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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!

Teachers - Kaiako

Tanya King

Ruma 6 Kaiako

Tanya King
Ruma 6 Kaiako

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

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

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

Tanya King
Ruma 6 Kaiako

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

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

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.

Sarah Taylor

Ruma 5/6 Kaiako

Sarah Taylor
Ruma 5/6 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Sarah Taylor tōku ingoa. I have been teaching for 14 years and most of these at this wonderful kura. It is the amazing tamariki, kaiako and environment that makes this place feel like a home away from home for me. Currently, I teach at Tītahi Bay School two days a week. Outside of school I am busy with my three children, hanging with my friends, cooking or exercising- my favourite ways to relax!

Sarah Taylor
Ruma 5/6 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Sarah Taylor tōku ingoa. I have been teaching for 14 years and most of these at this wonderful kura. It is the amazing tamariki, kaiako and environment that makes this place feel like a home away from home for me. Currently, I teach at Tītahi Bay School two days a week. Outside of school I am busy with my three children, hanging with my friends, cooking or exercising- my favourite ways to relax!

Sarah Taylor
Ruma 5/6 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Sarah Taylor tōku ingoa. I have been teaching for 14 years and most of these at this wonderful kura. It is the amazing tamariki, kaiako and environment that makes this place feel like a home away from home for me. Currently, I teach at Tītahi Bay School two days a week. Outside of school I am busy with my three children, hanging with my friends, cooking or exercising- my favourite ways to relax!

Sarah Taylor

Ruma 5/6 Kaiako

Sarah Taylor
Ruma 5/6 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Sarah Taylor tōku ingoa. I have been teaching for 14 years and most of these at this wonderful kura. It is the amazing tamariki, kaiako and environment that makes this place feel like a home away from home for me. Currently, I teach at Tītahi Bay School two days a week. Outside of school I am busy with my three children, hanging with my friends, cooking or exercising- my favourite ways to relax!

Sarah Taylor
Ruma 5/6 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Sarah Taylor tōku ingoa. I have been teaching for 14 years and most of these at this wonderful kura. It is the amazing tamariki, kaiako and environment that makes this place feel like a home away from home for me. Currently, I teach at Tītahi Bay School two days a week. Outside of school I am busy with my three children, hanging with my friends, cooking or exercising- my favourite ways to relax!

Sarah Taylor
Ruma 5/6 Kaiako

Kia ora. Kō Sarah Taylor tōku ingoa. I have been teaching for 14 years and most of these at this wonderful kura. It is the amazing tamariki, kaiako and environment that makes this place feel like a home away from home for me. Currently, I teach at Tītahi Bay School two days a week. Outside of school I am busy with my three children, hanging with my friends, cooking or exercising- my favourite ways to relax!

India McMahon

Ruma 5 Kaikao

India McMahon
Ruma 5 Kaikao

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 Kaikao

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 Kaikao

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 Kaikao

India McMahon
Ruma 5 Kaikao

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 Kaikao

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 Kaikao

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.

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.

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 am super excited to be joining the team at Tītahi Bay School next year. Having recently completed my study to become a teacher I am thrilled to be joining such a great kura with amazing kaiako and tamariki. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Sports are a huge passion of mine, having competed nationally in equestrian and netball before more recently playing rugby and rugby league for Otago. When not playing sports I love spending time in nature and spending time with whānau and friends.

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I am super excited to be joining the team at Tītahi Bay School next year. Having recently completed my study to become a teacher I am thrilled to be joining such a great kura with amazing kaiako and tamariki. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Sports are a huge passion of mine, having competed nationally in equestrian and netball before more recently playing rugby and rugby league for Otago. When not playing sports I love spending time in nature and spending time with whānau and friends.

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I am super excited to be joining the team at Tītahi Bay School next year. Having recently completed my study to become a teacher I am thrilled to be joining such a great kura with amazing kaiako and tamariki. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Sports are a huge passion of mine, having competed nationally in equestrian and netball before more recently playing rugby and rugby league for Otago. When not playing sports I love spending time in nature and spending time with whānau and friends.

