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Julie Schumacher
Role

Principal

Email

principal@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

My family and I have lived in South Auckland all our lives. Philip and I have three children. Olivia, 24, Gretta, 22 and Dominic, 20.

I have taught in a variety of schools throughout Auckland. Prior to coming to Clevedon School I worked alongside Professor John Hattie at the University of Auckland and prior to that I led the Year 7/8 Department at Baradene College in Remuera.

My previous role was one of leading professional development for teachers around implementing our revised New Zealand Curriculum and the National Standards. I have also spent time in New Zealand, Australia and throughout Asia presenting with John Hattie on his research about raising student achievement. It is a passion of mine to assist teachers in ensuring that our students are both progressing and achieving to their potential across the curriculum.

Edeh Sullivan
Role

Deputy Principal

Email

dp@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am thrilled to be part of the Clevedon team. I am passionate about teaching and learning and helping children grow up in a happy learning environment where all are encouraged to reach their full potential. My passion for education has taken me from South Auckland, where I started my teaching career to the Middle East, where I worked as a consultant with a NZ company assisting to establish new independent schools. I then moved onto Hong Kong where I lived and worked for 4.5 years at an international school. I am very happy to be home and working at this lovely school. Besides my love for teaching, I also love to travel, learn about different cultures and shop for the perfect pair of shoes and handbags!

Sarah Park
Role

Assistant Principal

Email

spark@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am very excited to be a part of the Clevedon School teaching team for another year. I have enjoyed many roles in education and I am particularly passionate about teaching in the Junior School. I feel so lucky to be in a job where I love coming to work everyday!
I look forward to working alongside the students and parents at Clevedon School this year. Outside of school I love to sing, go snowboarding and spend time with my family and friends. I am blessed to have two beautiful children, Cooper and Emerson, who take up most of my time now.

Lisa Banfield
Role

Assistant Principal

Email

lbanfield@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

It is a privilege to be part of the team here at Clevedon School this year. I have been teaching for a number of years and have experienced all year levels but have a particular passion for the middle school. Prior to coming to Clevedon I worked in two large East Auckland schools in a senior leader role (AP/DP). I am looking forward to working with our learners and meeting their families.

On a personal note Mark and I are parents to two beautiful, busy, little boys. I also enjoy going to the beach and catching up with friends and family.

Stephanie Latto
Role

Year 7/8 teacher and team leader

Email

slatto@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Kia Ora. I am looking forward to continuing to work with the students and community of Clevedon school. I have been teaching for 12 years at a range of Auckland schools, where I have been able to develop my passion for e-Learning. I enjoy working with year 7 and 8 students and supporting their development as capable independent learners. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming, fishing and gradual house improvements.

Rebecca Thomas
Role

Year 7/8 Teacher

Email

rthomas@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I have taught in a number of schools in Auckland, prior to joining Clevedon School. I have also been fortunate to teach in the United Kingdom and experience school life there. Once again, I will be working with the Kōwhai team and enjoying the challenges that an e-Learning class brings. My other teaching passions include music, mathematics and visual art. I am excited to be part of the Clevedon School community and look forward to another great year.

Julia Den Hartog
Role

Year 7/8 teacher

Email

jdenhartog@clevedonschool.co.nz

Jo Odds
Role

Year 7/8 teacher

Email

jodds@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am delighted to be a part of the Clevedon School team. Over the last 5 years, I have taught at Balmoral School and Takanini School. Prior to teaching I worked in the performing arts and then the ski industry, both of which have now become beloved hobbies. I love being a teacher, especially of intermediate age children, and it is a joy to share with them my passion for the arts, reading, writing and maths, oh, and for life in general, really! I believe in fostering every child’s innate curiosity and helping them take ownership of being the best they can be.

Craig Smith
Role

Year 5/6 teacher and team leader

Email

csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Kia ora koutou. I have been teaching at Clevedon School since 2016 and leading the Kauri team of teachers and learners since mid-2017. My family and I are originally from Hamilton and moved to Auckland in 2013. We enjoy touring our beautiful country by bicycle with our two boys when the weather is warm and touring the beaches when it's hot.

Samantha McKeown
Role

Year 5/6 teacher

Email

smckeown@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I feel very privileged to be a part of the Clevedon School team. In 2017 I returned from teaching and travelling overseas where I got to work in many different schools, but I must say there is nothing quite like home! I grew up in Howick and spend most of my time either out on the water in the summer, or snowboarding on the mountain in the winter. I am passionate about education and enjoy helping shape our young students into lifelong learners. I can’t wait to see what the year ahead has in store for us.

Phillipa Benefield
Role

Year 5/6 teacher

Email

pbenefield@clevedonschool.co.nz

Stacey Connolly
Role

Year 3/4 teacher and team leader

Email

sconnolly@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Kia ora koutou katoa, I have had the privilege of being part of the Clevedon team since 2016 and am looking forward to another exciting year. I have previously taught in many year levels, mostly across the middle and senior parts of the school. Being an educator brings me much joy as I love being a facilitator of learning for my students, helping them see the gifts and strengths that they each bring to the world. I see myself as a lifelong learner and have a passion for literacy and numeracy. Finally, when I am not at school….. I enjoy exploring the outdoors, looking after our farm animals and spending time with my husband and two busy boys.

