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Years: New Entrants, 1

Rooms: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Your team

Tanya King

Ruma 5 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Tanya King
Ruma 5 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Tanya King tōku ingoa. It was over 20 years ago that I started teaching at Tītahi Bay School and since then I have taught every age group and had various roles, working alongside our tamariki and kaiako. Our school is a very special place within a special community that I just love. You can’t help but feel happy walking around our school grounds with our beautiful environment, our murals and cared for gardens and playgrounds, not to mention our warm and friendly staff and KURA kids. I feel that teaching is not just a job but a privilege in that I get to teach and promote KURA values and create opportunities that have an impact. When I am not at school you will find me hanging out with my family and friends (or possibly cuddling our new pet rabbits!) or in the yoga studio, finding peace and relaxation.

Tanya King
Ruma 5 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Tanya King tōku ingoa. It was over 20 years ago that I started teaching at Tītahi Bay School and since then I have taught every age group and had various roles, working alongside our tamariki and kaiako. Our school is a very special place within a special community that I just love. You can’t help but feel happy walking around our school grounds with our beautiful environment, our murals and cared for gardens and playgrounds, not to mention our warm and friendly staff and KURA kids. I feel that teaching is not just a job but a privilege in that I get to teach and promote KURA values and create opportunities that have an impact. When I am not at school you will find me hanging out with my family and friends (or possibly cuddling our new pet rabbits!) or in the yoga studio, finding peace and relaxation.

Tanya King
Ruma 5 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Tanya King tōku ingoa. It was over 20 years ago that I started teaching at Tītahi Bay School and since then I have taught every age group and had various roles, working alongside our tamariki and kaiako. Our school is a very special place within a special community that I just love. You can’t help but feel happy walking around our school grounds with our beautiful environment, our murals and cared for gardens and playgrounds, not to mention our warm and friendly staff and KURA kids. I feel that teaching is not just a job but a privilege in that I get to teach and promote KURA values and create opportunities that have an impact. When I am not at school you will find me hanging out with my family and friends (or possibly cuddling our new pet rabbits!) or in the yoga studio, finding peace and relaxation.

Tanya King

Ruma 5 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Tanya King
Ruma 5 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Tanya King tōku ingoa. It was over 20 years ago that I started teaching at Tītahi Bay School and since then I have taught every age group and had various roles, working alongside our tamariki and kaiako. Our school is a very special place within a special community that I just love. You can’t help but feel happy walking around our school grounds with our beautiful environment, our murals and cared for gardens and playgrounds, not to mention our warm and friendly staff and KURA kids. I feel that teaching is not just a job but a privilege in that I get to teach and promote KURA values and create opportunities that have an impact. When I am not at school you will find me hanging out with my family and friends (or possibly cuddling our new pet rabbits!) or in the yoga studio, finding peace and relaxation.

Tanya King
Ruma 5 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Tanya King tōku ingoa. It was over 20 years ago that I started teaching at Tītahi Bay School and since then I have taught every age group and had various roles, working alongside our tamariki and kaiako. Our school is a very special place within a special community that I just love. You can’t help but feel happy walking around our school grounds with our beautiful environment, our murals and cared for gardens and playgrounds, not to mention our warm and friendly staff and KURA kids. I feel that teaching is not just a job but a privilege in that I get to teach and promote KURA values and create opportunities that have an impact. When I am not at school you will find me hanging out with my family and friends (or possibly cuddling our new pet rabbits!) or in the yoga studio, finding peace and relaxation.

Tanya King
Ruma 5 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Tanya King tōku ingoa. It was over 20 years ago that I started teaching at Tītahi Bay School and since then I have taught every age group and had various roles, working alongside our tamariki and kaiako. Our school is a very special place within a special community that I just love. You can’t help but feel happy walking around our school grounds with our beautiful environment, our murals and cared for gardens and playgrounds, not to mention our warm and friendly staff and KURA kids. I feel that teaching is not just a job but a privilege in that I get to teach and promote KURA values and create opportunities that have an impact. When I am not at school you will find me hanging out with my family and friends (or possibly cuddling our new pet rabbits!) or in the yoga studio, finding peace and relaxation.

Chelsea Renshaw

Ruma 2 Kaiako

Chelsea Renshaw
Ruma 2 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Chelsea Renshaw tōku ingoa. I love working at Tītahi Bay School. This is coming up to my 12th year teaching, 10 of these have been at this Kura. I have two tamariki aged 6 and 2. It is an absolute privilege to work alongside so many wonderful kaiako and tamariki. Our Kura offers so many wonderful opportunities for tamariki to learn and grow as unique individuals. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my whānau, cooking, exercising and having fun with my friends.

