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"I can honestly say after 30+ years in education that we have assembled here at Kaurilands the most talented, hardworking, caring, creative and innovative staff I have ever worked with. This is every member of our 60 strong staff - what a team, they make me proud everyday." - Jo Augustine, Principal
I’m Abby and I am super excited to be leading the Y5 team this year. I love creating fun, vibrant and supportive learning environments where children can be themselves and reach their full potential. I enjoy going to the beach, reading and trying out new coffee shops around town with my friends.
I feel very privileged to be one of the Associate Principals at this fabulous school. I have been teaching for 19 years, most recently at Glen Eden Primary. I love teaching Yr 4-8, sparking curiosity and having fun. I enjoy spending time with whānau, watching rugby and going to the speedway.
I absolutely love supporting the children I work with and being a part of the Kaurilands community. I am a Mum of four children who have all attended our lovely school. In my down time I love reading, cooking, heading to the gym and I am quite partial to a bit of shopping!
I have been teaching at Kaurilands since 2012 and absolutely love being part of this school community. I have taught all age groups and I am really looking forward to working with the Senior School and my amazing Y6 students.
I am a mum of 3 and love reading, yoga, delicious food and gardening.
I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with an incredible bunch of colleagues and wonderful children.
Each day brings something new at Kaurilands. Our family are long term residents of Titirangi, we absolutely love our community and our natural treasure - the Waitakere ranges.
I am thrilled to be a part of the Kaurilands whānau. I believe in creating a positive environment supporting students and love the adventure that students and teacher embark on while learning together. I enjoy spending time with family and being outdoors, especially the beach or running trails.
I am Catalina from Colombia and have been living in NZ for 15 years. I am so excited to be part of this amazing community and adore working with children. I speak English and Spanish and consider myself a very creative person, one of my favourite hobbies is arts & crafts with my son Emilio.
As a Teacher Aide here at Kaurilands I have the honour of assisting teachers and students. I'm blown away every day by the support and care fostered here by all, to ensure a well rounded learning experience. I love hiking in the bush and swimming at any meeting of sea and sand.
It is wonderful to be part of the warm, welcoming, whānau that Kaurilands is. Along with relieving, I'm thrilled to be Rm 19's Friday teacher! Both my boys are Kaurilands kids and have thrived in the amazing, inclusive environment that our school offers. If you see me walking my dog, say Hi!
I have had the pleasure of teaching our amazing students for 11 great years. I have a passion for teaching and learning and do my very best to make learning engaging and fun for all. I am excited about working with children across the school this year in my new role as Assistant Principal.
I am excited to be part of the amazing Kaurilands team as a Teacher Aide, supporting teachers and tamariki. I worked in educational publishing for 27 years and I’m passionate about literacy, children’s literature and lifelong learning. I have a daughter at Kaurilands as well as adult children.
Kaurilands is a fantastic whānau to be part of and I feel fortunate to be working with a great team with awesome tamariki. Knowing my students and providing a safe environment where they can explore their passions through meaningful learning experiences is the most important thing to me.
I am excited to take on the Sport & PE role this year. I look forward to working with all of the children and sparking an interest in sport. I hope to give all tamariki opportunities to try sports in a fun and engaging way! I will also be taking care of all of our Inter School competitions.
Kia ora, I’m Georgia! This year I will be a part of the Year 3 team at our kura. I love teaching all areas and building relationships with tamariki and whānau. I am looking forward to an amazing year and working with a fantastic team.
I am excited to be the 'Friday' teacher for Melissa (Rm 25) for the fourth year in a row. I have been teaching since 2016 and currently do part time and relief teaching. I live in beautiful Titirangi with my husband, son and 1 cat. l I like to spend time walking, reading, swimming and gardening.
Hi I’m Grace, I love books! I have the best job ever! Kaurilands library has a lot to offer all students; a great place to hang out. My association with Kaurilands School began in 2008 as a parent helper, starting on staff in 2015. Outside school, I read and potter in the garden.
Kia ora, I feel incredibly privileged and excited to be joining the Year 6 team. I am passionate about creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where tamariki can reach their full potential. My passions include reading, going to the beach and spending time with my whānau and friends.
As an experienced teacher, I have been involved with Kaurilands for many years, firstly as a parent of my 4 children and now as the proud teacher of Rm 17 and Year 1 Team Leader. I work with amazing, passionate teachers who ensure the transition to school is a smooth one for both child and family.
Even though the past few years have been a crazy time for most of us, I feel very happy to be a member of the awesome Kaurilands team. You’ll see me in the office as well as out and about around the school, so I am lucky to have the best of both worlds.
