Who's who

The Churton School team include:

Andrew Spence

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Principal

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Personal Statement:
I have been working at Churton School for the last 14 years. I have the privledge to work with a dedicated team of teachers, supportive Board of Trustees, active PTA and wonderful students. This is a dynamic environment which is encouraging all citizens of the school to become Life Long Learners.

Gary Johnston

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Deputy Principal, Release Teacher
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Personal Satement:
Ko Gary Johnston toku ingoa. I am the Deputy Principal at Churton School. My role involves working in the management team and releasing classroom teachers.  I oversee the positive behaviour initiatives in the school, have a key role in te Ao Maori o Churton, and coordinate our sport and PE programmes.  I am passionate about literacy and numeracy, working with extension groups in these areas.  The school has developed a lot over the decade I have worked here; I feel lucky to work with a great team and community.

Jo Lewis

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Room 9 Teacher
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Personal Statement:                                                                                                                                                                                This is my second year at Churton School, and I love being part of such an enthusiastic, caring team.  I teach the senior students, and help them to develop their skills and motivations as self-directed learners.  I love to use technology as a tool for our learning, and believe that it helps me to personalise the education experience for each student so that their individual needs are met.

 


Cara Barron

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Room 2 Teacher
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Personal Statement:
I teach the new entrant to year one class. I'm passionate about education in the early years and transitioning children to school. My other roles include lead teacher of numeracy, special education officer and event coordinator of cross country.

Wendy Larsen

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Room 4 Teacher
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Personal Statement:
I have been teaching at Churton School for 7 years and love working here.  My role is teaching in Room 4 and leading Literacy at Churton. We have very collegial,  hard working staff and wonderful enthusiastic students.  I particularly love the family atmosphere we have.

Vanessa Gould

Vanessa Gould
Room 8 Teacher

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Personal Statement:
This is my 5th year of teaching and I am teaching year 4/5 in Room 8.  Both of my children attended Churton School and my wonderful experience as a parent encouraged me to apply for the position available in Room 8.

Georgia Flower

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Room 6 Teacher
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Personal Statement:
I have the pleasure of teaching the Year 3 and 4 students in Room 6.  I have recently graduated from the University of Waikato with a conjoint degree in Health and Physical Education.  I have a passion for helping children reach their potential and drive their own learning.

 


Gabrielle Hughes

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Specialist Teacher
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Hi. I'm Gabrielle Hughes. I am a specialist teacher at Churton School and take Reading Recovery. Also I release teachers from the classroom and have the privilege of working with many wonderful children, teachers and parents in our great, caring Churton community.

Christine Spooner

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Administration Officer
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Personal Statement:
As well as being the office administrator I look after the library along with Wendy Larsen and I am the designated first aider.  My days are always varied and that is why I enjoy working here so much.

Kevin Lane

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Teachers Aide

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Personal Statement:

I'm a Teacher Aide at school working mainly in the Junior Syndicate.  I also help with running sports programmes at lunchtime and help taking after school teams at various sports.


Tex von Kwiatkowski

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Pastoral Care

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Personal Statement:
I look after pastoral care at school but also help in the classrooms as a teacher aide when needed.  I help take lunchtime sport activities. 

Lisa Thrupp

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Classroom Release Teacher

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Personal Statement:
Hi, I have been teaching at Churton for the last four years this year releasing Georgia Flower in Room 6 every Friday.

Karliegh Bisset

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Teacher Aide

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Personal Statement:
I work as a Teacher Aide throughout the school helping in every classroom.  I also help the teachers by making resources and putting up classroom displays.

Norm Steele

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Caretaker

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Personal Statement:
I have been working as a caretaker at Churton School for a long time now and enjoy the work.  I also take a hockey team as hockey has been in my blood for many years.  

Donna Hiri

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Cleaner

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Personal Statement:
I'm the cleaner at school but also help whenever and wherever they need me.

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