Chelsea Renshaw
Ruma 2 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Chelsea Renshaw tōku ingoa. I love working at Tītahi Bay School. This is coming up to my 12th year teaching, 10 of these have been at this Kura. I have two tamariki aged 6 and 2. It is an absolute privilege to work alongside so many wonderful kaiako and tamariki. Our Kura offers so many wonderful opportunities for tamariki to learn and grow as unique individuals. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my whānau, cooking, exercising and having fun with my friends.

Chelsea Renshaw
Ruma 2 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Chelsea Renshaw tōku ingoa. I love working at Tītahi Bay School. This is coming up to my 12th year teaching, 10 of these have been at this Kura. I have two tamariki aged 6 and 2. It is an absolute privilege to work alongside so many wonderful kaiako and tamariki. Our Kura offers so many wonderful opportunities for tamariki to learn and grow as unique individuals. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my whānau, cooking, exercising and having fun with my friends.

Chelsea Renshaw

Ruma 2 Kaiako

Chelsea Renshaw
Ruma 2 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Chelsea Renshaw tōku ingoa. I love working at Tītahi Bay School. This is coming up to my 12th year teaching, 10 of these have been at this Kura. I have two tamariki aged 6 and 2. It is an absolute privilege to work alongside so many wonderful kaiako and tamariki. Our Kura offers so many wonderful opportunities for tamariki to learn and grow as unique individuals. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my whānau, cooking, exercising and having fun with my friends.

Chelsea Renshaw
Ruma 2 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Chelsea Renshaw tōku ingoa. I love working at Tītahi Bay School. This is coming up to my 12th year teaching, 10 of these have been at this Kura. I have two tamariki aged 6 and 2. It is an absolute privilege to work alongside so many wonderful kaiako and tamariki. Our Kura offers so many wonderful opportunities for tamariki to learn and grow as unique individuals. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my whānau, cooking, exercising and having fun with my friends.

Chelsea Renshaw
Ruma 2 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Chelsea Renshaw tōku ingoa. I love working at Tītahi Bay School. This is coming up to my 12th year teaching, 10 of these have been at this Kura. I have two tamariki aged 6 and 2. It is an absolute privilege to work alongside so many wonderful kaiako and tamariki. Our Kura offers so many wonderful opportunities for tamariki to learn and grow as unique individuals. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my whānau, cooking, exercising and having fun with my friends.

Lauren Blakeley

Ruma 3 Kaiako

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I began my teaching journey at Titahi Bay School in 2023 and have been loving every second of it. It is a huge privilege to be teaching at such a great kura within an amazing community, with incredible tamariki and alongside awesome kaiako. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Outside of mahi I love playing rugby, reading, baking, going to the gym, spending time with my whānau and friends and doing anything outdoors.

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I began my teaching journey at Titahi Bay School in 2023 and have been loving every second of it. It is a huge privilege to be teaching at such a great kura within an amazing community, with incredible tamariki and alongside awesome kaiako. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Outside of mahi I love playing rugby, reading, baking, going to the gym, spending time with my whānau and friends and doing anything outdoors.

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I began my teaching journey at Titahi Bay School in 2023 and have been loving every second of it. It is a huge privilege to be teaching at such a great kura within an amazing community, with incredible tamariki and alongside awesome kaiako. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Outside of mahi I love playing rugby, reading, baking, going to the gym, spending time with my whānau and friends and doing anything outdoors.

Lauren Blakeley

Ruma 3 Kaiako

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I began my teaching journey at Titahi Bay School in 2023 and have been loving every second of it. It is a huge privilege to be teaching at such a great kura within an amazing community, with incredible tamariki and alongside awesome kaiako. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Outside of mahi I love playing rugby, reading, baking, going to the gym, spending time with my whānau and friends and doing anything outdoors.

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I began my teaching journey at Titahi Bay School in 2023 and have been loving every second of it. It is a huge privilege to be teaching at such a great kura within an amazing community, with incredible tamariki and alongside awesome kaiako. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Outside of mahi I love playing rugby, reading, baking, going to the gym, spending time with my whānau and friends and doing anything outdoors.

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I began my teaching journey at Titahi Bay School in 2023 and have been loving every second of it. It is a huge privilege to be teaching at such a great kura within an amazing community, with incredible tamariki and alongside awesome kaiako. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Outside of mahi I love playing rugby, reading, baking, going to the gym, spending time with my whānau and friends and doing anything outdoors.

