Morrinsville Intermediate School - Kia U Ki Te Pai - Whatever You Do, Let It Be Your Best

24 Elizabeth Avenue, Morrinsville    Phone: 07 889 6629    Email: office@mi.school.nz

RTLB North Region

Helyn Huirama
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia High School

Email

rtlb.hhuirama@mi.school.nz

General Information

My name is Helyn Huirama and I am an RTLB based in Ngaruawahia but employed by Morrinsville Intermediate. Although I am Ngati-Porou, I have had the priviledge of living in the Tainui Rohe for the past 45 years with my husband Hono of Ngati Tamainupo, Tainui, our 4 children and 15 grandchildren. I am passionate at working collaboratively with students, families and teaching staff to provide positive and possible pathways for anyone requesting assistance from our great RTLB cluster, Te Parirau o Tainui Waka.
Mobile: 027 5324 596

Judith Graham
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia High School

Email

rtlb.jgraham@mi.school.nz

General Information

I am part of the RTLB North team, working in the Ngaruawahia area at the Te Ngira office and I'm very passionate about helping all students achieving their goals.
I have experience with Reading Recovery programmes and also have a counselling background, as well as both teaching and management in primary schools in various roles, including D.P. and A.P. positions.
Mobile: 027 5324 602

Sherie Higgins
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia High School

Email

rtlb.shiggins@mi.school.nz

Qualification

Dip T, BEd, Pg DipST

General Information

Kia ora katoa. Ko Sherie taku ingoa. I work within the Huntly team and have had experience teaching across the primary, intermediate and secondary sectors. I enjoy working alongside people and finding positive solutions and ways forward.
Ko te hunga ako o teenei raa ngaa pou ako o haere ake nei
Mobile: 027 5324 613

Carol Watts
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia High School

Email

rtlb.cwatts@mi.school.nz

General Information

I am a registered educational psychologist who has worked in the Ngaruawahia area as an RTLB since its inception in 1998. Prior to this, I taught extensively in primary, intermediate and secondary schools in the greater Waikato, as well as teaching a satellite class in a special needs school and successfully running an alternative learning centre for recidivist students. Along with three colleagues, I am a co-founder of the RTLB journal, Kairaranga, and continue to play a pivotal role on the editorial board and editing team.
Mobile: 027 5324 591

Debbie Anscombe
Role

RTLB Morrinsville Intermediate School

Email

rtlb.danscombe@mi.school.nz

General Information

I have been an RTLB for the last 8 years, all of which have been working in the Morrinsville team. Prior to my role as an RTLB, I was a classroom teacher in Morrinsville, Ohaupo and Hamilton schools, mainly teaching across Years 4 - 8.

I enjoy my work as an RTLB and working collaboratively with teachers, senior staff, parents and other agencies. My own experiences at school led me down the path of teaching and have helped me have an insight into the struggles that some students have at school and home. My girls and my music are my other passions, and I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my 'huge' extended family :)

A child is like a butterfly in the wind
Some can fly higher than others,
But each one flies the best it can

Mobile: 027 5324 593

Delwyn McClelland
Role

RTLB Morrinsville Intermediate School

Email

rtlb.dmcclelland@mi.school.nz

General Information

Kia Ora,
My name is Delwyn McClelland and I am a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour in the Morrinsville Team. I have Bachelor of Teaching with a major in Professional Education (University of Waikato) and I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Education (University of Canterbury). Before commencing in my role as an RTLB I was a New Entrant Teacher. I have always had a passion for working with children and especially children with diverse needs. I thoroughly enjoy the role of an RTLB as I am able to work alongside so many passionate teachers and wonderful children and caring families. I am very passionate about making a difference for children and believe that education is an integral part of enabling children to reach their full potential. I enjoy the challenge of being able to motivate learners and develop nurturing environments where children can thrive.
Outside of teaching I play basketball, volleyball and enjoy walking and running. I also enjoy cooking, renovation, fishing, spending time at the beach and spending time with family and friends. I grew up in Morrinsville and have a strong link to the caring community, which I enjoy being able to give back to through my role supporting the young people of our town.
Mobile: 027 5324 595

Jane Fox
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia Primary School Ngaruawahia

Email

rtlb.jfox@mi.school.nz

General Information

Ko Mihimarino te Maunga.
Ko Te Wai Kaukau ā Kiritapu te Wai.
Ko Te Whānau ā Kahurautao te Hapū.
Ko Te Whānau ā Apanui te Iwi.

Tēna kōutou katoa.

My name is Jane Fox and I have recently been given the wonderful opportunity to become a member of the Te Parirau O Tainui Waka, Cluster 14 team for 2019. I am from the Eastern Bay of Plenty and have a background in primary school teaching. Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of working in both rūmaki and mainstream classrooms and am now keen to learn how I can best support our hard working teachers in the Huntly and Te Kauwhata area. I am excited to work in collaboration with you all and am looking forward to meeting everyone in the New Year.

Nāku noa
Jane Fox
027 5324 610

Deidre McNamara
Role

RTLB Ngaruawahia Primary School Ngaruawahia

Email

rtlb.dmcnamara@mi.school.nz

General Information

Kia ora everyone,

My name is Deidre McNamara. I am proud to inform you that I am the new member of your RTLB team.

I am from a large Irish family with whanau links to Tukorehe Marae in Ohau, Levin. I have grown up in Hamilton and have travelled extensively, living and working in London and Waihi. I have worked in Ngaruawahia, Huntly and Te Kauwhata as a Police Education Officer. My partner, Jason McKay is currently the Shift Commander for the Waikato region. We have been together for 21 years and have two children. My daughter Renee, has recently started as a Laboratory Technician for Fulton Hogan and my son Logan, is currently attending Hamilton Boys High and is fully involved in ‘Sport Development’ particularly for Cricket. He was invited to participate in the Northern Districts Secondary Schools’ Invitational Team this year.

I have had 26 years experience in the Education and Policing sectors. I have been involved in leadership opportunities in both careers. My most recent leadership has been working as a Kāhui Ako member for the Catholic schools in Hamilton. My passion is to truly engage learners emotionally, cognitively and behaviourally. I do this by forming and sustaining high trust relationships. I am conscious of respecting and showing empathy to all stakeholders. I strongly believe in leading by example and I have a proven history of identifying and supporting students with barriers to their learning.

I am very excited to have the opportunity to work alongside you and to continue developing my own pedagogy.

I look forward to meeting and working with you in the future.

Ngā mihi,
Deidre McNamara
027 5324 615