The Staff

Miss Lee-Anne Waho
Assistant Principal & Teacher in Te Ara Takitini
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Mrs Brenda Abernethy
Learning Assistant in Te Ara Whakatau
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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
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Mrs Belinda Ngaata
Reading Recovery Teacher
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Mrs Alison McAllan
Release Teacher
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Miss Samantha Corry
Teacher and Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
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Miss Nicole Harris
Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
Penny Osborne
Executive Officer
Miss Chloe Johnstone
Teacher in Te Ara Takitini

Chloe is on maternity leave for 2020.

Mrs Mel Raisin
Teacher in Te Ara Takitini
Mr Clayton Boyd
Teacher in Te Ara Takitini

Clay will be working in Ngākaunui on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  He also has a role which means he will be working in other schools within our cluster.

Mrs Kathy Duthie
Learning Assistant in Te Ara Takitini
Mrs Joanne Park
Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
Hamish George
Learning Assistant in Te Ara Takitini
Mark Hunter
Caretaker
Mrs Kathleen Ryan
Teacher in Te Ara Whakatau
Kayla Templeton
Teacher in Te Ara Takitini

Kayla will be working on Thursdays and Fridays in Ngākaunui.

Miss Lee-Anne Waho
Te Rōpū Whakamanawa Teacher Years 5 & 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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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.
Clayton Boyd
Te Rōpū Ngākaunui Teacher Years 4 and 5
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 Auaha Teacher Years 2 and 3

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

Kathleen Ryan
Te Rōpū Māia Teacher Years 2 and 3
Mrs Kayla Templeton
Te Rōpū Ngākaunui Teacher Years 4 and 5
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 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
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.
Kaitlyn Moylyn
Pikorua Youth Worker
Kathy Duthie
Te Ara Takitini Learning Support
Alison McAllan
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.
Hamish George
Te Ara Takitini Learning Support
Mark Hunter
Caretaker
Mr Andrew Wilkinson
Principal
principal@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Ms Rebecca Speden
Deputy Principal
rebecca@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Miss Lee-Anne Waho
Assistant Principal and Takitini Hub Leader
leeanne@gilberthorpe.school.nz
Samantha Corry
Whakatau Hub Leader

On our Board of Trustees, we have our principal, a staff representative and five parent representatives.