Areas of leadership: School Vision and Strategic Direction
Sandy is an experienced school principal. She is passionate about leading Freemans Bay School to engage, empower and enrich students’ learning to prepare them for their journey into the twenty-first century. Sandy completed her MEd (First Class Honours) at the University of Auckland, 2010. She was awarded the ASB/APPA travelling fellowship and utilised this to travel overseas during 2013, where she focused on researching alignment of school design and school curriculum. Through her leadership the school is well placed to deliver quality education outcomes for learners at Freemans Bay School.
MEd (1st Class Hons), Advanced Dip Tching, Dip Tching
Bridget is the Deputy Principal and Learning Support Leader. She has a passion for literacy and leads this within the school. Bridget has taught in at all levels of our school and enjoys supporting teachers to develop innovative practices that engage and motivate students. She completed her Masters for Educational Leadership (First Class Honours) at the University of Auckland in 2015 and so brings a wealth of knowledge on recent research to our curriculum.
Areas of Leadership: E-learning/ Digital technology, Personalising Learning and Student Agency, Learning Design, PLCs, Assessment and Reporting, Professional Learning and Coaching
Bronwyn works with teachers and students, assisting them in using ICT to support the teaching and learning process embedded within effective teaching theory. She is passionate about the potential of effective learning to ignite and engage students and develop skills and values to be lifelong learners. Bronwyn has taught at all levels of primary school in Australia, England and New Zealand. She completed the Master in Education – Teaching and Learning (with Distinction) in 2013. She enjoys sharing her skills and knowledge with others in a way that is easily transferable into the classroom.
Areas of leadership: Marautanga Learning Design, Ka Hikitea
Machelle is the team leader of Whānau Ata Rumaki Reo. The whānau is based on the principles on Kaupapa Maori which recognises, values and validates Te Reo me Ona Tikanga. She teaches Year 5 and 6.
Areas of leadership: ESOL, International Students, Mathematics
Anne is the Whānau Puna leader for Year 3 and 4. Anne leads the ESOL programmes in the school and supports Sandy in delivering programmes for both ESOL and international fee paying learners. She is the Mathematics leader throughout the school. Anne is also the staff representative on the Board of Trustees.
Areas of leadership: Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
Larissa has a Bachelor of Education (Primary). She has a strength in literacy and Digital Technologies. She also completed her postgraduate studies at The Mind Lab. Larissa focuses on students’ well-being and social outcomes, as well as academic achievements. Larissa looks for ways to strengthen student leadership by managing the Peer Mediation programme and organising the Eco Warriors teams.
Areas of leadership: Art
Jo is an experienced teacher who has worked in many levels. She is currently a team leader as well as a classroom teacher in the Year 1 and 2 area. Jo is passionate about children’s learning and strives to help them experience success while also having fun. Jo is the teacher in charge of Art. She plans the annual Freemans Bay School art exhibition which takes place in Term 3.
Rebecca is the New Entrant teacher and Team Leader in Whānau Rau. She works with local Early Childhood centres on transition to school programmes and runs preschool visits at Freemans Bay.
Rachel has been teaching at our school since 2015. Rachel brings previous teaching experience at Primary and Intermediate School levels. She has a passion for Project Based Learning and providing students with hands-on experiences to support their learning.
Severine has a wealth of knowledge that she uses to make certain that the school office runs smoothly. She is also a trained first aid officer and is always on hand to help the children.