Fran Stephens - Room 18


I have enjoyed teaching at Otumoetai Primary School for a number of years. I originally taught in the Junior school but for the last four years have taught in very enthusiastic Year 3/4 classes, which I love. I have ten years experience as a Reading Recovery teacher, however, my big love is teaching Art and seeing how I can intergrate it into other Curriculum areas. I believe every child can feel successful through art and it makes our room an exciting, fun environment to work in.

When not at school I enjoy spending time with my three young grandsons, walking the dog, watching my husband fly fishing and reading a good book.

Linda Wilson - Room 24

Team Leader

I teach a Year 1/2 class in Room 24 and enjoy leading the wonderful Kiwi Team teachers. I love teaching at OPS after working in a variety of schools in Tauranga for some years. I have always being interested in children's first years at school and acquiring the basics of school learning to set them up for their future. I enjoy reading, walking, camping and biking in our awesome environment here in BOP, and spending time with friends and family.  

Kaaren O'Neill - Room 17


Kia ora kia koutou, Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa hoki.

I have had the privilege of teaching at Otumoetai Primary for a number of years. I have a passion not only for literacy but also for Mathematics and enjoy seeing the children achieve success in all areas of the curriculum. I aim to develop children’s curiosity and sense of self as they begin their journey of being life long learners.  

Charlotte Eglinton - Room 16


Hi, I am Charlotte Eglinton and this is my first year at Otumoetai Primary School. 
I previously studied a Bachelor of Arts at Auckland University of Technology and hold a Masters of Teaching and Learning. 
I feel blessed to be part of a profession that provides the opportunity to be part of the wider community. I am a bubbly person who aspires to ignite positivity into all aspects of my students learning. 
Outside of school my family and friends are very important to me as well as going to the beach, swimming and being involved with the Arts.