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MEET OUR PEOPLE

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Janelle Jones Principal

Jude Sklenars Deputy Principal 

Tina Ryan  Team Leader 


TEACHING TEAM

Puanga Hub

Cameron Jones 

Rimu - Room 1 Alternative Education & CRT

Hi, I’m Cameron, I started teaching at Normanby School in Term 4 2018. Originally I am from Tauranga and have settled in Hawera in which we are currently renovating a 110 year old villa! I usually teach one day a week in both Room 6 and 7 and also do teacher release across the school by teaching in all the classes. My passion is teaching through technology and I love helping students engage in their learning with practical and hands on experiences.

Tina Ryan 

Pukatea - Room 2 

Year 4/5/6

Kia Ora I’m Tina and am looking forward to working permanently at Normanby after two terms last year. I live in Hawera with my partner Merv and along with my two children (Jessica 28 and Campbell 24), all my family are in Auckland where I was born and bred. Both Merv and I compete internationally in Masters Athletics and have strong sporting backgrounds. Merv grew up in Opunake and I have family connections there too. We are excited about being here and calling Taranaki home.  I am an experienced teacher with a passion for empowering students to be confident life long learners and look forward to this year!

Clarissa Dravitzki 

Tawa - Room 3 

Year 4/5/6

Kia Ora. I am Clarissa Dravitzki and I teach in Tawa, Room 3. I have been at Normanby School for over 11 years and have enjoyed working with all the students who have been here. My husband, Jonno, works at Fonterra and we are both Taranaki born and raised. In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Tash Campbell 

Kahikatea - Room 4 

Year 4/5/6

Kia ora, I am Tash Campbell and I teach in Kahikatea, Room 4. I am married to Shaun, who teaches music at Hawera High School. I am Mum to three and stepmum to three, ranging from 11 to 25 years old. I enjoy being involved with theatre, but only off the stage or in the audience, I am not an on stage person! I am looking forward to all the experiences 2019 will offer.

Matariki Hub

Amy Boyd 

Manuka - Room 5 

Year 0/1

Kia ora, I am Amy Boyd. I have been teaching at Normanby School for 2 years. I am an experienced teacher who has a love for teaching juniors and have a particular passion for teaching singing and te reo. I recently married my wonderful husband Nick and together we have a beautiful little girl Rylan (18 months). I am looking forward to spending the next year teaching in our Ngahere environment with Jude, teaching through play.

Amber Long 

Manuka - Room 5 

Year 0/1

Kia Ora, I’m Amber Long. I had been a teacher in early childhood for many years but have made the exciting opportunity to come and teach in primary school. I live in Normanby with my husband and two children and many pets too! I have a love of animals, cake decorating and enjoying our beautiful Aotearoa!

Jude Sklenars 

Nikau - Room 6 

Year 1/2

Hi everyone, I am about to start my 13th year as a teacher here at Normanby School, a school I love full of wonderful children who are great fun to teach! I live in Hawera with my partner Brendon and we have two beautiful girls, Lilly (20) who is studying nursing at Massey University, and Kate (16) who is in Year 12 at Hawera High School. I’m looking forward to another fantastic year with you and your children.

Morgan Cowper 

Matai - Room 7 

Year 2/3

Hello! I am Morgan Cowper, I am a beginning teacher and new to Normanby School. I will be teaching in Matai, Room 7 this year. 

I have lived in Hawera for most of my life. I have also spent three years in Hamilton while studying. I am the youngest of my family with 3 older siblings, 2 of them living in different countries.

Kat Jones 

Karaka - Room 8 

Year 3/4

Kia Ora, I’m Kat and I am teaching in Karaka, Room 8, this year. I am originally from the Bay of Plenty but after moving to Hawera, with my husband Cameron in 2017 Taranaki has become my wā kāinga, my true home. I have joined the Normanby team this year after teaching at Patea Area School for the last few years. I love dancing, drama and art. I am a passionate reader and like to spend time with my cute kitties Bowie and Freddie. I am excited about the 2019 school year and all the adventures it will bring.

SUPPORT TEAM

Kay LePine 

Office Administrator

Kia Ora.  I have worked in the office for 13 years now, however I’ve had a much longer association with the school as my three sons (John 25, Hamish 22 and Fergus 20) did all their schooling here. During that time I was on the PTA and also spent some time on the Board of Trustees.  I’m married to Michael who has the local butchery. I enjoy keeping fit, reading and going to the movies. I look forward to seeing you all at the office this year.

Karen Brogden 

Learning Assistant

Hi everyone. I am a Learning Assistant and I am now in my 29th year at Normanby School. I have two children, Selena (37) and Andre (35). I also have two grandchildren who are 11 and 12 and are both at Hawera Intermediate School. I love to garden and mow lawns but I don’t have much in common with the kitchen, so cooking is not one of my skills! I love all animals.

Kerri Cleary 

Learning Assistant

Kia Ora. My name is Kerri Holloway Cleary and I am an LA at Normanby Primary School based in the Puanga hub. My husband Shane and I have 4 wonderful girls. I was born and raised in Auckland but have called Taranaki my home for the last 12 years.

Jill Matthews 

Learning Assistant

Hi there...I am a Learning Assistant currently working with the Matariki students. This year I will be working with Amy and Jude in their classes. I have been a Learning Assistant at Normanby school now for 15 years. I am married to Wayne Matthews. We both are involved with the Salvation Army here in Hawera. I am blessed to have had 3 beautiful girls; Missy 30, Jamie 28 and Libby 26. I also have 1 gorgeous grandchild...Ivy. You will notice I am the lady with all the silver bracelets...

Raewyn Shaw 

Cleaner

David Steinhardt Caretaker