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Leadership Team

Matt Tilley

Principal - Tumuaki

Matt Tilley
Principal - Tumuaki

Kia ora koutou ngā whānau o te kura o Tītahi Bay, I am the very proud and passionate tumuaki of our amazing kura. My whānau love living in The Bay and having the most beautiful walks, bike rides and beach all within an arm’s reach is a taonga we are grateful for. I feel incredibly privileged to lead a group of exceptional kaiako and support staff at our kura. I am passionate about our school being a safe, inclusive, engaging, fun and active place for our ākonga to thrive in which emanates in them loving being at school.
Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu – Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.

Matt Tilley
Principal - Tumuaki

Kia ora koutou ngā whānau o te kura o Tītahi Bay, I am the very proud and passionate tumuaki of our amazing kura. My whānau love living in The Bay and having the most beautiful walks, bike rides and beach all within an arm’s reach is a taonga we are grateful for. I feel incredibly privileged to lead a group of exceptional kaiako and support staff at our kura. I am passionate about our school being a safe, inclusive, engaging, fun and active place for our ākonga to thrive in which emanates in them loving being at school.
Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu – Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.

Matt Tilley
Principal - Tumuaki

Kia ora koutou ngā whānau o te kura o Tītahi Bay, I am the very proud and passionate tumuaki of our amazing kura. My whānau love living in The Bay and having the most beautiful walks, bike rides and beach all within an arm’s reach is a taonga we are grateful for. I feel incredibly privileged to lead a group of exceptional kaiako and support staff at our kura. I am passionate about our school being a safe, inclusive, engaging, fun and active place for our ākonga to thrive in which emanates in them loving being at school.
Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu – Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.

Matt Tilley

Principal - Tumuaki

Matt Tilley
Principal - Tumuaki

Kia ora koutou ngā whānau o te kura o Tītahi Bay, I am the very proud and passionate tumuaki of our amazing kura. My whānau love living in The Bay and having the most beautiful walks, bike rides and beach all within an arm’s reach is a taonga we are grateful for. I feel incredibly privileged to lead a group of exceptional kaiako and support staff at our kura. I am passionate about our school being a safe, inclusive, engaging, fun and active place for our ākonga to thrive in which emanates in them loving being at school.
Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu – Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.

Matt Tilley
Principal - Tumuaki

Kia ora koutou ngā whānau o te kura o Tītahi Bay, I am the very proud and passionate tumuaki of our amazing kura. My whānau love living in The Bay and having the most beautiful walks, bike rides and beach all within an arm’s reach is a taonga we are grateful for. I feel incredibly privileged to lead a group of exceptional kaiako and support staff at our kura. I am passionate about our school being a safe, inclusive, engaging, fun and active place for our ākonga to thrive in which emanates in them loving being at school.
Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu – Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.

Matt Tilley
Principal - Tumuaki

Kia ora koutou ngā whānau o te kura o Tītahi Bay, I am the very proud and passionate tumuaki of our amazing kura. My whānau love living in The Bay and having the most beautiful walks, bike rides and beach all within an arm’s reach is a taonga we are grateful for. I feel incredibly privileged to lead a group of exceptional kaiako and support staff at our kura. I am passionate about our school being a safe, inclusive, engaging, fun and active place for our ākonga to thrive in which emanates in them loving being at school.
Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu – Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.

Miranda McMahon

Deputy Principal - Tumuaki Tuarua

Miranda McMahon
Deputy Principal - Tumuaki Tuarua

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Ko Miranda McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have had the pleasure of teaching at Tītahi Bay School for over 25 years. I love the Bay, I love our community and I really love our KURA and the people in it.
Always lots of fun to be had in the Bay – I live with my husband Jason, our 3 children and our much loved dog Kora. The beach is my happy place and I enjoy travelling to soak up the sun.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! He tāngata! He tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Miranda McMahon
Deputy Principal - Tumuaki Tuarua

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Ko Miranda McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have had the pleasure of teaching at Tītahi Bay School for over 25 years. I love the Bay, I love our community and I really love our KURA and the people in it.
Always lots of fun to be had in the Bay – I live with my husband Jason, our 3 children and our much loved dog Kora. The beach is my happy place and I enjoy travelling to soak up the sun.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! He tāngata! He tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Miranda McMahon
Deputy Principal - Tumuaki Tuarua

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Ko Miranda McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have had the pleasure of teaching at Tītahi Bay School for over 25 years. I love the Bay, I love our community and I really love our KURA and the people in it.
Always lots of fun to be had in the Bay – I live with my husband Jason, our 3 children and our much loved dog Kora. The beach is my happy place and I enjoy travelling to soak up the sun.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! He tāngata! He tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Miranda McMahon

Deputy Principal - Tumuaki Tuarua

Miranda McMahon
Deputy Principal - Tumuaki Tuarua

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Ko Miranda McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have had the pleasure of teaching at Tītahi Bay School for over 25 years. I love the Bay, I love our community and I really love our KURA and the people in it.
Always lots of fun to be had in the Bay – I live with my husband Jason, our 3 children and our much loved dog Kora. The beach is my happy place and I enjoy travelling to soak up the sun.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! He tāngata! He tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Miranda McMahon
Deputy Principal - Tumuaki Tuarua

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Ko Miranda McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have had the pleasure of teaching at Tītahi Bay School for over 25 years. I love the Bay, I love our community and I really love our KURA and the people in it.
Always lots of fun to be had in the Bay – I live with my husband Jason, our 3 children and our much loved dog Kora. The beach is my happy place and I enjoy travelling to soak up the sun.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! He tāngata! He tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Miranda McMahon
Deputy Principal - Tumuaki Tuarua

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Ko Miranda McMahon tōku ingoa.
I have had the pleasure of teaching at Tītahi Bay School for over 25 years. I love the Bay, I love our community and I really love our KURA and the people in it.
Always lots of fun to be had in the Bay – I live with my husband Jason, our 3 children and our much loved dog Kora. The beach is my happy place and I enjoy travelling to soak up the sun.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! He tāngata! He tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Tanya King

Ruma 6 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Tanya King
Ruma 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Tanya King
Ruma 6 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 6 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 6 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.

Jacinta Kelleher

Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher

Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Teachers - Kaiako

Tanya King

Ruma 6 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Tanya King
Ruma 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Tanya King
Ruma 6 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 6 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 6 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.

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.

Nadia Collins

Ruma 5 Kaiako, Board Staff Rep

Nadia Collins
Ruma 5 Kaiako, Board Staff Rep

Tēnā koutou katoa,
Ko Nadia tōku ingoa. He uri tēnei nō Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Ko Te Huia te whānau. I tipu ake au ki Porirua ā e noho ana au ki Tītahi Bay. Ko Hayden tōku hoa rangatira. Ko Carter rātou ko Anahera, Ko Amaia-Grace ā māua tamariki.
A mum of three, a lot of my time is spent running around after my own tamariki and enjoying time with whānau and friends. I feel very blessed to be working in the community that I live in and with the beautiful kaimahi at Tītahi Bay kura. I became a kaiako because I am passionate about our tamariki and whānau. My heart is to see every child that we work with, grow with a security in who they are, knowing that they are worthy, and to be encouraged to take hold of the amazing things that the future holds for them.

Nadia Collins
Ruma 5 Kaiako, Board Staff Rep

Tēnā koutou katoa,
Ko Nadia tōku ingoa. He uri tēnei nō Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Ko Te Huia te whānau. I tipu ake au ki Porirua ā e noho ana au ki Tītahi Bay. Ko Hayden tōku hoa rangatira. Ko Carter rātou ko Anahera, Ko Amaia-Grace ā māua tamariki.
A mum of three, a lot of my time is spent running around after my own tamariki and enjoying time with whānau and friends. I feel very blessed to be working in the community that I live in and with the beautiful kaimahi at Tītahi Bay kura. I became a kaiako because I am passionate about our tamariki and whānau. My heart is to see every child that we work with, grow with a security in who they are, knowing that they are worthy, and to be encouraged to take hold of the amazing things that the future holds for them.

