Our Teachers

1

JUNIOR SYNDICATE

Catering for the years 0 - 2
Age - 5 - 6

2

MIDDLE SYNDICATE

Catering for years 3-4
Age - 6-8

3

SENIOR SYNDICATE

Catering for years - 5-6
Age - 9-10

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

DON MCLEAN

PRINCIPAL

Areas of Responsibility:
Leadership and management throughout the school
Rugby
Profile: Tena Koutou. I love being Principal at Hampden Street School. We have wonderful students and a fantastic team of dedicated teachers. I have worked in education for nearly 25 years and I find working with children is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do.

I live in Wakefield and am married to Katrina (a Nelson girl) and have four beautiful children – Maggie, Lily, Cameron and Tommy. We live on a small lifestyle block and enjoy our country living, with our 5 cows, 5 chooks and a very spoilt cat. In my free time when I’m not with the family I coach rugby, ski, and enjoy the outdoors.

DIANE WEBB

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

Areas of Responsibility:
Leadership throughout the school
Profile: I aspire to be an educator who instills a love of learning. I am passionate about education and believe in giving students opportunities to take risks in their learning in a creative environment.

I am a keen sportswoman who relishes in the opportunity to represent the region and New Zealand in hockey. I also have a teenage daughter who too represents the region in netball and touch rugby. Our family enjoys all sporting activities but especially watching the All Blacks.

DEAN FRANCOIS

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Areas of Responsibility:
Assessment and Data and Room 18 Teacher
Profile: I have taught at Hampden Street for over a decade now – just less than Mrs Barris but longer than Mr McLean! My two children Harry and Maisie are now keen students of Wakefield School and keep us busy with their various extra curricula activities.

I love to spend any spare time I have following my favourite sporting teams – Wanderers, the Highlanders, the Makos, Black Caps and of course the All Blacks.

LORA BAILEY

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Areas of Responsibility:
Pedagogy and Room 5 Teacher
Profile: I’m from Oregon, USA originally but have been living in New Zealand for nine years.

My hobbies include reading, gardening, crochet, playing cards and going on the occasional tramp. I love spending time on the beach or in the bush with my dog Sid.

SUPPORT STAFF

MICHELLE NICHOLSON

OFFICE MANAGER

SALI MATTHEWS

OFFICE ASSISTANT

2018 TEACHING STAFF

Georgia Wright

ROOM 2

TOM MARSTON

ROOM 6

DENISE WHITE

ROOM 11

SIMON ASHBY

ROOM 14

MANDY CAIN-TOWNLEY

ROOM 18 Teacher and Middle Syndicate Leader

TARNIA PILCHER

ROOM 3 Teacher and Senior Syndicate Leader

DREW MATHESON

ROOM 7

KIM ANDERSON

ROOM 12 Teacher and Junior Syndicate Leader

JOSH SHELLEY

ROOM 15

GARETH BRETON

ROOM 19

NOEL MCCLEMENTS

ROOM 4

MICHELLE RICHARDSON

ROOM 9

HEATHER DAVIDSON

Room 13

SARAH DROZDOWSKI-MANT

ROOM 16

JUSTINE BLANKENSTEIN

READING RECOVERY AND ORRS TEACHER

CHRIS PHILLIPS

ROOM 5

SARAH BATES

ROOM 10 Teacher and SENCO

BELINDA PETERSON

Release Teacher

SAVANNA ADAMS

ROOM 17

Jade Royds

Community Co-ordinator and Release Teacher