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:

Deidre McNamara


RTLB Morrinsville Intermediate School


General Information

Kia ora tatou,
My name is Deidre McNamara. I am a proud member of the RTLB team based at Morrinsville Intermediate.
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. The majority of my life I have lived in Hamilton.
In the past 26 years I have had a varied career in the Education and Policing sectors, working as a General Duties officer in Hamilton and as a Police Education Officer in Hamilton, Ngaruawahia and Huntly. My teaching experience has been predominantly with Year 7 & 8 students at St. Columba’s Catholic school in Hamilton.
I have been involved in leadership opportunities in both careers, working as a Kāhui Ako member for the Catholic schools in Hamilton and more recently as a member of the Universal Design for Learning Community of Learning. My passion is to engage all learners emotionally, cognitively and behaviourally. I do this by forming and sustaining high trust relationships.
I am conscious of respecting and showing empathy in an inclusive setting. I strongly believe in leading by example and I have a proven history of identifying and supporting students with barriers to their learning.
Currently I am studying for my Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Education as an online student at the University of Massey together with my field work as an RTLB.
Ngā mihi,
Deidre McNamara
027 5324 615