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

Junior Team

Year 1/2

Anne Mitchell
Role

Room 2/Junior Team Leader

Email

anne@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Ko Pukekohe toku maunga
Ko Waikato te awa
No Pukekohe ahau
Ko Te Kauwhata Primary toku kura
Ko Mitchell toku whanau
Ko Anne toku ingoa

Hello, my name is Anne and I am from Pukekohe. My husband and our two sons Xavier and Leo are looking forward to building our home here in Te Kauwhata. I really enjoy gardening and having little adventures with my boys. Professionally I have added to my teaching repertoire being involved in the ALL Programme (Accelerating Learning in Literacy). This taught me that students can achieve more when they are taught explicitly over several parts of the day and have targets to reach. I am excited to apply my new knowledge to the students in Room 2.

Anna Lindsay
Role

Room 3

General Information

Kia Ora Te Kauwhata whanau.
My name is Anna Lindsay and I have just moved up to this beautiful part of the world from the mighty Manawatu. My partner and I are living on a bull farm in Rangiriri West and in our spare time we love to explore the outdoors on our bikes, tramping, skiing or running.
I have been teaching for 5 years, with experience in ECE and I am really looking forward to meeting everyone! Please come to room 3 and say hi, I'd love to meet you.

Ko Anna toku Ingoa
Ko Dean toku Papa
Ko Jill toku Mama
Ko Margot toku tuakana
Ko Ruapehu te Maunga
Ko Manawatu te Awa.

Keri Kittsen
Role

Room 4

General Information

Ko Keri Taku ingoa.
Ko Richard taku Matua.
Ko Niki taku Mama.
Ko Whakatane te Awa.
Ko Pūtauaki te Maunga.

Kia ora, my name is Keri. This is my second year at Te Kauwhata Primary school, and I feel very lucky to be teaching in this lovely community. I currently live in Hamilton with my wonderful husband Lewis, and our two gorgeous dogs, Kylo and Bailey. I've lived in South Africa, New Zealand, Asia, Australia, and Europe, and have recently come back home to New Zealand. I have previously taught in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and worked for an online school for children based in the UAE. I enjoy the outdoors, going camping, scuba diving, reading and travelling. I am looking forward to meeting you all this year.

Shalome Bell
Role

Room 6

Email

shalome@tkp.school.nz

General Information

My name is Shalome Bell. I have recently moved into the Pokeno area from the Hibiscus Coast with my husband and our two children. We love exploring, going on trips and having family picnics at the beach. I am an experienced teacher and have mainly taught within the Auckland area, so I am excited to be stepping out and teaching in the Waikato. I look forward to getting to know the families of Te Kauwhata Primary School and making connections with the wider community of Te Kauwhata.

Candice Bateup
Role

Room 1

Email

candice@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Kia ora tatou
Ko Taupiri te Maunga
Ko Waikato te Awa
No Ohinewai ahau
Ko Bateup toku whanau
Ko Candice toku ingoa.

Hello, I'm Candice Bateup. Originally from Australia, I have been living in New Zealand for around 10 years, and working at Te Kauwhata Primary School for around 8 years. I currently release some of our school's team leaders and beginning teachers and work in Room 1 on Fridays. I am lucky to work with so many of our tamariki and look forward to meeting many more of you in future.

Vanessa Hickey
Role

Room 9

Email

vanessa@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Ko tenei toku Pepeha
No Scotland me Ireland oku Tupuna
Ko Waikato te Awa
No Waerenga ahau
Ko Liz toku Mama
Ko Paul toku Papa
Ko Vanessa toku ingoa
Ko Katie toku teina
Ko Chris toku hoa Tane
Tokorua nga tamariki kia maua.

Tena koutou, Tena koutou, Tena koutou katoa.

Kate Moore
Role

Room 1

Email

kate@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Kia ora tātou
No Pukekohe ahāu
Ko Martin toku whānāu
Ko Kate toku ingōa

Harjeet Kaur
Role

Room 6

Email

harjeet@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Ko Harjeet toku ingoa.
No India ahau.
Ko Punjab toku hapu.
Ko Mahil toku whanau.
Ko Gurinder toku taane.
Ko Sonmeek toku tamaiti.
Ko Taupiri te maunga.
Ko Waikato te awa.
Kei Te Kauwhata e noho ana inaianei.
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Kia ora Te Kauwhata Whanau.
My name is Harjeet. I am from North India and emigrated to Aotearoa in 2012. Now, I live in Te Kauwhata with my husband and son. I have worked as a day to day relief teacher. I am extremely excited to start my new journey at TKP and wonder where this will lead me. I look forward to meeting you all.

Alice Kapoor
Role

Room 3

Email

alice@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Nō Peretānia nō Īnia ōku tīpuna.
Kō Jean rāua ko Yoginder, nō Catherine rāua ko John ōku kaumatua.
I tipu ake au ki Kirikiriroa.
E noho ana au ki Kirikiriroa.
Ko Kapoor tōku ingoa whanau.
Ko Alice tōku ingoa.

Kia ora Te Kauwhata Primary whanau,
My name is Alice Kapoor and I grew up and live in Hamilton.
I am delighted to continue my teacher journey this year at Te Kauwhata Primary with the amazing tamariki in Room 3.
In my spare time, I love playing hockey and ultimate frisbee, going for bush walks with my family and friends, or reading a good book.

Jessica Howes
Role

Room 4

Email

jessica@tkp.school.nz

General Information

Kia Ora Tātou
Nō England ōku tūpuna
Nō Rugby ahau
I neke ahau ki te whenua i te tekau o oku tau
I tipu ake ahau i roto i te Thames
Kei Kirikiriroa ahau e noho ana inainei
Ko Table Mountain te maunga
Ko Hauraki Gulf te moana
Ko Howes tōku whānau
Ko Keith tōku pāpā
Ko Sue tōku māmā
Ko Nathan tōku tungāne
Ko Lexi tōku kuri
Ko Jessica tōku ingoa
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou kātoa

Kia Ora my name is Jessica Howes and I am extremely excited to start my career at Te Kauwhata Primary School. I am very passionate about the arts and the outdoors. My family emigrated to New Zealand when I was ten years old. I am currently living in Hamilton with my dog Lexi who is a Border-collie cross Huntaway. When I am not at school I am enjoying the outdoors, kayaking, fishing and hiking. I look forward to meeting you all and your tamariki.

Mark Craig
Role

Room 13

Email

mark@tkp.school.nz