Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Matawhero Team (Year 0/1)

Bridie Carr-Neil

Team Leader, Teacher in Matawhero 3



General Information

Kia ora, my name is Mrs Bridie Carr-Neil.

I am looking forward to working with the fabulous Matawhero team and supporting your children as they transition to school and begin their journey as life long learners.

I enjoy the inquisitive nature of young children and how they are excited about the little things in life.

I began teaching in 2003, teaching mainly in the junior end at country schools. Before I joined Te Totara Primary in 2011, I taught Year 0-2 at Kaihere Primary School and was also the Reading Recovery teacher.

I am married to Zane, an engineer, and we have two children, Keira aged 9 and Jackson aged 11. As a family we enjoy renovating our home, establishing gardens, and working on our few acres. In our spare time we also enjoy camping and going to the beach.

Anna Littler

Teacher Matawhero 2

General Information

Kia Ora, my name is Anna Littler and I am very excited to be back working at Te Totara with the Matawhero team again.

In 2017 I had the pleasure of working as an English Language teacher, helping children to acquire the English language. I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside a range of students from many cultures and looking closely at how each individual learns. I feel the knowledge I gained was valuable to the young learners I had in room 2 last year.

I have two small children of my own, Ollie who has recently turned 5 and Chole who is 3 years old. As a family, we love spending time together and exploring the outdoors.

Rachel Corbin

Teacher in Matawhero 2 Fridays



General Information

Kia Ora,
My name is Rachel Corban. This year I have the pleasure of teaching in Matawhero 2 on Fridays. I started teaching in 2005 in the senior primary school and over the years I have moved down the year groups to New Entrants/Year 1 and love it!

I am married to Ron and we have 3 children. Our oldest son is just about to start school, our little girl is 3 and our youngest son is 2 so the rest of the week I am immersed in the world of preschoolers! As a family we enjoy being outdoors or spending time with friends.