Staff

Enrolments - Office

The Wairakei Primary School enrolment process is all about finding the right fit.

Paula Farquhar - Principal

A journey does remind me time has advanced. Yet, more, it is also a great reminder of what I've done. What we've achieved.

Jenna Foley - Deputy Principal

My journey in education has taken me down many different paths including teaching in an Area school, urban English and Welsh schools, small semi-rural schools...

Gwen Bowler - Assistant Principal and SENCO

Education has no beginning and no end. It ebbs and flows and is ever-changing.

Olivia Graham - Team Leader

I am a teacher and team leader in Te Mihi team, teaching Year 6 students.

Melissa Isaacson - Teacher

I have been teaching at Wairakei Primary School since 2018. I started teaching in 2001 and I have taught from New Entrants to Year 7’s.

Angel Chauval - Team Leader

I am a teacher and team leader in the Aratiatia team, teaching year 5’s. I encourage the students to achieve in all areas of their learning.

Teagan Hill - Teacher

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Ben Kidd - Teacher

Kia ora koutou,

Sara Sprague - Team Leader

I have been teaching since 2004. I started teaching at Wairakei Primary School in 2011.

Paul Morehu - Teacher

I am from Christchurch but moved to Taupo at the end of 2018. I am passionate about travelling with my most memorable trip being to Egypt.

Carla Ross - Teacher

I have been teaching at Wairakei Primary School in many different roles since 2013.

Tracey O'Sullivan - Team Leader

I am the Team Leader of the Ohaaki/Poihipi team teaching Y1 and Y2 students.

Leanne Jackson - Teacher

I have a long history of being part of the education world. My experiences include being a parent, grandparent, and teacher.

Fiona Griffin - Team Leader

I believe Wairakei Primary School is a special place. It provides a safe environment for our children to discover, create and develop their love of learning.

Sue Green - Teacher

I began to teach in Taupo in 2004 after completing my degree.

Kylie Parkes - Teacher

Apart from it being in such a beautiful area, this school is focussed on providing the children with a safe learning environment where they can...

Tayla Nicholson - Teacher

My mission here at Wairakei Primary School is to assist children in developing their passion and skills to become lifelong learners.

Val Mansfield - Office manager

I am the Office Manager at Wairakei School. I have been in this position since July 1994.

Cindy Clunie - Teacher Aide

I am a teacher aide at Wairakei Primary School and am involved with supporting a huge range of children from our band new 5 year...

Diana Fitzsimmons - Teacher Aide, Enviro Group Coordinator

I have been associated with Wairakei Primary School since 1990 (with my daughter, Shalee and son, Robbie attending) and have been a member of staff...

Penny Fischbach - Teacher Aide, Librarian

I have had many varied jobs over the years but I have now found my niche.

Rhonda Ellington - Office Assistant

I have been associated with Wairakei Primary School since 2003 with all three of our children Daniel, April-Rose and Ashlee attending.

Marie Ardern - Voluntary Teacher Aide