Hi my name is Jane Bell
This is my fourth year at Te Totara. I really enjoy working here with the children and staff. I have a varied role within the school. I work with a range of children of different ages and different learning and social needs.
My husband and I have two children who have both been at Te Totara.
Hi I am Tina Carter and I have had the privilege to work at Te Totara School since February 2012 as a Teacher Aide.
I have two boys at school - one Year 3, and the other in Year 5.
As a mother I don't have time for my own hobbies, but love sports and spend my time encouraging, supporting and being involved with the boys' soccer and cricket teams.
Hi, my name is Jenna and I have been part of the Te Totara community since my oldest started school in 2010. I was then fortunate enough to begin working here as a Teacher Aide in 2014 after my third (and youngest) started school.
I really enjoy working with children of all ages, abilities and needs. It is such a joy and privilege to be able to help them with their learning. I am lucky to have had a variety of roles in this job and to be able to say that I work with an incredible community of people.
My name is Wendy McMillan and this is my 8th year at Te Totara.
I have 3 children, aged 17, 15 and 13.
I love spending time with my family and in my spare time I enjoy running, playing Netball and Touch and spending time at the beach.
Hi I’m Kate McMorran and I joined the Teacher Aide team in 2016 after 10 years as a full time Mum. I have three children who are students at Te Totara and RJHS.
I love being part of the Te Totara team. Art is a great passion of mine & I find it really rewarding being creative with the students. I have worked with most year levels doing Mural Painting & I have painted backdrops for school productions. I have also coached & managed hockey & touch rugby teams. My family & I love sailing and we try to get out on the water most school holidays.
Hello my name is Louise Sharpe and I am a Learning Assistant at Te Totara Primary School.
I started working with children within a primary school environment in 1998. I love working with children and helping making a difference to their lives.
My husband, son and I moved from the UK in 2009. Our son now attends Rototuna High School and I also have twin girls who attend Te Totara Primary School.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family, reading, movies, astronomy and yoga.
Hi my name is Katrina Strong,
I have been a Teacher Aide for 4 years. I enjoy working with children and have mainly worked with children with high needs. I am a patient person and I am always eager to learn and help others. I find it rewarding with the children and I look forward to meeting you and your children.
Hi I'm Ange, I'm a mother to twins who attend Rototuna Senior High. I have 2 ragdoll cats and I like spending time with friends and family.
Hi my name is Jodie Bartlett
I am a mum to 2 adult daughters , Hannah and Katelin . I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family when I’m not working.
Hi, my name is Karla and I'm a Learning Assistant at Te Totara.
My family has been part of the Te Totara community since our eldest son started school in 2018. We also have twin boys who are now in Year 2. After 10 years as a full-time stay at home mum, it has been a pleasure to join the team as a Learning Assistant.