Te Kauwhata Primary School - We C.A.R.E. ~ Communicate Aspire Respect Engage

Senior Team

Year 4/5/6

Whitney Williams-Totorewa
Role

Room 8

General Information

Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Hikurangi me O-manu-huruhuru ngā maunga
Ko Waiapu, Waikirikiri me Ūawa ngā awa
Ko Te Aowera me Te Whanau-a-Te-Rangi-pure-ora ngā hapū
Ko Te Aowera, Hiruharama me Puketawai ngā marae
Ko Porourangi te tangata
Ko Māui te tipua
Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi
Ko Darren Totorewa tōku hoa tāne
Ko Ārana-John taku tama
Ko Āniwaniwa taku kōtiro
Ko Whitney Williams-Totorewa tōku ingoa

Kia ora my name is Whitney Williams-Totorewa. My family comes from the East Coast of the North Island (Te Araroa, Ruatorea, Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay). I have been teaching for 10 years in New Zealand and also in Australia. The majority of my teaching has been in a Māori Immersion setting in the Waikato. I have a passion for teaching and love going to mahi everyday to teach our tamariki, our future leaders. If I am not at school I enjoy sports, dance, attending te reo Māori wananga, kapa haka and spending time with my whānau and friends.

Dylan Maloney
Role

Room 15

Email

dylan@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Kia ora tatau
Ko Dylan tōku ingoa
Ko Maloney tōku whanau
Nō Tamaki ahau

Ko Te Kauwhata tōku kura
Ko Te Toiokauwharu tōku maunga
Ko te tai-o-rehua tōku moana

Tena koutou
Tena koutou

Kaore he mutunga o te huarahi o te ako

Kia Ora! My name is Dylan Maloney and this is my third year at Te Kauwhata primary. I have a degree in Education, Minoring in Psychology which I completed at the University of Auckland. I earned my Graduate Diploma in Primary school teaching at the University of Waikato. Teaching is my passion and I am looking forward to educating these amazing tamariki in 2021. I love the outdoors so when I’m not in the classroom I’m usually out tramping or at the beach.

Stephanie Wolfe
Role

Room 16

Email

stephanie@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Ko Te Aroha me Taupiri ooku maunga
Ko Piako me Waikato ooku awa
Ko Naike taku kaainga noho
Ko Marilyn tooku maamaa
Ko Steve tooku paapaa
Ko Gavin tooku hoa taane
Ko Hayley taaku tamaahine
Ko Stephanie tooku ingoa

Kia Ora,
my name is Stephanie Wolfe and I have been living in Naike with my husband Gavin for nearly 9 years now. We are looking forward to moving into our new house in Te Kauwhata very soon with our beautiful baby girl, Hayley, who will be turning 1 in April. I am looking forward to teaching in the senior school this year and working as sports coordinator again.

Matthew Jackson
Role

Team Leader/Room 17

Email

matthew@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Kia Ora

Ko Ōhuiarangi tōku Maunga
Ko Tamaki tōku Awa
Nō Owairoa, ki Tāmaki Mākaurau Ahau
Ko Ngāti Pākehā tōku Iwi
Ko Jackson tōku Whānau
Ko John tōku Pāpā
Ko Sandy tōku Māmā
Ko Luanna tāku Wahine
Ko Matthew tōku Ingoa
Kei Kirikiriroa taku Kāinga
He Kaiako Ahau ki te Kura Tuatahi o Te Kauwhata

Hi I’m Matthew Jackson and this is my fourth year teaching at Te Kauwhata Primary. I'm from Auckland, but have made the move to the Waikato and am currently living in Hamilton with my wife, Luanna.

My background is in Political Marketing and in 2014 I completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and followed this with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning). I’m also a Commissioned Officer in the New Zealand Cadet Forces, currently serving with No 7 (City of Hamilton) Squadron.

In 2021 I’m teaching in Room 17, a Year 5/6 Class, and am the Senior School Team Leader as well as the STEAM Leader and Digital Technologies Teacher.

I enjoy making connections with students and their whānau and strive every day to help them achieve success.