Our People

“Allowing and empowering children to develop who they are now, and inspiring them to be the best they can be”

The staff are dedicated in their roles and show a genuine commitment to the learning and well-being of all the children in their care.

Mr Jonathan Wright

Mr Jonathan Wright

Principal
Ms Karen Purdy

Ms Karen Purdy

Deputy Principal & SENCO:
Whaea Antonia Whittaker

Whaea Antonia Whittaker

Year 7 & 8: Maanuka
Miss Alex Wakeman

Miss Alex Wakeman

Year 7 & 8: Maanuka
Mrs Paula Evans

Mrs Paula Evans

Year 6: Kawakawa 6
Miss Mikayla Callaghan

Miss Mikayla Callaghan

Year 5: Kawakawa 5
Matua Gig Abraham

Matua Gig Abraham

Year 3/4: Harakeke
Whaea Kiri Kaywood

Whaea Kiri Kaywood

Year 3/4: Harakeke
Miss Britney Stirling

Miss Britney Stirling

Year 3/4: Pohutukawa
Mrs Sonja Inglis

Mrs Sonja Inglis

Year 1/2: Koromiko
Miss Jamie Gibbens

Miss Jamie Gibbens

Year 1/2: Koromiko
Mrs Kim Crook

Mrs Kim Crook

Y0-1: Tiitoki
Mrs Megan Parker

Mrs Megan Parker

Release Teacher
Whaea Marleina Leota

Whaea Marleina Leota

Te Reo Maaori, Kapa Haka Kaiako & Learning Assistant
Patsy Keoghan

Patsy Keoghan

Learning Assistant
Mrs Judy Latif

Mrs Judy Latif

Rainbow Reading Learning Assistant
Mrs Rebecca Foster

Mrs Rebecca Foster

Learning Support Coordinator (LSC)
Whaea Leilani  Blundell

Whaea Leilani Blundell

Social Worker in Schools
Whaea Amelia Gray

Whaea Amelia Gray

Officer Manager:
Whaea Chelsea George

Whaea Chelsea George

Office Administrator
Mr Keith Wood

Mr Keith Wood

Caretaker

School Board

The Horotiu School Board is currently made up of five people. Three parent elected trustees, one staff elected trustee and the Principal.

We are a forward-thinking and strategic School Board. We place great emphasis on doing the very best that is possible for the tamariki, and from this comes innovation, high standards and excellence. 

Jonathan Wright - Principal (CEO)
David Kimber
Brendon Graham
Dana-Lee Allen
Dwayne King
Gig Abraham - Staff Trustee