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 Bough – Teacher, Room 2
Miss Bough has training and experience in both Primary and Early Childhood teaching. She is originally from Dunedin and has worked across New Zealand in rural and city schools. Her hobbies include animal care, bird breeding, reading and technology and she enjoys learning new things. Miss Bough is passionate about drama and shares her talents with our school.
Mrs Waldie-Smith - Office Adminstrator
Mrs Waldie-Smith has recently moved to Patoka and she lives on the Incline farm on Price Cockburn Road. Her qualifications and past employment are in the accounting and administration fields. Her accountancy focus has been farming, forestry and fisheries. In the last ten years she has lived in the Waikato and has also managed a delicatessen. She enjoys the rural life.
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.
Mrs Huggins – Teacher/Principal
Mrs Huggins has worked in schools around the world and just loves the varied and complex job of a Principal. The thing that motivates her the most is seeing the children grow and be nurtured into the best versions of themselves. She has a love of IT and Literature. This year Mrs Huggins is working with groups of students from across the school, in a variety of programmes to extend, support and enrich their lives.