Nadia Collins
Ruma 5 Kaiako, Board Staff Rep

Tēnā koutou katoa,
Ko Nadia tōku ingoa. He uri tēnei nō Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Ko Te Huia te whānau. I tipu ake au ki Porirua ā e noho ana au ki Tītahi Bay. Ko Hayden tōku hoa rangatira. Ko Carter rātou ko Anahera, Ko Amaia-Grace ā māua tamariki.
A mum of three, a lot of my time is spent running around after my own tamariki and enjoying time with whānau and friends. I feel very blessed to be working in the community that I live in and with the beautiful kaimahi at Tītahi Bay kura. I became a kaiako because I am passionate about our tamariki and whānau. My heart is to see every child that we work with, grow with a security in who they are, knowing that they are worthy, and to be encouraged to take hold of the amazing things that the future holds for them.

Nadia Collins

Ruma 5 Kaiako, Board Staff Rep

Nadia Collins
Ruma 5 Kaiako, Board Staff Rep

Tēnā koutou katoa,
Ko Nadia tōku ingoa. He uri tēnei nō Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Ko Te Huia te whānau. I tipu ake au ki Porirua ā e noho ana au ki Tītahi Bay. Ko Hayden tōku hoa rangatira. Ko Carter rātou ko Anahera, Ko Amaia-Grace ā māua tamariki.
A mum of three, a lot of my time is spent running around after my own tamariki and enjoying time with whānau and friends. I feel very blessed to be working in the community that I live in and with the beautiful kaimahi at Tītahi Bay kura. I became a kaiako because I am passionate about our tamariki and whānau. My heart is to see every child that we work with, grow with a security in who they are, knowing that they are worthy, and to be encouraged to take hold of the amazing things that the future holds for them.

Nadia Collins
Ruma 5 Kaiako, Board Staff Rep

Tēnā koutou katoa,
Ko Nadia tōku ingoa. He uri tēnei nō Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Ko Te Huia te whānau. I tipu ake au ki Porirua ā e noho ana au ki Tītahi Bay. Ko Hayden tōku hoa rangatira. Ko Carter rātou ko Anahera, Ko Amaia-Grace ā māua tamariki.
A mum of three, a lot of my time is spent running around after my own tamariki and enjoying time with whānau and friends. I feel very blessed to be working in the community that I live in and with the beautiful kaimahi at Tītahi Bay kura. I became a kaiako because I am passionate about our tamariki and whānau. My heart is to see every child that we work with, grow with a security in who they are, knowing that they are worthy, and to be encouraged to take hold of the amazing things that the future holds for them.

Nadia Collins
Ruma 5 Kaiako, Board Staff Rep

Tēnā koutou katoa,
Ko Nadia tōku ingoa. He uri tēnei nō Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Ko Te Huia te whānau. I tipu ake au ki Porirua ā e noho ana au ki Tītahi Bay. Ko Hayden tōku hoa rangatira. Ko Carter rātou ko Anahera, Ko Amaia-Grace ā māua tamariki.
A mum of three, a lot of my time is spent running around after my own tamariki and enjoying time with whānau and friends. I feel very blessed to be working in the community that I live in and with the beautiful kaimahi at Tītahi Bay kura. I became a kaiako because I am passionate about our tamariki and whānau. My heart is to see every child that we work with, grow with a security in who they are, knowing that they are worthy, and to be encouraged to take hold of the amazing things that the future holds for them.

Mathew O’Hagan

Ruma 19 Kaiako

Mathew O’Hagan
Ruma 19 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I was born in Porirua, and grew up here and in Kāpiti. After university in Wellington, I jetted away from Aotearoa for what ended up being 18 years abroad (22.5 if you count time in Auckland ). It’s so good to be back home! I’ve been a teacher for 25 good years (and in five different countries). Now I live in Plimmerton with my partner and little dog. I love long walks, the beach, books, the bush and TRAVEL. I was inspired to get into teaching by the Mahatma Gandhi quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. I am passionate about tamariki, kaiako, strong and healthy communities, Aotearoa, New Zealand, and the power of education in enabling all to achieve their highest potential. Hāpaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu: Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Mathew O’Hagan
Ruma 19 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I was born in Porirua, and grew up here and in Kāpiti. After university in Wellington, I jetted away from Aotearoa for what ended up being 18 years abroad (22.5 if you count time in Auckland ). It’s so good to be back home! I’ve been a teacher for 25 good years (and in five different countries). Now I live in Plimmerton with my partner and little dog. I love long walks, the beach, books, the bush and TRAVEL. I was inspired to get into teaching by the Mahatma Gandhi quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. I am passionate about tamariki, kaiako, strong and healthy communities, Aotearoa, New Zealand, and the power of education in enabling all to achieve their highest potential. Hāpaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu: Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Mathew O’Hagan
Ruma 19 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I was born in Porirua, and grew up here and in Kāpiti. After university in Wellington, I jetted away from Aotearoa for what ended up being 18 years abroad (22.5 if you count time in Auckland ). It’s so good to be back home! I’ve been a teacher for 25 good years (and in five different countries). Now I live in Plimmerton with my partner and little dog. I love long walks, the beach, books, the bush and TRAVEL. I was inspired to get into teaching by the Mahatma Gandhi quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. I am passionate about tamariki, kaiako, strong and healthy communities, Aotearoa, New Zealand, and the power of education in enabling all to achieve their highest potential. Hāpaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu: Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Mathew O’Hagan

Ruma 19 Kaiako

Mathew O’Hagan
Ruma 19 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I was born in Porirua, and grew up here and in Kāpiti. After university in Wellington, I jetted away from Aotearoa for what ended up being 18 years abroad (22.5 if you count time in Auckland ). It’s so good to be back home! I’ve been a teacher for 25 good years (and in five different countries). Now I live in Plimmerton with my partner and little dog. I love long walks, the beach, books, the bush and TRAVEL. I was inspired to get into teaching by the Mahatma Gandhi quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. I am passionate about tamariki, kaiako, strong and healthy communities, Aotearoa, New Zealand, and the power of education in enabling all to achieve their highest potential. Hāpaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu: Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Mathew O’Hagan
Ruma 19 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I was born in Porirua, and grew up here and in Kāpiti. After university in Wellington, I jetted away from Aotearoa for what ended up being 18 years abroad (22.5 if you count time in Auckland ). It’s so good to be back home! I’ve been a teacher for 25 good years (and in five different countries). Now I live in Plimmerton with my partner and little dog. I love long walks, the beach, books, the bush and TRAVEL. I was inspired to get into teaching by the Mahatma Gandhi quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. I am passionate about tamariki, kaiako, strong and healthy communities, Aotearoa, New Zealand, and the power of education in enabling all to achieve their highest potential. Hāpaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu: Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Mathew O’Hagan
Ruma 19 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I was born in Porirua, and grew up here and in Kāpiti. After university in Wellington, I jetted away from Aotearoa for what ended up being 18 years abroad (22.5 if you count time in Auckland ). It’s so good to be back home! I’ve been a teacher for 25 good years (and in five different countries). Now I live in Plimmerton with my partner and little dog. I love long walks, the beach, books, the bush and TRAVEL. I was inspired to get into teaching by the Mahatma Gandhi quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. I am passionate about tamariki, kaiako, strong and healthy communities, Aotearoa, New Zealand, and the power of education in enabling all to achieve their highest potential. Hāpaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu: Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Kristina Stevens

Ruma 1 Kaiako

Kristina Stevens
Ruma 1 Kaiako

Kō Kristina Stevens tōku ingoa. I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years in both the US and NZ. I’ve been at Tītahi Bay School since 2013. If your children have me as their teacher, they may have a slight American accent by the end of the year! What makes our school unique is our KURA values, colourful school grounds and fantastic Tītahi Bay community. I’m grateful for having a career that I love and for the privilege of working with such wonderful tamariki and kaimahi. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, doing jigsaw puzzles, going for walks on the beach, or curling up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea.

