WE ARE TEAM TARARUA

TEAM


TARARUA

Tararua is our team of teachers and teacher aides who support our ORS (Ongoing Resource Scheme) students. This team is led by Kerry Howard, our Assistant Principal.

Tararua is wāhi tapu; a sacred and significant place to the tangata whenua, Rangitāne. The Tararua Range runs for 80 km from the Manawatū Gorge to the upper reaches of the Hutt Valley.

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Assistant Principal

Kerry Howard

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Kia ora, I’m Kerry Howard, Assistant Principal and Team Leader of Tararua - the Special Needs Team. 

I love the challenge of working with students with identified high needs. The diversity of the students brings a different set of challenges every day. In my role, I also have the privilege of working with a fantastic group of teachers and senior leaders across the school. The Special Needs team at CNS includes a great team of special needs teachers and teacher aides. We strive for the best outcomes for all students but have lots of fun along the way!

  • Assistant Principal

    Kerry Howard

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    Kia ora, I’m Kerry Howard, Assistant Principal and Team Leader of Tararua - the Special Needs Team. 

    I love the challenge of working with students with identified high needs. The diversity of the students brings a different set of challenges every day. In my role, I also have the privilege of working with a fantastic group of teachers and senior leaders across the school. The Special Needs team at CNS includes a great team of special needs teachers and teacher aides. We strive for the best outcomes for all students but have lots of fun along the way!

KERRY HOWARD Assistant Principal
ORS Teacher

Barbara Sperl

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Kia Ora. My name is Barbara Sperl and I am a teacher for students with special educational needs. I absolutely love to support students in striving to their potential. I want to ensure that every student has a voice, ensuring that they have access to a functional way of communicating.

  • ORS Teacher

    Barbara Sperl

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    Kia Ora. My name is Barbara Sperl and I am a teacher for students with special educational needs. I absolutely love to support students in striving to their potential. I want to ensure that every student has a voice, ensuring that they have access to a functional way of communicating.

Barbara Sperl ORS TEACHER
ORS Teacher

Claire Marshall

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Hi my name is Claire Marshall and I love Wednesdays and Thursdays because I spend those days at Central Normal School whereI am part of the ORS team who are committed to helping children with special needs achieve their potential. It is great being in a school environment where each person is treasured and respected. In my spare time I have fun with other children… those in our extended family and those in my two CRE classes and in a Mainly Music group. I also enjoy baking and gardening.

  • ORS Teacher

    Claire Marshall

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    Hi my name is Claire Marshall and I love Wednesdays and Thursdays because I spend those days at Central Normal School whereI am part of the ORS team who are committed to helping children with special needs achieve their potential. It is great being in a school environment where each person is treasured and respected. In my spare time I have fun with other children… those in our extended family and those in my two CRE classes and in a Mainly Music group. I also enjoy baking and gardening.

Claire Marshall ORS Teacher
ORS Teacher

Tracey Waaka

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Ko Tararua te pae maunga.
Ko Manawatu te awa.
Ko Eclurga te waka.
No Te Awahou au, engari e noho ana ki Papaioeia inaianei.
Ko Tracey Waaka toku ingoa.

I am a special needs teacher here at CNS and enjoy helping our children to meet the challenges of becoming more independent and confident individuals.

  • ORS Teacher

    Tracey Waaka

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    Ko Tararua te pae maunga.
    Ko Manawatu te awa.
    Ko Eclurga te waka.
    No Te Awahou au, engari e noho ana ki Papaioeia inaianei.
    Ko Tracey Waaka toku ingoa.

    I am a special needs teacher here at CNS and enjoy helping our children to meet the challenges of becoming more independent and confident individuals.

Tracey Waaka ORS Teacher
ORS Teacher

Karen Gilmore

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Kia ora, I’m Karen Gilmore, Special Education teacher. I am privileged to be part of the wonderful team at Central Normal and I thoroughly enjoy my role in supporting our students through their school journey in a positive and inclusive way. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, gardening and being outdoors.

  • ORS Teacher

    Karen Gilmore

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    Kia ora, I’m Karen Gilmore, Special Education teacher. I am privileged to be part of the wonderful team at Central Normal and I thoroughly enjoy my role in supporting our students through their school journey in a positive and inclusive way. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, gardening and being outdoors.

Karen GilmoreORS Teacher

We also have a large number of highly talented Teacher Aides who support children with their learning. 

 

Andrea Wishnowsky

Andrea Freebairn

Angela Brownlie

Christine Shearman

Damein Flavell

Felicity Driscole

Fuatino Maligi

Heather Rayner

Hitaua Butler

Janine Guard

Jess Orpana

Karangawai Paringatai-Hare

Karen Browne

Karen Phillips

Karen Tinning

Kathryn Watson

Laura Atkins

Linda Lockwood

Lisa Mudford

Lisa Smiley

Nicola O’Connell

Rachel Girling-Butcher

Sharyn Cook

Sheryll Bailey

Sophie Baylis

Tandia McIntosh

Tini Waaka


ORS

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