Phillipa De Fluiter - Room 14-24

Music Specialist/Release Teacher

 I now have had the privilege of working at Otumoetai  as one of the classroom release teachers for a number of years, on a part time basis. I acquired most of my 30 + years of teaching experience working in several Normal Schools in Hamilton. I am principally involved in encouraging and developing in the children of Otumoetai all things musical from classroom activities to instrumental. Music is a performing activity so whatever the situation children are "making music".

When not involved in school activities my husband and I enjoy exploring many quiet special places in N.Z in our motorhome or are off visiting our two married grown up children who now live in Australia.


Tracy Swart - Room 15 & 21

Release Teacher

I am a fun and energetic teacher at Otumoetai Primary. I release teachers on a Wednesday and Thursday. My friend, Bebe, and I really enjoy working with OPS children


Gael Prosser - Room 25

Visual Arts Specialist


Anna Robinson

Dance/Drama Specialist


Kayla Kerr - Room 5

Release Teacher

Kia ora

I am a teacher who believes in forming relationships with my students whether I am in there for a block, a week or a year. I also believe that if students are happy in the classroom learning will naturally occur. I love teaching all areas of the curriculum but have a passion for literacy and P.E.

Ngā mihi 

Kayla Kerr


Mig McMillan - Room 6

Release Teacher


Kate Rhodes - Room 7

Release Teacher

Kia ora! I'm Kate Rhodes

This year, I am really excited to be a part of the Kea team. I will be in Room 7 every Thursday for Nyree Hanna and also spending time in other classes around the school as needed. 

I have a passion for teaching and particularly love meeting all of the students and their whanau. I really enjoy teaching digital technology, sports and maths and I'm currently completing my Masters of Education on the new Digital Technology Curriculum components.

At home, I'm a busy mum with Aimee (1) and Eva (4), my husband Mike, our dog Charlie and 2 cats. I love spending time outside trail running (usually somewhere off the beaten track) and Kitesurf whenever it's windy enough! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone this year and being a part of the OPS community.