Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Neptune Team (Year 2)

Teresa Lincoln

Teacher in Neptune 24



General Information

Kia ora koutou
Hello to you all!

My name is Teresa Lincoln. I have many years of teaching experience working predominantly in the Junior School as this is where my passion lies. I have taught in a variety of different schools both rural and in town and have spent 3 years working part time in the Early Childhood sector while my children were very young.

My husband is a Fitter Welder Engineer and we have 3 primary school aged children who keep us very busy! After spending 10 years progressing in the Dairy Farming industry we have recently returned to city life and built a new home in Rototuna.

Together we love spending time away at the beach, where we enjoy the company of our friends and family.

I look forward to meeting you!

Suzie Goile

Team Leader, Teacher in Neptune 25



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Hi there,

My name is Suzie Goile and this year I am joining the Neptune Team.

I have been at Te Totara since 2008 and have spent most of my time in the Year 2 part of the school.

I find teaching in the junior school very rewarding as I aim to give the children a great start to school life. I love to see how quickly they learn and the amazing gains they make over the year.

My husband and I have three children, Charlie who is 6, Rachel who has just started school and Lily who is ten months old. In my spare time I love to spend time at the beach, read and go on lots of different adventures with my family.

Jennifer Dalton

Teacher in Neptune 26



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My name is Jennifer Dalton and I am a proud member of the Neptune Team.

I have been the Team Leader of Year 2 since I began teaching at Te Totara in 2011. This year (2019) I am stepping aside from my Team Leader role to take on a new one within the school, focusing on supporting teachers with aspects of our English Curriculum.

Teaching is a passion for me and I particularly enjoy watching the children grow and learn over the course of a year. I like to focus on bringing the children together and creating a 'classroom family' where the children are supportive of each other and have a caring and positive attitude.

In my spare time I practice and teach yoga, garden, walk and love to be in the kitchen baking or experimenting with different recipes. My husband Ed, always reacts positively to my endeavours whether they are successful or not!

I'm looking forward to this year and meeting your child and you.

Cyra Wells

Teacher in Neptune 27



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Tena Koutou,

My name is Cyra Wells I am excited to be part of the Neptune Pod. I am passionate about all aspects of teaching and the amazing learning that is needed to ensure every child is successful, happy, independant and confident.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, exercise and catching up with friends. My most favourite thing to do is spending time with my family.

Please feel more than welcome to come in and see us.

Bridget McLaughlin

Teacher in Neptune 28

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Kai ora. I'm Bridget McLaughlin, and I'm excited to return to Te Totara School where I started my teaching career in 2013. I am looking forward to supporting my learners for the rest of their Year 2 journey. I have a passion for gardening, and aim to bring this passion into our classroom.

I'm married to Brendon, and have two teenage sons. Josh, our oldest has moved away from home to go to university, and Liam is in Year 12. I also have Sam, our dog, five chickens and three sheep at home.

I love pottering around in my greenhouses, collecting roses and growing vegetables. I also enjoy spending time in the bush either running or tramping.

I am looking forward to meeting Neptune 28's families, so please come and say hi!