Kristina Stevens
Ruma 1 Kaiako

Kō Kristina Stevens tōku ingoa. I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years in both the US and NZ. I’ve been at Tītahi Bay School since 2013. If your children have me as their teacher, they may have a slight American accent by the end of the year! What makes our school unique is our KURA values, colourful school grounds and fantastic Tītahi Bay community. I’m grateful for having a career that I love and for the privilege of working with such wonderful tamariki and kaimahi. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, doing jigsaw puzzles, going for walks on the beach, or curling up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea.

Kristina Stevens
Ruma 1 Kaiako

Kō Kristina Stevens tōku ingoa. I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years in both the US and NZ. I’ve been at Tītahi Bay School since 2013. If your children have me as their teacher, they may have a slight American accent by the end of the year! What makes our school unique is our KURA values, colourful school grounds and fantastic Tītahi Bay community. I’m grateful for having a career that I love and for the privilege of working with such wonderful tamariki and kaimahi. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, doing jigsaw puzzles, going for walks on the beach, or curling up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea.

Kristina Stevens

Ruma 1 Kaiako

Kristina Stevens
Ruma 1 Kaiako

Kō Kristina Stevens tōku ingoa. I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years in both the US and NZ. I’ve been at Tītahi Bay School since 2013. If your children have me as their teacher, they may have a slight American accent by the end of the year! What makes our school unique is our KURA values, colourful school grounds and fantastic Tītahi Bay community. I’m grateful for having a career that I love and for the privilege of working with such wonderful tamariki and kaimahi. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, doing jigsaw puzzles, going for walks on the beach, or curling up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea.

Kristina Stevens
Ruma 1 Kaiako

Kō Kristina Stevens tōku ingoa. I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years in both the US and NZ. I’ve been at Tītahi Bay School since 2013. If your children have me as their teacher, they may have a slight American accent by the end of the year! What makes our school unique is our KURA values, colourful school grounds and fantastic Tītahi Bay community. I’m grateful for having a career that I love and for the privilege of working with such wonderful tamariki and kaimahi. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, doing jigsaw puzzles, going for walks on the beach, or curling up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea.

Kristina Stevens
Ruma 1 Kaiako

Kō Kristina Stevens tōku ingoa. I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years in both the US and NZ. I’ve been at Tītahi Bay School since 2013. If your children have me as their teacher, they may have a slight American accent by the end of the year! What makes our school unique is our KURA values, colourful school grounds and fantastic Tītahi Bay community. I’m grateful for having a career that I love and for the privilege of working with such wonderful tamariki and kaimahi. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, doing jigsaw puzzles, going for walks on the beach, or curling up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea.

Natalie Hillier

Ruma 17 Kaiako

Natalie Hillier
Ruma 17 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Kō Natalie tōku ingoa.
I entered Tītahi Bay School as a trainee teacher four years ago, and have enjoyed every minute. My love for the Bay was undeniable so I moved here shortly after my teaching career began. I have a huge passion for the outdoors. If you don’t see me working up a sweat at the gym, you may find me down at the beach on my paddle board or climbing up Rangituhi. Prior to teaching I taught dancing, so I will never shy away from a dance battle on the back court. I believe if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. All tamariki are born to be great! With the right support and a positive learning environment, there is no doubt they will shine and be the best versions of themselves they can be.

Natalie Hillier
Ruma 17 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Kō Natalie tōku ingoa.
I entered Tītahi Bay School as a trainee teacher four years ago, and have enjoyed every minute. My love for the Bay was undeniable so I moved here shortly after my teaching career began. I have a huge passion for the outdoors. If you don’t see me working up a sweat at the gym, you may find me down at the beach on my paddle board or climbing up Rangituhi. Prior to teaching I taught dancing, so I will never shy away from a dance battle on the back court. I believe if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. All tamariki are born to be great! With the right support and a positive learning environment, there is no doubt they will shine and be the best versions of themselves they can be.

Natalie Hillier
Ruma 17 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Kō Natalie tōku ingoa.
I entered Tītahi Bay School as a trainee teacher four years ago, and have enjoyed every minute. My love for the Bay was undeniable so I moved here shortly after my teaching career began. I have a huge passion for the outdoors. If you don’t see me working up a sweat at the gym, you may find me down at the beach on my paddle board or climbing up Rangituhi. Prior to teaching I taught dancing, so I will never shy away from a dance battle on the back court. I believe if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. All tamariki are born to be great! With the right support and a positive learning environment, there is no doubt they will shine and be the best versions of themselves they can be.

Natalie Hillier

Ruma 17 Kaiako

Natalie Hillier
Ruma 17 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Kō Natalie tōku ingoa.
I entered Tītahi Bay School as a trainee teacher four years ago, and have enjoyed every minute. My love for the Bay was undeniable so I moved here shortly after my teaching career began. I have a huge passion for the outdoors. If you don’t see me working up a sweat at the gym, you may find me down at the beach on my paddle board or climbing up Rangituhi. Prior to teaching I taught dancing, so I will never shy away from a dance battle on the back court. I believe if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. All tamariki are born to be great! With the right support and a positive learning environment, there is no doubt they will shine and be the best versions of themselves they can be.

Natalie Hillier
Ruma 17 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Kō Natalie tōku ingoa.
I entered Tītahi Bay School as a trainee teacher four years ago, and have enjoyed every minute. My love for the Bay was undeniable so I moved here shortly after my teaching career began. I have a huge passion for the outdoors. If you don’t see me working up a sweat at the gym, you may find me down at the beach on my paddle board or climbing up Rangituhi. Prior to teaching I taught dancing, so I will never shy away from a dance battle on the back court. I believe if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. All tamariki are born to be great! With the right support and a positive learning environment, there is no doubt they will shine and be the best versions of themselves they can be.

Natalie Hillier
Ruma 17 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Kō Natalie tōku ingoa.
I entered Tītahi Bay School as a trainee teacher four years ago, and have enjoyed every minute. My love for the Bay was undeniable so I moved here shortly after my teaching career began. I have a huge passion for the outdoors. If you don’t see me working up a sweat at the gym, you may find me down at the beach on my paddle board or climbing up Rangituhi. Prior to teaching I taught dancing, so I will never shy away from a dance battle on the back court. I believe if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. All tamariki are born to be great! With the right support and a positive learning environment, there is no doubt they will shine and be the best versions of themselves they can be.

Cherie Haughton

Ruma 18 Kaiako

Cherie Haughton
Ruma 18 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou e te whānau, ko Cherie tōku ingoa. It is such a privilege to be a part of the Tītahi Bay School community. From the first time I walked through the door, I knew this was a kura whose kaupapa and values resonated with me. Born and raised in Orongomai, Upper Hutt, I moved with my husband and three children (currently aged 7-15 years) to Porirua ten years ago, after several years living overseas. I’m passionate about Sir Mason Durie’s model of Te Whare Tapa Whā – places of wellbeing that embody physical, mental and emotional health rooted in whānau and whenua. I’m keen to help cultivate respectful environments that provide nurture, warmth, consistency and a good deal of humour and creativity too. Places where all tamariki feel seen, heard and can thrive. In my spare time I love to garden and be outside, to journal and read, to make art, and to walk our beautiful pup beside the sea. Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will bloom.

