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 after being away in Sydney for the year in 2020 and looking forward to the endless possibilities that the future 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!

Kahikatea Teachers: Year 7-8 Pods

Kirsty Wilkinson - (Team Leader) Room 12 & 13 - 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 7 & 8 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 - Room 12 & 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 (16), Mia (13), Connor (12) and Hannah (7). This is my second year teaching at Roslyn School, having spent the last 11 years at Whakarongo School. I am fortunate to be in the Kahikatea 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!


Haylee Phillips -
Room 22 & 23 - Email Whaea Haylee

Claire Anderson - Room 22 & 23 - Email Miss Anderson
Hi, this year I will be teaching alongside Whaea Haylee in a Pod. I’m committed to doing my best for the school and l also look after and organise our school Road Patrollers. I’m excited about the year ahead and the learning journey our Pod, Team and I will travel as we develop our knowledge, skills and talents across all areas of the curriculum, infusing an amazing programme to develop our very talented Year 7 & 8 students to prepare them for high school as best we can.

Mana Tahi Teachers: Year 5-6 Pods

Natasha Radford - (Team Leader) Room 10 & 11 Email Whaea Tash
Kia ora, I’m Natasha Radford. I am working in the Mana Tahi Team with Year 5 & 6 students and will be the Team Leader this year. My homeroom is Room 11. Poutama 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.

Laura Flaus - Room 10 & 11 (Within School Teacher/WST - P.N.E K.A) - Email Whaea Laura


Vanessa Whittingham - Room 8 & 9 (Sports Coordinator) - Email Whaea Vanessa


Bridget Perry - Room 8 & 9 - Email Whaea Bridget


He Kakano Teachers: Year 3-4 Pods

Debbie Strutt - (Team Leader) - Room 14 & 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.

Carl Roberts - Room 14 & 15 - 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!

Kat Elsmore - Room 17 & 18 - Email Kat
Kia Ora koutou, my name is Kat Elsmore. I’m teaching in room 17, working alongside Ebony, 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 He Kakano team.

Ebony Wehipeihana - Room 17 & 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.


Te Tipu Ora Teachers: NE - Year 2

Tammy How - Room 1 - ( Team Leader) - 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
Fabian. 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!

Fabian O'Halloran - Room 1 - Email Fabian

Deavan Robinson - Room 2 - Email Deavan

Kia Ora everyone, I'm Whaea Deavan and I'm very excited to be at Roslyn school and 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 2022 brings for us all at Roslyn school! I will be teaching in the amazing Te Tipu Ora team, being based in Room 2!

Emily-May Lightbourne - Room 3 - Email Emily-May

Sharron Bester - Room 4 - (Maths & ESOL Coordinator ) Email Mrs Bester
Kia Ora, I’m Sharron Bester the Teacher in Room 4. 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.


Curriculum Enrichment

Debbie Sorensen- Room 16 - Email Deb
Hi. I am Deb Sorensen. The Curriculum Enrichment coordinator in 2022. I am also the Across School Teacher (AST) for Palmerston North East Kaahui Ako. I look forward to teaching across the school this year with a great team of teachers. Please feel free to pop in and see us in action in our learning.

Learning Support Co-ordinator & SENCO (Special Education Needs Coordinator)

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

Tracey Silich Email

Kukuhtoo Henery Email

Di Hubbard Email

Toni Moffat Email

Sandy Ngatoro Email

Kate Harmer Email


Caretaker
Steve Wilkinson Email