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

Aretha Harris


Teacher New Entrant Year Room 5

General Information

Aretha joins Waikanae School teaching the New Entrant/Year One class in Room 5. Aretha gained her Bachelor degree in Primary Education & Dance in 2002. She taught in London and Gibraltar for 6 years and more recently in Sydney where she taught Years 4-7 for 7 years and took the role of Assistant Principal for two years. She moved to NZ in November to raise her two children and to be closer to her husband’s family.
Aretha loves teaching. Her classroom is a fun and creative space where the students she teaches can feel valued, confident, challenged and safe on their learning journey.