Cathie Stenhouse

Learning Support Coordinator

This is my fifth year at OPS having previously taught in Taupo, Wellington and the UK. My full time role is a new one this year, and I am looking after all our children with additional needs across the school.  It is a great opportunity to make a difference, to work with families to get the best for their children, and to be able to support teachers in catering for the diverse learners in their classes. I am also monitoring the needs of our ESOL children. 

I really thrive on research, and hope to finish my Masters of Inclusive Education this year through Massey University.  There is still much to learn about the structures and supports out in the community available to our neurodiverse learners  and I hope to collaborate and learn from the other LSCs in the Kahui Ako and the personnel in the various support agencies as well as drawing on the skills and expertise of OPS staff.  

When not working or studying, I like to be by the sea, or in the sea and I appreciate fun times with my family in both Tauranga and Matamata.