Denise Moyle
Role

Relief teacher

Email

dmoyle@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

My husband and I moved to Kawakawa Bay mid 2014, wanting to embrace the life-style of rural living. I have taught in many schools, and at many levels, over many years and I am thrilled to be continuing my learning journey at Clevedon School and taking on the adventures of an e-learning class. I am passionate about fostering the needs of every learner to ensure their individual learning needs are met, in an environment of inclusiveness where they can take ownership of being the best they can be. When not teaching I love gardening and going on travel adventures.

Jules Herlihy
Role

Year 5/6 teacher

Email

jherlihy@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I’m thrilled to be sharing pod 2 with Mrs Henkin this year and being a part of the Clevedon School team. Having three children at the school, and working as a relief teacher here for several years, I know my way around the place! I love being a teacher and enjoy sharing my passion for learning with the students, especially when it comes to reading, health & physical education, and science. This year in room 9 I hope to foster our students' natural curiosity and challenge them to extend themselves both inside and outside the classroom.

Chris Morgan
Role

Year 3/4 teacher

Email

cmorgan@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am really excited to be part of the team at Clevedon School. I grew up on a farm in Tuakau and have been heavily involved in eventing throughout my life. I thoroughly enjoy helping children become lifelong learners through our curriculum. Mathematics in particular, has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy travelling, fitness, equestrian, DIY and spending time with friends and family. I am looking forward to getting to know more of our students and the community.

Jalena Eade
Role

Year 3/4 teacher

Email

jeade@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am really fortunate to be a part of the team at Clevedon School again. I left to have my son who is almost 2 years old now so very pleased to be back with my own class. I am now in my fifth year of teaching and have a real passion for teaching and learning. I enjoy watching children grow and learn while over coming challenges along the way. I have lived in London for five years before teaching and travelled extensively throughout Europe, so would like to do more of this in the future. In my spare time I like exercise, shop, travel and spend time with my family and friends.

Nicole Fraser
Role

Year 3/4 teacher

Email

nfraser@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I feel extremely privileged to be a part of Clevedon School and the wider community. I am excited about the year ahead and working alongside my colleagues. I enjoy time with my family exploring our beautiful country. Visiting the Clevedon markets is something I love to do and supporting the local community is important to me. Fostering the needs of every learner to ensure their individual learning needs are met, is something I take pride in. I Look forward to getting to know my community.

Chane Van Tonder
Role

Year 2 teacher

Email

cvantonder@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I feel extremely excited and blessed to be a part of the Clevedon School community! I was born in South Africa and came over to New Zealand in March 2019. My teaching philosophy is centred around the learner, as an individual, and ensuring that they receive the personalised assistance and care that they deserve. I love the arts and pride myself on unlocking each learner's creativity and individuality. I aim to foster the growth of critical and innovative thinking. I love the outdoors and spend my free time exploring new areas with my husband, my family and my friends. I look forward to getting to know the Clevedon community.

Lynda Frazerhurst
Role

Year 3/4 teacher

Email

lfrazerhurst@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am excited to a be a part of the Clevedon team this year. I am an experienced teacher, having taught in a number of East Auckland school before coming to Clevedon this year. I am passionate about seeing our students develop skills for life long learning. I am looking forward to getting to know the community at Clevedon this year. When I am not teaching I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy travelling, reading, gardening and hand crafts such as knitting and embroidery.

Jodie Boyle
Role

Year 0/1 teacher and team leader

Email

jboyle@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am thrilled to once again be a part of the Totara team at Clevedon School. I moved to New Zealand from Australia with my family over six years ago. I have had the pleasure of working in a permanent part-time team with Rachel Ryan for nearly four years. Throughout my teaching career I have taught in several countries and in almost every year level. I spent the last 6 years in Australia teaching literacy to children not meeting National Standards. My husband and I, and our two children, love the rural environment and all it has to offer. In my spare time I love exploring New Zealand, going to the beach, reading and of course shopping.

Miranda Huang
Role

Year 0/1 teacher

Email

mhuang@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am a fresh graduate from The University of Auckland, and have been very privileged to be teaching in such a friendly school. I have been blessed with warm welcomes by staff, the community and families of Clevedon. I look forward to work alongside the youngest members of Clevedon school and also being a part of the students' learning journey to see how much they can flourish through the year.

Rachel Ryan
Role

Year 0/1 teacher

Email

rryan@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am so excited to be a part of the Clevedon team! I am an experienced teacher with most of my teaching taking place in Christchurch, but I have also had stints teaching in London and on the West Coast. I love the challenges and variety that teaching provides and thoroughly enjoy working alongside Jodie Boyle in the Totara team. I am passionate about literacy learning and developing confident, independent learners. My family relocated to Auckland 5 years ago, and we love camping, travelling and exploring the beautiful city and surrounding areas!

Kelly Cowan
Role

Year 2 teacher

Email

kcowan@clevedonschool.co.nz

Melvin Din
Role

Science/Technology

Email

mdin@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

Three decades ago I read four powerful sentences;
"The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires."

As a lifelong learner I am moving along in my learning.

Kylee Elliott
Role

Reading recovery teacher

Email

kelliott@clevedonschool.co.nz

General Information

I am so thrilled to be part of the Clevedon School team! I’m looking forward to working with our learners and getting to know the community. I am an experienced teacher, with most of my teaching taking place in the Junior School. I am particularly passionate about literacy learning, and responding to individual student’s needs. My husband and I have two young sons, together we love catching up with friends and family, going for long walks and exploring our beautiful city.