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Principal

Julie Thelwall

Mrs Thelwall is our unique, fantastic principal. She is passionate about many things like her job and music - you always find her with a guitar in her hand. She is encouraging and always treats everyone with respect which makes her easy to get along with. Mrs Thelwall puts in a lot of effort to keep the school running smoothly but she does it in a laid back way. We think she is really funny because she does a crazy knock on our class door before entering! She is an outstanding mathematician who is always smiling and happy.

 

Teachers

Ruma Wha

Lara Smith

Lara Smith

Funky! Bright! Vibrant! are words that come to mind when we think of Mrs Smith. Her quirkiness means we do lots of fun stuff in our classroom. She sets high standards and helps us achieve our goals. Mrs Smith challenges us too. She has our work organised every day. She laughs with us and at herself too (like the time she fell down a hole in slow motion!) Mrs Smith does cool trick shots when she throws her old pens in the bin. We love Mrs Smith’s kind, patient and caring personality and we love being in Rūma Whā.

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 Ruma Toru

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Rose Hay

Miss Hay has a big friendly smile. She is very hardworking and has been a teacher for over 20 years. Miss Hay likes the outdoors and spending time in the garden. She loves bats. Miss Hay is an awesome teacher who rewards us with a fun game after we have worked hard. 

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Elaine

Mrs van der Merwe

Fun, nice, smiley - those are 3 words to describe our new teacher -Mrs van der Merwe. We are just getting to know her. She is from South Africa. She lives in Waipawa. In her family she has 2 children, a husband and a sausage dog called Daisy. Mrs van der Merwe is kind and knows lots about teaching kids. She has a kind heart.

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Ruma Rua

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Courtney Hall

Miss Hall is a nice, kind and great teacher. We like learning a lot from Miss Hall in Ruma Rua. She makes our learning fun and is organised for our lessons. Miss Hall has long blonde hair that she wears in a swinging ponytail or a bun. She wears glasses and her black and white shoes, sometimes they are her red shoes. Miss Hall likes lots of farm animals and teaching at Argyll East School. She is awesome.
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Ruma Tahi

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Miss Allen

Miss Allen has brown curly hair, brown eyes, eye lashes and silver earrings. 
She likes to read to us and share her teddy with us. 
She is very fun and she likes listening to our news that we share with her. 
Miss Allen likes our eyes looking at her and our ears listening.
She helps us learn our letters and likes to share what we have to do. 

 

 

 

 Support Staff

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Mrs Reynolds - School Administrator

Mrs Reynolds is our office computer lady. She works really hard and pretty much knows everything. She writes our newsletter, gives us stationery, brings notes to class, answers the phone and helps people who are hurt or not feeling well. Mrs Reynolds is also a great judge when we need one. She is really nice, friendly, kind and helpful and puts in a lot of time and effort to be well organised, neat and tidy.

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Donna Sarcich

Mrs Sarcich - Teacher Aide

Mrs Sarcich is helpful and likes to read with us and helps us write.  She looks after our library and makes sure it is nice and tidy with lots of books in it.  She is as beautiful as a butterfly.  She teaches us phonics and helps with our learning.  She will never stop being kind.  We like her because when we do cooking she helps us and she is so good at it.  She is the nicest.

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Moe

Moe Ellis - Teacher Aide

When Cathy is away Moe cleans the school for us and makes it look beautiful inside and out.  She helps us learn to read and do good maths.  She's kind because she comes into our classroom and talks to us and uses a kind way to say good morning.  She's always there when we need her and she's happy to see us. She's caring because she helps our school.  She helps all of the classes do their learning.  We think Moe is amazing.

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Wade Robinson - School Caretaker

Wade is an important staff member in our school, because he is the school's caretaker. The staff and students appreciate everything he does to make this little place look clean and fancy.

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Cathy Saywell - School cleaner

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Cathy is our new school cleaner this year.  We are very happy to have her join our team.