Cherie Haughton
Ruma 18 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou e te whānau, ko Cherie tōku ingoa. It is such a privilege to be a part of the Tītahi Bay School community. From the first time I walked through the door, I knew this was a kura whose kaupapa and values resonated with me. Born and raised in Orongomai, Upper Hutt, I moved with my husband and three children (currently aged 7-15 years) to Porirua ten years ago, after several years living overseas. I’m passionate about Sir Mason Durie’s model of Te Whare Tapa Whā – places of wellbeing that embody physical, mental and emotional health rooted in whānau and whenua. I’m keen to help cultivate respectful environments that provide nurture, warmth, consistency and a good deal of humour and creativity too. Places where all tamariki feel seen, heard and can thrive. In my spare time I love to garden and be outside, to journal and read, to make art, and to walk our beautiful pup beside the sea. Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will bloom.

Cherie Haughton
Ruma 18 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou e te whānau, ko Cherie tōku ingoa. It is such a privilege to be a part of the Tītahi Bay School community. From the first time I walked through the door, I knew this was a kura whose kaupapa and values resonated with me. Born and raised in Orongomai, Upper Hutt, I moved with my husband and three children (currently aged 7-15 years) to Porirua ten years ago, after several years living overseas. I’m passionate about Sir Mason Durie’s model of Te Whare Tapa Whā – places of wellbeing that embody physical, mental and emotional health rooted in whānau and whenua. I’m keen to help cultivate respectful environments that provide nurture, warmth, consistency and a good deal of humour and creativity too. Places where all tamariki feel seen, heard and can thrive. In my spare time I love to garden and be outside, to journal and read, to make art, and to walk our beautiful pup beside the sea. Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will bloom.

Cherie Haughton

Ruma 18 Kaiako

Cherie Haughton
Ruma 18 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou e te whānau, ko Cherie tōku ingoa. It is such a privilege to be a part of the Tītahi Bay School community. From the first time I walked through the door, I knew this was a kura whose kaupapa and values resonated with me. Born and raised in Orongomai, Upper Hutt, I moved with my husband and three children (currently aged 7-15 years) to Porirua ten years ago, after several years living overseas. I’m passionate about Sir Mason Durie’s model of Te Whare Tapa Whā – places of wellbeing that embody physical, mental and emotional health rooted in whānau and whenua. I’m keen to help cultivate respectful environments that provide nurture, warmth, consistency and a good deal of humour and creativity too. Places where all tamariki feel seen, heard and can thrive. In my spare time I love to garden and be outside, to journal and read, to make art, and to walk our beautiful pup beside the sea. Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will bloom.

Cherie Haughton
Ruma 18 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou e te whānau, ko Cherie tōku ingoa. It is such a privilege to be a part of the Tītahi Bay School community. From the first time I walked through the door, I knew this was a kura whose kaupapa and values resonated with me. Born and raised in Orongomai, Upper Hutt, I moved with my husband and three children (currently aged 7-15 years) to Porirua ten years ago, after several years living overseas. I’m passionate about Sir Mason Durie’s model of Te Whare Tapa Whā – places of wellbeing that embody physical, mental and emotional health rooted in whānau and whenua. I’m keen to help cultivate respectful environments that provide nurture, warmth, consistency and a good deal of humour and creativity too. Places where all tamariki feel seen, heard and can thrive. In my spare time I love to garden and be outside, to journal and read, to make art, and to walk our beautiful pup beside the sea. Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will bloom.

Cherie Haughton
Ruma 18 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou e te whānau, ko Cherie tōku ingoa. It is such a privilege to be a part of the Tītahi Bay School community. From the first time I walked through the door, I knew this was a kura whose kaupapa and values resonated with me. Born and raised in Orongomai, Upper Hutt, I moved with my husband and three children (currently aged 7-15 years) to Porirua ten years ago, after several years living overseas. I’m passionate about Sir Mason Durie’s model of Te Whare Tapa Whā – places of wellbeing that embody physical, mental and emotional health rooted in whānau and whenua. I’m keen to help cultivate respectful environments that provide nurture, warmth, consistency and a good deal of humour and creativity too. Places where all tamariki feel seen, heard and can thrive. In my spare time I love to garden and be outside, to journal and read, to make art, and to walk our beautiful pup beside the sea. Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will bloom.

Jimmy Steele

Ruma 14 Kaiako

Jimmy Steele
Ruma 14 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Ko Jimmy toku ingoa. I was born and raised in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) before going on to live in a few different cities and countries. I’ve lived in and around Te Whanganui-a-Tara since 2018, setting up life with my partner and pets. I love being a part of the Tītahi Bay whānau. The awesome team and community around here bring so much joy and excitement, going above and beyond for tamariki. As a kaiako, I place huge value on whānaungatanga and manaakitanga. I love creating a class culture where ākonga thrive, where strengths are utilised, mistakes are learnt from and individuality is celebrated. Outside of school, I’m generally planning an adventure, making improvements to our whare or simply enjoying being with friends, whānau and our animals. Noho ora mai!

Jimmy Steele
Ruma 14 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Ko Jimmy toku ingoa. I was born and raised in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) before going on to live in a few different cities and countries. I’ve lived in and around Te Whanganui-a-Tara since 2018, setting up life with my partner and pets. I love being a part of the Tītahi Bay whānau. The awesome team and community around here bring so much joy and excitement, going above and beyond for tamariki. As a kaiako, I place huge value on whānaungatanga and manaakitanga. I love creating a class culture where ākonga thrive, where strengths are utilised, mistakes are learnt from and individuality is celebrated. Outside of school, I’m generally planning an adventure, making improvements to our whare or simply enjoying being with friends, whānau and our animals. Noho ora mai!

Jimmy Steele
Ruma 14 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Ko Jimmy toku ingoa. I was born and raised in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) before going on to live in a few different cities and countries. I’ve lived in and around Te Whanganui-a-Tara since 2018, setting up life with my partner and pets. I love being a part of the Tītahi Bay whānau. The awesome team and community around here bring so much joy and excitement, going above and beyond for tamariki. As a kaiako, I place huge value on whānaungatanga and manaakitanga. I love creating a class culture where ākonga thrive, where strengths are utilised, mistakes are learnt from and individuality is celebrated. Outside of school, I’m generally planning an adventure, making improvements to our whare or simply enjoying being with friends, whānau and our animals. Noho ora mai!

Jimmy Steele

Ruma 14 Kaiako

Jimmy Steele
Ruma 14 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Ko Jimmy toku ingoa. I was born and raised in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) before going on to live in a few different cities and countries. I’ve lived in and around Te Whanganui-a-Tara since 2018, setting up life with my partner and pets. I love being a part of the Tītahi Bay whānau. The awesome team and community around here bring so much joy and excitement, going above and beyond for tamariki. As a kaiako, I place huge value on whānaungatanga and manaakitanga. I love creating a class culture where ākonga thrive, where strengths are utilised, mistakes are learnt from and individuality is celebrated. Outside of school, I’m generally planning an adventure, making improvements to our whare or simply enjoying being with friends, whānau and our animals. Noho ora mai!

Jimmy Steele
Ruma 14 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Ko Jimmy toku ingoa. I was born and raised in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) before going on to live in a few different cities and countries. I’ve lived in and around Te Whanganui-a-Tara since 2018, setting up life with my partner and pets. I love being a part of the Tītahi Bay whānau. The awesome team and community around here bring so much joy and excitement, going above and beyond for tamariki. As a kaiako, I place huge value on whānaungatanga and manaakitanga. I love creating a class culture where ākonga thrive, where strengths are utilised, mistakes are learnt from and individuality is celebrated. Outside of school, I’m generally planning an adventure, making improvements to our whare or simply enjoying being with friends, whānau and our animals. Noho ora mai!

