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Staff

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Katrina Day

Principal

About Me

Ko Takitimu te waka Ko Moumoukai te maunga Ko Nuhaka te awa Ko Ngati Kahungunu te iwi Ko Ngati Rakaipaka te hapu Tena koutou katoa After university I had a few years living in Canada and Japan before coming home and teaching in Te Kao, West Auckland, and Porirua. Now busy being mum to a teenage daughter and Principal here at Cannons Creek. I am passionate about creating a learning environment that reflects and celebrates our student’s and community.

E: principal@cannonscreek.school.nz

Kirsty Holden

Deputy Principal

About Me

Kia ora My name is Kirsty Holden and I am proud to be the DP and SENCO at Cannons Creek School. I was born in Dunedin but have lived in Wellington most of my life. I live in Tawa with my partner Ta'ape and son Logan. I came to Cannons Creek as a 21 year old beginning teacher and fell in love with this community. I consider myself extremely lucky to know so many generations of families in this area.

E: kholden@cannonscreek.school.nz

Ange Pau’u

Associate Principal

About Me

Tena koutou katoa Talofa lava Ko Silisili te maunga rautau e tu ana Ko Vaisigano te awa roa e rere ana Ko Uila Emo te Pahi rakau e whakapa ana Ko Samoa, ko Chinese, ko Vietnamese, ko Melanesian nga iwi huhua noa e pakari ana Ko Pau’u, ko Leafa, ko Saolele, ko Simi nga hapu here tapiri e tini ana Ko Saoluafata, ko Pata Falelatai nga kainga ataahua e ora ana Ko Angela (Ange) Pau’u ahau Tihei Mauriora Manuia tele

E: apauu@cannonscreek.school.nz

Teachers

Teachers

Rachel Kerse

Teacher

About Me

Kia ora, I am Rachel Kerse and I have been a teacher at Cannons Creek School since 2016, when I started as a beginning teacher. I teach our Year 5 and 6 students in Room 9, which means that I like to keep busy! I was born here in Porirua and have lived here for most of my life. I am lucky enough to live in Hongoeka Bay at my marae, by the sea surrounded by whānau.

E: rkerse@cannonscreek.school.nz

Hunia Williams

Teacher

About Me

Kia ora, Ko Hunia Williams taku ingoa. Ko Ngati Toa Rangatira te iwi, he haukainga ahau. I am a classroom teacher and PB4L lead teacher. This year I will be teaching Year 3 - 5 students in our beautiful new classrooms in Te Awaiti block. In my class, we believe that everyone has the right to learn in a safe environment where you can take risks and make mistakes. We value each other and our cultural knowledge that we bring.

E: hwilliams@cannonscreek.school.nz

Claire Mandengu

Teacher

About Me

Hello ndiri Miss Mandengu. Ndiri mumwe wevadzidzisi vechidiki pano pa Cannons Creek School. Hi I’m Miss Mandengu and I’m one of the junior teachers at Cannons Creek School. When people ask me why I became a teacher, I always explain why it’s worth it. Every job has its ups and downs, but not every job can change lives and turn mirrors into windows. My goal is to inspire hope, ignite the imagination and Instil a love of learning.

E: cmandengu@cannonscreek.school.nz

Liz Macmillan

Teacher

About Me

I have taught here for nearly 30 years at all different levels and as a Reading Recovery teacher, which has been the highlight of my teaching career. I was born in Whangarei and I went to North Shore Teachers College in Auckland. In 1980 I moved to Wellington and began my teaching career. I have a son and daughter and one grandson. My hobbies include travelling, sewing, patchwork, gardening and reading. My goal is to make a difference in all my students' lives.

E: emacmillan@cannonscreek.school.nz

Alex Read

Teacher

About Me

Coming Soon

E: aread@cannonscreek.school.nz

Bridget Gerondis

Teacher

About Me

Born in Taranaki and lived in Hawera for the first few years. I moved to Wellington when I was 2 and have been here for all my education. I graduated from Victoria University and moved to Auckland to teach before deciding to come back home to have a family. I have 2 children; a boy and a girl. You will often hear stories about their antics during class. Teaching since 2008 and am now loving it at Cannons Creek School.

