Ara Tu Whakata is a place for all to come together. It is a brilliant school with a vibrant feel. I am grateful to have the privilege to work with such beautiful human beings and I enjoy instilling the fantastic Gilberthorpe values that we hold firmly onto. Go Gilby!
I love working at Ara Tū Whakatā Gilberthorpe School. When I come to school I am surrounded by people, young and old, who teach me new things every day. They inspire me, are enthusiastic and compassionate. All the people at school make me feel valued and supported.
I am the Learning Support Coordinator for Gilberthorpe School. The role is a relatively new position and has been created to provide support to children and their families that have learning or social needs. I am an experienced teacher and have previously worked as a Special Educational Coordinator. I enjoy being part of the Gilberthorpe School team and am looking forward to meeting and working alongside families in our school community.
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata! People, people, people. I love working with a wonderful group of staff, curious and enthusiastic students and their caring, loving whanau. We have a fantastic community that look out for each other and work together to ensure the wellbeing of all is at the forefront.
On our Board of Trustees, we have our principal, a staff representative and five parent representatives.
I appreciate being on the Board of Trustees as I believe student achievement to be beneficial to the wider community. Having the opportunity to have an input to our school whānau’s future achievements academically and structurally is extremely valuable.