCO and ALLiS Coordinator




MA and Diploma of Teaching

General Information

With a background in teaching foreign languages at secondary school level, Elizabeth has also held a variety of teaching roles throughout the Kapiti area working with children and teenagers with learning needs, physical health challenges and mental health issues. She took up her role as SENCO at the beginning of 2016 and is passionate about supporting every student to reach their potential. As the Kapiti Coordinator of ALLiS (Asian Language Learning in Schools), Elizabeth is excited about offering children in schools up and down the Kapiti Coast the opportunity to learn Mandarin and Japanese. Elizabeth has had a long association with Waikanae School, having served as Chair of the Board of Trustees and seen all three of her children enjoy happy primary school years here. She is very happy to be part of the Waikanae School community once again.