Bernie Macalister


I have taught around the BOP for several years in all areas of Primary school. I have worked at OPS for nearly six years, mainly in the junior area but also relieving over the whole school. This year I will be sharing Room 8 with Miss Rowley and I am looking forward to moving to Kea team and teaching Year 3/4 children.

One of the most important things to me is relationships with students, staff and community. From that we can build the foundations for an amazing learning journey

at OPS. Although I enjoy teaching all areas of the curriculum, I do have a passion for music and the arts and love teaching and learning Kapa Haka.

My husband and I have two adult children who both live in Tauranga. We love living in the Bay and enjoy the outdoors and all it has to offer. We enjoy spending time with family and friends.