Cheryl Naylor

Ruma 4 Kaiako

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, Kō Cheryl tōku ingoa.
I began working at this fantastic school as a Teacher Aide here when my children started school, and had the privilege of starting my teaching career here at Tītahi Bay School 15 years ago. After 9 years living and teaching in the Waikato, I was delighted to return here in 2022. It is simply great to be back in the Bay and working with such an inspirational, supportive and enthusiastic team. I strive to create a safe, happy and supportive learning environment where KURA kids can take risks, make mistakes and be curious. When I’m not at work you will find me connecting with friends and family, making art – or standing in a river, fly fishing with my husband.

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, Kō Cheryl tōku ingoa.
I began working at this fantastic school as a Teacher Aide here when my children started school, and had the privilege of starting my teaching career here at Tītahi Bay School 15 years ago. After 9 years living and teaching in the Waikato, I was delighted to return here in 2022. It is simply great to be back in the Bay and working with such an inspirational, supportive and enthusiastic team. I strive to create a safe, happy and supportive learning environment where KURA kids can take risks, make mistakes and be curious. When I’m not at work you will find me connecting with friends and family, making art – or standing in a river, fly fishing with my husband.

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, Kō Cheryl tōku ingoa.
I began working at this fantastic school as a Teacher Aide here when my children started school, and had the privilege of starting my teaching career here at Tītahi Bay School 15 years ago. After 9 years living and teaching in the Waikato, I was delighted to return here in 2022. It is simply great to be back in the Bay and working with such an inspirational, supportive and enthusiastic team. I strive to create a safe, happy and supportive learning environment where KURA kids can take risks, make mistakes and be curious. When I’m not at work you will find me connecting with friends and family, making art – or standing in a river, fly fishing with my husband.

Cheryl Naylor

Ruma 4 Kaiako

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, Kō Cheryl tōku ingoa.
I began working at this fantastic school as a Teacher Aide here when my children started school, and had the privilege of starting my teaching career here at Tītahi Bay School 15 years ago. After 9 years living and teaching in the Waikato, I was delighted to return here in 2022. It is simply great to be back in the Bay and working with such an inspirational, supportive and enthusiastic team. I strive to create a safe, happy and supportive learning environment where KURA kids can take risks, make mistakes and be curious. When I’m not at work you will find me connecting with friends and family, making art – or standing in a river, fly fishing with my husband.

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, Kō Cheryl tōku ingoa.
I began working at this fantastic school as a Teacher Aide here when my children started school, and had the privilege of starting my teaching career here at Tītahi Bay School 15 years ago. After 9 years living and teaching in the Waikato, I was delighted to return here in 2022. It is simply great to be back in the Bay and working with such an inspirational, supportive and enthusiastic team. I strive to create a safe, happy and supportive learning environment where KURA kids can take risks, make mistakes and be curious. When I’m not at work you will find me connecting with friends and family, making art – or standing in a river, fly fishing with my husband.

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, Kō Cheryl tōku ingoa.
I began working at this fantastic school as a Teacher Aide here when my children started school, and had the privilege of starting my teaching career here at Tītahi Bay School 15 years ago. After 9 years living and teaching in the Waikato, I was delighted to return here in 2022. It is simply great to be back in the Bay and working with such an inspirational, supportive and enthusiastic team. I strive to create a safe, happy and supportive learning environment where KURA kids can take risks, make mistakes and be curious. When I’m not at work you will find me connecting with friends and family, making art – or standing in a river, fly fishing with my husband.

Abby de Groot McKenzie

Ruma 4 Kaiako

Abby de Groot McKenzie
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia Ora koutou. Ko Abby de Groot-Mckenzie (Mrs d.g-Mck) tōku ingoa. I have had the pleasure of teaching for thirteen years, from New Entrants through to Intermediate. Currently I am also working in ECE sporting the 4 year old transition room. I am thrilled to be back in a Primary setting this year and cannot wait to learn more about your wonderful community.
I am originally from Wānaka, now living in beautiful Whitby with my husband, 2 year old daughter and our cats. We love getting outdoors and showing Lucy all the amazing things this world has to offer. I cannot wait to meet you all.

Abby de Groot McKenzie
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia Ora koutou. Ko Abby de Groot-Mckenzie (Mrs d.g-Mck) tōku ingoa. I have had the pleasure of teaching for thirteen years, from New Entrants through to Intermediate. Currently I am also working in ECE sporting the 4 year old transition room. I am thrilled to be back in a Primary setting this year and cannot wait to learn more about your wonderful community.
I am originally from Wānaka, now living in beautiful Whitby with my husband, 2 year old daughter and our cats. We love getting outdoors and showing Lucy all the amazing things this world has to offer. I cannot wait to meet you all.