Jimmy Steele
Ruma 14 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou. Ko Jimmy toku ingoa. I was born and raised in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) before going on to live in a few different cities and countries. I’ve lived in and around Te Whanganui-a-Tara since 2018, setting up life with my partner and pets. I love being a part of the Tītahi Bay whānau. The awesome team and community around here bring so much joy and excitement, going above and beyond for tamariki. As a kaiako, I place huge value on whānaungatanga and manaakitanga. I love creating a class culture where ākonga thrive, where strengths are utilised, mistakes are learnt from and individuality is celebrated. Outside of school, I’m generally planning an adventure, making improvements to our whare or simply enjoying being with friends, whānau and our animals. Noho ora mai!

Reece Kennedy

Ruma 12 Kaiako

Reece Kennedy
Ruma 12 Kaiako

Tenā koe,
Ko ingarangi te whakapaparanga mai engari, Ko Waihī te whenua tupu, ko Waihī te kāinga, nō Australia au, kei Kirikiriroa au e noho ana, He kaiako au i Te Uku, Ko Reece au
Tēnā tātou katoa.
Kia ora Titahi Bay whanau, my name is Reece Kennedy.
I am extremely passionate about a variety of sports, and have a wide range of hobbies and interests including history, music and travel.
I will create a very open and inclusive classroom, not only for my students but their whanau and caregivers too. I am very excited to be a part of this kura and can not wait to meet you all!

Reece Kennedy
Ruma 12 Kaiako

Tenā koe,
Ko ingarangi te whakapaparanga mai engari, Ko Waihī te whenua tupu, ko Waihī te kāinga, nō Australia au, kei Kirikiriroa au e noho ana, He kaiako au i Te Uku, Ko Reece au
Tēnā tātou katoa.
Kia ora Titahi Bay whanau, my name is Reece Kennedy.
I am extremely passionate about a variety of sports, and have a wide range of hobbies and interests including history, music and travel.
I will create a very open and inclusive classroom, not only for my students but their whanau and caregivers too. I am very excited to be a part of this kura and can not wait to meet you all!

Reece Kennedy
Ruma 12 Kaiako

Tenā koe,
Ko ingarangi te whakapaparanga mai engari, Ko Waihī te whenua tupu, ko Waihī te kāinga, nō Australia au, kei Kirikiriroa au e noho ana, He kaiako au i Te Uku, Ko Reece au
Tēnā tātou katoa.
Kia ora Titahi Bay whanau, my name is Reece Kennedy.
I am extremely passionate about a variety of sports, and have a wide range of hobbies and interests including history, music and travel.
I will create a very open and inclusive classroom, not only for my students but their whanau and caregivers too. I am very excited to be a part of this kura and can not wait to meet you all!

Reece Kennedy

Ruma 12 Kaiako

Reece Kennedy
Ruma 12 Kaiako

Tenā koe,
Ko ingarangi te whakapaparanga mai engari, Ko Waihī te whenua tupu, ko Waihī te kāinga, nō Australia au, kei Kirikiriroa au e noho ana, He kaiako au i Te Uku, Ko Reece au
Tēnā tātou katoa.
Kia ora Titahi Bay whanau, my name is Reece Kennedy.
I am extremely passionate about a variety of sports, and have a wide range of hobbies and interests including history, music and travel.
I will create a very open and inclusive classroom, not only for my students but their whanau and caregivers too. I am very excited to be a part of this kura and can not wait to meet you all!

Reece Kennedy
Ruma 12 Kaiako

Tenā koe,
Ko ingarangi te whakapaparanga mai engari, Ko Waihī te whenua tupu, ko Waihī te kāinga, nō Australia au, kei Kirikiriroa au e noho ana, He kaiako au i Te Uku, Ko Reece au
Tēnā tātou katoa.
Kia ora Titahi Bay whanau, my name is Reece Kennedy.
I am extremely passionate about a variety of sports, and have a wide range of hobbies and interests including history, music and travel.
I will create a very open and inclusive classroom, not only for my students but their whanau and caregivers too. I am very excited to be a part of this kura and can not wait to meet you all!

Reece Kennedy
Ruma 12 Kaiako

Tenā koe,
Ko ingarangi te whakapaparanga mai engari, Ko Waihī te whenua tupu, ko Waihī te kāinga, nō Australia au, kei Kirikiriroa au e noho ana, He kaiako au i Te Uku, Ko Reece au
Tēnā tātou katoa.
Kia ora Titahi Bay whanau, my name is Reece Kennedy.
I am extremely passionate about a variety of sports, and have a wide range of hobbies and interests including history, music and travel.
I will create a very open and inclusive classroom, not only for my students but their whanau and caregivers too. I am very excited to be a part of this kura and can not wait to meet you all!

Allie Waters

Ruma 13 Kaiako

Allie Waters
Ruma 13 Kaiako

Ko Allie toku ingoa.
I joined the Tītahi Bay KURA team in 2020 amidst the first lockdown, and feel extremely grateful to have become part of such an amazing team of kaiako and staff in such a wonderful community. I am a hutt girl at heart, born and raised in Petone, which is where I currently live. However, I do admit that Tītahi Bay now has a special place in my heart too, and I love working with the amazing tamariki and whānau in this area. This will be my fourth year of teaching and each year my passion grows! In my spare time you can find me getting outside and going for walks, enjoying food and coffee with friends, and catching up with family. I am passionate about animals and the environment, and love every opportunity to teach the ākonga in my class about caring for our country, world and all things in it, as they are the future!

Allie Waters
Ruma 13 Kaiako

Ko Allie toku ingoa.
I joined the Tītahi Bay KURA team in 2020 amidst the first lockdown, and feel extremely grateful to have become part of such an amazing team of kaiako and staff in such a wonderful community. I am a hutt girl at heart, born and raised in Petone, which is where I currently live. However, I do admit that Tītahi Bay now has a special place in my heart too, and I love working with the amazing tamariki and whānau in this area. This will be my fourth year of teaching and each year my passion grows! In my spare time you can find me getting outside and going for walks, enjoying food and coffee with friends, and catching up with family. I am passionate about animals and the environment, and love every opportunity to teach the ākonga in my class about caring for our country, world and all things in it, as they are the future!

Allie Waters
Ruma 13 Kaiako

Ko Allie toku ingoa.
I joined the Tītahi Bay KURA team in 2020 amidst the first lockdown, and feel extremely grateful to have become part of such an amazing team of kaiako and staff in such a wonderful community. I am a hutt girl at heart, born and raised in Petone, which is where I currently live. However, I do admit that Tītahi Bay now has a special place in my heart too, and I love working with the amazing tamariki and whānau in this area. This will be my fourth year of teaching and each year my passion grows! In my spare time you can find me getting outside and going for walks, enjoying food and coffee with friends, and catching up with family. I am passionate about animals and the environment, and love every opportunity to teach the ākonga in my class about caring for our country, world and all things in it, as they are the future!

Allie Waters

Ruma 13 Kaiako

Allie Waters
Ruma 13 Kaiako

Ko Allie toku ingoa.
I joined the Tītahi Bay KURA team in 2020 amidst the first lockdown, and feel extremely grateful to have become part of such an amazing team of kaiako and staff in such a wonderful community. I am a hutt girl at heart, born and raised in Petone, which is where I currently live. However, I do admit that Tītahi Bay now has a special place in my heart too, and I love working with the amazing tamariki and whānau in this area. This will be my fourth year of teaching and each year my passion grows! In my spare time you can find me getting outside and going for walks, enjoying food and coffee with friends, and catching up with family. I am passionate about animals and the environment, and love every opportunity to teach the ākonga in my class about caring for our country, world and all things in it, as they are the future!

