Our Staff

Oruaiti school is staffed by a team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed to providing students with an excellent education in a nurturing environment.

Teaching Staff

PRINCIPAL Diane Bates
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Kaiya Lafotanoa
KOWHAI  (YEAR 1) Kaiya Lafotanoa
RIMU        (YEAR 1 & 2) Jorja Walden
KAURI      (YEAR 4 & 5) Rob Arrowsmith
PURIRI  (YEAR 2, 3 & 4) Kara Fleming
MANUKA    (YEAR 6 & 7) Meg van der Laarse
TOTARA    (YEAR 8) Mark Pickard
READING RECOVERY Mary Ralph

 

Support Staff

ADMINISTRATION Jenny Taylor
LIBRARY Jan Hobbs
TEACHER AIDE Willie Walker
TEACHER AIDE Michelle Wyatt-Logan
TEACHER AIDE Emma Carr
TEACHER AIDE Jocelyn Bleakley
TEACHER AIDE James Walker
CLEANER Hayley Sumner
CARETAKER John Ralph

 

 

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Diane Bates (Principal)

 

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Kaiya Lafotanoa (Deputy Principal and Year 1)

 

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Jorja Walden (Year 1 & 2)

 

Kara Fleming (Year 2, 3 & 4)

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Rob Arrowsmith (Year  4 & 5)

Meg van der Laarse (Year 6 & 7)

Mark Pickard (Year 7 & 8)