Staff

We have a diverse team of staff members who bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds to our school.  

This includes those who are recently trained and new to education, as well as those who have been part of Linwood Avenue for ten years or more.
This mix of backgrounds and experience helps us to draw on various perspectives when reaching decisions and developing our schools learning programmes.  

Like in all successful schools, teamwork is an essential part of what we do to meet the needs of our children.

Teachers 2019
  • Room 1 - Y0/1 : Jill Morris
  • Room 2 - Y0/1: Lisa Eriksen  
  • Room 3 - Y1: Ali Law            
  • Room 4 - Y1/2: Fiona Barnes
  • Room 5 - Y1/2: Tarsha King
  • Room 6 - Y1/2: Emma Brown-Cole
  • Room 7 - Y1/2: Mel Clarke
  • Room 8 -  
  • Room 9 -  SENCO : Irene Cronan - room behind the staffroom.
  • Room 10/11 - Y5/6: Colin Hill / Victoria Brookland
  • Room 12/13 - Y5/6: Jane Thomson / Keryn Boyle
  • Room 14 - Y3/4: Dion Paxie
  • Room 15 - Y3/4: Karen Ryder
  • Room 16/17 - Y3/4: Kristine Telea/ Grace Shearer (using library space)
  • Room 18 - Y3/4: Rob Colligan
  • English Language Learning: Kat Cotter
  • Release teachers: Janice Parker, Jo Rodwell, Kerrie Hale  
  • Social Worker: TBC     
  • Pacific Island Language & Culture: 
  • Te Whitinga Language & Culture: Sherrilee Herangi Harrison         
  • Reading Support: Margie Maeder
  • Office Manager: Liz Jensen 
  • Finance & Administration Support: Rachel McGarvey 
  • School Caretaker: Peter Ryan    
  • Teacher Aides: Lorraine Sutton, Karen Glasson, Wendy Day, Glenis Youngman, Leanne Woodham, Michelle Finlayson, Jacque Feran, Kelly Taylor, Kim Moloney, Tracey Mantell,  Rome Collins-Cross, Moira MacDonald,Kylie Grattan, Zoe Walker
  • After School Programme (Youthtown) Supervisor: Rebecca

Teaching Teams

Junior (Piwakawaka) Team
  • Lisa Eriksen - rm 2
  • Ali Law - rm 3
  • Fiona Barnes - rm 4 (team ldr)
  • Jill Morris - rm 1
  • Emma Brown-Cole - rm6
  • Tarsha King - rm 5 
  • Kerrie Hale - rm 6
Middle (Tui) Team
  •  Grace Shearer - rm 16/17
  • Karen Ryder - rm 15
  • Dion Paxie - rm 14 (team ldr)
  • Kristine Telea - rm 16/17
Senior (Kea) team
  • Victoria Brookland - rm 10
  • Keryn Boyle - Rm 12
  • Colin Hill - rm 10 (team ldr)
  • Jane Thomson - rm 12
  • Jo Rodwell -  release teacher