Abby de Groot McKenzie
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia Ora koutou. Ko Abby de Groot-Mckenzie (Mrs d.g-Mck) tōku ingoa. I have had the pleasure of teaching for thirteen years, from New Entrants through to Intermediate. Currently I am also working in ECE sporting the 4 year old transition room. I am thrilled to be back in a Primary setting this year and cannot wait to learn more about your wonderful community.
I am originally from Wānaka, now living in beautiful Whitby with my husband, 2 year old daughter and our cats. We love getting outdoors and showing Lucy all the amazing things this world has to offer. I cannot wait to meet you all.

Abby de Groot McKenzie

Ruma 4 Kaiako

Abby de Groot McKenzie
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia Ora koutou. Ko Abby de Groot-Mckenzie (Mrs d.g-Mck) tōku ingoa. I have had the pleasure of teaching for thirteen years, from New Entrants through to Intermediate. Currently I am also working in ECE sporting the 4 year old transition room. I am thrilled to be back in a Primary setting this year and cannot wait to learn more about your wonderful community.
I am originally from Wānaka, now living in beautiful Whitby with my husband, 2 year old daughter and our cats. We love getting outdoors and showing Lucy all the amazing things this world has to offer. I cannot wait to meet you all.

Abby de Groot McKenzie
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia Ora koutou. Ko Abby de Groot-Mckenzie (Mrs d.g-Mck) tōku ingoa. I have had the pleasure of teaching for thirteen years, from New Entrants through to Intermediate. Currently I am also working in ECE sporting the 4 year old transition room. I am thrilled to be back in a Primary setting this year and cannot wait to learn more about your wonderful community.
I am originally from Wānaka, now living in beautiful Whitby with my husband, 2 year old daughter and our cats. We love getting outdoors and showing Lucy all the amazing things this world has to offer. I cannot wait to meet you all.

Abby de Groot McKenzie
Ruma 4 Kaiako

Kia Ora koutou. Ko Abby de Groot-Mckenzie (Mrs d.g-Mck) tōku ingoa. I have had the pleasure of teaching for thirteen years, from New Entrants through to Intermediate. Currently I am also working in ECE sporting the 4 year old transition room. I am thrilled to be back in a Primary setting this year and cannot wait to learn more about your wonderful community.
I am originally from Wānaka, now living in beautiful Whitby with my husband, 2 year old daughter and our cats. We love getting outdoors and showing Lucy all the amazing things this world has to offer. I cannot wait to meet you all.

India McMahon

Ruma 5 Kaiako

India McMahon
Ruma 5 Kaiako

Kia Ora Koutou, Ko India McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have recently joined the crew here at Titahi bay and love being part of such a supportive and amazing kura. I grew up here in Titahi bay and am thrilled to be part of the education for our tamariki. Alongside working with our new entrants I am currently studying to further pursue a career in education. Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time at the beach, playing hockey and surrounding myself with friends and family.

India McMahon
Ruma 5 Kaiako

Kia Ora Koutou, Ko India McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have recently joined the crew here at Titahi bay and love being part of such a supportive and amazing kura. I grew up here in Titahi bay and am thrilled to be part of the education for our tamariki. Alongside working with our new entrants I am currently studying to further pursue a career in education. Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time at the beach, playing hockey and surrounding myself with friends and family.

India McMahon
Ruma 5 Kaiako

Kia Ora Koutou, Ko India McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have recently joined the crew here at Titahi bay and love being part of such a supportive and amazing kura. I grew up here in Titahi bay and am thrilled to be part of the education for our tamariki. Alongside working with our new entrants I am currently studying to further pursue a career in education. Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time at the beach, playing hockey and surrounding myself with friends and family.

India McMahon

Ruma 5 Kaiako

India McMahon
Ruma 5 Kaiako

Kia Ora Koutou, Ko India McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have recently joined the crew here at Titahi bay and love being part of such a supportive and amazing kura. I grew up here in Titahi bay and am thrilled to be part of the education for our tamariki. Alongside working with our new entrants I am currently studying to further pursue a career in education. Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time at the beach, playing hockey and surrounding myself with friends and family.

India McMahon
Ruma 5 Kaiako

Kia Ora Koutou, Ko India McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have recently joined the crew here at Titahi bay and love being part of such a supportive and amazing kura. I grew up here in Titahi bay and am thrilled to be part of the education for our tamariki. Alongside working with our new entrants I am currently studying to further pursue a career in education. Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time at the beach, playing hockey and surrounding myself with friends and family.

India McMahon
Ruma 5 Kaiako

Kia Ora Koutou, Ko India McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have recently joined the crew here at Titahi bay and love being part of such a supportive and amazing kura. I grew up here in Titahi bay and am thrilled to be part of the education for our tamariki. Alongside working with our new entrants I am currently studying to further pursue a career in education. Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time at the beach, playing hockey and surrounding myself with friends and family.

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