Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Before and After School Care

Anna Herbert
Role

Co-ordinator/Team Leader

Email

afterschoolcare@tetotara.school.nz

General Information

Hi my name is Anna Herbert and I have been running Te Totara Primary School's before and after school care for the past 8 years.

I have throughly enjoyed getting to know all the families and children that have come through our doors over this time.

I am a mother to two teenage girls, who both previously attended Te Totara, and I have been happily married for 14 years.

I strive to make before and after school care a welcoming safe place for children to let their hair down after a structure filled day at school.

My measure of success is seeing our ASC children wanting to come to our program rather than 'having' to come. It has been a real joy to watch many children come through as wide eyed 5 years, a little unsure, then watch them grow in confidence, make friends and form bonds as they interact through play. Eventually seeing them head off, mature and ready for their next schooling adventure.

Katrina Strong
Role

Supervisor

Email

afterschoolcare@tetotara.school.nz

General Information

Hi my name is Katrina Strong and I joined the team at Before and After School Care in 2012.

I am married to Corey and we have three children, Hanorah, Kaidin and Samantha.

Our aim is to provider a positive place for all the children to have fun and enjoy the time they spend at ASC.

I find it rewarding working with the children at Befroe and After School Care and I look forward to meeting you.

Jodie Bartlett
General Information

I am a mum to two girls Hanah and Katelin and wife to David.

I have recently joined the amazing ASC team and look forward to getting to know the children and staff at Te Totara

Rainey Hea
General Information

Hi my name is Rainy Hea and I am a mother of four boys, two are twins and go to Te Totara Primary school, my older two boys are currently studying at university.

I previously worked as a carer for physically disabled people and also helped run a café I owned with my husband.

I love working at After School Care and enjoy the fun interactions with the children who attend.

I look forward to meeting you.

Hazel Johnstone
General Information

Hi there, my name is Hazel. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Management Studies at the University of Waikato.

I really enjoy my role of working at Te Totara After School Care, as I love working with kids and the other staff members. I found that is such a vibrant and happy place to work, as I always leave energized and with a smile on my face.

Wendy McMillan
General Information

Hi there.
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.

Rebecca Sewell
General Information

Hey, my name is Rebecca (Becca), I've been working as part of After School Care since early 2019.

I throughly enjoy working with the children here at Te Totara as the children are full of energy and brighten up my day along with the supportive staff.
In my spare time I partake in dog agility, photography, travelling and anything that invloves being outdoors.

Brayden Simms
General Information

Hi, my name is Brayden Simms and I have been a part of After School Care since the end of 2018. I used to go to Te Totara when I was a child, so one of the reasons for me joining After School Care was to make sure that all the kids are looked after as well as I was.
I really enjoy my time as a part of After School Care and it makes me happy to look after future generations of kids.

Caellum Somerville
General Information

Hi , my name is Caellum and I am currently a student studying at the New Zealand School of Tourism completing a Dipoloma of Tourism and Travel Management. I attended Te Totara Primary School myself many years ago and returned in 2018 to work in After School Care.

Ethan Somerville
General Information

Hello, my name is Ethan, and I go to Rototuna Senior High School. I was a student at Te Totara Primary School from 2009-2013, so its been nice to come back. My favourite part of my job is making sure that the kids are having fun.

Hanorah Strong
General Information

Hi my name is Hanorah Strong and I have been working at Te Totara before and after school care since 2014. I enjoy interacting with the children and watching their confidence grow as they make new friends and enjoy their time at after school care.

Pam Wilkinson-Watson
General Information

Hello, my name is Pam.

I have 2 sons, a daughter and eight grandchildren, four of which have attended or are attending Te Totara Primary School. I have spent a majority of my working life involved in organisations working with children and teenagers. Parent line and Barnados family support, Literacy and life skills tutor to the Salvation Army just to name a few. I enjoy working at After School Care and spending time with the amazing children we have here.

Anna De Vries
General Information

Hello, my name is Anna and I joined ASC at the end of 2019. I absolutely enjoy working with children as they are energetic and cheerful and it makes me happy to see them having fun, and watch them grow and mature.

Kate Russell
General Information

Hi my name is Kate Russell, I have recently joined the staff of Te Totara After School Care. I have just finished high school at Rototuna High School, and I am excited to study a Bachelor of Communications at the University of Waikato. I love working at After School Care, as I enjoy playing and spending time with the kids. I look forward to coming to After School Care as it is such a warm, welcoming and fun place to work!