WE ARE TEAM MĀHARAHARA

TEAM


MĀHARAHARA

Māharahara is our Middle Team (Years 3-4) in Kura Auraki (mainstream) and is housed in Akomanga 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 (the old library). Māharahara is led by Matt Costley, who is fondly referred to as ‘Matua Matt’ by the children.

Māharahara refers to the many streams that flow down from the Māharahara Peak.

 

 

Matt Costley Team Leader
Teacher

Emma Lees

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Hi, I’m Emma and I've lost track of the number of years I've been a teacher at CNS - I think I'm into my 9th year! What a great school to be a part of. Last year my husband I welcomed our first baby into our whanau, a wee boy we called Thomas. We feel very blessed to have welcomed a healthy baby in the year that was 2020! I love the Arts, literacy and PE. I like playing sport and being outside enjoying nature.

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    Emma Lees

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    Hi, I’m Emma and I've lost track of the number of years I've been a teacher at CNS - I think I'm into my 9th year! What a great school to be a part of. Last year my husband I welcomed our first baby into our whanau, a wee boy we called Thomas. We feel very blessed to have welcomed a healthy baby in the year that was 2020! I love the Arts, literacy and PE. I like playing sport and being outside enjoying nature.

Emma Lees Teacher
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Galatia Rose

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Talofa! I’m Galatia Rose and I’m excited to be back in Māharahara for 2021. I will be teaching in Akomanga 6 from Monday to Wednesday. During the rest of the week, I am lucky to be able to spend time adventuring with my energetic 1 year old. I love being outdoors, keeping my indoor plants alive, reading and getting crafty. 

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    Galatia Rose

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    Talofa! I’m Galatia Rose and I’m excited to be back in Māharahara for 2021. I will be teaching in Akomanga 6 from Monday to Wednesday. During the rest of the week, I am lucky to be able to spend time adventuring with my energetic 1 year old. I love being outdoors, keeping my indoor plants alive, reading and getting crafty. 

Galatia Rose Teacher
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Jordyn McKendry

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Kia Ora koutou! I’m Jordyn, AKA Whaea Jordyn, and I’m excited to be part of the team at Central Normal this year! After doing a placement at Central in my final year of study in 2019, I knew it was the school and community that I wanted to be a part of. Prior to studying, I spent a couple of years living in Thailand working for an organisation that fights human trafficking, and this really taught me how important education is.

I grew up on a farm in the Wairarapa, and I love to get home and see my family as often as I can. Currently, I live near Rongotea with my husband Sam and our cat Albie. In my spare time, I enjoy getting outdoors for a walk or some hunting or camping, I love to cook and paint, and going for a ride on my motorbike. 

I’m really looking forward to getting to know you and your tamariki in 2021!

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    Jordyn McKendry

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    Kia Ora koutou! I’m Jordyn, AKA Whaea Jordyn, and I’m excited to be part of the team at Central Normal this year! After doing a placement at Central in my final year of study in 2019, I knew it was the school and community that I wanted to be a part of. Prior to studying, I spent a couple of years living in Thailand working for an organisation that fights human trafficking, and this really taught me how important education is.

    I grew up on a farm in the Wairarapa, and I love to get home and see my family as often as I can. Currently, I live near Rongotea with my husband Sam and our cat Albie. In my spare time, I enjoy getting outdoors for a walk or some hunting or camping, I love to cook and paint, and going for a ride on my motorbike. 

    I’m really looking forward to getting to know you and your tamariki in 2021!

Jordyn McKendry Teacher
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Rachel Mason

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Kia Ora! I’m Rachel Mason and I'm excited to return to Maharahara team this year to teach Year 3 and 4 students in Akomanga 9. I am sure 2021 will be a brilliant year of learning, fun and exploration. In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, heading out along our beautiful river walks with my dog Lucy, spending time with family and friends and trying my hand at DIY renovations on my home - if you have any handy hints, feel free to let me know!
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    Rachel Mason

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    Kia Ora! I’m Rachel Mason and I'm excited to return to Maharahara team this year to teach Year 3 and 4 students in Akomanga 9. I am sure 2021 will be a brilliant year of learning, fun and exploration. In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, heading out along our beautiful river walks with my dog Lucy, spending time with family and friends and trying my hand at DIY renovations on my home - if you have any handy hints, feel free to let me know!
Rachel Mason Teacher
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Ryan Dunn

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Kia ora whanau! My name is Matua Ryan and I am looking forward to joining the Māharahara team this year. I am originally from Whanganui and have lived in Dannevirke, Wellington and Thailand. I am now proud to call the Manawatū home and enjoy getting out and about seeing our beautiful parks and walkways with my family. I am an enthusiastic armchair sportsman and avid reader.

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    Ryan Dunn

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    Kia ora whanau! My name is Matua Ryan and I am looking forward to joining the Māharahara team this year. I am originally from Whanganui and have lived in Dannevirke, Wellington and Thailand. I am now proud to call the Manawatū home and enjoy getting out and about seeing our beautiful parks and walkways with my family. I am an enthusiastic armchair sportsman and avid reader.

Ryan Dunn Teacher

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