Tēnā Koutou Katoa,
My name is Leonie Phillips and I was teaching and leading within the Junior Team at Bromley School. There we began our Reggio Inspired journey and I have been inspired by what I have learnt and the impact this has had on me both personally and professionally. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of the Haeata Community Campus. My daughter and I have spent most of our lives here in Canterbury however we love travelling and often spend time in Rotorua with our whanau.
Ko Tara O'Neill au. Working at Haeata Community Campus is more than a job, it is a lifestyle in the wonderful community or Aranui and Christchurch. I love that my job includes teaching Ākonga and leading a passionate team. We want the very best for each child and put time into creating opportunities and environments which form a community to educate students to grow confident, capable, self-directed learners. My immediate family live in Christchurch with me. My Husband Pete is the Head Chef at the Christchurch Adventure park, my two older children attend University and my two younger are students at Haeata.
Kia ora. I'm Marama and I am extremely excited to be joining the Haeata team! Previously I was a teacher and team leader at Fendalton Open-air School which is where I started teaching 9 years ago. Over this time I have also travelled the world, completed my Post-graduate degree in bi-lingual education, and taught in different schools in London, Wellington, and Christchurch. I love to explore cultures and have been to lots of countries. For fun I like to do creative writing, designing clothes, kapahaka, and dancing!
The thing I am most excited about for the future is meeting all of the tamariki and whanau who will be on an amazing journey with us.
My name is Carla Taiaroa and I have been part of the team at Aranui Primary School over the past four years. I am passionate about our community and I am very much looking forward to starting at Haeata. I am married with two children Samara (14) and Te Koha (2) and in my spare time I enjoy playing rugby league, touch rugby and coaching sports teams (recently winning the Canterbury Rugby Tournament). I can't wait to install a love of learning with all students and to make learning exciting, interesting and relevant.
Kia ora and Talofa Lava. My name is Jess Kakoi and I am returning to Haeata after three terms in 2019, working at the Ministry of Education in a secondment role as Special Education Advisor. I return in the role as Kaiārahi - Diverse Education Leader in Teina. This year I have also been studying the Specialist Teaching Programme, endorsed in Complex Educational Needs. I am passionate about education, supporting children and young people to achieve in learning and life. Partnering with whānau to understand a child's strengths and uniqueness is important to me, to maximise learning opportunities and to ensure ākonga have everything they need to make progress and experience success in learning. I live locally in Aranui and am actively involved in the community, supported by my husband Sam and our three children, Eli, Octavio and Lilyana.
Tēnā koutou katoa.
Ko Nik Tapa toku inoga
He uri ahau nō Kahunngunu ki Wairarapa.
I am a mama of 5 and 2 moko.
I love speaking Te Reo everyday, and look forward to sharing awesome learning experiences within our Haeata Kōmanawa whānau whānui
Mauri Ora ki a tātou
Kia ora, Ko Kym Thompson toku ingoa. I am married with three sons aged 15-11 years old. My interests include socialising, playing board games, reading, technology, continuing academic study, learning Te Reo Maori and ‘glamping’, as well as taking my boys all over town to play their various sports. I have been teaching for 20 years both here and in Auckland. I value making relationships with my colleagues, students and their whanau and base my whole teaching philosophy around this. I love seeing ‘my’ tamariki grow in confidence and knowledge and enjoy challenging both them and myself every day.
‘Whaowhia te kete matauranga’. Fill the basket with knowledge.
Kia ora, I’m Kim, I grew up on the Eastside of Christchurch and was inspired to become a Kaiako by my first Primary school kaiako, because of the way she made me feel as a learner. After having my son, I followed my dream of becoming a teacher, by completing my degree at Te Tari Puna O Aotearoa and working in Early Childcare and Education at E Tipu E Rea for seven years. In 2017 I joined the Haeata/Hikuawa team and worked as a release teacher across the hapouri. This year I have a full time position where I work to support and inspire the whanau and akonga of Hikuawa and the wider kura to learn, grow and follow their dreams.
Omai - ESOL Kaiako
My name is Mindi Spenner and I have recently joined the Haeata Community Campus team. I’m honoured to have been chosen to join the teaching staff at this unique school in the heart of Aranui. While I am new to this school I taught for several years all over the United States before immigrating to New Zeleand with my family three years ago. We chose New Zealand for a family adventure and we are so glad we did. (I wasn’t born a Kiwi, but I got here as fast as I could! #Kiwiatheart). I attended University of Canterbury to obtain a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning to enhance my American teaching degrees. I specialise in helping children learn through play and have a passion for curriculum design that inspires student engagement as well as kaiako excitement for teaching. I believe everyone should LOVE being at school. I have four children, so spare time is scarce, but when I do get a free moment I go for long walks with our dog Pippa or practice the ukulele. Stop by and say “HI”- a favourite activity with the kids around Haeata is comparing what words we say differently and giggling at my accent, feel free to join in the fun!
Kia ora. My name is Jason and I’ll be joining the Kaunuku community in 2018. I’ve previously taught at Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school. I'm interested in technology, science, ICT, and design and often use these interests to create learning experiences for children that are interesting, relevant, and inspire new ideas. I love to longboard during my spare time and am often cruising around the city exploring.
