The Staff

Miss Lee-Anne Waho
Assistant Principal & Year 6 Teacher in Te Ara Takitini
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Mrs Brenda Abernethy
Learning Assistant in Te Ara Whakatau
brenda@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Mrs Karen Bloxham
Learning Assistant in Te Ara Takitini
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Mrs Dot Palmer
Learning Assistant in Te Ara Whakatau
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Mr Andrew Wilkinson
Principal
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Ms Rebecca Speden
Deputy Principal and Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
Ms Speden is on Study Leave for 2018.
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Mrs Belinda Ngaata
Reading Recovery Teacher
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Colin Mabey
Caretaker
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Mrs Alison McAllan
Release Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
alison@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Miss Samantha Corry
Acting Assistant Principal and Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
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Miss Nicole Harris
Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
Penny Osborne
Executive Officer
Mrs Pam Morgan
Librarian and Resource Manager
Miss Chloe Johnstone
Teacher in Te Ara Takitini
Mrs Mel Raisin
Teacher in Te Ara Takitini
Mr Clayton Boyd
Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
Mrs Kathy Duthie
Learning Assistant in Te Ara Takitini
Natasha Johnson
Learning Support
Mrs Joanne Park
Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
Miss Lee-Anne Waho
Te Rōpū Whakamanawa Teacher Year 6
I love being at Ara Tū Whakatā Gilberthorpe School because we have a great community with a real sense of whānau and belonging.
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Rebecca Speden
Te Ara Whakatau Teacher
I love being at Gilberthorpe School because of the children! The community!
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Samantha Corry
Te Rōpū Kura Pounamu Teacher New Entrants
I love being at Gilberthorpe School because of the amazing children and their supportive whanau.
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Nicole Harris
Te Rōpū Wawata Teacher Years 1 and 2
I like how Gilberthorpe is a family centred school.
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Mel Raisin
Te Rōpū Manawaroa Teacher Years 4 and 5
I'm passionate about striving to hook kids in to being passionate about their own learning and finding their niche in the world. Here at Gilberthorpe, there's a fantastic "how can we..." approach that puts the learner at the forefront and drives everything we do.
Chloe Johnstone
Te Rōpū Ngākaunui Teacher Years 4 and 5
I love teaching at Gilberthorpe School because the amazing students make each day fun and exciting, and are always teaching me new things!
Clayton Boyd
Te Rōpū Auaha Teacher Years 2 and 3
I love being at Gilberthorpe School as there are many opportunities for our tamariki to become lifelong learners. Every day is fun and exciting and I look forward to seeing the friendly faces daily.
Joanne Park
Te Rōpū Whakaute Teacher Year 1

The warm caring atmosphere among all the staff and the unique personalities of the children are what attracted me to join Gilberthorpe School.

Mrs Brenda Abernethy
Te Ara Whakatau Learning Assistant
I love being at Gilberthorpe School is because I love the friendly, family atmosphere we have here.
brenda@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Mrs Karen Bloxham
Te Ara Takitini Learning Assistant
I love being at Gilberthorpe School because of the family environment, great students, wonderful staff and awesome community.
karen@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Mrs Dot Palmer
Te Ara Whakatau Learning Assistant
I love being at Gilberthorpe School because of the children.
dot@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Mrs Belinda Ngaata
Reading Recovery
I just love the children here at Gilberthorpe. It is lovely getting to know each child that I teach in Reading Recovery. Now I also get to meet the families of the children and that is something special. Gilberthorpe has always been a school with a big heart!
belinda@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Colin Mabey
Caretaker
I love working here because I'm part of a very friendly team. I enjoy the opportunities to work with the children teaching them new skills such as gardening and building.
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Penny Osborne
Executive Officer
I love being a part of a great team that values every child that walks through our gate as important young people and makes them feel like they matter.
Mrs Pam Morgan
Resource Room Manager
Every day that I am at Gilberthorpe brings a smile to my face. Seeing students enthusiastic about reading and learning is such a joy. The Principal welcomes new ideas and initiatives and our whole school faculty work as a team.
Kaitlyn Moylyn
Pikorua Youth Worker
Kathy Duthie
Te Ara Takitini Learning Assistant
Alison McAllan
Te Ara Whakatau Release Teacher
I love being at Gilberthorpe School because I enjoy the energy of the children. It is awesome how they love the unique opportunities and programmes that their school offers. I love the congeniality of staff, parents and family.
Natasha Johnson
Learning Support
Mrs Pauline Howland
Release Teacher
Mr Andrew Wilkinson
Principal
principal@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Ms Rebecca Speden
Deputy Principal
Ms Speden is on Study Leave in 2018.
rebecca@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Miss Lee-Anne Waho
Assistant Principal
Lee-Anne is Acting Deputy Principal for 2018.
leeanne@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Miss Samantha Corry
Samantha is Acting Assistant Principal for 2018.

Our job applications for terms 3 and 4 have closed.

Board of Trustees

Mark Wells
Board of Trustees Finance Representative
I find getting involved in what kids are doing shows them that they are valuable and what they do matters. Whether that is serving on the Board or joining in with trips or having a play on the playground, we can all make a difference.
Emma Geldard
Board of Trustees Chairperson
I enjoy being able to step back and look at the big picture of how our school nurtures, educates and develops children along with their families and the wider community. I appreciate being able to have input into the details that make the big picture happen.
Pavittar Singh
Board of Trustees Property Representative
Being a board member at Gilberthorpe School is a great opportunity for me to serve the community and to do something for all children. I am very passionate about the building project and look forward to seeing our children use these new spaces.
Andrew Wilkinson
Principal
Being on the Board of Trustees goes hand in hand with being the Principal. It is great working with the Board of Trustees. The best results come from working with others and this group are ultimately responsible for everything that happens with the school. Planning for the big picture offers exciting challenges to ensure that Gilberthorpe school is the best school in town.
principal@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Lee-Anne Waho
Board of Trustees Staff Representative
Being the staff representative on the Board has helped me to further my understanding of governance and management. I enjoy being part of the decision making that is based around the needs and aspirations of our tamariki and whānau.
Scott Hancock
Board of Trustees Health and Safety Representative
Being on the Board at Gilberthorpe School gives me great satisfaction that I am making a contribution to not just my children's learning but to the children of the whole community. I am looking forward to the journey our school is on with the rebuild, the different teaching strategies being undertaken, technology in the classroom and being both a part of it and contributing to it
Allan Fone
Having a desire to help is what motivated me to come onto the Gilberthorpe School board. I also lived in Hei Hei as I grew up, so this added excitement. With 20 years of experience as a trustee and trainer of school boards I’m very much enjoying my involvement and looking forward to assisting the board to grow its governance effectiveness and capability.