Lauren Blakeley

Ruma 3 Kaiako

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I am super excited to be joining the team at Tītahi Bay School next year. Having recently completed my study to become a teacher I am thrilled to be joining such a great kura with amazing kaiako and tamariki. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Sports are a huge passion of mine, having competed nationally in equestrian and netball before more recently playing rugby and rugby league for Otago. When not playing sports I love spending time in nature and spending time with whānau and friends.

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I am super excited to be joining the team at Tītahi Bay School next year. Having recently completed my study to become a teacher I am thrilled to be joining such a great kura with amazing kaiako and tamariki. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Sports are a huge passion of mine, having competed nationally in equestrian and netball before more recently playing rugby and rugby league for Otago. When not playing sports I love spending time in nature and spending time with whānau and friends.

Lauren Blakeley
Ruma 3 Kaiako

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Lauren Blakeley tōku ingoa. I am super excited to be joining the team at Tītahi Bay School next year. Having recently completed my study to become a teacher I am thrilled to be joining such a great kura with amazing kaiako and tamariki. I am passionate about ensuring my classroom is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team. Sports are a huge passion of mine, having competed nationally in equestrian and netball before more recently playing rugby and rugby league for Otago. When not playing sports I love spending time in nature and spending time with whānau and friends.

Cheryl Naylor

Ruma 18 Kaiako

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 18 Kaiako

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

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 18 Kaiako

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

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 18 Kaiako

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

Cheryl Naylor

Ruma 18 Kaiako

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 18 Kaiako

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

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 18 Kaiako

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

Cheryl Naylor
Ruma 18 Kaiako

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

Mathew O’Hagan

Ruma 15 Kaiako

Mathew O’Hagan
Ruma 15 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I’m excited to be joining the Tītahi Bay team in ’23. 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 ). I’ve been a teacher for 24 good years (and in five different countries). It’s so good to be back home. 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 15 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I’m excited to be joining the Tītahi Bay team in ’23. 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 ). I’ve been a teacher for 24 good years (and in five different countries). It’s so good to be back home. 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 15 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I’m excited to be joining the Tītahi Bay team in ’23. 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 ). I’ve been a teacher for 24 good years (and in five different countries). It’s so good to be back home. 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 15 Kaiako

Mathew O’Hagan
Ruma 15 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I’m excited to be joining the Tītahi Bay team in ’23. 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 ). I’ve been a teacher for 24 good years (and in five different countries). It’s so good to be back home. 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 15 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I’m excited to be joining the Tītahi Bay team in ’23. 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 ). I’ve been a teacher for 24 good years (and in five different countries). It’s so good to be back home. 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 15 Kaiako

Kia ora ki a koutou! Ko Mathew O’Hagan ahau. I’m excited to be joining the Tītahi Bay team in ’23. 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 ). I’ve been a teacher for 24 good years (and in five different countries). It’s so good to be back home. 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!

Charlotte Ell

Ruma 14 Kaiako

Charlotte Ell
Ruma 14 Kaiako

Kia ora! Kō Charlotte tōku ingoa. This year sees me enter my sixth year at Tītahi Bay School and still loving it as much as my first. Born and raised in Johnsonville, I love the opportunity to come out into this wee slice of paradise for my mahi to work with the best kids on the planet! Outside of the classroom, you will often catch me on the weekends sipping coffee in Wellington’s best cafes and catching up with friends or down at the local gym. In addition to working with my year 3 class, I can often be found singing a tune with our senior school choir – my own wee side project I have directed for the last three years! However, what I love most about our school are the people; the colleagues I get to work alongside, the whānau I get to meet, and most of all the kids who make each day FUN. I’m grateful to work in such a wonderful community and continue to look forward to what tomorrow brings.