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; Mrs Kirstin Anderson-McGhie (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 2017 vertical teams are:


Room 10          Year 1        Anna Harris

Room 11          Year 1        Sandra Skinner

Room 5           Year 2         Collette Newman

Room 2           Year 3         Freya McCall

Room 13         Year 4/5       Kirsten Adey

Room 18         Year 5/6       Kirstin Anderson-McGhie


Mrs Joy Swan

Mr Phil Hancock


Room 9         Year 1           Rosie Muir

Room 21       Year 1           Claire Raubenheimer

Room 4         Year 3           Nicole Rose

Room 1       Year  3/4         Sarah Dainty

Room 15       Year 4           Tom Renwick

Room 16       Year 4            Leisha Horwood

Room 17       Year 6            Deanne Wotton


Mrs Sue Wilson


Room  8        Year 1             Kate Girvan

Room 12       Year 1             Denise Graham

Room 7         Year 2             Jacqui Tyler

Room  6        Year 2             Kellie Gregory

Room 3         Year 3             Liz Hammbelburg

Room 19       Year 6             Candice Plaisted

Room 20       Year 5             Josh Taylor


Mrs Hsin Yi Huang