OUR STAFF

Senior Management

Sam Bradnock (Principal/Tumuaki) - Email Mr Bradnock

Maryanne Ferris (Deputy Principal) - Email Whaea Maryanne

Ko Hikurangi te maunga, Ko Waiapu te awa, Ko Te Whānau a Takimoana te hapu, Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, Ko Maryanne taku ingoa, Tēnā koutou katoa.
I am very privileged to be the Deputy Principal of our amazing school and proud to work alongside a fabulous team of people who are 100% committed to supporting and encouraging every ākonga/learner to reach their potential, to strive to be the ‘best version’ of themselves and to do their whānau proud. I am excited to be back at Roslyn School this year after being away in Sydney for the past 12 months and looking forward to the endless possibilities 2021 may hold for us as a school, continuing to promote a culture of learning and a culture of community - My door is always open if you want to pop in for a chat or to catch up. Nau mai haere mai.


“He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! he tangata! he tangata!”
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!


Kat Thompson (Assistant Principal) - Email Whaea Kat

Kia ora e te whānau o Roslyn School. My name is Whaea Kat. I joined Roslyn School at the start of 2020 and my role within our school, is Assistant Principal. I have a passion for Science, STEAM, Technology & the environment. I am excited to be working in different classrooms and groups of students across the school. I am fortunate to continue my work with the Kahui Ako as a Within Schools Teacher (WST). If I am not teaching you will often find me in Ngā Taonga o Tāne / Treasures of Tāne garden at the corner of Shelley St with the Eco Warriors. I look forward to getting to know our tamariki & whānau. Also the awesome learning possibilities that are ahead of us!


Kahikatea Teachers: Year 7-8

Trish Balloch - Te Whare Tuauri (Team Leader) - Email Whaea Trish
Kia ora e te whānau. Ko Whaea Trish toku ingoa. I am the team leader of Kahikatea and I am based in Te Whare Tuauri (Room 7) working collaboratively with Miss Anderson and Mr Mac. We work alongside our seniors to inspire them to develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially within a stimulating educational environment that maximises opportunities for student learning. Our collaborative team wide programmes are structured to support and extend the capabilities of our students to ensure that they are successful 21st Century learners and leaders. I am very proud to be part of the Kahikatea Team!

Annabeth Evans -
Te Whare Hiranga - Email Miss Evans


Claire Anderson -
Te Whare Tuatea - Email Miss Anderson
Hi, I am the Homeroom teacher of Te Whare Tuatea: Room 9 in Kahikatea. I’m committed to doing my best for the school and look after the Road Patrollers, compile data on the PB4L team and work alongside Whaea Karen with the Health and Safety of our school and everyone in it. I’m excited about the year ahead and the learning journey my class, team and I will travel as we develop our knowledge, skills and talents across all areas of the curriculum.

Mana Tahi Teachers: Year 5-6

Kirsty Wilkinson - (Team Leader) Potama Rua - Room 12 - Email Whaea Kirsty
Kia ora tatou, my name is Whaea Kirsty and I am really looking forward to starting my 11th year at Roslyn School in the Mana Tahi team. I am excited to be teaching alongside Pa Karl in Poutama Rua (Rooms 12 & 13) where I will have the privilege of educating a fantastic group of Year 5 & 6 students. I am also looking forward to being the Team Leader of this awesome team of teachers and students. I love teaching all subjects, but my particular strengths lie in Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, and Visual Arts. I find eLearning and digital technology exciting and this is a huge component of my job, teaching in a 1:1 environment. Teaching 21st century skills, such as critical and creative thinking, problem solving, communicating and collaborating are important aspects of education today, and this is an area that I am very passionate about. I look forward to meeting many of you throughout the year. Nga mihi.


Karl Radford - Potama Rua - Room 13 - Email Mr Radford

Tēnā koutou, My name is Karl Radford, or Pa Karl! I am married to Natasha and we have four tamariki - Luke (15), Mia (12), Connor (11) and Hannah (6). This is my first year teaching at Roslyn School, having spent the last 11 years at Whakarongo School.

I am fortunate to be in the Mana Tahi team working alongside Whaea Kirsty in room 13!

I enjoy participating and watching a range of sports, getting to know new people and inspiring young minds. I look forward to sharing this year’s journey with our ākonga and whānau. Nā reira, KIA ORA!


Kristie Andersen - Potama Tahi (Sports Coordinator) - Email Mrs Andersen
Kia ora tatou, I'm Kristie and I'm excited to be returning from maternity leave in 2020 and will be teaching alongside Tash in Poutama Tahi (Rooms 10 and 11). My passions lie in digital technologies and sport so I am excited to get some cool things implemented within our teams timetable. Feel free to come visit us in Room's 10 and 11 to say hi.


Natasha Radford - Potama Tahi Email Whaea Tash
Kia ora, I’m Natasha Radford and this is my third year working at Roslyn School. I am working in the Mana Tahi Team with Year 5 & 6 students. My homeroom is Room 11. Potama Tahi is our pod and is made up of two classes - Room 10 and Room 11. I am really excited to be working at this incredible school and with all these amazing students. I am looking forward to what this year brings and I can’t wait to see where this learning journey takes us.


