Section: Auraki Y1-6 Kaiako

Maggie Hablous

Kia ora Newton Community, I am passionate about child-centered education that celebrates self-expression, positive relationships, and cultural inclusivity. Underpinning my teaching is a belief in the importance of kaitiakitanga and the power of creativity. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Art History, and before pursuing my teaching qualification I worked on …

Mel McCorquindale

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi; engari he toa takitini Success is not the work of one, but the work of many Kia ora. I am thrilled to be joining Newton Central Primary School. I grew up in Waitākere and after teaching there for several years, I spent 6 years teaching in London. Since …

Claudia Hall

“The potential to change the world. This is the power that I see in all of my ākonga. I enjoy working with my colleagues and each learner’s whānau to develop this power, which fuels my passion for child-centred teaching. “Mā te whiritahi, ka whakatutuki ai ngā pūmanawa o tāngata” – Together, we will weave the realisation of …

Bradley Smith

Kia ora Newton Central School whānau! Originally from Christchurch, I have been teaching in Auckland for 6 years. I have recently completed a Master of Education degree at AUT. Outside of school I am into sports, music and reading. I’m looking forward to teaching at a community-oriented school and improving my Te Reo Māori. 

Saskia Burton

Saskia is currently on maternity leave until Term 4 2022. Saskia was employed as a consultant implementing Montessori principles at The Toy Maker’s Cottage. Alongside her Montessori specialty, she also has extensive experience in teaching Year 0-4. She holds a Cambridge ESOL certificate and has in-depth knowledge of the International Baccalaureate(IB). Inquiry-based learning through student …

Anne-Maree Cameron

Anne-Maree has lived in the Bay of Islands for the last twenty-five years and is proud to be a part of the Paihia/Waitangi Community. She has worked at Paihia Primary School for the last seventeen years, and as an experienced teacher, Anne-Maree is excited about making the transition to Auckland to be closer to family.  …

Glenys Knox

Nau mai. Haere mai. It is my passion to welcome and support our newest learners’ and their whānau’s move from their early childhood education environment into their new ‘nest’ at Newton Central School. Our room’s play-FUL intentional teaching and learning opportunities are based around what is up-to-date evidence based best practice and making sure it is grounded …

Trudi Kareko

Hello Newton Central School whanau!  I’m a mum to Ariki, sister and friend to many.  I’m also a leader of learning and change, an advocate for inclusive education, learner voice, whanau engagement, and passionate about supporting our learners, their whanau, and our teaching teams into the future.   I’m thrilled to have recently made the move …

Cass Johnson

“Poipoia te kākano, kia puāwai. Nurture the seed and it will blossom.”

Jan Trott

 After retiring from full time teaching I have spent time relieving and working part time in different schools.  When we bought a house in the Auckland area I discovered Newton Central School and was fortunate to make this friendly school the only one in which I relieve.  My time is spent between Auckland and Waihi …

Kim Hankins

At school, I work hard to engage children with the world around them, to get them thinking, questioning and reflecting. Outside of school, travel is what I most love to do.

Lata Laing

I always value that our parents and families are a child’s first teachers. By the time they come to school, I love it when we see a child continue to grow in confidence as they learn to read, write, do maths and make friendships and develop in other areas.

Lisa Sundgren

What a privilege it is to be working here at Newton Central School after 20 years of working in both Asia and the UK. With well over 20 years teaching experience, my passion has steered towards working with our younger members of the school, supporting both students and parents with school transition and building skills …

Marie Gallichan

Marie has an interest in film, music, the arts and increasing her knowledge of tikanga and te reo Māori. She welcomes diversity in the classroom and enjoys establishing positive, productive relationships with tamariki and their whānau. 

Nicola Blight

I empower tamariki to play, work, learn and grow together.