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Meet Our Staff

Principal
 

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Introducing our new Principal, Teenaka Kennedy. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child at St Brigid's please contact office@stbrigidsdn.school.nz to arrange a school tour with Teenaka.

Deputy
Principal

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Deborah Charleson is our Deputy Principal and teaches in our Year 2 and 3 class. She has a passion for Literacy, Numeracy, Visual Arts and STEAM and enjoys using many creative ways to engage and enhance her children’s learning.

Director of
Religious Studies

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Carmel Wassell is our DRS and teaches in our New Entrant / Year 1 class from Monday - Thursday. 

Carmel is also our Staff Representative on the Board of Trustees, and our School SENCO.

Teacher
 

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Jacqui Hammer teaches in our Year 4, 5 & 6 Hub from Monday - Thursday.

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Teacher
 

Sue Idour teaches part time in our Year 4, 5 and 6 Hub. She is also one of our regular relief teachers. Sue loves teaching our Hub on Friday and brings her love of the French language and culture into our school by providing French lessons to our senior children.

Teacher
 

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Natalie Chisholm teaches in our New Entrant / Year 1 class on Fridays, is our Classroom Release Teacher and one of our regular relief teachers. She is our resident artist and enjoys enriching all our classroom experiences with her love of Visual Art. Natalie brings creativity and imagination to our school and is constantly extending our children’s experiences through new art mediums. Our children all love their days with Mrs C! 

Learning Support Co-ordinator

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Courtney Sherman is our Learning Support Co-ordinator. She provides support in all our classes on a as needed basis. She provides tailored support to individual children and groups of children in all areas of the curriculum. 

Office
Manager

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Rachel Chadwick is our Office Manager. She is the friendly face you will see when you enter the school and the voice on the other end of the phone when you give us a ring. 

 

Learning
Support

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Robyn Firmin is one of our superstar learning support team. Robyn brings a huge amount of dedication to her work and really relishes seeing all children achieve while creating a supportive environment for them to learn. She currently spends her days helping our Year 4, 5 and 6 children.

Learning
Support

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Sharon McRae is another member of our superstar learning support team. Sharon enjoys supporting our Year 2 and 3 classroom with all their learning and helping out with our ESOL (English to speakers of other languages) programme. Sharon also organises our sports teams and keeps our sports equipment up to date and looking amazing for the children. 

Learning
Support

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Marie Heyward is part of our superstar learning support team. Marie enjoys working with our New Entrant and Year 1 children to give them the best start to their time at St Brigid’s. She also helps with our ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) programme. 

Librarian
 

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Catherine Mirfin has a passion for literacy and is responsible for keeping our library looking amazing and up to date with exciting new books to instill a love of reading in our children.

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