Vertical Teams

Our teachers are responsible for the success of all children in our school; not just the children in their own class. That’s why our classes are organised into three ‘vertical teams’, Nikau, Rimu, and Kowhai with representatives from Year 1 – 6.

Vertical teams have a Learning Leader; Miss Chantelle Rich (Nikau), Mrs Deanne Wotton (Rimu) and Mrs Kellie Gregory (Kowhai). Each team plans together across school-wide topics and holds activities such as assemblies, sports or get-togethers to share what they have learnt with all the children in their classes.

Vertical teams help teachers gain sound knowledge of all curriculum areas and levels, not just the level they teach. This helps them meet the needs of children in their class who may be working at a different level to their peers. Both teams meet together to share and analyse data, discuss problems or issues and celebrate success.

The 2018 vertical teams are:


Room 8          Year 1         Kate Girvan

Room 9          Year 1         Michelle Casey

Room 4          Year 2         Collette Newman

Room 13        Year 3         Chantelle Rich (Team Leader)

Room 17        Year 3/4      Joyce Ah Ching

Room 19         Year 4         Freya McCall

Room 26        Year 6         Candice Plaisted




Room 12         Year 1        Ann Huang

Room 11         Year 1        Sandra Skinner

Room 2           Year 2        Alice Nicholson Byers

Room  3          Year 2        Hannah An

Room 15        Year 3         Natasha Olsen

Room 20         Year 4        Kirsten Adey

Room 22         Year 5       Josh Taylor

Room 25         Year 6        Deanne Wotton (Team Leader)




Room 6         Year 1           Rosie Muir

Room  7        Year 1           Toni Howard 

Room 10        Year 1           Anna Harris

Room 1          Year 2           Kellie Gregory (Team Leader)

Room 16         Year 3          Kristin Todd 

Room 24       Year 5/6          Leisha Horwood