Our Staff

Ahipara School is staffed by a team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed to providing students with an excellent education in a nurturing environment.


Teaching Staff

Principal Jackie Osborne
Deputy Principal Lisa Murray
 Room 1/Room 2 (Year 0 & 1) Donna Barry/Samantha Smaill
 Room 9 (Year 2)
Angela Nuun /Jess O’Dea
 Room 7 (Year 3) Keriana Te Paa
 Room 6 (Year 3 & 4) Lisa Murray
 Room 8 (Year 2 & 3) Esther Dickenson
 Room 5 (Year 5 & 6) Angie Peters
 Room 4 (Year 6 & 7) Penny Cutler
 Room 3 (Year 7 & 8) Tina Takimoana
Part Time Teachers: Liz Smith
Kate Clarke
Karen Meyers
Resource Teacher Learning & Behaviour (RTLB): Michelle Meyer
Social Worker in School (SWIS): Kathleen Noble
Reading Recovery Teacher: Michelle Hammond


Support Staff

Administration: Carole Harding
  John Bowmar
Teacher Aides: June Matiu
  Rata Williams
  Kathy Harrison
  Alison Peters
  Leanne Walker
  Lisa Tepania
  Trudy Allen
  Christine Semenoff
ICT Support: Alvin Alvrez
Cleaners: Dorothy Kilgour, Te Aroha Te Paa
Caretaker: Whio Motu
Sports Co-ordinator: Paulo Montino
Art Specialist Teacher: Kim Subritzky
Kapa Haka Tutors: TBC