Our Staff

Our school is divided into three teams ­ Tall Oaks Year 4,5 and 6, Budding Branches Year 2 and 3 and Acorns Year 0 and 1. 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.

Allison Hamilton
Allison HamiltonAssociate Principal
SENCO & pastoral care Y2/3, Coaching & Mentoring, Maori & Pasifika success
Andrew Flanagan
Andrew FlanaganAssociate Principal ­
Aspirational learning, sport coordination, pastoral care Y4 – 6, property
Kate Keenan
Kate KeenanAssociate Principal
SENCO & pastoral care Y0/1, ESOL and Learning Support mentoring, literacy curriculum development
Sarah Baleicakau
Sarah BaleicakauAssociate Principal
SENCO & pastoral care Y4/5/6, Digital technologies

Tall Oaks (Year 6)

Kirsten Mackie
Kirsten MackieRoom 23
Whanau Leader Upper E
Johanna Brown
Johanna BrownRoom 8
Cheryl Macdonald
Cheryl MacdonaldRoom 21
Melanie Else
Melanie ElseRoom 22
Charlotte Takimoana
Charlotte TakimoanaRoom 24
Sharon Law
Sharon LawLearning Assistant
Molly Ong
Molly OngLearning Assistant

Tall Oaks (Year 4/5)

Nikki Mackay
Nikki MackayRoom 32
Whanau Leader Upper F
Kendall Evans
Kendall EvansRoom 31
Munroop Clair
Munroop ClairRoom 30
Rose Bain
Rose BainRoom 29
Carla Wang
Carla WangLearning Assistant
Holly Skipper
Holly SkipperRoom 6
Whanau Leader Upper/Lower B
Kimberley Buchanan
Kimberley BuchananRoom 3
Room 4 Teacher
Room 4 TeacherRoom 4
Robert Tuli
Robert TuliRoom 5
Nick Gibbs
Nick GibbsRoom 7

Budding Branches (Year 2 and 3)

Johanna O'Brien
Johanna O'BrienRoom 9
Whanau Leader Lower B/C
Tanya Bonniface
Tanya BonnifaceRoom 1
Siobhan van Niekerk
Siobhan van NiekerkRoom 2
Jasmine Vili
Jasmine ViliRoom 10
Sally Shabbot
Sally ShabbotRoom 11
Traci Burke
Traci BurkeLearning Assistant
Catherine Boysen
Catherine BoysenLearning Assistant
Kellie Srivastava
Kellie SrivastavaRoom 15
Whanau Leader Upper C
Emma Pottinger
Emma PottingerRoom 13
Liz Callaghan
Liz CallaghanRoom 14
Ashley Stratton
Ashley StrattonRoom 16
Rachel Bramwell
Rachel BramwellLearning Assistant

Acorns (Year 0 and 1)

Clare Downer
Clare DownerRoom 27
Whanau Leader Lower E/F
Lynette Radue
Lynette RadueRoom 17
Pauline Boggs
Pauline Boggs Room 18
Yvette Yu
Yvette YuRoom 19
Renée de Bruin
Renée de BruinRoom 20
Helen Dibley
Helen DibleyRoom 25
Catherine Hornsby
Catherine HornsbyRoom 26
Michelle Arendse
Michelle ArendseRoom 28
Lisa Nolan
Lisa NolanRoom 12
Dianne Timu
Dianne TimuRoom 17 Learning Assistant
Connie Young
Connie YoungRoom 18 Learning Assistant
Rachel Fox
Rachel FoxLearning Assistant
Mel Turner
Mel TurnerLearning Assistant
Trudy Carson
Trudy CarsonLearning Assistant

Learning Support and ESOL

Laramarie Dreyer
Laramarie DreyerRoom 34
Whanau Leader ESOL/Learning Support
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
Kate Brown
Kate BrownRoom 34
Learning Assistant
Sonya Ryan
Sonya Ryan Room 34
Learning Assistant

Part Time Staff

Ali Robberts
Ali Robberts
Sharon Woodward
Sharon Woodward
Laurence Clifford
Laurence Clifford
Trish Morgan
Trish Morgan
Angie Finnigan
Angie Finnigan

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
Kani Welton
Kani WeltonProperty Assistant
Graham Yarrell
Graham Yarrell Grounds Assistant