E: bgerondis@cannonscreek.school.nz

Teacher Aides

Teacher Aides

Aiga Talataina

Teacher Aide

About Me

Coming Soon

E: atalataina@cannonscreek.school.nz

Nardia Tau-Eitiare Toeaso

Teacher Aide

About Me

Coming Soon

E: ntaueitiare@cannonscreek.school.nz

Telesa Laukava

Teacher Aide

About Me

Talofa my name is Telesa, I'm from Tuvalu. I have worked within this school since 2017. I'm a very friendly and caring TA very committed to helping students to learn, very patient and able to handle difficult situations. I enjoy supporting the class teacher and individual students with their learning. My role involves working with special needs students supporting their development, building their independence, helping them to engage with others and understand their surroundings. Fakafetai lasi

E: tlaukava@cannonscreek.school.nz

Leah Turua

Teacher Aide

About Me

Ko Tuwatawata te maunga  Ko Whirinaki te awa Ko Ngati Whare me Ngai Tuhoe nga iwi Tena koutou katoa  My name is Leah Ohlson -Turua  I am married with 4 children and have lived in Cannons Creek most of my life . I have loved working here for the last 3 years alongside my children and our wider community. "Ma te Huruhuru e rere te Manu " "Adorn the bird with feathers and it will fly"

E: leturua@cannonscreek.school.nz

Rozanna Kie Tonga

Teacher Aide

About Me

Kia Orana, my name's Rozanna, known as “Roz”. I am a Cook Islander hailing from the islands of Mauke, Atiu, Mangaia and Aitutaki, I am a proud mum to 3 beautiful children. My two youngest attend this awesome school and my oldest is an ex-pupil. I have had the privilege of working here for the past 8 years. I love working with the children from the Creek, seeing their progress everyday. I am super proud to witness it.

E: rkietonga@cannonscreek.school.nz

Support Staff

Support Staff

Kerrin Kilpatrick

Office Administrator

About Me

I am Kerrin, the Office Administrator and have worked here for nearly 14 years. I love the children and the community of Cannons Creek and am passionate about building strong relationships with families so necessary support can be provided if needed. I have 4 children and 2 grandsons. Being a Grammy is my greatest joy and achievement and I travel away regularly to visit them. I live in Linden, love walking, crocheting, op shopping and socialising with friends and family.

E: kkilpatrick@cannonscreek.school.nz

Tui Kie Tonga

Office & Library Admin

About Me

Kia Orana! And Yes Rozanna ‘Roz’ is my daughter so a lot of my intro is in her intro. I was born and bred in Porirua. Attending our local schools. Some of my brothers attended Cannons Creek School before Maraeroa opened and became our local. I started working at the school approximately 17 years ago as a Teacher Aide and then an Assistant Librarian/Teacher Aide and now as an Assistant Librarian/Office Assistant.

E: tkietonga@cannonscreek.school.nz

Alison Kurukaanga

Garden Specialist

About Me

Kia Ora. I'm Alison Kurukaanga- 'Garden Specialist' for our school Garden to Table programme. I completed a 'Certificate of Horticulture' in 2020. Cannons Creek was the first school to introduce the programme in the Wellington region (2014). It's been a great journey of discovery. School achievements include two of our students winning the "Young Gardener of the Year" for Aotearoa New Zealand! Our studies have looked at soil types, soil health-(microbe activity) compost,bees,pollination, photosynthesis. Soil is life!

E: akurukaanga@cannonscreek.school.nz

Linda Patrick

Kitchen Specialist

About Me

I am Malaysian born of Chinese/Indian/Sri Lankan descent. I migrated to NZ in 1988. My life in Porirua evolves around my husband and two daughters, church, my work at CCS, and when time permits coffee with friends. I am passionate about helping children reach their learning potential through collaboration with teachers, families, and the childrens’ own enthusiasm for learning. I enjoy working with your children and am privileged to be part of their learning journey at CCS.

E: lpatrick@cannonscreek.school.nz

Leo Turua

Caretaker

About Me

Turou turou turou Oro mai oro mai oro mai . Kiaorana katoatoa. My name is Leo Turua I am Cook Island and Tahitian. I am married to my wife who also works here and together we have 4 children Me and all my siblings attended this school And I have the best memories of this place. I'm very proud to now be the caretaker and to be able to give back to our school community.

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