Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Neptune Team (Year 2)

Jennifer Dalton
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Teacher in Neptune 24



General Information

My name is Jennifer Dalton and I am a proud member of the Neptune Team.

Teaching is a passion for me and I particularly enjoy watching the children grow and learn over the course of a year. I like to focus on bringing the children together and creating a 'classroom family' where the children are supportive of each other and have a caring and positive attitude.

In my spare time I practice and teach yoga, garden, walk and love to be in the kitchen baking or experimenting with different recipes. My husband Ed, always reacts positively to my endeavours whether they are successful or not!

I'm looking forward to this year and meeting your child and you.

Komal Kumar
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Teacher in Neptune 25



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Kia Ora, I am Komal Kumar, the classroom teacher of Neptune 25. I love being part of our Te Totara family and I am looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

I believe unity is what brings about progress and I am looking forward to being able to work alongside my students to make this year meaningful, purposeful, and memorable.

I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Bridget McLaughlin
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Teacher in Neptune 26

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Kai ora. I'm Bridget McLaughlin, and I'm loving being back at Te Totara School where I started my teaching career in 2013. I am looking forward to supporting my new class of 2024 learners. I have a passion for gardening, and aim to bring this passion into our classroom.

I'm married to Brendon, and have two teenage sons. I also have Sam, our dog, five chickens and two sheep at home.

I love pottering around in my greenhouses, collecting roses and growing vegetables. I also enjoy spending time in the bush either running or tramping.

I am looking forward to meeting Neptune 26's families, so please come and say hi!

Suzie Goile
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Team Leader, Teacher in Neptune 27



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Hi there,
My name is Suzie Goile, and I am the Neptune Team Leader.
I have been at Te Totara since 2008 and I have taught in many areas of the school during this time.
I find teaching in the junior school very rewarding as I aim to give the children a great start to school life. I love to see how quickly they learn and the amazing gains they make over the year.
My husband and I have three children, Charlie who is 11, Rachel who is 9 and Lily who has just started at Te Totara. In my spare time I love to spend time at the beach, read and go on lots of different adventures with my family.

Tina Walter
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Teacher in Neptune 28



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Kia Ora,
My name is Tina Walter and I am so excited to be teaching Neptune 28. I completed my Bachelor of Education at the University of Waikato in 2023, and am eager to begin my teaching journey here at Te Totara primary school, where I'll be committed to providing a supportive and engaging environment for our students to thrive.
A little about me, I'm a huge sports fan but football is my favourite - Go Manchester United! I also enjoy baking in my spare time and traveling on the weekends.
Please feel free to drop by anytime with any questions or queries, or even for just a chat! I look forward to meeting you all in 2024, and getting started with what’s going to be a great year.