Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Before and After School Care

Anna Herbert
Role

Co-ordinator/Team Leader

Email

afterschoolcare@tetotara.school.nz

General Information

My name is Anna Herbert and I am the Co-ordinator/Team leader for before and after school care here at Te Totara primary school.

I am a mother to two girls, with youngest attending Te Totara Primary School and my eldest attending RJHS.

I currently have 11 wonderful permanent staff members, which includes Katrina Strong, our supervisor. I also have 5 relief staff who help out as needed.

I aim to make Before and After School Care a safe and happy environment for the children who attend, by offering varied activity, compassionate staff, rules that keep the children safe, and well resourced arts and crafts, sports equipment and games.

Katrina Strong
Role

Supervisor

Email

afterschoolcare@tetotara.school.nz

General Information

Hi my name is Katrina Strong and I joined the team at Before and After School Care in 2012.

I am married to Corey and we have three children, Hanorah, Kaidin and Samantha. Kaidin and Samantha are here at Te Totara Primary and Hanorah attends Fairfield College.

Our aim is to provide a positive place for all the children to have fun and enjoy the time they spend at ASC.

I find it rewarding working with the children at Before and After School Care and I look forward to meeting you.

Thank you
Katrina

Hassan Al-Ghrabi
General Information

Hey, my name is Hassan and I study Cellular biology at Waikato Uni. Working at Te Totara After School care is a great way to develop skills around children which is essential in working in the medical field.
I have an intense passion for football and fitness.

Abi Evans
General Information

Hi my name is Abi and I attend Hamilton Christian School. I am in year 12. I have been working at after school care since the end of 2017 and really enjoy working with all the amazing children and staff here. Some of my hobbies include camping, reading and tramping, but mostly I enjoy any outdoors activity.

Rainey Hea
General Information

Hi my name is Rainy Hea and I am a mother of four boys, two are twins and go to Te Totara Primary school, my older two boys are currently studying at university.

I previously worked as a carer for physically disabled people and also helped run a café I owned with my husband.

I love working at After School Care and enjoy the fun interactions with the children who attend.

I look forward to meeting you.

Charlotte Hooper
General Information

My name is Charlotte, and I have just recently started working at After School Care. Deciding that I would like to become a primary teacher has brought me to ASC and I love spending time with the children here who give me so much joy.

Niharika Manjunath
General Information

Hi my name is Niha. I joined Te Totara after school care in May 2017. I really enjoy working with kids at this program, as they brighten my day

Jaynee Millar
General Information

Hello, my name is Jaynee and I have been part of the After School Team since the end of February 2017. I really enjoy coming to work each day and spending my afternoons with the children and other staff. Aside from ASC I am also a Part-time Nanny and in 2018 will continue my Studies in Early Childhood Education. In my spare time I enjoy art, photography, and baking.

Rebecca Oatway
General Information

Hi my name is Rebecca Oatway and I've been with Te Totara's Before and After School Care since 2014. I am currently studying at the University of Waikato, working towards a Bachelor of Law.

I have always loved working with my fellow staff members, and enjoy spending time with the kids each day.

In my spare time I can often be found outside training and competing on my horses or in the dance studio. I also enjoy cooking, gardening and relaxing with a good book.

Omega Reece
General Information

Hiya my name is Omega,
I am currently studying Business Administration so that I can become a Business Support Officer. I have enjoyed working at ASC for the past four years and love interacting with the kids, parents and co-workers on a daily basis. We are much like a big family here and I love the inclusive, supportive and friendly atmosphere here at ASC. My hobbies in my spare time are painting, writing and short hikes around the place.

Lucia Sandford
General Information

I am originally from Auckland but I am currently living in Hamilton in my second year studying to be a primary school teacher at the University of Waikato. I love being around children and have been nannying/babysitting for years which inspired me to get into teaching.

Georgia Spankie
General Information

Hi there! My name is Georgia and I am studying at the University of Waikato in a bachelor of science majoring in earth science. I am super lucky to have a job at after school care as it doesn't feel like work because it is so much fun. The kids make everyday interesting and are so full of life. I always leave with a smile on my face!

Hanorah Strong
General Information

Hi my name is Hanorah Strong and I have been working at Te Totara before and after school care since 2014. I enjoy interacting with the children and watching their confidence grow as they make new friends and enjoy their time at after school care.

Matthew Wassenar
General Information

Hi my name is Matthew. I’ve been working at Te Totara After School Care since 2013.

I’m currently studying business analysis at Waikato university and hopefully will then go on to study economics. I really enjoy my job working with the kids and staff here at Te Totara Before and After School Care.

Pam Wilkinson-Watson
General Information

Hello, my name is Pam.

I have 2 sons, a daughter and eight grandchildren, four of which have attended or are attending Te Totara Primary School. I have spent a majority of my working life involved in organisations working with children and teenagers. Parent line and Barnados family support, Literacy and life skills tutor to the Salvation Army just to name a few. I enjoy working at After School Care and spending time with the amazing children we have here.

Brooklyn Wilson
General Information

Hi, my name is Brooklyn Wilson, I have worked at Before and After School Care since 2016. I am currently a student at University of Waikato, working towards a Bachelor of Science. I enjoy my role here at Te Totara Before and After School Care working with the staff and the great children.

Jolene Voogt
General Information

Hi, I'm Jo. I've been working at After School Care since August 2017 while studying nursing at Wintec, which I really enjoy.
I really enjoy working with the kids and staff at Te Totara and all the fun activities we do here.

Jenny Yan
General Information

Hello, my name is Jenny.
I'm currently studying at the University of Waikato, working towards a Bachelor of Management Studies. Aside from Uni, I also take numerous language classes: Te Reo Maori, Spanish and Mandarin which I really like.
In my spare time, I love listening to music, travelling and doing Taekwondo and Muay Thai.
I really enjoy my job working with the children and fellow staff here at Te Totara and I look forward to meeting you.