Staff 2023

Our staff are a dedicated team of Christians and highly experienced educators. Many are local to the school and attend churches across the region. Their commitment to teaching and learning is exemplary - providing a range of learning options to cater for a diverse range of needs.

Erica Groube is our talented Year 0-2 teacher. She is proficient in Te Reo Māori and brings so much life and enthusiasm to our school! She attends Celebration Centre in Nelson.

Susy Neilson is our talented Year 3-5 teacher. She joins us from Term 2 and we're excited to have her on the team! She attends Hills Church in Māpua.

Rachel Fitches is our extraordinary Year 6-8 teacher and Deputy Principal. Along with organising her family of four, she is studying towards her Masters of Education through the University of Canterbury. She attends Grace Church in Richmond.

Tim de Vries is our principal. Along with his principal work, he is studying towards his Masters in Education (Leadership) and is the Kāhui Ako lead principal for the Motueka cluster of schools. He attends Elim Church in Stoke.

Susie Schruer is our amazing office manager. She ensures our school runs like a well-oiled machine, and she's really good at it! She attends Brightwater Anglican Church.

Fiona Rogers is our teacher aide. She works at all levels of our school with a focus on student support. She attends Tasman Church.

Louise Vette is our senior school teacher aide. She attends Motueka Baptist Church and also runs our Friends of School group.

Other valued staff:

Peter - Groundsman