Lisa Thorne

Reading Recovery

I have been teaching at OPS for 10+ years now and feel like I am almost part of the woodwork! I began my teaching career with 12 years in Early Childhood before retraining as a Primary teacher.  I have been a classroom teacher for the majority of my time here and, since completing my training as a Reading Recovery teacher a few years ago, I have stepped out of the classroom and into teaching Reading Recovery. In 2018 I completed my training as a SPELD teacher as I have a passion for teaching children who find mainstream learning challenging and have added private students to my teaching day.
When not zipping around the school I love to tread the boards in local theaters or escape to my craft room or vege garden - or just having a good old laugh :)

Carolyn Andrews

Reading Recovery

I am very privileged to be teaching in the Pukeko team this year and am lucky to be sharing a class of Year 2/3 children with Mrs Cathie Stenhouse. In the mornings I will be teaching Reading Recovery and then will spend most afternoons teaching in Room 15.
I have taught at Otumoetai Primary for a number of years in the junior area. I am passionate about teaching in this area of the school and love being a part of a child's early learning. The enthusiasm they bring is infectious and the growth they make in all areas of their development is so exciting. 
I endeavour to foster a love of learning and inquiry in the children I teach while acknowledging the variety of experiences and abilities they all bring. 
Outside of school family and friends are very important to me as well as following different sports, going to the beach, fishing, reading and socializing with family and friends.