Diploma of Teaching, Trained Teachers Certificate, NZ Playcentre Federation Certificate, Bachelor of Education
I have been on the staff of Crawshaw School since 1996. Immediately prior to that my husband, Chris and I ran a motel in central Hamilton and I did some relief teaching at Hamilton Kindergartens.
I taught the new entrants class at Crawshaw until 2010 when I became Deputy Principal. In 2012 I became Principal.
Crawshaw is an extension of my family. The parents of a number of the students at Crawshaw were in my class when they started school and I have enjoyed watching them grow into independent, responsible adults. It is a pleasure and a great responsibility to work with the Crawshaw Board of Trustees and the school staff to serve the Crawshaw community to provide the best primary school education for the tamariki that we can. There is such potential here. The children are our future. I truly believe that together we can give them wings and they will fly.
Out of school I enjoy being with my children and 6 young grandchildren, walking my pug-cross dog 'Bob', Scottish country dancing, reading and gardening.
Masters of Education; Bachelor of Tchg (Hons); PGDipLitEd
E hara toku oa i te toa takitahi
Engari ko toku i te toa takitahi
My strength does not lie in working alone,
Rather my strength lies in working with others.
I am proud to be one of two Deputy Principal's at Crawshaw School. Leadership and Teaching is about teamwork and helping each other be the best we can be.
I enjoy working alongside the hardworking team of teachers and support staff at Crawshaw school. Our vision is "give them wings so they may fly" and this is especially true when it comes to providing a curriculum that will create future long life learners - yippee!
When I am not working, my other passions are my two talented grown up children and my 4 beautiful mokopuna.
Bed, Diploma of Teaching
Kia Ora Koutou.
I am proud to be one of two Deputy Principal's at Crawshaw School. This School is a wonderful place filled with children that have huge potential. My enjoyment comes from seeing children learn and grow and aim high. My role is to support students and teachers to achieve this and to support parents and the wider school community involved in the education of these children. My favourite quote is "it takes a village to raise a child". I am teaching in Room 2 with our delightful New Entrants. It is so enjoyable seeing them learn new things and share with others.
When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my animals (they are getting very old). We now only have 3 dogs (Rudi, Tallulah and Olive) a few cats Una, Grace, Hayden, February, Octavia, Gabriel, Clementine, Charlotte, William and Mr Darcy.
We have moved into town and it has taken a lot of adjusting (I would rather be in the country). We are still renovating another house and I hope it is finished soon.
This year I am studying for my Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Collaboration (this equals stress).
I enjoy going out for dinner and have planned a few trips for this year. 2 of our boys have now left home and the eldest is back (flatting is too dare) so the nest is still full.
This is my 7th year at Crawshaw School and enjoy meeting and teaching siblings of others I have taught or met.
Please feel free to come in and visit our room and I look forward to sharing our children's work. Lets have a brilliant year.
Senior Division Leader
Masters in Leadership; Bachelor of Arts; Graduate Diploma in Teaching
The individual needs of each child is important and we as teachers must adjust to those needs by being learners and reflective practitioners ourselves.
Middle Division Leader. Room 5 Classroom teacher
Bachelor of Teaching
Mōkau ki runga
Tāmaki ki raro
Pare Waikato, Pare Hauraki
Te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere
Mangatoatoa ki waenganui
Mōkau to the top
Tāmaki to the bottom
Pare Waikato, Pare Hauraki
Along the Kaimai Ranges
Mangatoatoa in between
Ko Maniapoto toku Iwi
Ko Pukeroa toku Maunga
Ko Ngati Huiao toku Hapu
Ko Mangapu toku Awa
Ko Niu Tireni toku Whare Tupuna
Ko Te Kauae toku Marae
Ko Edward raua ko Erana ooku maatua
Ko Vicki Toku ingoa
Senior Division Teacher Room 13 Te Reo Maori
Ko Kahuwera te maunga
Ko Waipa te awa
Ko Ngaati Maniapoto te iwi
Ko Maniapoto te rangatira
Ko Ngaati Waiora te hapuu
Ko Mokau Kohunui te marae
Ko Tim raua ko Kore ooku maatua
Ko Danielle toku ingoa
I am the Te Reo Maori classroom teacher for Room 13 with Year 7 and 8.
Junior Division Leader