Staff

Enrolments - Office

The Wairakei Primary School enrolment process is all about finding the right fit.

Paula Farquhar - Principal

This is my tale. The tale of making a decision that was so right for me. This is a tale of my anniversary.

Melanie Matthews - Deputy Principal

I was born and raised in Auckland city in a family of nine.

Marie Woolnough - Associate Principal

I have been Assistant Principal at Wairakei Primary School for the past 15 years.

Ange Painter - Teacher

Kia ora, I am currently teaching and learning with a wonderful Year Four class (in Room Four).

Carla Ross - Teacher

I am loving working at Wairakei Primary School in a shared teaching position with Year 3 and 4 students.

Claire Smith - Teacher

I have taught at Wairakei Primary School for nine years. I particularly enjoy the ‘country’ environment and community feel the school offers to its parents,...

Helen Dredge - Teacher

I have taught at Wairakei for 10 years. My family have lived in the Taupo area for 18 years.

Leanne Jackson - Teacher

I have been an enthusiastic teacher of children for more than ten years.

Margo Clark - Teacher

I am a local girl, born and breed, and have lived in Taupo for most of my life.  I am Maori and affiliate to Ngati...

Olivia Graham - Teacher

Hello and konnichi wa!—the Year 5/6 teacher in Room 1. I am excited to be a part of the Wairakei community.

Sara Sprague - Teacher

I have been teaching for ten years.  I started teaching at Wairakei Primary in 2011.  I am married to Steve who is a local fly...

Sherryl Crawford - Teacher

This is my fourth year of teaching here at Wairakei Primary School.  

Val Mansfield - Office manager

I am the Office Manager at Wairakei School.  I have been in this position since July 1994 - 21 years! I am married to Ash...

Cindy Clunie - Teacher Aide

I am a teacher aide at Wairakei Primary School and am involved with supporting a huge range of children from our band new 5 year...

Diana Fitzsimmons - Teacher Aide, Enviro Group Coordinator

I have been associated with WPS since 1990 (with my daughter, Shalee and son, Robbie attending) and have been a member of staff for 17 years.

Penny Fischbach - Librarian, Teacher Aide

I have had many varied jobs over the years but I have now found my niche.

Rhonda Ellington - Personal Assistant

I have been associated with Wairakei Primary School since 2003 with all three of our children Daniel, April-Rose and Ashlee attending.  I am married to...