Allie Waters
Ruma 13 Kaiako

Ko Allie toku ingoa.
I joined the Tītahi Bay KURA team in 2020 amidst the first lockdown, and feel extremely grateful to have become part of such an amazing team of kaiako and staff in such a wonderful community. I am a hutt girl at heart, born and raised in Petone, which is where I currently live. However, I do admit that Tītahi Bay now has a special place in my heart too, and I love working with the amazing tamariki and whānau in this area. This will be my fourth year of teaching and each year my passion grows! In my spare time you can find me getting outside and going for walks, enjoying food and coffee with friends, and catching up with family. I am passionate about animals and the environment, and love every opportunity to teach the ākonga in my class about caring for our country, world and all things in it, as they are the future!

Allie Waters
Ruma 13 Kaiako

Ko Allie toku ingoa.
I joined the Tītahi Bay KURA team in 2020 amidst the first lockdown, and feel extremely grateful to have become part of such an amazing team of kaiako and staff in such a wonderful community. I am a hutt girl at heart, born and raised in Petone, which is where I currently live. However, I do admit that Tītahi Bay now has a special place in my heart too, and I love working with the amazing tamariki and whānau in this area. This will be my fourth year of teaching and each year my passion grows! In my spare time you can find me getting outside and going for walks, enjoying food and coffee with friends, and catching up with family. I am passionate about animals and the environment, and love every opportunity to teach the ākonga in my class about caring for our country, world and all things in it, as they are the future!

Jacinta Kelleher

Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher

Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Jacinta Kelleher
Ruma 7 Kaiako/Assistant Principal

Ko Jacinta tōku ingoa.
I show true loyalty to this beautiful Tītahi Bay Community. This is where I spent my youth, rummaging around the rocks, surfing the waves and competing for pretty much every club in Tītahi Bay. I attended Tītahi Bay Kindy followed by Tītahi Bay School where I have the fondest memories. I haven’t ventured very far however I did spend 10 years travelling overseas, just to find myself back in this little slice of paradise. I have 3 children, 14 year old twins and a 12 year old, they are all sporty and active in our community. I am known around our Kura as the ‘sporty’ teacher, if there’s a sports job done then 9 times out of 10 it’s me behind the scenes. I would describe myself as a firm but fun teacher, always up for a good laugh with the kids when it’s appropriate. I absolutely LOVE my job and feel extremely lucky to be in such a supportive, encouraging environment, having lots of fun along the way. In my spare time you’ll spot me at the beach or driving my kids around to a million different sporting locations, yip call me taxi driver :).

Amanda Roche

Ruma 8 Kaiako

Amanda Roche
Ruma 8 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, ko Amanda Roche tōku ingoa.

I grew up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, starting in Johnsonville before moving to Porirua where much of my family remains. I began teaching in 2014 before going on maternity leave in 2020 when I had my daughter Matilda. After easing back into teaching by relieving across Wellington, in 2022 I began relieving regularly at Tītahi Bay School. I loved the kura so much that I stayed, and am now lucky to share the teaching of Ruma Tekau with Ebony Sushames. As well as teaching I am currently a full time student at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, studying Te Reo Māori.

When not at school you will find me spending time with my daughter, hanging out with my whānau and friends, or at the beach.

Amanda Roche
Ruma 8 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, ko Amanda Roche tōku ingoa.

I grew up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, starting in Johnsonville before moving to Porirua where much of my family remains. I began teaching in 2014 before going on maternity leave in 2020 when I had my daughter Matilda. After easing back into teaching by relieving across Wellington, in 2022 I began relieving regularly at Tītahi Bay School. I loved the kura so much that I stayed, and am now lucky to share the teaching of Ruma Tekau with Ebony Sushames. As well as teaching I am currently a full time student at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, studying Te Reo Māori.

When not at school you will find me spending time with my daughter, hanging out with my whānau and friends, or at the beach.

Amanda Roche
Ruma 8 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, ko Amanda Roche tōku ingoa.

I grew up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, starting in Johnsonville before moving to Porirua where much of my family remains. I began teaching in 2014 before going on maternity leave in 2020 when I had my daughter Matilda. After easing back into teaching by relieving across Wellington, in 2022 I began relieving regularly at Tītahi Bay School. I loved the kura so much that I stayed, and am now lucky to share the teaching of Ruma Tekau with Ebony Sushames. As well as teaching I am currently a full time student at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, studying Te Reo Māori.

When not at school you will find me spending time with my daughter, hanging out with my whānau and friends, or at the beach.

Amanda Roche

Ruma 8 Kaiako

Amanda Roche
Ruma 8 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, ko Amanda Roche tōku ingoa.

I grew up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, starting in Johnsonville before moving to Porirua where much of my family remains. I began teaching in 2014 before going on maternity leave in 2020 when I had my daughter Matilda. After easing back into teaching by relieving across Wellington, in 2022 I began relieving regularly at Tītahi Bay School. I loved the kura so much that I stayed, and am now lucky to share the teaching of Ruma Tekau with Ebony Sushames. As well as teaching I am currently a full time student at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, studying Te Reo Māori.

When not at school you will find me spending time with my daughter, hanging out with my whānau and friends, or at the beach.

Amanda Roche
Ruma 8 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, ko Amanda Roche tōku ingoa.

I grew up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, starting in Johnsonville before moving to Porirua where much of my family remains. I began teaching in 2014 before going on maternity leave in 2020 when I had my daughter Matilda. After easing back into teaching by relieving across Wellington, in 2022 I began relieving regularly at Tītahi Bay School. I loved the kura so much that I stayed, and am now lucky to share the teaching of Ruma Tekau with Ebony Sushames. As well as teaching I am currently a full time student at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, studying Te Reo Māori.

When not at school you will find me spending time with my daughter, hanging out with my whānau and friends, or at the beach.

Amanda Roche
Ruma 8 Kaiako

Kia ora koutou, ko Amanda Roche tōku ingoa.

I grew up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, starting in Johnsonville before moving to Porirua where much of my family remains. I began teaching in 2014 before going on maternity leave in 2020 when I had my daughter Matilda. After easing back into teaching by relieving across Wellington, in 2022 I began relieving regularly at Tītahi Bay School. I loved the kura so much that I stayed, and am now lucky to share the teaching of Ruma Tekau with Ebony Sushames. As well as teaching I am currently a full time student at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, studying Te Reo Māori.

When not at school you will find me spending time with my daughter, hanging out with my whānau and friends, or at the beach.

Michaela Evans

Ruma 9 Kaiako

Michaela Evans
Ruma 9 Kaiako

Āio ki te rangi, āio ki te whenua, āio ki ngā mea katoa
Tīhei mauri ora!
Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
Nō Wales, Scotland me Poland ahau. I tipu ake au ki Aotearoa, kei Tītahi Bay e noho ana. Ko
Michaela Evans tōku ingoa.
What a privilege it is to live and work in Tītahi Bay. I was brought up all over Te Ika-ā-māui
including Taitoko, Whanganui and Kirikiriroa. However, I have been based in Te
Whanganui-a-Tara for over 10 years now. When not at mahi I will be out in the taiao with my
whānau. You might spot me surfing in the bay or walking around our local maunga.

Michaela Evans
Ruma 9 Kaiako

Āio ki te rangi, āio ki te whenua, āio ki ngā mea katoa
Tīhei mauri ora!
Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
Nō Wales, Scotland me Poland ahau. I tipu ake au ki Aotearoa, kei Tītahi Bay e noho ana. Ko
Michaela Evans tōku ingoa.
What a privilege it is to live and work in Tītahi Bay. I was brought up all over Te Ika-ā-māui
including Taitoko, Whanganui and Kirikiriroa. However, I have been based in Te
Whanganui-a-Tara for over 10 years now. When not at mahi I will be out in the taiao with my
whānau. You might spot me surfing in the bay or walking around our local maunga.

