Our staff is well balanced with a mix of backgrounds and experience in teaching.
We have 8 full time classroom teachers, a part time classroom release teacher, and 6 supporting teacher aides. In 2010 we welcomed the addition of a reading recovery teacher.
The staff are enthusiastic educators who have all been teaching in the New Zealand school system. We support new teachers by having mentor teachers work alongside them with weekly meetings. We regularly attend professional development workshops, and also run our own professional development using a ‘coaching’ model. This encourages teachers to inquire into their own teaching practice and provides them with next steps and strategies to try in their classroom to improve the learning of their students.
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the over-sight and governance of the school. They are representatives of the government elected by the local community of the school. They are responsible for seeing that the National Administration Guidelines are followed, as well as aspects such as Finance, Property, and Policies of the school.
Recently we have introduced a Student Council into our school. They have been beginning to look into issues facing our school, and providing a student voice to some of the decisions and ideas that can improve the school in different ways. Student Council members are students that have shown responsibility, integrity, and maturity beyond their years at school.
NZSTA is the New Zealand School Trustees Association. It is the organization that provides support for all Boards of Trustees.
NZEI is the New Zealand Educational Institute. It is the union for all Primary Teachers.