He Kakano Teachers: Year 3-4

Debbie Strutt - (Team Leader) - Room 15 - Email Whaea Debbie
Kia ora my name is Whaea Debbie and this is my seond year at Roslyn school. I am working in Room 17 with a group of year 3-4 children and will be leading the He Kakano team. I have been a teacher for over 20 years and have a passion for writing. I moved to New Zealand in 2008 and love teaching here. I am looking forward to watching our tamariki grow as learners and hope to pass on some of my passion for writing. My door is always open, feel free to drop in and have a chat.


Sharron Bester - Room 14 - (Maths Coordinator ) Email Mrs Bester
Kia Ora, I’m Sharron Bester the Year 3-4 Teacher in Room 14. I look forward to accelerate the learning of the amazing students in my class in all curriculum areas. I wear many different hats in the school so I co-ordinate the ESOL learning of students with English as their second language, arrange all the relievers and lead the Mathematics Curriculum Area in the school. I am passionate about Maths and have specialised in it so I am able to support the teachers, students and coach our Mathex teams to ensure they are challenged to reach their full potential.


Carrisa Laracy-Talbot - Room 17 - Email Whaea Carissa


Te Tipu Ora Teachers: NE - Year 2

Debbie Sorensen- (Team Leader) - Room 4 - Email Deb
Hi. I am Deb Sorensen. The Team Leader for Te Tipu Ora in 2021. I am also the Across School Teacher for Palmerston North East Kahui Ako. I look forward to teaching in Room 4 this year with a great team of teachers. Please feel free to pop in and see us in action in our learning.

Kat Elsmore - Room 4 - Email Kat
Kia Ora koutou, my name is Kat Elsmore. I’m teaching in room 4, working alongside Deb, in a fix term position till the end of the year. I have a young family myself and am having a awesome time with tamariki of a similar age to my own. I highly value relationships with tamariki and their whanau as well as finding the magic in each and every learner. I’m here for a short time but a good time and look forward to teaching in the wonderful Te Tipu Ora team.

Carl Roberts - Room 3 - Email Carl
Kia ora, Carl here. When it comes to educating our tamariki I respect with the deepest understanding that these kids are the future. My intention as the teacher of room 3 is to offer these young learners an environment to safely enjoy exploring their emergent skills and knowledge, while understanding how to calculate risk and be diligently innovative when problem solving. If you are ever nearby room 3 drop in and say hi!

Pauline Lister - Room 2 - Email Whaea Pauline
Kia Ora. My Name is Pauline and I'm often called Paulini by the children. I love teaching our youngest students. My teaching career has been a mix of Early Childhood Education and Junior School teaching. My passion is learning through play and making the curriculum fit our children not our children fit our curriculum. I value relationships with children and whanau. and would love you to come and join in and see how we still learn how to read, write and learn maths through play while children lead their own learning through their passions and interests.

Tammy How - Room 1 - ( Curriculum Co-ordinator) - Email Tammy
Kia Ora. Students and staff both call me Tammy. You will find me down in our Tipu class (room1/2) again this year helping to support our youngest of students as they transition into school. I am working alongside the lovely Deavan and Whaea Pauline. We are also part of the awesome team Te Tipu Ora (Years 0-2). I have a young family myself and teach Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Teaching is a passion of mine not a job. I love to see the different ways children learn and the progress that they make. Our doors are always open, so please come and visit!

Deavan Robinson- Room 1 - Email Deavan

Kia Ora everyone, I'm whaea Deavan and I'm very excited to be returning to Roslyn school in 2021 after being on maternity leave in 2020! I am passionate about our tamariki and enjoy supporting and guiding them throughout their learning journey!

I love seeing our tamariki thrive and flourish, and am looking forward to see what 2021 brings for us all at Roslyn school! This year I will be joining the amazing Te Tipu Ora team, being based in room 1 alongside the amazing Tammy! I will be working Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and be spending my other days with my young daughter Macy. I look forward to being back and hope to see you all soon!

Ebony Wehipeihana - Room 18 - Email Whaea Ebony
Kia Ora koutou, my name is Ebony Wehipeihana or Whaea Ebony to our tamariki. It is my second year teaching here at Roslyn but being an ex pupil, I already have great pride for this awesome school. I will be taking up residence in Room 18 and I am very excited to be working with the incredible young minds in my classroom. You are welcome and any time to visit our class and have a korero.


SENCO & Learning Support Co-ordinator

Karen McLeod- Email Whaea Karen

Release Teachers

Wayne Higginson

Office Staff

Colleen Blair- Office Manager Email Colleen

Vanessa Penn- Office Assistant Email Vanessa

Support Staff - Learning Coaches

Kim Clifford Email

Karen Evans Email

Karen Keenan Email

Celina Embi Email

Kay Foot Email

Sione Pani Email

Tracy McAlpine Email

Kukuhtoo Henery Email

Di Hubbard Email

Toni Moffat Email

Sandy Ngatoro Email

Kate Harmer Email


Caretaker
Steve Wilkinson Email