Senior Leadership team
I love it here at Pātea Area School and strive to create a kura that our students will love too. We have an amazing team of teachers and support staff who all embody the values Rangatiratanga, Manaakitanga and Rangatiratanga.
We strongly invite anyone interested in learning more about our fantastic school, get in touch with the office and arrange a hui and a tour of the kura.
I have been teaching at Pātea Area School since 2008 in the Mathematics Department and later as the Deputy Principal in 2019. My background is in Maths and Physics and I want to shape young minds and help them navigate a world run by numbers.
As a Deputy Principal, I am committed to make constructive contributions to work of the school team in a manner which supports effective school organisation and improved learning goals for students. I want to act as a role model and take a lead role in the development of curriculum programmes for students which reflect the New Zealand Curriculum, Treaty of Waitangi and the schools strategic vision.
Bruce Johnson – Assistant Principal, HOD technology, Senior Leadership Team
Raveena Joytishna Lal – Deputy Principal, Senior Leadership Team
Roshni Ben – Head of Science Department
Mrs Anil K. Singh – IIC Food and Fabric Technology
Jeanenne Milne – Reading Recovery and Early Support Literacy Teacher
Gerardine Wood – Teacher of Geography and Horticulture
Kelly Bleackley – HOD English, TIC History
Whaea Kaela Janiten – Head of Department – Arts
Jamie Henare – Across school teacher of Music
Whaea Naiomi – Across school teacher of PE and Te Reo
Richard Baylis – Year 8 Teacher, Senior Leadership Team
Whaea Kendyl – Year 7 Teacher
Nazli Jeftha – Room 3 Teacher
Anna Thomson – Room 4 Teacher
Hirangi Dobson – Room 5 Teacher
Kaaterama Raimona – AE Tutor
Nicola Quarrie – Teacher Aide
Tuhikore Hori – Learning Support Staff
David Hessell – Learning Support Staff, Sports Coordinator
Nicky Bougen-Rose – Learning Support Staff
Toya Beth Spearman – Finance Officer
Jodi Edgecombe – Office Administrator, Sports Coordinator
Michealene Condon – Gateway Coordinator