Meet the Staff

Lavinia (Laila) Kivell


Kepa Grindlay

Deputy Principal

Head of Maths, Sport, EOTC , SENCO and Teacher

Bronwyn Wesley

Assistant Principal

Head of Literacy, The Arts, PB4L coach and Teacher

Sandra Savenye

Office Manager

Nanci-Lee Katene

Junior Hub Te Reo Maori tutor and Teacher

Patrick (Pat) Whyte

STEAM, Enviro Schools and Teacher

Natasha (Tash) Coulson

ICT Support and Teacher

Jenny Rowlands

Reading Recovery Teacher

Nadine Meynell

Learning Assistant and Librarian

Lewis (Lui) Domb

Learning Assistant, Te Reo Maori/ Kapa Haka Tutor and Mentor

Shelley Craig

Learning Assistant and Pre-school Liaison

Annette Higgs

Lifewalk coach

Teela Crawford

Learning Assistant/Special Needs

Peggy Wetzel


From all of the staff at Manaia School!