OUR PRINCIPAL - MICHELLE SPENCER

Michelle is Renwick School's Tumuaki / Principal

 Kia ora, 

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the Tumuaki of Renwick School.  I am very excited to be working alongside such a passionate and dedicated team of staff who have the best interest of all students at heart.
I look forward to supporting the staff of Renwick School to continue to grow as activators of learning, designing experiences that build on learner’s strengths and needs, create new knowledge using real-life authentic problem solving as well as helping students to identify their talents, purpose and passion.
I look forward to getting to know the community of Renwick and ways we can connect.

Nga mihi nui to pai katoa

Michelle Spencer

Michelle Spencer
Tumuaki / Principal 
michelle@renwick.school.nz
Contact the Office
Mon - Fri 8:30am - 3:30pm
03-572-8158

OUR STAFF

Leadership Team


Tumuaki / Principal - Michelle Spencer
Tumuaki / Principal

Michelle Spencer

Deputy Principal (Acting 2022) - Chelle MacGibbon
Deputy Principal (Acting 2022)

Chelle MacGibbon

Assistant Principal - Rose Guile
Assistant Principal

Rose Guile

We have an experienced, dedicated and talented staff who through modern, appropriate teaching strategies provide interesting and innovative learning experiences for our students. Our teaching staff is organised into five whānau groups, each managed by a team leader.

Tuatahi Whānau - - New Entrants
Tuatahi Whānau

- New Entrants

Room 1: - Rose Guile (Team Leader)
Room 1:

Rose Guile

(Team Leader)

Room 2: - Libby Le Compte
Room 2:

Libby Le Compte

Room 3: - Jen Potts
Room 3:

Jen Potts

Whanake Whānau - - Year 1/2
Whanake Whānau

- Year 1/2

Room 4: - Lisa McFarlane
Room 4:

Lisa McFarlane

Room 5: - Anne Theobald
Room 5:

Anne Theobald

Room 6: - Kathleen Turkington
Room 6:

Kathleen Turkington

Room 7: - Kathryn Martin (Team Leader)
Room 7:

Kathryn Martin

(Team Leader)

Māia Whānau - - Year 3/4​
Māia Whānau

- Year 3/4​

Room 11: - Sophie Watson
Room 11:

Sophie Watson

Room 12: - Deb Craig (Team Leader)
Room 12:

Deb Craig

(Team Leader)

Room 15: - Deanna Schroder
Room 15:

Deanna Schroder

Room 16: - Meridith Crawford
Room 16:

Meridith Crawford

Pakahukahu Whānau - - Year 5/6
Pakahukahu Whānau

- Year 5/6

Room 17: - Lisa Sandrey
Room 17:

Lisa Sandrey

Room 18: - Svenja Niederkrome
Room 18:

Svenja Niederkrome

Room 19: - Chelsea Bradley
Room 19:

Chelsea Bradley

Room 20: - Toni Langlois
Room 20:

Toni Langlois

Room 21: - Rowena Ferguson(Team Leader)
Room 21:

Rowena Ferguson

(Team Leader)

Kaitiaki Whānau - - Year 7/8
Kaitiaki Whānau

- Year 7/8

Room 22: - Deb Jones
Room 22:

Deb Jones

Room 23: - Nick Rowton
Room 23:

Nick Rowton

Room 24: - Tore Waechter
Room 24:

Tore Waechter

Room 25: - Cris Youngman(Team Leader)
Room 25:

Cris Youngman

(Team Leader)

Te Pā Wānanga - Omaka Marae
Te Pā Wānanga

Omaka Marae

Kaiako - Whaea Kata Ranapia
Kaiako

Whaea Kata Ranapia

Kaiako - Whaea Virgil Houpapa
Kaiako

Whaea Virgil Houpapa

Kaiako - Whaea Jeanette Lammas
Kaiako

Whaea Jeanette Lammas

Kaiāwhina - Savannah Kemp
Kaiāwhina

Savannah Kemp

Kaiāwhina - Whaea Arihiana Edmonds
Kaiāwhina

Whaea Arihiana Edmonds

Kaiāwhina - Whaea Syntyche Sutton
Kaiāwhina

Whaea Syntyche Sutton

SUPPORT STAFF

We are also well supported by a dedicated team of support staff.

Executive Officer - Lynnette Webster
Executive Officer

Lynnette Webster

Administration Assistant - Laura Grinter
Administration Assistant

Laura Grinter

Principal's PA - Heather Johnson
Principal's PA

Heather Johnson

Library Administration & Sports Coordinator - Caroline Bowron
Library Administration & Sports Coordinator

Caroline Bowron

Arts Teacher - Janelle Rea
Arts Teacher

Janelle Rea

Edible Gardens Facilitator - Angela Hore
Edible Gardens Facilitator

Angela Hore

Caretaker - Pete Welsh
Caretaker

Pete Welsh

Caretaker - Rob Stirling
Caretaker

Rob Stirling

Reading Recovery - Jen Potts
Reading Recovery

Jen Potts

Reading Recovery - Anne Theobald
Reading Recovery

Anne Theobald

TE WHARE MANAAKI Student Support Hub

SENCO - Vicki Day
SENCO

Vicki Day

SENCO / ORS COORDINATOR - Mel Styche
SENCO / ORS COORDINATOR

Mel Styche

SENCO / ESOL COORDINATOR - Ainsley Bell
SENCO / ESOL COORDINATOR

Ainsley Bell

SLA - Cheryl Adcock
SLA

Cheryl Adcock

STUDENT LEARNING ASSISTANTS

Junior School - Helen James
Junior School

Helen James

Junior School - Torika Pickett
Junior School

Torika Pickett

Junior School - Ange Hore
Junior School

Ange Hore

Junior School - Corriena Price
Junior School

Corriena Price

Senior School - Nicole Powell
Senior School

Nicole Powell

Senior School - Rowena Huddleston
Senior School

Rowena Huddleston

Senior School - Racheal Kenyon
Senior School

Racheal Kenyon

Senior School - Pauline Fudge
Senior School

Pauline Fudge

TEACHER AIDES

Sonya Simmons
Sonya Simmons

Ange Gillespie
Ange Gillespie

Kristin Ruwhiu
Kristin Ruwhiu

Tannea Heywood
Tannea Heywood

OUR MISSION & VALUES

OUR MISSION: To provide excellence in education with sensitivity to the community's aspirations
OUR VISION: He mana tō te ako kei a koe te tikanga: Learning is strength - be the best you can be
OUR VALUES: Our values are the important qualities we try to live by and show in the ways we ourselves go about our work and in our relationships with others in our school and beyond. 

Our values are:
Positive Relationships / Whakawhanaungatanga
Respect / Manaakitanga
Resilience / Taikaha
Integrity / Pono

Our Vision Statement

Our values system is based around our vision statement:

'He mana tō te ako kei a koe te tikanga: Learning is strength - be the best you can be'

Each class establishes what this means for them and those around them at school, at home and in the community and this then forms the basis for their room's learning and behaviour expectations and indeed that of the school.

The Give It A Go Rock

Our vision statement is reinforced in many ways throughout the school in the form of class awards, values awards and our Supreme Award - The Give it a Go Kid Rock which is presented fortnightly to a "Give it a Go" student who lives the values behind our vision statement. The Give it a Go Kid Rock (pictured on a plinth in the photo above), which originated from the local Wairau river, depicts the unique Renwick environment and represents the many twists and turns in the pathways of learning and life.

 

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