Milky Way Team (Year 5/6)
Teacher in Milky Way 18
Kia Ora Koutou
My name is Sally Mowbray. I completed my Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Education Degree in 1991 and began teaching at a school in Rotorua. I entered into a senior teaching role early on in my teaching career in Rotorua. When I moved to Hamilton I secured a job at Tamahere Model Country School and taught there for several years prior to the birth of my first son, Alyx in 2002. I soon returned to work full time at Tamahere School until the birth of my second son, Marc in 2004.
Missing my family I returned to Rotorua and opened a Homewares Business for a change. In 2008 I moved back to Hamilton with my boys and worked in the school they were attending. When I moved house, I started working at Te Totara School as a relief teacher. I am now working full time as a CRT(Classroom Release Teacher) of the senior teachers/ beginning teachers in the school. My passion in teaching and learning is Literacy, Numeracy, the Arts and Sports.
My hobbies include the outdoors, travelling- because it expands the mind!, reading, art and exercise.
Teacher in Milky Way 19
My name is Kristy Hanks and I am very excited to be teaching in Milky Way 19 in 2021. This is my sixth year teaching at Te Totara Primary School, and I love being part of the Te Totara community. I have passions in teaching literacy and Digital Technologies, and am currently working towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning.
In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse, walking my dog, and spending time in the outdoors.
I look forward to meeting you.
Teacher in Milky Way 20
My name is Renee Morgan and I'm looking forward to another exciting year of teaching and learning in 2021.
I have been teaching for 16 years and have taught all levels from Year 0-6. As well as being a classroom teacher I have also been a support teacher in the area of Digital Technologies. Recently I completed Postgraduate studies in Digital and Collaborative Learning as well.
Prior to teaching at Te Totara I taught in Morrinsville and I also lived in London for two years. I taught while I was there and loved travelling around Europe, learning about the history and experiencing new cultures.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, relaxing outdoors or at the beach, and spending time with my husband, children, family and friends.
Team Leader & Teacher in Milky Way 21
Kia ora Koutou
My name is Rochelle Lingard and I am thrilled to lead the Milky Way team. I have been teaching for 22 years and it is still my passion to help children to succeed.
I grew up in Rangiwahia in a farming community. I then moved to Hamilton to study and have made this city my home. Owen Lingard and I have two beautiful girls, Tara and Amber.
Away from teaching I enjoy gardening reading and holidaying at the beach.
I am excited about my journey with Te Totara Priamry and look forward to meeting you all.
Teacher in Milky Way 23
I'm Craig McAuley and I am excited to be continuing my journey here at Te Totara Primary School. I am passionate about teaching and especially enjoy building a classroom environment that all students can enjoy and thrive in.
Away from teaching I enjoy cooking, supporting Liverpool FC, going to the gym and mountain biking.
I look forward to what 2021 has in store for me and my students.
Please feel free to pop in and have a chat!