"Be the best you can be ..."

OUR STAFF

Leadership Team

Principal: Craig McDonald

principal@awakeri.school.nz

Deputy Principal: Louise Howard

lhoward@awakeri.school.nz

Teaching Staff

Team Leader

Jaimee McCracken

Piwakawaka is home to our youngest learners. Piwakawaka starts the year, with three classrooms, but usually expands to 4 by the end of the year. Piwakawaka have a wonderful team of teachers who make the start to school a positive and successful one.

Room 1 Teacher: Jaimee Maunder

jaimee@awakeri.school.nz

Room 1 Teacher: Jaimee Magee

jaimeem@awakeri.school.nz

Room 4 Teacher: Natasha Grindrod

natashagrindrod@awakeri.school.nz

Room 4 Teacher: Kelly Turner

kellyturner@awakeri.school.nz

Room 5 Teacher: Emma Munn

emmamunn@awakeri.school.nz

Room 7 Teacher: Carrie Anne Dennis

carrie-annedennis@awakeri.school.nz

Team Leader

Naomi Christie

The Tui team is a large and vibrant team of Year 3 to 6 students this year. We have a wonderful team of teachers covering 5 classrooms in the school. We are very lucky to have 8 different teachers in our team this year!! We know that our students will have access to a multitude of fun and engaging learning and team-building opportunities throughout the year. Camp will be a highlight for many of our students, with two of our classrooms attending an Ohiwa camp, and the other three classrooms heading into the bush and staying at Lion’s Hut!

Room 8 Teacher (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday): Helen Harvey

helenharvey@awakeri.school.nz

Room 8 Teacher (Thursday, Friday): Sam Morris

sammorris@awakeri.school.nz

Room 9 Teacher: Martie Andrew

martieandrew@awakeri.school.nz

Room 10 Teacher (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday): Kate Dowzall

katedowzall@awakeri.school.nz


Room 10 Teacher (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday): Laura Edgecombe

lauraedgecombe@awakeri.school.nz


Room 11 Teacher: Joanne Elliot

joanneelliot@awakeri.school.nz

Team Leader

Brigette Davidson

Karearea Syndicate

Karearea is our senior syndicate made up of Year Six, Seven and Eight students. We have a fantastic team of teachers full of enthusiasm and passion for teaching at Awakeri School. Some of the exciting things happening throughout the year include; Top School, Science Fair, Math Swap, Technology at Edgecumbe College for Year 7 & 8’s and many leadership opportunities. Our students will also be attending individual class camps throughout Term 1 and 2 with great activities and experiences planned.



Room 15 Teacher: Brigette Davidson

brigettedavidson@awakeri.school.nz

Room 14 Teacher: Eilidh Fretwell

eilidhf@awakeri.school.nz

Room 13 Teacher: Kylie Rauputu

kylier@awakeri.school.nz

Support Teachers

SENCO: Sara Elliot

saraelliot@awakeri.school.nz

Part Time Teacher: Peter Sheather

petersheather@awakeri.school.nz


Part Time Teacher: Viv Barr

vivbarr@awakeri.school.nz


Support Staff

Office Manager: Jo Wanoa

jowanoa@awakeri.school.nz

Office Assistant: Sandra James

sandrajames@awakeri.school.nz

Caretaker: Gary Huitema

caretaker@awakeri.school.nz

Librarian: Margo White

margowhite@awakeri.school.nz


Teacher Aide: Amy James

amyj@awakeri.school.nz

Teacher Aide: Brenda Looney

brendalooney@awakeri.school.nz

Teacher Aide: Paula Mayne

paulamayne@awakeri.school.nz

Teacher Aide: Rebecca Smith

rebeccasmith@awakeri.school.nz

Ariel Maunder - ICT Support

Sharon Glossop

Cleaner

On Leave

Emma Cleveland

Rosie Mexted

Naomi Christie

"Kia Toa, Kia Manawanui"