Our People Iwi

Our children are taught by hard working, passionate and committed teachers, who are well trained and focussed on the learning of every child. Our teachers work collaboratively in well resourced classrooms and are supported by a large learning support team focussed on individual needs.We are a large family whānau and it includes our administration staff and a caretaker who are all committed to our school and the children who come here. Somerfield School has several part-time teachers including Reading Recovery, Beginning Teacher release, ORS, Special Needs teachers and Learning Support teachers targeted to school achievement goals. The school has a focus on learning support and the DP undertakes this role. The DP is also the SENCO. The AP has responsibility for curriculum, achievement, assessment and behaviour management. Teachers are supported by a dedicated group of support staff which includes secretaries, office assistant, finance officer, caretaker and teacher aides.

Senior Leadership Team

Denise Torrey
Principal   

Rowan Lockton
Deputy Principal   

Waka Mōkihi

Michelle Fraser
Space 8   

Kirsten Kotoul
Space 9   

Latiesha Egan
Space 10   

Gillian Cree
Space 12a   

Tanya Barnes
Space 12   

Andrea Katsipis
Space 12a   

Kim Radcliffe-Price
Space 19   

Janet Davidson
Space 20   

Waka Kōpapa

Jacob Katsipis
Space 13   

Julie Welbeloved
Space 14   

Vicki Fahey
Space 15   

Rebecca Whitehead
Space 16   

Dave Harrison
Space 17   

Jane Rutherford
Space 18   

Waka Tētē

Sanchia Paterson
Space 1   

Daniel Caigou
Space 1A   

Jane Brittenden
Space 2   

Nicole Crow
Space 3   

Jo Finch
Space 3a

Kellie Englefield (Nee Knight)
Space 4 (Ropu Leader)   

Administration Staff

Julie Bassett
PA   

Candace Righton
Finance   

Lisa Proudfoot
Office   

Part-time teaching Staff

Paulette Knowles
Space 9 and 10

Simone Squires Brown
Space 1,2 and 17

Gavin Stevenson
Space 4

Dan Versteeg
Space 3 and 3a   

Karen Haines
Part-time teacher
(On study leave)   

Support Staff

Anne Wilson
Librarian 

Paula Adam-Stace

Kerry Miller

Alister Marsh

Kelly Richardson

Tina Sjerps

Rhys Skimmer

Alex Alzatz-Thompson

Greg Pateman
Caretaker