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Meet our staff

At Whitney Street School, we are organised into three learning hubs. Each hub then has teams of two or three classes that work closely together. We are lucky enough to have an experienced and dedicated staff to help provide quality teaching and learning in a safe and supportive learning environment. 

   

Principal

Cheryl Wadworth

 

Ōpaoa Learning Hub (Juniors)

         
Tipu Tonu Room 5  Janet Hardley Year 1/2 Teacher, Acting Hub Leader)
Tipu Tonu Room 6 Josie Dickson Year 1/2 Teacher, CoL Within School Lead
Kākano Room 14 Mary-Anne Dikmans NE/Y1 Teacher
Tawa Room 15 Lisa Lissaman Year 1/2 Hub Leader & Deputy Principal
Tawa Room 16 Donna Stewart Year 1/2 Teacher                     
         
         

Taylor Learning Hub (Middles)

         
Weka Room 8 Jade Lee Year 3/4 Teacher, SENCO
Weka Room 9 Liz Wheeler & Simone Silcock Year 3/4 Teacher
Atawhai Room 10 Emma Bowe Year 3/4 Teacher
Awhi Room 11 Helen Neal Year 3/4 Teacher
Awhi Room 12 Sharee Williams Year 3/4 Teacher, Acting Hub Leader
         
         

Wairau Learning Hub (Seniors)

         
Tuākana Room 1 Christee Dalzell Year 5/6 Hub Leader & Deputy Principal
Tuākana Room 2 Adam Alexander Year 5/6 Teacher
Marohi Room 3 Maria Davis Year 5/6 Teacher
Marohi Room 4 Kellyann Thorstensen Year 5/6 Teacher, CoL Within School Lead
         
         

Part-Time and Support Teachers

Aoife O'Shaughnessy, Janna Pearce, Sue Biggs, Liz Ives, Kate Vavasour, Ingrid Hillgrove (Resource Teacher of Literacy), Sarah Henderson, Annabel Smail, Bec Ryan, Carla Taylor, Julie Adamson

 

Support Staff

Office Administrator Tanya Borck (8:15am-3:30pm)  and Michelle Phibbs (8;30am-9:30am)
Library Resource Manager / Teacher Aide Debbie Henson
Caretaker Clive Gapper
Teacher Aides & Support  Jules Mackenzie, Elaine McFarlane, Connie Pinker, Michelle Phibbs, Julie Gardiner, Rina Pinker, Kelly Hocquard, Tracy Noble, Carla Sinclair
Kid’s Edible Garden (KEGS)  Angela Wentworth
Community Support Readers &  Volunteers Bev Kingston
Kapahaka Specialist Teachers Whaea Connie and Kuia Merehira
  Current as at Term 1, 2020

Staff Photos

Liz Wheeler
Liz Wheeler
Emma Bowe
Emma Bowe
Christee Dalzell
Christee Dalzell
Maria Davis
Maria Davis
Janet Hardley
Janet Hardley
Lisa Lissaman
Lisa Lissaman
Simone Silcock
Simone Silcock
Josie Dickson
Josie Dickson
Kelly Thorstensen
Kelly Thorstensen
Cheryl Wadworth
Cheryl Wadworth
Rose Waters
Rose Waters
Sharee Williams
Sharee Williams
Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander
Mary-Anne Dikmans
Mary-Anne Dikmans
Jade Lee
Jade Lee
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Jan Tuffey