Grant's Braes School Staff

Our staff are our school’s most valuable resource. It is the quality of our staff and the high expectations they place upon themselves that are the most important attributes in ensuring that high quality teaching and learning takes place. At Grant’s Braes School we have dedicated, well-qualified and trained staff who operate as a team and have:

  • A genuine sense of caring and empathy for young people
  • High expectations of themselves and our students
  • The skills to enable students to achieve to the best of their abilities
  • A passion for their curriculum area
  • The ability to foster a love of learning in our students
  • A strong sense of community
  • Diverse skills, knowledge, and life-experiences
  • A commitment to developing a strong set of values in our students

Our Staff

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Gareth Taylor

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Sara Carr

Deputy Principal, Kā Manu Team Leader, Year 4-6 Teacher - Pūkeko
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Desiree Wispinski

Deputy Principal, Te Kahere Team Leader, Year 1-2 Teacher - Rātā

Susan Tait

Senior Teacher, Kōhanga Team Leader, Year 1 Teacher - Kākāpō
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Jen Stevenson

Year 0-1 Teacher - Kea

Jane Mitchell

Year 1 Teacher - Management Release - Kākāpō
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Shannon Te Huna

Year 2 Teacher - Kōwhai
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Belinda Collins

Year 3 Teacher (Parental Leave) - Matai

Hannah van Plateringen

Year 3 Teacher - Matai
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Kay Masters

Year 3 - 4 Teacher - Tawa
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Rebecca McKeever

Year 4 - 6 Teacher - Pūkeko
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Lewis Howell

Year 4 - 6 Teacher - Toroa
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Rebecca Barrow

Year 4 - 6 Teacher - Pīwakawaka

Katie Wenborn

Year 4 - 6 Teacher - Pīwakawaka
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Sharlene Goodwin

Year 4 - 6 Teacher - Ruru
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Sue Waldron

Learning Support Teacher - Sara Cohen School
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Gaylene O'Brien

Office Administrator
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Steve Harris

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Sandra McHenry

Learning Assistant
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Niki van Plateringen

Learning Assistant
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Elaine Hudson

Learning Assistant
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Annette Littlejohn

Learning Assistant

Rebecca Then

Learning Assistant
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Denise Laney

Learning Assistant
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Michelle Wong

Learning Assistant
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Iain Cook-Bonney

0.1 ICT Support and Teacher