Michaela Evans
Ruma 9 Kaiako

Āio ki te rangi, āio ki te whenua, āio ki ngā mea katoa
Tīhei mauri ora!
Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
Nō Wales, Scotland me Poland ahau. I tipu ake au ki Aotearoa, kei Tītahi Bay e noho ana. Ko
Michaela Evans tōku ingoa.
What a privilege it is to live and work in Tītahi Bay. I was brought up all over Te Ika-ā-māui
including Taitoko, Whanganui and Kirikiriroa. However, I have been based in Te
Whanganui-a-Tara for over 10 years now. When not at mahi I will be out in the taiao with my
whānau. You might spot me surfing in the bay or walking around our local maunga.

Michaela Evans

Ruma 9 Kaiako

Michaela Evans
Ruma 9 Kaiako

Āio ki te rangi, āio ki te whenua, āio ki ngā mea katoa
Tīhei mauri ora!
Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
Nō Wales, Scotland me Poland ahau. I tipu ake au ki Aotearoa, kei Tītahi Bay e noho ana. Ko
Michaela Evans tōku ingoa.
What a privilege it is to live and work in Tītahi Bay. I was brought up all over Te Ika-ā-māui
including Taitoko, Whanganui and Kirikiriroa. However, I have been based in Te
Whanganui-a-Tara for over 10 years now. When not at mahi I will be out in the taiao with my
whānau. You might spot me surfing in the bay or walking around our local maunga.

Michaela Evans
Ruma 9 Kaiako

Āio ki te rangi, āio ki te whenua, āio ki ngā mea katoa
Tīhei mauri ora!
Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
Nō Wales, Scotland me Poland ahau. I tipu ake au ki Aotearoa, kei Tītahi Bay e noho ana. Ko
Michaela Evans tōku ingoa.
What a privilege it is to live and work in Tītahi Bay. I was brought up all over Te Ika-ā-māui
including Taitoko, Whanganui and Kirikiriroa. However, I have been based in Te
Whanganui-a-Tara for over 10 years now. When not at mahi I will be out in the taiao with my
whānau. You might spot me surfing in the bay or walking around our local maunga.

Michaela Evans
Ruma 9 Kaiako

Āio ki te rangi, āio ki te whenua, āio ki ngā mea katoa
Tīhei mauri ora!
Tēnā koutou e te whānau,
Nō Wales, Scotland me Poland ahau. I tipu ake au ki Aotearoa, kei Tītahi Bay e noho ana. Ko
Michaela Evans tōku ingoa.
What a privilege it is to live and work in Tītahi Bay. I was brought up all over Te Ika-ā-māui
including Taitoko, Whanganui and Kirikiriroa. However, I have been based in Te
Whanganui-a-Tara for over 10 years now. When not at mahi I will be out in the taiao with my
whānau. You might spot me surfing in the bay or walking around our local maunga.

Khaylen Huriwai

Ruma 10 Kaiako

Khaylen Huriwai
Ruma 10 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Nō Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Pikiao me Ngāti Porou te iwi. Ko Huriwai raua ko Teleaga te whānau. Nō Porirua ahau. Ko Khaylen Huriwai (Aka Matua Khaylen) tōku ingoa. Kia Ora, I’m a born and bred Porirua boy growing up on Champion Street in Cannons Creek while also having stints of living overseas in countries such as Korea, India and Australia. Building our tamariki to have a strong sense of culture and identity is a big part of my teaching philosophy. I have a huge passion for sports and can often be found playing league, flag, indoor netball or anything team orientated. I bring this love into my teaching and believe sports and PE support tamariki to learn valuable life long skills in a fun and active way. As a new father, the majority of my time is spent with my pēpi and wife who some of you may know as Whaea Grace. Looking forward to learning and growing alongside our Kura Street ākonga.

Khaylen Huriwai
Ruma 10 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Nō Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Pikiao me Ngāti Porou te iwi. Ko Huriwai raua ko Teleaga te whānau. Nō Porirua ahau. Ko Khaylen Huriwai (Aka Matua Khaylen) tōku ingoa. Kia Ora, I’m a born and bred Porirua boy growing up on Champion Street in Cannons Creek while also having stints of living overseas in countries such as Korea, India and Australia. Building our tamariki to have a strong sense of culture and identity is a big part of my teaching philosophy. I have a huge passion for sports and can often be found playing league, flag, indoor netball or anything team orientated. I bring this love into my teaching and believe sports and PE support tamariki to learn valuable life long skills in a fun and active way. As a new father, the majority of my time is spent with my pēpi and wife who some of you may know as Whaea Grace. Looking forward to learning and growing alongside our Kura Street ākonga.

Khaylen Huriwai
Ruma 10 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Nō Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Pikiao me Ngāti Porou te iwi. Ko Huriwai raua ko Teleaga te whānau. Nō Porirua ahau. Ko Khaylen Huriwai (Aka Matua Khaylen) tōku ingoa. Kia Ora, I’m a born and bred Porirua boy growing up on Champion Street in Cannons Creek while also having stints of living overseas in countries such as Korea, India and Australia. Building our tamariki to have a strong sense of culture and identity is a big part of my teaching philosophy. I have a huge passion for sports and can often be found playing league, flag, indoor netball or anything team orientated. I bring this love into my teaching and believe sports and PE support tamariki to learn valuable life long skills in a fun and active way. As a new father, the majority of my time is spent with my pēpi and wife who some of you may know as Whaea Grace. Looking forward to learning and growing alongside our Kura Street ākonga.

Khaylen Huriwai

Ruma 10 Kaiako

Khaylen Huriwai
Ruma 10 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Nō Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Pikiao me Ngāti Porou te iwi. Ko Huriwai raua ko Teleaga te whānau. Nō Porirua ahau. Ko Khaylen Huriwai (Aka Matua Khaylen) tōku ingoa. Kia Ora, I’m a born and bred Porirua boy growing up on Champion Street in Cannons Creek while also having stints of living overseas in countries such as Korea, India and Australia. Building our tamariki to have a strong sense of culture and identity is a big part of my teaching philosophy. I have a huge passion for sports and can often be found playing league, flag, indoor netball or anything team orientated. I bring this love into my teaching and believe sports and PE support tamariki to learn valuable life long skills in a fun and active way. As a new father, the majority of my time is spent with my pēpi and wife who some of you may know as Whaea Grace. Looking forward to learning and growing alongside our Kura Street ākonga.

Khaylen Huriwai
Ruma 10 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Nō Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Pikiao me Ngāti Porou te iwi. Ko Huriwai raua ko Teleaga te whānau. Nō Porirua ahau. Ko Khaylen Huriwai (Aka Matua Khaylen) tōku ingoa. Kia Ora, I’m a born and bred Porirua boy growing up on Champion Street in Cannons Creek while also having stints of living overseas in countries such as Korea, India and Australia. Building our tamariki to have a strong sense of culture and identity is a big part of my teaching philosophy. I have a huge passion for sports and can often be found playing league, flag, indoor netball or anything team orientated. I bring this love into my teaching and believe sports and PE support tamariki to learn valuable life long skills in a fun and active way. As a new father, the majority of my time is spent with my pēpi and wife who some of you may know as Whaea Grace. Looking forward to learning and growing alongside our Kura Street ākonga.

