WAIMEA KĀHUI AKO TEAM

 

Principal Group

Lead Principal

Justine McDonald

principal@waimeaint.school.nz

Support Principals

Maureen Phillips 

maureen.phillips@stpauls-richmond.school.nz

Justin Neal

justin@appleby.school.nz

Our principals meet regularly, to discuss and make decisions around the work of our kāhui ako.

Justin Neal (Appleby School),

Glenda Earle (Brightwater School),

John Maguire (Garin College), 

Natalie Doty (Acting Principal Henley School),

Freya Hogarth (Hope School),

Dave Sampson (Ranzau School),

Tim Brenton (Richmond Primary School),

Maureen Phillips (Saint Pauls Catholic School),

Ellie Salcin-Watts (Salisbury School),

Scott Haines (Waimea College),

Justine McDonald (Waimea Intermediate School),

Peter Verstappen (Wakefield School)

 

Across School Teacher Team

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Ryan Higgins

rhiggins@staff.richmondprimary.school.nz

Tēnā koutou katoa

Ko Rintoul tōku maunga.

Ko Wairoa tōku awa.

Ko Brightwater tōku kainga tuturu.

Ko Whakatu tōku kainga inaianei.

Ko Richmond tōku kura.

Ko Ryan tōku ingoa.

No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Kia Ora. 

I am Ryan Higgins and I am the Deputy Principal at Richmond Primary School. Up until 2020, I had been a full time teacher and have taught across all primary school year levels, most of the time with Year 5&6 students. Now I am in a full time management role at school.

My expertise would be looking at ways of enhancing effective pedagogy using technology, specifically taking on the challenge of improving engagement and achievement with boys writing.

I look forward to being part of the Waimea Kahui Ako and helping to build on the success that the previous AST’s have achieved.

Nga mihi nui.

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Paula Campbell

paula.campbell@waimea.school.nz

Ko Paula Campbell taku ingua

Ko Ngati Pakeha te iwi​

Ko Richmond Hills te maunga​

Ko Tasman te moana​

Ko McIntyre toku whanau​

No Mawhera ahau​

Ko Mac tamatane, Ko Anna tamahine​

Ko Ray makau​

Ko Paula Campbell taku ingua

Kia Ora Koutou. 

My name is Paula Campbell and I teach social sciences at Waimea College. I have two children thriving in our Kahui Ako and my husband is a tutor at NMIT. We love living in this region and making the most of every sunny weekend. My career in secondary schools spans 16 years and I have become increasingly interested in how we holistically prepare our young people for life beyond school. Since the CoL started, I have held a Within School Teacher role, developing Positive Education practices at Waimea College. The importance of a wellbeing approach to schooling is becoming increasingly valued by society and I look forward to bringing my passion and knowledge in this area to the Across School Teacher role. Nga Mihi Nui.

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Scott Mackenzie

Tēnā koutou katoa

Ko Takitimu tōku maunga.

Ko Waihopai tōku awa.

Nō Ōtepoti ahau.

Ko Whakatu toku kainga.

Ko Wakefield tōku kura.

Ko Scott tōku ingoa.

No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Kia Ora Koutou

My name is Scott Mackenzie and I am a Deputy Principal at Wakefield School. Throughout my career, I have taught across most year levels including the last 10 years with Year 5 & 6 students. This is my first year out of the classroom and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. I have a background in helping support teams develop a strong pedagogy to support the transition and implementation of MLEs. Recently I have been involved in reviewing our own school's local curriculum and redrafting it through a well-being lens. One of my aspirational goals is for genuine equity within our education system.

Prior to my teaching career, I was the Chief Steward (chef) on a deep-sea fishing trawler spending seven weeks at sea at a time.

I am now looking forward to working with the AST team on our Kāhui Ako strategic goals.

Nga mihi nui.

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Dianne Giraud

Tēnā koutou katoa

Ko Maungawhau tōku

maunga.

Ko Te Wai o Taiki tōku awa.

Nō Tāmaki Makaurau ahau.

Ko Whakatu toku kainga.

Ko Waimea Intermediate tōku kura.

Ko Giraud tōku whanau

Ko Di tōku ingoa.

No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Kia Ora Koutou

My name is Dianne Giraud and I currently teach STEAM with the aim to inspire inquiry and curiosity. I love to empower students to ask thought-provoking questions that promote creativity, exploration, and to connect their problem-solving to real-world solutions.

I have an awareness of how wellbeing impacts on families. I am compassionate and excited to be part of this mahi to deliver, programmes and services focused on building hauora and positive relationship across our community.

I am looking forward working and learning alongside colleagues, parents, iwi, and Pasifika advisors and community groups to provide education programmes to deliver equitable and excellent outcomes.

Nga mihi nui.

 

WITHIN  SCHOOL  TEACHERS

We have at least one within school teacher position allocated to each school.  In some cases the role is being shared between two people.

STEWARDSHIP  GROUP

Justine McDonald (Principal Waimea Intermediate)

Justin Neal (Principal Appleby School)

Maureen Phillips (Principal St Pauls School)

Sarah Hewison (Nelson Tasman Kindergarten)

Melanie Welch (Waimea College Board of Trustees)

Joanne Kininmonth (Waimea College Board of Trustees)