Crawshaw Drive, Nawton
Hamilton 3200

Our People


Tania Riley

Room 7 Teacher, Year 1 & 2


Sian Wells

Room 8 Teacher, Yr 1&2



B Ed, Dip Tchg

General Information

Sian trained for primary teaching at Palmerston North College of Education/ Massey University from 1990 - 1996 and spent her first 5 years teaching Intermediate students. She loved this and really believed she was lucky to enter such a rewarding profession.

In 2000, Sian lived and taught in Australia for a year then onto the UK for 2 years. She returned home to have her 2 children, Ayla and Harrison. Sian was an at home Mum for 7 years and during this time she joined Playcentre as a parent, then Educator and her love for working with younger children began.

Sian has been at Crawshaw School for 12 years and enjoys the warmth and excitement that Crawshaw children bring to the classroom.

Her life is pretty busy juggling work and her children but when time allows she enjoys socialising with friends and family, supporting the Chiefs games, reading, gardening, biking, camping and exploring nature.

Michelle Matthews

Room 9 Teacher, Year 2

Rachel Watts

Room 10 Teacher, Yr 5&6


Anita Krishna

Room 11 Teacher, Year 4



BEd(education & maths) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education

General Information

Anita teaches our Year 4 and 5 students in Room 11.

My Mihi/Pepeha
Ko Taupiri Te Maunga
Ko Waikato Te Awa
Ko Krishna Temple Te Marae
Ko Apanna Toku Papa
Ko Meena Toku Mama
Ko Anita Taku Ingoa
Ko Ronald Toku Tane
Ko Nikhil Toku Tama
Ko Neha Toku Tamahine

Jojo Brown

Room 13 Teacher, Year 7 & 8

Renee Samuel

Room 16 Teacher, Year 7 & 8



BSR-A.U.T, GradDip Teach (Primary)-UofW

General Information

He uri au no Tainui me Mataatua

Mootakotako me, Te Tihi o Moerangi ngaa marae
Ngaati Te Wehi te hapuu
Karioi te maunga
Aotea te moana
Waikato Tainui te iwi

Opureora te marae
Ngai Tuwhiwhia te hapuu
Matakana te moutere
Mauao te maunga
Tauranga te moana
Ngai Te Rangi te iwi
Mataatua te waka

Ko Renee Samuel ahau.

Hiria Ngatai

Room 17 Teacher, Year 5 & 6



BTchg Primary

General Information

Ko Whakapoungakau nga pae maunga
Ko Waingaehe te awa
Ko Te Rotorua nui a Kahumatamomoe te roto
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Whakaauekaipapa te iwi
Ko Ngati Te Roro o Te Rangi te hapu
Ko Owhata te Marae
Ko Tutanekai te Whare tipuna
Ko Hinemoa te Whare kuia
Ko Hiria toku ingoa

Ruia taitea, Ruia Taitea. Ka tu ko taikaka, ko ahau anake.

Kelly Baird

Hall 2 Teacher, Year 3 & 4

Margaret Makiha

MP Room Teacher, Year 3 & 4

Elizabeth Hassan

Room 6 Teacher, Hamilton North


BED, Dip Tching

General Information

Elizabeth trained at Waikato University and has spent many years teaching students with special needs.

She has lived and worked overseas for ten years and now lives in Raglan.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys running, rowing and gardening.