Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together


John Bremner




General Information

Hi I'm John Bremner.
My role at Te Totara School is that of Assistant Caretaker.
I'm married to Suzanne and we have known each other since we were teenagers. We have five adult children. Three live in NZ, two in Canada. We are proud of their achievements. One is a high school teacher, the other a chef. One son is a painting contractor, one is at University, and the other has his own roofing company.
I have 3 grandchildren aged between 11 years and 11 months, two live in Canada.

My background is engineering, having had my own light engineering business for 22 years. More recently I have been contract labouring in the engineering sector.
My interests are building and modelling anything in steam, walking and socialising.

Pete Lawrence

Assistant Caretaker

General Information

Hi everyone, my name is Pete Lawrence. I have lived in New Zealand for 21 years, originally living near Portsmouth in the UK. I am married to Tanya. We have one son who has just finished school. I am also the Secretary of Melville United Football Club. My hobbies are some of my favourite things. I love all things Lego, have a passion for football and love hiking. I’ve spent 40 years in the supermarket industry recently retiring from my 24/7 role. I am now looking forward to a change of direction. I am excited to have this job as it is inside and outside and will keep me active. I look forward to meeting you all and having some fun.