Our Staff

Mrs Ruth Woolhouse

Name: Ruth Woolhouse

Responsibilities: Principal

What you love about TPS: 

Mrs Jo Aplin

Name: Jo Aplin

Year Level: Yr 5 and 6 

Responsibilities: Assistant Principal, Kahui Senior POD Leader, Sports Coordinator, PB4L Coach, Lead Maths Teacher, Teacher of Yr 5 & 6 class.  

What you love about TPS: Our friendly community and whanau who want the best for their tamariki, loyal staff who support each other when times are tough, and work so hard to help every child in our school achieve success. 

Miss Kerry Ebbett

 

Name:  Kerry Ebbett

Year Level:  1&2

Responsibilities:  Classroom teacher, Deputy Principal,  SENCO

What you love about TPS:  

Mr Colin Hague

Name: Mr Colin Hague

Reponsibilities: Caretaker

What you love about TPS: I enjoy looking after our school and keeping it beautiful. I enjoy the culture of the school. 

Mrs Irmie Johansen

Name: Irmie Johansen

 

Year Level: New Entrant/year 1

Responsibilities: Classroom teacher, mentor teacher, Website, Facebook, Discovery Learning,  part of the management team. 

What you love about TPS: The wonderful school culture and that children are all very eager to participate in everything TPS has to offer. The staff are all part of a great team who work really hard. 

 

 

Mrs Carolyn Roff

Name: Carolyn Roff

Reponsibilities: Secretary 

What you love about TPS: 

Mrs Katrina Adams

Name: Katrina Adams

 

Year Level: Year 1

Responsibilities: Classroom teacher

What you love about TPS: 

 

 

Name: Maryanne

Reponsibilities: Secretary, Teacher Aide

What you love about TPS: 

Mrs Maryanne 

Miss Laura Major

Name: Laura Jardine

Year Level: Year 2

Responsibilities: Part of the Literacy team, Classroom teacher

What you love about TPS: This is my third year at Tamatea Primary and I am really enjoying getting to know my new class. I love how friendly and enthusiastic the kids can be and the support provided to staff by the leadership team.

Ms Denise Angove

Name: Denise Angove

Year Level: across the school 

Responsibilities: Teacher Aide, Librarian

What you love about TPS: it is like a family. All my five children came to Tamatea Primary at some point. 

Mrs Kylie Moody


 

 

Name: Kylie Moody

Year Level: 3

Responsibilities: Classroom teacher, Music - singing and ukulele group

What you love about TPS: I love that our children are excited about coming to school.  They show great enthusiasm to learn and have a keen eye for what’s next.  Tamatea Primary School is working hard to deliver a curriculum that is engaging, exciting and values-based, giving our children the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in our world.  It is exciting for me to be here and be part of our schools’ growth and development.

Mrs Keryn Stok

Name: Keryn Stok

Year Level: across the school 

Responsibilities: Teacher Aide in Room 7, Afcare. 

What you love about TPS: it has a very welcoming and family feeling to it. 

Mrs Alison Lindstrom

Name: Alison Lindstrom

Year Level:   Year  3 and 4

Responsibilities: Classroom Teacher

What you love about TPS: I enjoy the smallness of the school. Staff and children know everyones name.  It is a community based school with some amazing kids attending the school.

Ms Kelly Elliot

Name: Kelly Elliott

Year Level: 3/4

Responsibilities: Teacher Aide working with a variety of children, Chair Person for the Home and School Association, Basketball Coach.

What you love about TPS: I have been involved with Tamatea Primary School for close to 10 years with my own children also attending the school. I have been a Teacher Aide for 4 years and thoroughly enjoy our community based school. I have worked with all year levels over the years. I love watching our children excel and grow in their journey through primary. An added bonus is the staff are amazing too.

Ms Taryn Smith

Name: Ms Taryn Smith.

 

Year Level: Year 4/5

Reponsibilities: Classroom teacher, Leading the Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (PB4L)  classroom management strategies and launching MANA at our school, along with senior management and staff. 

What you love about TPS: l Iove how small Tamatea Primary school is and how each and everyone of us, whether a student, teacher, senior leader or whanau, is friendly and kind and supportive.  We are a neat MANA school

Ms Viki Jane Rarere

Name: Ms Viki Jane Rarere

Year Level: across the school 

Reponsibilities: Teacher Aide, Kapa Haka leader

What you love about TPS: 

Mrs Lana Purcell

 

 

Name: Mrs Lana Purcell

 

Year Level: Year 5&6

Reponsibilities: Classroom teacher, Literacy Leader, CoL leader. 

What you love about TPS: 

Mrs Lynda Brown 

Name: Lynda Brown 

Year Level: across the school 

Reponsibilities: Teacher Aide

What you love about TPS: 

Mrs Kellie Harkness

Name: Kellie Harkness

Year Level: Year 1&2

Reponsibilities: Permanent Reliever

What you love about TPS: 

Mrs Becs Symes

Name: Becs Symes

Year Level: across the school

Reponsibilities: Permanent Reliever

What you love about TPS: 

Ms Lauren Pitts

Name: Lauren Pitts

Year Level: Year 5/6

Responsibilities: Permanent Reliever, Art Club

What you love about TPS: I love how friendly and open TPS is.  Everyone is valued for the different things they bring to the school, Teachers, students, whanau... This year, I am really enjoy working in Room 7 alongside Jo Aplin. I teach at Tamatea Intermediate as well so I am very fortunate to see some of the students beyond Tamatea Primary.  I feel the friendship, respect and camaraderie of all at the school as soon as I walk through the gates. A very special learning environment.

 

© 2013 Tamatea Primary School

10 Durham Avenue

Tamatea

Napier 4112

 

Contact Us!

E-mail: office@tamateaprimary.school.nz

 

Phone: 06-8432147

Fax: 06-8432152

Office Hours 8am - 3pm Monday to Friday

 

Principal: Ruth Woolhouse (Acting Principal) 

E-mail: principal@tamateaprimary.school.nz

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