Evelyn Cullen

Teacher Aide


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

My main goal in Teacher Aiding is to ensure children are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential, in a positive environment.  I love teaching the Junior children Stage Two Phonics. It is a fun and energizing process.  The students can see their progress and  feel good about it.  I have been a tutor for the Basic Sight Word Programme for approximately 5 years.  It is fulfilling to see the pupils persevere, gain confidence and improve.


Leigh Stewart

Teacher Aide

My name is Leigh Stewart. I have an awesome husband and three adult children. I am passionate about helping children and people in general. I enjoy a good laugh and try to have fun whenever possible.


Jacqui Smith

Teacher Aide

I've been a teacher aide at Otumoetai Primary for 4 years. During my time here I've been fortunate to take small groups in Numeracy. These small groups provide a learning environment that can be fun and flexible where children are encouraged to try something new while building on existing strengths. Each programme is designed to fit the learning needs of the group so that they can grow a sense of pride in the achievements they make. I'm passionate about the Numeracy Programme and gain a huge sense of fulfilment watching the children grow in both their knowledge of and self confidence in Maths. It's so rewarding to see the delight on their face when they realise they have conquered a challenge!

I also provide support to several delightful children during play time and lunch.

When not working I enjoy spending time with family and friends, following the various sporting interests of my five boys, running or walking the mount, walking my dog and decorating.


Renea Fluerty

Teacher Aide


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.


Tori Foster

Teacher Aide

Hi, I’m Tori and I have the privilege of being on the teacher aide team. I love being able to assist the children who need a little bit of extra support and seeing them excel in their learning. I currently am working in the junior school and am able to draw on my Early Childhood teaching experience when working with the children. I have 2 sons who are in year 6 and year 8. During my spare time I love catching up with friends and family, following my boy’s sporting interests, and shopping.