Kura Tuakana

Year 4-6

Renee Anderson - Co Team Leader

I love to use Digital technology in class and love learning new skills with the children. I am looking forward to what 2023 has installed for me as a teacher here at Kawerau South School and look forward to building positive relationships with your children. 

Sue Walker - Co Team Leader

My passion is the outdoors. I feel privileged to be able to share this love of the outdoors with all our students, building skills and knowledge of what Te Taiao can offer our tamariki. 

I love seeing the growth and development that occurs both socially and academically in our tamariki. 

“Whakamahia nga whai waahi pai ina tukuna ana". Take positive opportunities when they are offered.

Lee Tawhara - Kaiako

I am fortunate to work in a profession that I love!  A profession that has its challenges but is satisfying and rewarding at the same time. Working with your tamariki has been, and is a privilege. I want the best for every student I work with. 

Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou ka ora ai te iwi - With your basket and my basket, we will sustain everyone

Joce Wood - Kaiako

I believe in having a creative, individual and authentic learning environment, whereby I learn about the children and foster and cater for their interests and individual needs. I thoroughly enjoy creating a learning environment based around the curriculum, new incentives, programmes, our localised curriculum and focusing on the needs and requirements of our school philosophy; of teaching and learning our core WAIU values.

Mahia i runga i te rangimārie, me te ngākau māhaki - With a peaceful mind and respectful heart, we will always get the best results

Tu Nikora - Kaiako

Good relationships is the key to achieving successful teaching and learning. I am glad to be back where I want to be...in the classroom.

"Mō te āpōpō te take"  Raising tomorrow's leaders 

Kura Tuakana Kaiāwhina - Teacher Aides

Whaea Larny

Whaea Karen

Whaea Gaylene