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

Teachers

Regina Castle
Role

Teacher Year 1 Room 20

Email

r.castle@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

BEd, Dip Tchg

General Information

Regina currently teaches a Year 1/2 class in Room 20. Her teaching experience spans Years 0 - 6 but she has found her passion in teaching Juniors. Her abilities in these early years of education have been enhanced by her experience as a Reading Recovery teacher. Her long standing involvement in the Performing Arts is reflected in her teaching style encouraging children’s imaginations and love of learning.

Lucy Cameron
Role

Teacher Year 7/8 Room 15

Email

l.cameron@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

BEd

General Information

Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 2001 and started her teaching career straight away down the road at Kapanui School. She began teaching at Waikanae School in 2010 and is very proud to be part of the school community. Lucy enjoys teaching the Year 7/8 students and helping to prepare them for their secondary school years. She has a passion for developing resilience and growth mindsets. Lucy has been part of the Asian Language Learning in Schools programme and is enjoying the challenge of learning and teaching Mandarin Chinese in her class. Lucy is passionate in the area of the Performing Arts and a yearly highlight is working with the Year 7/8 students on a dance to perform at the Art Splash Festival.

Jason Galland
Role

Teacher Year 5-6 Room 12

Email

j.galland@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

General Information

Jason joins our team in 2019 having taught for a number of years at Clearview Primary School (Christchurch). Jason was born and bred on the coast and he is moving home. We look forward to having him as part of our team.

Catherine Inkster
Role

Teacher Year 3-4 Room 4

Email

c.inkster@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Education Graduate Diploma In Education

General Information

Catherine joins our team in 2019. She finished her Degree in Education and then completed a Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching in 2010. Creating a positive and safe learning environment is important to Catherine to ensure all the kids in her class feel comfortable to try new things and grow from the mistakes they make during their learning journey. Catherine enjoys incorporating student’s cultures and interests into her planning to ensure lessons are meaningful to the students she teaches.

Ellen Johnson
Role

Teacher Year 2-3 Room 19

Email

e.johnson@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts Master of Learning and Teaching

General Information

Ellen joins our team in 2019 having taught the last two years at Oxford Cresent School. We look forward to having her as part of our team. Ellen will be teaching with Katherine Schimanski in Rooms 18-19

Doris Lake
Role

Teacher Year 2 Room 8

Email

d.lake@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

BEd, Dip of Tchg

General Information

Doris teaches in our Year 1/2 syndicate. Doris joined the staff in 2006 as a part time teacher and worked in various classes. She has taught years 2-6 over her period of time here and presently teaches one of our year 2 classes in Room 8. Doris is one of our Kapa Haka Tutors and has guided much of the development of our positive relationship with the local Marae. The annual Matariki celebration, the Takiri o te Ata festival with other local schools and the powhiri to welcome our new tamariki and whanau to the school have been some of the key contributions that have helped develop our Whanaungatanga Value.

Sam Mclaughlan
Role

Teacher Year 7-8 Room 16

Email

s.mclaughlan@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

BA Hons Graphic Design and Diploma in Education

General Information

Sam is into his third year teaching at Waikanae School. He started out completing a BaHons in graphic design but moved on to run community youth projects in Asia orientated around literacy and sustainability. He completed his DipEd at Auckland University. Since then Sam has taught professionally in Hawkes Bay and the UK. Now, with a decade of experience in the 'classroom' and across year groups, specialising in visual art, science and I.T. he is excited to be a part of the Year 7 8 teaching team at Waikanae.

Natasha Nilsson
Role

Job Share Room 1 Year 3 4

Email

n.nilsson@waikanae.school.nz

General Information

During 2019 Natasha will be working in a Job Share with Mandy Shaw in Room 1. Natasha completed her Bachelor of Education in 2000 and since then has taught in Palmerston North, Invercargill, London and Wellington before settling in Kapiti with her husband and two young girls. She looks forward to working part time in Te Waharua Rua for 2019.

Tracy O'Neil
Role

Teacher Year 1-2 Room 21

Email

t.oneil@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Business and Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning

General Information

Tracy began her career in finance and human resources. She has always had a love of teaching and in 2014 completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary).
Tracy has a passion for literacy and phonics and hopes to instil a love of reading and writing in her students. She also enjoys teaching and learning Mandarin and Chinese culture with her students..
Tracy is excited to be continuing her teaching journey at Waikanae School in Room 21 in a Year 1/2 class.

