My name is Ilse Verburgh and I teach Coal Creek, our junior class.
Born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, I qualified at university with a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. For the first half of my career, I practiced as a Speech Therapist. Having also completed a post graduate certificate in Teaching, I have been in the classroom in various schools for the latter part of my career.
Sharing my love for languages, sciences, reading and art with the students brings me great joy.
In my own time, I enjoy doing sewing and reading. My husband, four children and two grandchildren are also in the queue for a bit of my attention.
My name is Karina, I am the teacher in Mawheranui. I am passionate about learning different cultures and languages, especially Te Ao Māori. I was born in Brazil but I fell in love with the stunning wilderness of Aotearoa, New Zealand. On my holidays, I enjoy going camping and hiking; being in contact with nature is my favourite way to relax. I believe that building a meaningful and positive relationship with children is the foundation for an effective learning experience. Back in Brazil, I taught in early childhood and last year I had the opportunity to complete my master's degree for primary school. At school, I like to give special focus to Arts, Health and Physical Education.
Hi, I'm Carolyn Straker and I'm the Office Administrator here at Runanga School. I do the Accounts and lots of other jobs as needed. In my spare time I do embroidery, biking and reading.
Amy Johnston - Release & Relief Teacher
Bram de Vries
Pauleen Drabble & Royce Green