Nyree Hanna - Room 7
Kia Ora Koutou
I am looking forward to working in Otumoetai Primary School and am excited to be part of the OPS team. I have taught for many years both within NZ and abroad. My family have lived in the Otumoetai area for many years. We love the Bay of Plenty and like all in our community, appreciate how lucky we are to live here.
My wife Anna works for Waikato University in Tauranga. We have twins sons, Elijah and Samuel, and a daughter Jessica who attend Aquinas College.
I look forward to working with you all this year.
This is my third year at Otumoetai Primary, having previously taught at Tauranga Intermediate School after returning from an extended time overseas teaching and travelling. I'm really enjoying teaching Year 4's and love seeing their excited smiles each morning. I'm passionate about my sport and look forward to contributing my skills to help students enjoy and get the most out of their sporting experiences. As well as sport, I love teaching in the classroom and guiding students to greater achievements with their core subjects. I aim to encourage students to develop into confident, responsible, life-long learners.
Outside of school I love spending time with my family and in the outdoors. I enjoy spending time at the beach, swimming, surfing or supporting my daughters at surf lifesaving. Equally, I love getting away from it all up in the Kaimais, exploring the many great tracks at our doorstep, or camping at some remote location. You may also see me out running around my local community, Otumoetai.
I have been a teacher at Otumoetai Primary School for over ten years. During this time I have had the opportunity to teach at every year level of the school. This year I am teaching a magnificent class of year 4 students. I am passionate about learning and fostering students’ natural curiosity about the world around them. I have a degree in Science and use this curriculum area extensively in my classroom teaching, integrating Science where possible with Maths, Literacy and the Arts.
I am Annabelle Yeoman - a bubbly, positive and enthusiastic teacher here at Otumoetai Primary School. I previously studied a Bachelor of Sports at Lincoln University and hold a Masters of Teaching and Learning. I am passionate about seeing ākonga thrive in who they are as individuals and develop the love for being a lifelong-learner.
I spend my spare time surfing, playing netball, touch and running. I am originally from Christchurch but love living in the Mount after moving since studying. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to love, support and encourage students to push themselves to their limits and achieve more than they could ever imagine.