Grant's Braes School Staff

Our staff are our school’s most valuable resource. It is the quality of our staff and the high expectations they place upon themselves that are the most important attributes in ensuring that high quality teaching and learning takes place. At Grant’s Braes School we have dedicated, well-qualified and trained staff who operate as a team and have:

  • A genuine sense of caring and empathy for young people
  • High expectations of themselves and our students
  • The skills to enable students to achieve to the best of their abilities
  • A passion for their curriculum area
  • The ability to foster a love of learning in our students
  • A strong sense of community
  • Diverse skills, knowledge, and life-experiences
  • A commitment to developing a strong set of values in our students

Our Staff

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Gareth Taylor

Principal
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Sara Carr

Assistant Principal, Ngā Manu Team Leader, Year 4-6 Teacher
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Desiree Wispinski

Assistant Principal, Te Ngahere Team Leader, Year 2-3 Teacher
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Susan Tait

Senior Teacher, Kōhanga Team Leader, Year 1 Teacher
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Jen Stevenson

Year 0-1 Teacher, Acting Kōhanga Team Leader
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Lauren Carson

Year 0-1 Teacher
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Jane Mitchell

Year 0-1 Teacher
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Jess McAuley

Year 2-3 Teacher
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Belinda Collins

Year 3 Teacher (Parental Leave)
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Shelley Walker

Year 3-4 Teacher
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Kay Masters

Year 3-4 Teacher
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Rebecca McKeever

Year 4-6 Teacher
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Lewis Howell

Year 4-6 Teacher
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Rebecca Barrow

Year 4-6 Teacher
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Hugh Fry

Year 4-6 Teacher
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Shannon Te Huna

Support Teacher
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Gaylene O'Brien

Office Administrator
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Steve Harris

Caretaker
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Sandra McHenry

Learning Assistant
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Niki van Plateringen

Learning Assistant
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Elaine Hudson

Learning Assistant
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Anna Patrick

Learning Assistant
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Annette Littlejohn

Learning Assistant
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Liz Stoddart

Learning Assistant
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Rebecca Then

Learning Assistant