I am excited to be joining Yr 3 this year. I believe in building strong relationships with tamariki and whānau and consider the potential of every child, I enjoy helping them develop into confident and motivated lifelong learners. I have 4 lovely children who keep me entertained and love reading.
Hi I’m Jaimee! I have been teaching at Kaurilands since 2016. I am all about finding out what makes children tick, their unique interests and skills, and using this to tap into and unlock new learning. I like to hang out with my husband and our 2 (dog) children - Bruce and Robin.
I have always found Kaurilands to be a great school and I am very pleased to be part of the support staff team. As a Teacher Aide I am excited to support the students and see their wonderful achievements. I have four children, one of whom is still at school.
Kia ora. I'm Jennie, a proud Caniwi, mum to a beautiful son, and an avid runner. I've been teaching since 2011 and love that every day is a new opportunity to learn. I believe all tamariki are capable of great things, and work to support students to grow their potential.
Kia ora koutou! I am excited to be teaching in Rūma Kowhai for the rest of 2022 and I am looking forward to having heaps of fun with youngest of the school.
I love to be outdoors, especially at the beach! Having recently moved from Thames to Tāmaki Makaurau, I can't wait to explore the area.
I have had the privilege of being the Principal of Kaurilands for 11 yrs. We have the most hardworking, caring and innovative staff I have ever worked with. We aim to provide the best learning opportunities for our children. Our relationships with you and your children are our most valued priority.
Talofa, I'm Jo and I have the privilege of relieving around the school. I have three children, two who are here at Kaurilands and one preschooler. I absolutely love Kaurilands, both as a teacher and a parent. I feel very blessed to be part of such a great school.
Kia ora! I am so happy to be back at Kaurilands. I love teaching new entrants, they are filled with so much joy and enthusiasm and no two days are the same. I have 2 children and have been so lucky to be able to spend more time with them this year.
Karen is a teacher aide and also responsible for much of the beautifully displayed artwork around our school. In her own time she lovingly and skillfully frames and displays the creative products of our ākonga.
I have been working at Kaurilands for 20 years and still look forward to coming to work each day! I enjoy teaching our younger tamariki and as we have a very special environment at Kaurilands, I am proud to be a member of this awesome community. A keen reader, I also love walking and travel.
Kia ora e te whānau, I have been a part of the fabulous Kaurilands kura for 7 years. I love being a part of our students' school journey and like them I am always keen to learn more! I am passionate about spending time with my whānau, we love to head head outdoors especially to the beach.
I have been teaching at Kaurilands since 2009. I really enjoy working in our kura thanks to the incredible teachers and children. I continue to be amazed watching the tamariki engage in their learning every day. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with my family.
I am so happy to be part of the Yr 2 Team at Kaurilands. I have been teaching for 17 years and strive to create a fun and exciting learning environment for the tamariki to grow as learners. My passions are spending time with my family, taking tropical holidays, music, and hanging out with friends.
I'm Kristin and I am so excited to be at Kaurilands. This year I am leading the Y2 team and teaching in Rm 21. I enjoy planning meaningful and engaging experiences and creating a classroom culture promoting a love of learning. I love time with friends and family and playing indoor netball.
My 3 beautiful girls all attended Kaurilands School. They loved it here and still have strong friendships with their friends who also attended. I absolutely love working at Kaurilands with the children and staff. I work 1 on 1 with a number of children in class and also work with ELL children.
I have been part of the Kaurilands team since 2012 and I am thrilled to be joining the Y5 team. I am passionate about integrating the curriculum and creating meaningful learning experiences engaging students with the world they live in.
I am thrilled to be back teaching at Kaurilands in Ruma Kowhai alongside Emma Tamura. I have two children, one who is in Y5 at Kaurilands and one pre-schooler. I love the curiosity and joy that new entrants bring to the classroom. It is a privilege to be part of such a fantastic school.
Scottish Book Wizard (aka School Librarian), advocate of reading for pleasure, graphic novel enthusiast and reader of as many kids' books that I can. When not in the School Library you'll find me at one of our Local Libraries reading.
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I get so much joy from being part of a team in a Support Worker role. It is a wonderful opportunity for me to assist amazing children and to be part of something fantastic. To see them smile, chat and achieve things they thought were beyond their reach, makes me feel I have done my job well.
I am part of a wonderful Y4 team. I love working with all children, watching them grow in learning and as a person. My own passion is for the outdoors and exploring being creative through art, craft and music. I love meeting and learning about the new personalities that will make up Room 10.
