Leadership Team

Principal - Robyn Wood (MEDLeadership (Hons), BEd (teaching)

Email contact: robyn@georgestreet.school.nz

Robyn joined our team as Principal in August 2020. Robyn has a wealth of leadership experience and in particular leading change. She builds strong interpersonal relationships and has recognised strengths in literacy (and in particular accelerating children's writing achievement), student agency, integrated inquiry learning and digital technology. She is particularly interested in educational research and student-centred leadership. Robyn has a large pastoral heart for both students and staff.

Robyn has an open door and welcomes korero with whānau and families.

Deputy Principal - Leanne Stanton (BEd, PGDipEd, DipTchg, Dip ESOL)

Email contact: leanne@georgestreet.school.nz

Leanne is our highly capable and very experienced Deputy Principal. She is also the Special Needs Coordinator in our school and has a passion for students with different learning needs. Leanne coordinates our team of Teaching Assistants and ensures the children's needs are being met. On top of this, Leanne has a special interest in student leadership and established the 'Learning Detectives' - our student leadership / student voice program in our school. Leanne is a former recipient of the University of Otago Emily Pankhurst Award.

Assistant Principal / Senior Team Leader - Keith Mulholland (B.Ed, DipTchg, Cert ICT)

Email contact: keith@georgestreet.school.nz

Keith is our very experienced Assistant Principal and Senior Team Leader. He teaches in room 8 three days a week and is released two days per week for his numerous Assistant Principal duties.

Junior Team Leader - Michele Dakers (B.Ed, DipTchg)

Email contact: micdak@georgestreet.school.nz

Michele is our amazing Junior Team Leader. She is fortunate to work with a group of collaborative, dedicated and fabulous teachers. She has had a leadership role in our school for over ten years and enjoys getting to know children and their families. Michele organises school visits for new entrant children who are starting in the Junior Team and visits early childhood education centres. She is currently the staff elected representative on the Board of Trustees. Michele has an interest in I.T. and enjoys developing resources to help facilitate collaborative teaching and learning.

Middle Team Leader - Claire Harper (BEd, DipTchg)

Email contact: claireh@georgestreet.school.nz

Claire is our awesome Middle Team Leader and new to this role in our school. Claire has taught in a number of schools both in New Zealand and around the world and is a very adaptable teacher having taught from year 2 to year 8. She is passionate about encouraging all of her learners to reach their potential. She values the whole person and forms positive relationships with students and their families. Claire has a special interest in maths within our school.