Staff

Regina Smuga

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Teaching is an extremely valuable profession. We have in our schools, the adults of the future. We need to be able to offer them an opportunity to an education that will equip them for their future lives and to become life-long learners. This is a great responsibility and I take this very seriously. I believe that every child should be given the opportunity to develop their potential and make them understand that there are no limits to what they can accomplish.

The joy of seeing an expression of understanding on a child’s face, to me, is an unsurpassable experience.

My aim is to see many of those expressions during my career in education.

 

 

Donna Southworth

Deputy Principal/ Room 4 Teacher; Year 2/3 / Maths LeaderDSC00371

Kia orana, as the Deputy Principal and classroom teacher of Room 4 I bring with me 18 years of teaching experience. I have spent the last 13 years of my teaching career working as a Specialist Teacher and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching in 2015. It is a real blessing and honour to be back at St Joseph’s supporting children to reach their full potential while learning and growing in their faith.

 

Lydia Victor

Room 5 Teacher; Year 6/7/8 / Director of Religious Studies / Literacy Leader 

 

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I am privileged to be the Director of Religious Studies and Associate Principal at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Grey Lynn.  It is an honour to serve this school and its community since 2001. 

I teach a young and vibrant Year 6, 7 and 8 class with a strong focus on fostering Gospel values and focussing on high expectations across school life.  I work on an Inquiry approach to teaching and learning and continue to explore best ways for my students to achieve excellence. 

Equally I love seeing the progress in my students, whether academic, social, artistic or out on the sport field.

Finally, I try to instill the love for learning through various programmes and initiatives.

 

Vicki Neustroski

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Room 1 Teacher; Year 0/1 / PE & Sports Coordinator

I have been teaching at St Joseph’s since 2014. Teaching the new entrant class and watching them make continuous progress and be excited and proud of their achievements has been extremely rewarding and increased my passion for teaching. 

 

Tracey Lee

Room 6 Teacher; Year 4/5  / Art Leader

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I have had a long association with the St Joseph’s community as a teacher and parent. I am passionate about guiding my students to reach their potential and to enjoy their learning.

 

 

 

 

Madeline Tolai

Office Manager

Kia Orana,

I have been with St Joseph’s  for 7 years and my role at the school is Office Manager.

As a past pupil, parent and now staff member I have seen many changes over the years within our school community and enjoy watching our children believe in themselves, and strive to aim high.

We maybe small in numbers but strong in spirit, and our faith continues to grow.

 

Pamela Le Strange

Special Programmes / Music Teacher

 

 

 

Jackie McGivern

Reading Recovery 

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In 2105, I moved here to St Joseph’s School to train in Reading Recovery and continue as a trained teacher in this role. I love being part of a small and nurturing school community and I love watching our amazing students catch the reading bug and take off with their learning!

John David

Caretaker / Cleaner

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