Evelyn Cullen

Teacher Aide

My name is Evelyn Cullen. Privileged to work at Otumoetai Primary School as a Teacher Aide, I support children’s learning in class. I believe every child has the right to an education that meets their needs and encouragement to achieve their potential.
It is rewarding and fulfilling to be part of a team that works to achieve this.

Joanne Curd

Teacher Aide

My name is Joanne Curd. I have had the privilege of working at Otumoetai Primary school for 15 years. I love helping and supporting the children in class. It gives me a huge sense of fulfilment watching the children grow in both their knowledge and confidence.


Alison Murray

Teacher Aide

I have a passion for supporting children with all aspects of School life. Currently, I am a team member in the Ruru Syndicate. Some of my daily tasks include taking Early Words,  Stage Two Phonics  and Lego Therapy.
I enjoy travelling and being in nature. 

Tori Foster

Teacher Aide

I find it a great privilege to be able to work in the classrooms as an educational assistant, supporting children with diverse learning needs, and helping them to see their own potential. I have a teaching degree and spent 14 years working in the early childhood setting. A lot of those skills cross over into the primary school curriculum level, as most children learn well through hands on engagement and play. 
I have two teenage sons, and enjoy following their  sporting pursuits. Out of school hours, you’ll probably see me at a local cafe, enjoying good coffee and food with friends. 

Fuchsia Crockford

Teacher Aide

I have been a teacher aide for 8 years. During this time, I have trained in Seasons for Growth and We Thinkers as well as many other programmes. I was also the International ESOL teacher aide at my previous school. I was lucky enough to be in a position to accept a role at Ōtūmoetai Primary School in term 4 of 2021 and have been able to put these skills to good use already.

I am currently in Weka team and I have the privilege of a bit of domestic ESOL across other teams as well. I have a strong interest in catering to the emotional as well as academic and cultural needs of children and I believe the diversity of ethnicities at Ōtūmoetai Primary encourages a sense of belonging for all students. When I am not at work I am busy with my two teenage sons playing uber, tutor, cook and sometimes coach mum!


Nephi Sanerive

Behaviour Support Worker

Kia ora koutou katoa

 

This is my third year at Ōtūmoetai Primary School. I enjoy my role as Behaviour Support Worker and am grateful for the opportunity to be able to engage with and support the children on their learning journeys. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with whānau and friends, keeping fit and playing most sports. I am currently a member of the Bay of Plenty Rugby Academy.

Ngā mihi

Nephi Sanerive


Rebecca Fa'ase'e - Room 9

Behaviour Support Worker


Lalomilo Lalomilo

Behaviour Support Worker


Jordan Grogan

Admin Assistant

My name is Jordan Grogan. I have been working in the office area saving teachers' time by laminating, photocopying, shelving reading resources and many other small jobs. I have been at the school for five years and really enjoy my many jobs.