Glynis Paterson
Role

Teacher NE Year 1 Room 6

Email

g.paterson@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Education (English History)

General Information

Glynis entered the teaching profession over twenty years ago and feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom during her career. A move to the Kapiti Coast in 2016, found Glynis relieving in a number of Kapiti schools before finding her niche at Waikanae School. She is currently teaching one of our NE/Yr 1 classes and is passionate about fostering our tamariki’s natural enthusiasm for learning.

Mandy Shaw
Role

Teacher Year 3-4 Room 2

Email

m.shaw@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

BEd, Dip Tchg

General Information

Mandy has been with Waikanae School for a number of years. She has taught at a variety of levels throughout the school. In 2019 Mandy will be teaching in a 'Job Share' with Natasha Nilsson. 3 days per week.

Kelsey Taylor
Role

Teacher Year 3-4 Room 3

Email

k.taylor@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Learning and Teaching (Canterbury)

General Information

Kelsey gained her Bachelor of Teaching & Learning at the University of Canterbury in 2013. She taught for two years in Christchurch before moving up to Kapiti in 2016. 2019 will be her fourth year at Waikanae School. Kelsey is passionate about teaching maths and is one of the teachers on the Maths Leadership Team.

Lisa Geraghty
Role

Teacher Year 7-8 Room 14

Email

l.geraghty@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts (Diploma of Teaching))

General Information

Lisa has taught at Waikanae School for a number of years. She spent 18 months away and she returned to our senior team in 2017 after stints in the Middle East and Hutt Valley.

Rachel Parkinson
Role

Teacher Year 5 6 Room 10

Email

r.parkinson@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

B Ed Diploma of Teaching

General Information

Rachel will once again be teaching in our Year 5 6 Syndicate. Rachel is an experienced teacher who has worked at many schools on the Coast. She is also a parent with all of her daughters attending Waikanae School with her.

Carly Johnson
Role

Teacher Year 5/6 Room 12

Email

c.johnson@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor Of Teaching and Learning

General Information

Carly joined the staff during Term One 2011 in a day to day capacity and we were so impressed that we have continued to employ. Carly is in her eight year of teaching and 2019 will be her first year teaching at the Year 5-6 level.

Amanda Boyes
Role

Reading Recovery

Email

a.boyes@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

BSc PGCE

General Information

Amanda joined the staff at Waikanae in 2014. She is the Reading Recovery Teacher, and is passionate about helping students to experience success in their reading.
She works with six and seven year olds, and is constantly developing creative ways to engage each of the individuals she works with.

Jane Lumsden
Role

Partime Teacher (Schoolwide)

Email

j.lumsden@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

Dip of Tchg

General Information

In 2016 Jane moved into a part time role and now teaches across all levels of the school. She covers teachers for their Management and Classroom Release Time.

Moira Titchener
Role

Teacher New Entrant

Email

m.titchner@waikanae.school.nz

General Information

In 2019 Moira will teach one of our 'start up' Entrant/Year One classes in either in Room 5 or Room 1. She has been teaching for many years on the Kapiti Coast and brings a wealth of experience to the junior school.

Peter Corlett
Role

Study Leave for 2019

Email

p.corlett@waikanae.school.nz

Qualification

BEd, Dip.Min (Te Nikau), Dip Tchg

General Information

Peter, will be on Study Leave for 2019 working towards his Masters Degree. He will return to part time teaching later in the year. Peter was formerly part of our Year 5 / 6 teaching team. He has extensive experience in the teaching sector and the wider educational community. He continues his role as the Staff Representative on the BoT and has been active in NZEI, including serving as the Chairperson of the Kapiti Branch NZEI. Peter’s passion for the effective use of ICT as a learning tool, his interest in student self-efficacy and enabling students to become self-managing, has guided his classroom teaching practice. Peter’s other community roles such as a marriage and funeral celebrant reflect his interest in the pastoral care of students and school colleagues. Class pets have been a constant feature of his classroom spaces