Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Ra Team (Year 3/4)

Niki Collins

Teacher in Ra 29



General Information

Kia Ora, I'm Niki Collins. I have been here at Te Totara Primary School since it opened in 2008. I have taught across all levels of the school and am excited to be joining the Ra team this year. This year I am team teaching with Brenda Wollen. She will be in the classroom on a Friday and I will be there Monday to Thursday.

I enjoy all aspects of teaching but particularly love Art and Physical Education. I'm looking forward to a fantastic 2021 with Ra 29.

Sarah Brister

Teacher in Ra 30



General Information

Kia ora,

My name is Sarah and this is my fourth year working at this wonderful school.

I have two children aged 12 and 6 and I am fortunate enough to have my 6 year old here with me at school.

Much of my teaching career has been in Auckland where I taught at Kelston Primary.

This is my third year working in the Ra team and I love working alongside such amazing teachers.

Please feel free to come in and meet me and all the wonderful learners in Ra 30.

Karen Langley

Team Leader, Teacher in Ra 32



General Information

This is my fifth year teaching at Te Totara Primary. I love being part of such a warm and welcoming environment.

I was born in Hamilton but have lived in many different parts of New Zealand and also overseas. More recently I returned from fourteen years in Boston and New York. Living overseas was such an awesome experience, and one of great personal and professional growth, however it really made me value the New Zealand culture and education system. I am so happy to be home in Aotearoa.

I graduated from Waikato University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching. In 2002 I completed a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology in Education through Wintech.

I live in Rototuna with my three children and know all the good coffee spots. In my weekends I like to spend time gardening, camping and walking in our NZ bush.

Ashleigh Morgan

Teacher in Ra 33



General Information

Kia Ora,

My name is Ashleigh Morgan and I am excited to start my teaching career at Te Totara Primary School in 2019.

I have recently graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary). I am looking forward to getting to know the staff and students at Te Totara Primary School and to create positive and meaningful learning experiences for the students in my class.

In my spare time I love cooking, hanging out with friends and family, and going to the beach.

I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know everyone in the Te Totara community so please feel free to pop in for a chat.