Teaching Staff - Aranui
Teacher Room 4
My name is Kylie Wells and am born and bred in Morrinsville. I came through Morrinsville Intermediate and College before gaining my Bachelor of Education through Massey University in Palmerston North. I then returned back to my home town where I taught for nearly 7 years at David Street School before marrying a local and having my own two beautiful girls. I went on to teach locally in a variety of roles and have spent the past 7 years teaching at Springdale School.
I am actively involved in many aspects of our beautiful town, particularly in sports where I play basketball, volleyball and netball. My children currently attend David Street School and my step-son attends Morrinsville College. When I am not teaching your wonderful children I am normally outdoors with my whanau enjoying bushwalks and bike riding. I love to participate in adventure races and team events with friends and enjoy challenging myself and my students to try new things and give everything their best effort.
This is my third year teaching at Morrinsville Intermediate and my first year as Team Leader for Aranui
Feel free to pop in to Room 4 and introduce yourself, I look forward to meeting you.
Teacher Room 5
My name is Shaun Armstrong and I am very excited to be part of the Morrinsville Intermediate teaching team beginning in 2020. I am from Tauranga, Bay of Plenty and I am looking forward to calling Morrinsville my new home.
My hobbies outside of school are very sport and outdoor-based; I will never turn down an adventure to explore the New Zealand bush.
I have a strong passion for teaching Mathematics, PE, Te reo Māori and Literacy. My teaching philosophy is based around relationships and getting to know my students, and I am a believer in 'work hard play hard'. If we are able to work hard and efficiently we are able to have more time to enjoy the rewards. I'm very excited to get to know you all and have a great year ahead, full of learning and fun.
Teacher Room 6
My name is Amanda Mawhinney, this is my first year of teaching and I am excited to be at Morrinsville Intermediate School.
I grew up in West Auckland, but have lived in Hamilton for almost nine years. I completed the Bachelor of Teaching at Waikato University, my final practicum was at David Street School so am glad to see some familiar faces across the school.
I am an enthusiastic teacher who is looking forward to all the learning opportunities M.I.S has to offer in and outside of the classroom.
Kia U Ki Te Pai!
Teacher Room 7
Kia ora koutou,
Kō Mākeo te maunga
Kō Waiaua te awa
Kō Omarumutu te marae
Kō Tutāmure te whare tipuna
Kō Hine-i-Kauia te whare kai
Kō Ngati Ruatakena te hapū
Ko Whakatohea toku iwi
Ko Keryn toku ingoa
I have very fond memories growing up in the Piako district as a child. Upon returning 13 years ago, I have loved raising my whanau in Morrinsville. I believe our small district has many great things to offer.
My husband and I are both highly involved in the sporting community and enjoy seeing children flourish within sports. I have had the pleasure to be involved in Basketball, Netball, Dragon Boating, Waka Ama, Touch rugby and Ballroom Dancing over my years.
I am honoured to be a teacher at Morrinsville Intermediate School as well as working alongside such a dedicated staff.
I look forward to meeting with you all.