Orion Team (Year 1)
Teacher in Orion 7
Kia Ora Koutou. Hello my name is Julianne Wink. I am excited to fulfil the role of teaching the Year 1 children in Orion 7 and be part of the wonderful Orion Team at Te Totara Primary School.
I have teaching experience in both the Early Childhood and Primary Sectors. I am married with two children. We enjoy exploring New Zealand and visiting places new to us.
I look forward to providing many valuable experiences which engage children as they begin their learning journey here at Te Totara Primary School and "Reach For The Stars."
Team Leader, Teacher in Orion 8
Kia Ora, I’m Caron Ace and it is my privilege to be the teacher of the wonderful year one children in Orion 8.
This is my sixth year teaching at Te Totara Primary and I am enjoying every moment of it. Prior to that I taught at Glenview Primary School. I have taught every year level from Year 0-Year 6 but Juniors is where my heart lies.
Teaching is my passion and I love the way the children are so excited to come to school and learn. I love the wonder in their eyes and the excitement they have when learning new things.
I am married to Shaun and we have two awesome children; Maddison, who is in Year 5 this year and Jayden who is in Year 6.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and tiki touring in our Chevy.
My door is always open so feel free to pop in anytime and say hello!
Teacher in Orion 9
Kia ora, my name is Sarah Gill. I am excited to be joining the Orion Team at Te Totara Primary School in Room 9 and meeting all the children and their families who are starting in this class. I come from both an early childhood and primary education background having taught in both sectors for a number of years now.
I bring with me a passion for teaching and lots of enthusiasm and knowledge about how young children learn and develop. I look forward to supporting the children and their whanau in Room 11 and helping to make their early school experience one that is positive and enjoyable.
My partner is Gareth and we have two children Rily 9, Mila 2 and our large furry baby Zeus (German Shepard). I love spending time with my family at the beach fishing or hunting and exploring together. I look forward to getting to know the community of Te Totara Primary School so please call in and say hello.
Teacher in Orion 10
Kia ora Koutou,
My name is Julia May and I have recently moved from Tamahere School where I taught Years 0-2 for 8 years. In 2016 I started a New Entrant class at Te Totara. I loved it so much, I'm back again!
I grew up in Kawerau with my grandparents and I am married to Chris, who is also a teacher, at St Columbas school.
I am keen to meet as many new faces as possible, so please come and say hi in Orion 10.