Khaylen Huriwai
Ruma 10 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Nō Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Pikiao me Ngāti Porou te iwi. Ko Huriwai raua ko Teleaga te whānau. Nō Porirua ahau. Ko Khaylen Huriwai (Aka Matua Khaylen) tōku ingoa. Kia Ora, I’m a born and bred Porirua boy growing up on Champion Street in Cannons Creek while also having stints of living overseas in countries such as Korea, India and Australia. Building our tamariki to have a strong sense of culture and identity is a big part of my teaching philosophy. I have a huge passion for sports and can often be found playing league, flag, indoor netball or anything team orientated. I bring this love into my teaching and believe sports and PE support tamariki to learn valuable life long skills in a fun and active way. As a new father, the majority of my time is spent with my pēpi and wife who some of you may know as Whaea Grace. Looking forward to learning and growing alongside our Kura Street ākonga.

Ang Strand

Ruma 11 Kaiako

Ang Strand
Ruma 11 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Ang Strand tōku ingoa. I have been at our beautiful kura for the past 13 years. I love Tītahi Bay, all the kids, whānau and the community feel. I have enjoyed teaching in the junior, middle and now the senior school. Our KURA values shine through in everything that we do and the staff that I work with are just amazing. With my love for the environment I love working with both our Enviro Leaders and other tamariki in the garden and helping to run our Garden to Table program with our tamariki.
In my own time I love spending time with my husband and two boys Jake and Liam. We enjoy getting outside and making the most of our weekends by getting out and about in our local community and around Wellington. I also enjoy being a Kea Leader at our local scout hall (Paparangi) where both of my boys are Keas.

Ang Strand
Ruma 11 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Ang Strand tōku ingoa. I have been at our beautiful kura for the past 13 years. I love Tītahi Bay, all the kids, whānau and the community feel. I have enjoyed teaching in the junior, middle and now the senior school. Our KURA values shine through in everything that we do and the staff that I work with are just amazing. With my love for the environment I love working with both our Enviro Leaders and other tamariki in the garden and helping to run our Garden to Table program with our tamariki.
In my own time I love spending time with my husband and two boys Jake and Liam. We enjoy getting outside and making the most of our weekends by getting out and about in our local community and around Wellington. I also enjoy being a Kea Leader at our local scout hall (Paparangi) where both of my boys are Keas.

Ang Strand
Ruma 11 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Ang Strand tōku ingoa. I have been at our beautiful kura for the past 13 years. I love Tītahi Bay, all the kids, whānau and the community feel. I have enjoyed teaching in the junior, middle and now the senior school. Our KURA values shine through in everything that we do and the staff that I work with are just amazing. With my love for the environment I love working with both our Enviro Leaders and other tamariki in the garden and helping to run our Garden to Table program with our tamariki.
In my own time I love spending time with my husband and two boys Jake and Liam. We enjoy getting outside and making the most of our weekends by getting out and about in our local community and around Wellington. I also enjoy being a Kea Leader at our local scout hall (Paparangi) where both of my boys are Keas.

Ang Strand

Ruma 11 Kaiako

Ang Strand
Ruma 11 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Ang Strand tōku ingoa. I have been at our beautiful kura for the past 13 years. I love Tītahi Bay, all the kids, whānau and the community feel. I have enjoyed teaching in the junior, middle and now the senior school. Our KURA values shine through in everything that we do and the staff that I work with are just amazing. With my love for the environment I love working with both our Enviro Leaders and other tamariki in the garden and helping to run our Garden to Table program with our tamariki.
In my own time I love spending time with my husband and two boys Jake and Liam. We enjoy getting outside and making the most of our weekends by getting out and about in our local community and around Wellington. I also enjoy being a Kea Leader at our local scout hall (Paparangi) where both of my boys are Keas.

Ang Strand
Ruma 11 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Ang Strand tōku ingoa. I have been at our beautiful kura for the past 13 years. I love Tītahi Bay, all the kids, whānau and the community feel. I have enjoyed teaching in the junior, middle and now the senior school. Our KURA values shine through in everything that we do and the staff that I work with are just amazing. With my love for the environment I love working with both our Enviro Leaders and other tamariki in the garden and helping to run our Garden to Table program with our tamariki.
In my own time I love spending time with my husband and two boys Jake and Liam. We enjoy getting outside and making the most of our weekends by getting out and about in our local community and around Wellington. I also enjoy being a Kea Leader at our local scout hall (Paparangi) where both of my boys are Keas.

Ang Strand
Ruma 11 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Ang Strand tōku ingoa. I have been at our beautiful kura for the past 13 years. I love Tītahi Bay, all the kids, whānau and the community feel. I have enjoyed teaching in the junior, middle and now the senior school. Our KURA values shine through in everything that we do and the staff that I work with are just amazing. With my love for the environment I love working with both our Enviro Leaders and other tamariki in the garden and helping to run our Garden to Table program with our tamariki.
In my own time I love spending time with my husband and two boys Jake and Liam. We enjoy getting outside and making the most of our weekends by getting out and about in our local community and around Wellington. I also enjoy being a Kea Leader at our local scout hall (Paparangi) where both of my boys are Keas.

Delwyn Gardner

Kaiako

Delwyn Gardner
Kaiako

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Ko Whetumatarau te maunga, Ko Awatere te awa, Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, Ko Delwyn Gardner (a.k.a Matua Gardner) tōku ingoa.
2023 will see me teaching in my 9th year at Tītahi Bay School. I proudly grew up in Cannons Creek until meeting my beautiful wife and eventually moving to this paradise we call The Bay. We have one son who went through our kura and currently attends Mana College. I absolutely love living in this wonderful community, and the huge three minute commute to work is also a bonus. We have such amazing teachers at Tītahi Bay School, who always go out of their way to encourage and support our tamariki to thrive. I am an advocate for Te Reo Māori and Kapa Haka as I believe they give our tamariki skills and knowledge that will help them in the future.
When not teaching, you can usually see me outdoors, either walking my dog, riding my bike, playing tennis or golf, or just hanging out with whānau.
“Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere, Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao The bird who feeds on the miro berry, hers is the forest, the bird who feeds on knowledge, hers is the world”

Delwyn Gardner
Kaiako

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Ko Whetumatarau te maunga, Ko Awatere te awa, Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, Ko Delwyn Gardner (a.k.a Matua Gardner) tōku ingoa.
2023 will see me teaching in my 9th year at Tītahi Bay School. I proudly grew up in Cannons Creek until meeting my beautiful wife and eventually moving to this paradise we call The Bay. We have one son who went through our kura and currently attends Mana College. I absolutely love living in this wonderful community, and the huge three minute commute to work is also a bonus. We have such amazing teachers at Tītahi Bay School, who always go out of their way to encourage and support our tamariki to thrive. I am an advocate for Te Reo Māori and Kapa Haka as I believe they give our tamariki skills and knowledge that will help them in the future.
When not teaching, you can usually see me outdoors, either walking my dog, riding my bike, playing tennis or golf, or just hanging out with whānau.
“Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere, Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao The bird who feeds on the miro berry, hers is the forest, the bird who feeds on knowledge, hers is the world”

Delwyn Gardner
Kaiako

Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Ko Whetumatarau te maunga, Ko Awatere te awa, Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, Ko Delwyn Gardner (a.k.a Matua Gardner) tōku ingoa.
2023 will see me teaching in my 9th year at Tītahi Bay School. I proudly grew up in Cannons Creek until meeting my beautiful wife and eventually moving to this paradise we call The Bay. We have one son who went through our kura and currently attends Mana College. I absolutely love living in this wonderful community, and the huge three minute commute to work is also a bonus. We have such amazing teachers at Tītahi Bay School, who always go out of their way to encourage and support our tamariki to thrive. I am an advocate for Te Reo Māori and Kapa Haka as I believe they give our tamariki skills and knowledge that will help them in the future.
When not teaching, you can usually see me outdoors, either walking my dog, riding my bike, playing tennis or golf, or just hanging out with whānau.
“Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere, Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao The bird who feeds on the miro berry, hers is the forest, the bird who feeds on knowledge, hers is the world”

Delwyn Gardner

Kaiako