Whārite is our Junior Team (Years 0-2) in Kura Auraki (mainstream) and is housed in Room 10, Room 11, Room 12, Room 19, Room 21 & Room 22. Whārite is led by Catherine Pallesen.
Whārite peak is named after the nesting place of Tītī (Mutton Birds).
Kia ora! I am Catherine Pallesen and I am the Team Leader of Whārite Team and also the Teacher of the wonderful New Entrants in Akomanga 11. I am a creative person and I Iove sharing these skills with the students I teach. I have been teaching at Central Normal for a very long time and I love being part of this amazing school.
Hi, my name is Raewynne Hill (Whaea Raewynne) and I am the teacher in Room 10. I strongly believe in developing a Community of Learners where the students and I are partners in our learning journey. I have a strong interest in literacy and love seeing my students being creative while exploring their interests and developing their learning.
Kia ora koutou! I am Lesley Blackmore and the teacher in Akomanga 19. A classroom full of vibrant and curious children is a learning place of immense importance. I feel so fortunate to be part of the process where your children's learning and well being is nurtured, enhanced and encouraged, especially so through the medium of learning through play. This type of teaching is so beautifully tailored for the Year 2 age and will be an exciting opportunity for us all to feel valued and honoured.
Kia Ora! I am Casey Procter (Whaea Casey) and I am teaching in Akomanga 22 this year! I love the school culture at Central Normal School and feel extremely lucky to be working here alongside your tamariki every day. I enjoy getting creative and crafty in the classroom and aim to inspire our young learners to explore our learning environment in exciting and engaging ways throughout the year.
Kia ora everyone! The children know me as Whaea Chantel and I am in Akomanga 21. Together with your tamariki, we aim to develop a love for learning, while also fostering other crucial skills. It takes a community to raise a child and I am grateful that I am part of that community. Together we can help our little people become the best versions of themselves here at Central Normal School and in the wider world.
Kia ora. Kō Laurel Winiata tōku ingoa. Our ākonga know me as Whaea Laurel. I have the privilege of teaching Year 1 & 2 ākonga in Akomanga 12. Kindness and acceptance is at my core. I love seeing tamariki celebrating their unique strengths & skills through all aspects of school life. Structured Literacy is a passion of mine, and I am very fortunate to be able to share this passion with our ākonga. I am excited about beginning my career as a kaiako at Central Normal School, and being a part of our school community.
Kia ora! I am Ella Mitchell, a New Entrant teacher in Akomanga 11 at Central Normal School. Our ākonga know me as Whaea Ella and I am so passionate about working with our next generation and continually developing my practice to meet the needs of the diverse range of learners in our school community. I strive to create a space for students to feel happy, safe and comfortable to explore their own learning styles, help develop their interests and develop exciting and engaging content for our tamariki to grow their brains and evolve into the best version of themselves!