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
Mrs Kim Crook

Mrs Kim Crook

Y0: Tiitoki
Miss Karli Fee

Miss Karli Fee

Year 0-2: Koromiko
Mrs Sonja Inglis

Mrs Sonja Inglis

Year 0-2: Koromiko
Mrs Sarah Collins

Mrs Sarah Collins

Y0-2: Koromiko
Miss Alex Wakeman

Miss Alex Wakeman

Year 3 & 4: Harakeke
Miss Jamie Gibbens

Miss Jamie Gibbens

Year 3 & 4: Harakeke
Mrs Paula Evans

Mrs Paula Evans

Year 5 & 6: Kawakawa
Miss Mikayla Callaghan

Miss Mikayla Callaghan

Year 5/6: Kawakawa
Matua Gig Abraham

Matua Gig Abraham

Year 6/7: Pohutukawa
Miss Britney Stirling

Miss Britney Stirling

Year 7 & 8: Maanuka
Mrs Megan Parker

Mrs Megan Parker

Release Teacher
Mrs Rebecca Foster

Mrs Rebecca Foster

Release Teacher
Whaea Marleina Leota

Whaea Marleina Leota

Te Reo Maaori, Kapa Haka Kaiako & Learning Assistant
Mrs Sharon McLaren

Mrs Sharon McLaren

Learning Assistant
Patsy Keoghan

Patsy Keoghan

Learning Assistant
Mrs Janet Wood

Mrs Janet Wood

Learning Assistant
Mrs Judy Latif

Mrs Judy Latif

Rainbow Reading Learning Assistant
Whaea Amelia Gray

Whaea Amelia Gray

Officer Manager:
Whaea Chelsea George

Whaea Chelsea George

Office Administrator
Mr Dave Boyer

Mr Dave Boyer

Reading Recovery Teacher
Mrs Anney Collin

Mrs Anney Collin

Learning Support Coordinator (LSC)
Whaea Miria TeMoni

Whaea Miria TeMoni

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)
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