Meet the Team
Our Dedicated Staff:
Ms Jenny Bennett – Principal
Kia Ora e te Whānau,
Ngā mihi mahana nui,
Jonnny Anderson – Deputy Principal
Mrs. Lynda Anderson – Associate Leader, Senior Hub Leader and Kahui Ako across school lead teacher.
Mrs Nicole Manson
Whanau teacher of Room 2, Totara. A keen project based learner, singer, drama/theatre enthusiast, she is supporting the vision of the middle hub with her class of Year 3-4 students.
Ms. Trudi Fersterer
Trudi teaches Monday to Friday in Kowhai, a growing classroom of year 0-1 students
Mr. Leath Armstrong
Mr A is the whānau teacher of Rata, and super teacher of Year 1-2 students. He is also in charge of Mathematics at Takaka Primary School.
Ms. Margaret Kwok
Whanau teacher of Pikopiko, Room 8. Margaret joins us with a Steiner and NZ curriculum background, and she’s going to bring TPS alive with enviro-schools in 2018!
Kathrin “Kat” Armstrong
Whanau teacher of Room 2, Nikau – middle hub, year 3 and 4 children.
Whanau teacher of room 3, Kauri – senior hub, year 5-6 children. I am a Canadian who has a strong passion for sport and constantly being active. I have a desire to help others not only achieve their goals, but to excel and surpass their expectations. I believe that education is a way that we can better ourselves and make our futures brighter, it is my wish for my students to be lifelong learners.
Kia Ora, My name is Talia Lynch. I am a born and bred local and grew up on a farm in Puramahoi. I left Golden Bay to complete my tertiary education before having the opportunity to teach in Motueka, Nelson, England and Auckland. After being away 20 years it was time to come home, and I recently returned with my husband Michael, and two young boys, Kahu and Mana. I am excited to be starting a new teaching position at TPS and look forward to supporting your children on their learning journeys. You’ll find her in Room 4, Kahikatea, teaching Year 5-6 students.
Whaea Jaye works in both Pikopiko and the middle hub, and will be leading our Friday afternoon Unity Time.
Supporting Our Students
Corina is our busy Office Manager and manages bus lists, attendance and lateness, accidents and illness, and is our first port of call at the office.
Jennifer Jackson (LSA)
Jennifer works in the office and in the Middle Hub Monday-Thursday
Gina works in the Junior Hub, based in Rata
Hayley works in the senior hub and is our school librarian
Mark looks after all our property and systems and makes sure they are all up to current standards.
Jass works as our landscaper and groundskeeper Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He isn’t quite into email yet, but is always there to say Hello. Jass does a marvellous job improving our school grounds. If you’d like to jump on board with a project, have a chat with him!
Lorraine Hartill, Kerry Swan and Adrienne Ma’a keep our school looking clean and gorgeous!
- Celebration Assembly – 9th MarchCelebration Assembly hosted by Junior Hub – 1:40pm
- Mihi WhakatauWe are delighted to invite new whanau and friends to …
- New Entrants VisitsNew Entrants Visit Pikopiko 27th February 9am - 11am
- Celebration AssemblyMiddle Hub are hosting.
- Swimming Sports 2018Golden Bay Primary Schools swimming sports at GBHS