Our Staff

Our school is divided into three teams ­ Tall Oaks Year 5 and 6, Budding Branches Year  3 and 4 and Acorns Year 0 – 2. Teams are divided into whanau. Each whanau has a whanau leader and comprises of 4 – 6 classrooms.

Each whanau has a large awhina space that allows for flexible cooperative learning and teaching to better meet individual needs. Teachers teach to children’s needs, their levels of ability and experience.

Each class has a buddy class to allow opportunities for different aged children to support and learn with.

Genee Crowley
Genee CrowleyPrincipal

Welcome to Baverstock Oaks School.  I hope your association with our school will be a happy one.  We value inclusivity and warmly welcome all new families to our school.   As our motto indicates “Learning to grow, growing to learn” Baverstock is a place where learning is the focus.  This is not just for our children but all staff and parents too.  Baverstock Oaks is a community School.  We value forming strong connections with our community and including them in their child’s learning journey at every occasion.

For all of the Baverstock Oaks family to learn and grow effectively it is important we provide a safe and happy environment.  If children, staff and parents feel safe and happy, learning will take place.

There are two important documents that guide us in all we do our Shared Vision and our Six Core Values.  Any decision we make is in alignment with these documents and hold us accountable to create a caring and supportive culture.

We Value:

  • The sense of ‘family’ and learning partnerships
  • A High Quality Learning Environment
  • The Power of Thinking and Learning
  • Questions, Feedback and Feed-forward
  • The Diversity of our Community
  • The Well-being of the Whole Person.

One of our unique characteristics is the diversity we have and the way our children, staff and families embrace this diversity.  We have much to learn from one another and we celebrate our diversity in many different ways.  Student achievement is important to us and collectively we all work hard to support our children to be confident, connected, successful and actively involved.  Thank you for choosing Baverstock Oaks School, a safe place for learning and growing.

Sarah Baleicakau
Sarah BaleicakauAssociate Principal
Y5-6 Team Leader (Tall Oaks) , Co-curriculum Director, Maori & Pasifika Achievement, Student Leadership, SENCo, Reporting to Parents
Andrew Flanagan
Andrew FlanaganAssociate Principal ­
Y3-4 Team Leader (Budding Branches), Property , Co-curriculum Director, Sports Co-ordinator, Student Leadership, SENCo
Laramarie Dreyer
Laramarie DreyerAssociate Principal
Diverse Learners Team Leader, Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) Co-curriculum Director, Leader of Y0-2 (Acorn Team)

Tall Oaks (Year 6)

Kirsten Mackie
Kirsten MackieRoom 23
Whanau Leader Year 6
Johanna Brown
Johanna BrownRoom 22
Charlotte Takimoana
Charlotte TakimoanaRoom 24
Cheryl Macdonald
Cheryl MacdonaldRoom 29
Sharon Lee
Sharon LeeLearning Assistant
Molly Ong
Molly Ong Learning Assistant

Tall Oaks (Year 5)

Nikki Mackay
Nikki MackayRoom 27
Whanau Leader Year 5
Miringa Silipa
Miringa SilipaRoom 28
Rose Bain
Rose BainRoom31
Munroop Clair
Munroop ClairRoom 30
Samantha Brown
Samantha BrownRoom 32
Trudy Carson
Trudy CarsonLearning Assistant

Budding Branches (Year 4)

Holly Skipper
Holly SkipperRoom 15
Whanau Leader Year4
Robert Tuli
Robert TuliRoom 13
Nick Gibbs
Nick GibbsRoom 14
Jane Drury
Jane DruryRoom 16
Rachel Bramwell
Rachel BramwellLearning Assistant

Budding Branches (Year 3)

Johanna O'Brien
Johanna O'BrienRoom 21
Whanau Leader Lower B/C
Sally Shabbot
Sally ShabbotRoom 5
Jasmine Tito
Jasmine TitoRoom 6
Jeewan Cheema
Jeewan CheemaRoom 7
Siobhan van Niekerk
Siobhan van NiekerkRoom 8
Catherine Boysen
Catherine BoysenLearning Assistant
Traci Burke
Traci BurkeLearning Assistant

Acorns (Year 2)

Catherine Hornsby
Catherine HornsbyRoom 10
Michelle Arendse
Michelle ArendseRoom 1
Helen Dibley
Helen DibleyRoom 9
Emma Pottinger
Emma PottingerRoom 11
Fiona Davis
Fiona DavisRoom 12
Mel Turner
Mel TurnerLearning Assistant

Acorns (Year0/1) Lower Block B

Clare Downer
Clare DownerRoom 25 (Term 3)
Whanau Leader Year 0
Rush Naidoo
Rush NaidooRoom 2
Ashley Stratton
Ashley StrattonRoom 3
Lisa Nolan
Lisa NolanRoom 4
Rachel Fox
Rachel FoxLearning Assistant

Acorns (Year 0/1) Lower Block E

Renée de Bruin
Renée de BruinRoom 20
Whanau Leader
Lynette Radue
Lynette RadueRoom 17
Pauline Boggs
Pauline Boggs Room 18
Yvette Yu
Yvette YuRoom 19
Dianne Timu
Dianne TimuRoom 17 Learning Assistant
Annette Cairns
Annette CairnsLearning Assistant
Leah Tuputuia
Leah TuputuiaLearning Assistant

Learning Support and ESOL

Kay Foot
Kay FootRoom 33
Learning Support
Michelle Major
Michelle MajorRoom 33
Learning Support
Damian Thompson
Damian ThompsonRoom 33
Learning Support
Caroline McKeown
Caroline McKeownRoom 34
ESOL/LS Whanau Leader
Angie Finnigan
Angie FinniganRoom 34
Tracey Stevens
Tracey Stevens Room 34
Learning Assistant
Kate Brown
Kate BrownRoom 34
Learning Assistant
Sonya Ryan
Sonya Ryan Room 34
Learning Assistant
Connie Young
Connie YoungLearning Assistant
Carla Wang
Carla WangBilingual Learning Assistant

Part Time Staff

Ali Robberts
Ali Robberts
Sharon Woodward
Sharon Woodward
Laurence Clifford
Laurence Clifford
Audrey Clifford
Audrey Clifford

Admin and Support Staff

Frances Fraser
Frances Fraser Executive Officer/PA
Helen de Leeuw
Helen de Leeuw Library/Resource Manager
Leanne Lee
Leanne Lee School Secretary
Andrea Aspden
Andrea Aspden Resource Assistant
Vanessa Walter
Vanessa Walter Office Assistant
Roshni Shahri
Roshni Shahri Resource Assistant
Rachael McLoughlin
Rachael McLoughlinOffice Assistant
Darrin Heaven
Darrin HeavenProperty Manager
Martin Shelsher
Martin ShelsherProperty Assistant
Graham Yarrell
Graham Yarrell Grounds Assistant