I am excited to be the Leader of Learning here at Huntly Primary. I am a local and feel privileged to be working within my own community with your tamariki. I look forward to having many busy, productive and exciting years working alongside the teams and students.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!
I am a ‘people person’. From a young age, people fascinated me. My passion for people has seen me travel the world, become a teacher and develop into an educational leader. This year I am celebrating my 30th year in education. I particularly enjoy working with young people, helping them to make sense of the world around them – guiding them in learning to be the best they can be.
I love teaching and believe Huntly Primary School is a wonderful learning community. We have amazing talented students who make everyday fun and exciting. It has been my privilege over the years to be a part of many families and in some small way touch the lives of so many people. I love spending time at the beach and enjoy getting outdoors. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with our families and students.
It’s great to be back. I’m excited about what this year has to offer. I’m looking forward to working with our kids and alongside our parents and together I hope that we can make Huntly Primary the best little school in the country. Kia Kaha!
I am based in the Senior School and work with Year 7 & 8 students preparing them for High School. Our class/whanau name is Aronui – named for one of Tane’s three baskets of knowledge. Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kete Aronui.
I really love working with the tamariki and all the dedicated staff at Huntly Primary. I love the outdoors and also music and being creative. I have worked at H.P.S for 8 years now and am dedicated to the students I encounter. In Awhina Whanau we strive to support each to reach our full potential. I wish everyone an awesome 2019.
I’m Marisa Meyer and I’ve been a teacher at HPS since 2014 and loving it. This year I’m happy to be back in room 7 with the year 5 & 6’s and excited to go on this learning journey with them! I have three children of my own, two girls (3 & 7) and a 7-month-old baby boy that keeps me on my toes at home. Please feel free to come say ‘hi’ when you walk past room 7 or pop in to have a look at some of the amazing work our tamariki is doing.
This year is my third year teaching at Huntly Primary and I am looking forward to a fantastic year in Aronui Whanau. It is a privilege to be able to be a part of our wonderful students learning journey. On the weekends I love being with my family, running, eating and spending time around the water.
Kia ora! Malo! Bula Vinaka! Talofa! Ni Hao! Namaste!
My passion is seeing children succeeding in learning and I believe that trusting relationships with tamariki and their whaanau are the foundation of thriving in learning. I use a diverse range of strategies in my teaching and learning to ensure every child is able to reach their full potential. I am from a large family and enjoy teaching and learning through hands-on approaches. I did two years of my primary schooling here at Huntly Primary School and feel very privileged to be working here as a Kaiako.
Kia Ora. I am Melissa Denham or Whaea Melissa. This is my second year teaching at Huntly Primary. I am the proud teacher of Mauri whanau. Our class consists of Year 4, 5 and 6 students. We are excited to start the year together and see where it takes us. Our class will be doing lots of fun activities this year. I am passionate about the environment and we will have a big focus in our class about how we can make the world a better place for the future. We are an open classroom and welcome any whanau to haere mai and take a look at what we are up to.
Kia Ora, I am very excited to join the Huntly Primary school team of teachers this year, and excited to be fulfilling my lifelong dream of teaching the children of my community. Please feel free to come in say ‘Hi’ and see what the tamariki are doing within the classroom.
Kia Ora Whanau, I am Johan and I have been at Huntly Primary School for just over 9 years. I am the technology teacher in Woodwork, teaching year 7 and 8. I love teaching the students new skills and techniques building wooden projects using basic hand tools and machines.
Year 7 students will start building Coffee Mug Holders and Year 8 will build Treasure Chests. Students can be creative in designing their own Poker burn designs on their projects.
We will also introduce students to coding training in Robotics. Students will design and build programmable robots, using motors, sensors and gears. Please come and say hello whenever around the technology block.
My name is Maureen Bryan and I have been working at Huntly Primary School for just over 20 years. Initially I was in a full class teaching role with seniors but over the last few years I have been in the Technology Dept. teaching Fabric and this year Food (as well) Tech. I enjoy being part of the Huntly Primary Whanau and watching the children develop from youngsters into maturing young adults as they progress through the school.
I have worked at Huntly Primary School for 17 years now as Executive Officer. I have a long history with our school and families, I really enjoy getting to know our students. Outside of school I love to sail on our boat, travel and spend time with my gorgeous grandchildren.
I have been the receptionist at Huntly Primary for 15 years. I enjoy welcoming new staff, students & whanau to our wonderful school. I enjoy travelling overseas & around NZ. We have a house at Cooks Beach and love spending time there with our friends & family. We have 3 delightful grandsons (2 in Australia) with another due in NZ next month.
Kia Ora, I am very excited to join the team at Huntly Primary this year as the Learning Support Coordinator for the Huntly area. Huntly Primary School is my base school however, I cover Huntly College, Ruawaro Combined and Taupiri Primary School as well. Part of my role is to support tamariki through their school journey and assisting with services if they require. My door is always open for whanau to come and discuss any potential support you may need.
I’m working as a teacher aide this year again and enjoy the challenge of working with our children. I have two children who also attend Huntly Primary. Returning to Huntly after being in Brisbane for ten years it’s great to be able to reconnect with our local community.