Mrs Lorentz - Teacher, Room 3
Mrs Lorentz teaches in Room 3. Mrs Lorentz has a varied teaching background across NZ. Mrs Lorentz is our Sports Co-ordinator and also has a passion for teaching Spanish.
Miss Thompson – Teacher, Room 2
Kia Ora Pātoka School! My name is Lucy Thompson and I am the Room 2 teacher this year. I am super excited to be joining your wonderful school and look forward to getting to know you all.
This is my first teaching job, as I have just graduated from the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at EIT Hawkes Bay. I have had experience teaching in many schools in Hawkes Bay over my three year degree, but particularly enjoy the community and lifestyle of teaching at Pātoka School.
I have a passion for the arts – particularly in dance with qualifications and experience in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and other styles. Other hobbies include spending time on the farm and in the outdoors, and cooking.
I am very excited about the year ahead, and am looking forward to bringing a fun and challenging programme to Room 2, and developing my teaching practice and professional knowledge.
Mrs Alice Nelson - Office Administrator
Mrs Nelson lives in Puketitiri and has two children, one at school and one at Kindergarten. She comes to us with a work history in customer services and hospitality.
Mrs Field - Assistant Principal, Room 1
Mrs Field is our Room 1 teacher and our Assistant Principal. She is a junior school specialist and feels passionate about the children and helping them to reach their potential. Mrs Field works full time in Room 1.She is in charge of the Kindergarten Liaison role and our enviroschools programme.
Mr Kennedy - Teacher/Principal