Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Jo Stewart


Deputy Principal



General Information

Hi there I’m Jo (Joanne) Stewart the Deputy Principal at Te Totara Primary School.

I gained my Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching at Waikato University and have been teaching for over 25 years in and around the Waikato area with some time spent teaching overseas. I really enjoy Literacy and Maths teaching in the classroom and have a real passion for children's poetry.

My husband is Assistant Principal at a Hamilton school and we have 2 wonderful girls who are both at High School. In my spare time I enjoy cooking up a storm, pottering in the garden, performing and listening to music and playing with paint and ink in my art shed.

I have been working at Te Totara since 2012 and really enjoy the children and my wonderful colleagues. I look forward to meeting you over the course of the year.