Kia ora, Talofa and greetings. I'm Julie Perelini - usually known as Whaea Julie. I am looking forward to working alongside the staff and students at Haeata and helping to facilitate positive learning. My teaching career began 20 years ago at Aranui Primary and over this time I have developed a great love and respect for this community. (Yes, dinosaurs were roaming !!) My spare time is spent with family - 3 adult children and 3 mokos, hand planing, reading and relaxing. Can't wait to meet and greet you all!
Tena koutou katoa
Ko Tapuae-o-Uenuku te maunga
Ko Waiau toa te awa
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Ngāi Tahu te iwi
Ko Takahanga te marae
Ko Maru Kaitātea te whare tipuna
Ko Ngāti Kuri te hap
Ko Aroha Lee ahau
Kia ora, My name is Justine Johnson, and I am looking forward to starting my new role with Haeata Community Campus in the 0-3 hub in 2017. I grew up in Auckland, however, I have been very happy calling Christchurch my home for the past 8 years. Currently I work part time at Northcote School across all year levels, which has been a great start to my teaching career. In 2015 I graduated from the University of Canterbury as a mature student. I was lucky enough to finally fulfil my dream of becoming a primary school teacher after having my children; India (8) Reuben (10).Before I began my studies I worked in various administration roles in Auckland, Sydney and the Gold Coast. My whānau and I love camping, traveling and spending time with our friends.
Debbie Kakoi- Hapori Administrator
Kia ora, Talofa lava. I have had the absolute pleasure of working as Administrator in Kaunuku, from the beginning of Haeata’s journey. I am very passionate about baking and cooking, especially with my children. I
also love to design clothes, sew and be creative. I’m looking forward to a fantastic year in Kaunuku for 2018.
Katrina Fifita- Hapori Administrator
Kia ora and Malo e Lelei
My name is Katrina Fifita. I am excited to begin my journey with Haeata Community Campus as an Administration assistant / Learning assistant in Hikuawa Hapori. My Philosophy in life is " Have a big heart to love unconditionally and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique" - D. B Harrop. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, going to the gym, watching movies and sporting events and spending quality time with family and friends. I am looking forward to meeting the tamariki, whanau and also getting involved in the community.
Carlin McClay- Whānau Liaison
I’m 23 years old and really love working with young people and helping them succeed in life that’s what lead to me to Haeata. I Have 3 Kids Aged 1, 2 and 4 So I am learning to not only be a great mother but a great Kaiawhina too.
Faasaina Ah Kam
Talofa Lava my name is Faasaina Ah Kam. I am very excited about working with the tamaiti and aiga at Haeata Community Campus this year, especially the pasifika community.
Kia ora, my name is Zara. I've lived in Aranui my whole life. I worked in Hikuawa last year. I previously worked at Just Kids Preschool for 3 years.
I have a son in Ihutai and I love being a part of the Haeata whānau
Talofa Talofa Talofa lava
O lo'u igoa o Piilua Faletagoai also known as Lua Fa'afoe, E toatolu (3) la'u fanau o lo'o ao'oga i Haeata Community Campus, Meshach (13 yrs old) Krystina ( 12 yrs old ma Bella (10 yrs old). E fiafia lava le loto ina ua taliaina o au e avea ma faiaoga fesosoani i le vaega amata ( yrs 1-3 )
Fa'afetai i le Atua mo avanoa ua tatala mo a'u aua se fesosoani mo nai fanau pasefika. Ina ia mafai ona a'oa'oina atili ia tatou gagana ae maise la tatou aganuu Fa'asamoa. Talitonu e le faigofie galuega aua se lelei a Haeata Community Campus. Ae māmā mea ua i le faatasi mai o le Atua i ai tatou.
Soifua ma ia manuia
Hi my name is Trudi Scott and I'm a Kaiawhina in Hikuawa. I am excited to be working with such great people and wonderful tamariki.
I'm a busy mum of 4 boys who loves sport and spending time with my whanau. I enjoy sewing, bike riding and exploring the outdoors. I have been at Haeata since day one, It has been awesome to see the progress of the ākonga an a privilege to continue to be a part of that. My heart is for all tamariki to succeed in their gifts and talents, whether they are academic or sporting.
Kaelyn Brown Hepi
Naia te mihi Kia koutou Katoa. He uri ahau no ngā Iwi o Kai Tahu, Tainui He kāiawhina ahau ki te taha teina. Ko Kaelyn Brown-Hepi tōku ingoa. Kia ora. I love my culture and My tikanga māori , also enjoy working with the Tamariki and being apart of The Whanau o Haeata.
Kia Ora Talofa !
My name is Keriata and I am an ESOL Kaiāwhina here at Haeata Community Campus. I am currently based with our babies in Hikuawa and our tamariki in Kaunuku. I was brought up in Wellington porirua, then moved to Samoa to experience the rich culture and indulge in the Samoan language. In 2007, my family and I moved to Christchurch, where I attended Central New Brighton, Aranui High School and the University of Canterbury. Last year I was fortunate to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in Māori Indigenous Studies and Human Services. I love music, food, wearing no shoes, adventures, and all things nature. Im super excited and to work along side your tamariki on their journey to exploring through their eyes and their passions.
Kia ora ! I hail from the east! To be a part of the first year of Haeata has been one of the most rewarding, stretching, AMAZING experiences of my life. Our ākonga are resilient, brave, wonderful little humans and can’t wait to see what year two has to offer!!