Kia ora, I’m Lucy. This is my eighth year teaching and my third year at Kaurilands School. My goal as a teacher is to create a positive classroom environment where students feel safe, supported and excited about their learning. I look forward to teaching Year 3 in Rūma Iwa with Sarah this year.
I am honoured and incredibly excited to be joining Kaurilands. I believe in creating an inclusive learning environment that allows children to explore, express and extend who they want to be. My passions include spending time outdoors, reading, baking and being surrounded by family and friends.
I am so excited to be joining the Y2 team this year! I have been teaching at Kaurilands for 4 years and love working with the younger tamariki. You get to see so much wonder and new learning happening. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, exploring NZ and hanging out with friends.
I have been a teacher at Kaurilands School since 2014 and treasure being a part of this wonderful community. This year I will be covering Team Leader Release. My spare time is usually spent chasing after my rascally toddler!
I am excited to be joining the Kaurilands team. I am passionate about developing a love of learning, helping children find their passion and working with whānau to support children in their unique learning journey. I love music, getting creative with crafts and enjoy beach adventures with my family.
I am so excited to be leading the Yr 6 team at our amazing kura. Having taught for over 12 years starting in Wellington then London and Colombia, I've now settled down in West Auckland with my wife and two kids. I am leading all things digital at school and love being part of the Kaurilands whānau.
Kia ora, I’m Paula and I am so excited to be in Rūma Tahi B on Fridays and look forward to celebrating each of our student’s individual progress in all aspects of school life and the curriculum. A mum of three girls myself, I find it inspiring and a privilege to be learning from them every day.
I’m so excited to be a part of the wonderful team at Kaurilands. I have been working as a Teacher Aide since 2019 and love supporting our tamariki. I have 2 gorgeous children who attend Kaurilands. In my spare time I love cooking, holidays at the beach and spending time with my whānau and friends.
I am thrilled to join Kaurilands after a long stint in the Airline industry flying and working in admin. I moved from Europe to Titirangi 5yrs ago and love the relaxed community spirit and beautiful surroundings. A mum of two girls I enjoy yoga, reading, travelling, cooking and the beach.
This is my 8th year teaching at Kaurilands and I am lucky to be working alongside Lani in Rm 13 and the Y3 team. I am currently training to be a Reading Recovering teacher. I love being part of children's personal and academic growth, enabling them to be successful in all their future endeavours.
Kia ora, my name is Riley. I previously attended Kaurilands as a student, and I'm so excited to be part of the Kaurilands whānau again! I'm passionate about sports, and I love writing and learning languages.
I am thrilled to be part of the Y2 team again and look forward to many learning adventures with our tamariki. My passion is to create a positive classroom environment where students feel supported and excited about their learning. I love travelling, music, photography and time with my family.
Sandra takes care of our school, night and day. We have her to thank for the upkeep of our beautiful buildings and grounds. You'll often find Sandra with a wheelbarrow or buried up to her elbows in a garden.
Hi I'm Sarah! I am lucky to be working in the Y3 team with Lucy in Rūma Iwa this year. I believe that recognising each tamariki's strengths and celebrating their successes, creates a supportive space for us all to grow and thrive in. Out of school I enjoy walking my dog, snowboarding and swimming.
I'm Shannon and I am very excited to be at Kaurilands. I love creating a safe learning environment with engaging activities where we can challenge ourselves, encourage each other, problem solve and grow as learners. I enjoy going to the beach, spending time with friends and whānau and cooking.
I love sharing in children's natural wonder and curiosity about our world! Being a Playcentre parent inspired me to return to teaching in 2018. I’m also obsessed with reading and writing; my previous job was staff writer at current affairs magazine North & South.
Kia ora! I’m Steve and this is my fourth year at Kaurilands. I feel absolutely privileged to be working with the whānau at Kaurilands and to be teaching Year 4’s. I am passionate about food, science, music, astronomy and technology. In my spare time I play drums in a rock band and love to cook.
I have two kids that have come through Kaurilands and loved it. My passion is to connect with our tamariki that need a little extra support in their learning journey so they can blossom to their full potential. I love having fun, lots of laughs with hugs on call.
I have been connected to the school for many years as parent, class teacher, SENCO and Senior Leader. I love learning and working with our Kaurilands community and enjoy spending time in our beautiful environment. My passion is reading, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.
I am very excited to have joined the Kaurilands team. Both my boys have come through this fantastic school and I love its welcoming, caring and inclusive environment. It is a privilege to work alongside such an amazing team and be a part of the school community.
I am passionate about music, singing and the performing arts. I love to use music exploration, to give students a basic knowledge and understanding of the musical elements, musicianship as well as weaving in some drama, dance,art and literacy. I also lead the senior choir.