Other Key People

Tania McNeill - Executive Officer

Email contact: tania@georgestreet.school.nz

Tania is one of our fantastic Office Managers and works primarily with our school finances and oversees the administration of the school. If you have any questions about school donations, payments for sports uniforms etc. Tania is the person to contact.

Trish Duke - Office Manager

Email contact: office@georgestreet.school.nz

Trish is the one who often answers our phone and is the one who warmly greets you at the front desk. She has a wealth of knowledge about what is going on in the school and will be able to help you with almost any of your inquiries.

Jodi Homer - Office Manager

Email contact: office@georgestreet.school.nz

Jodi is our Office Assistant and has her finger on the pulse regarding the many things happening on a daily basis in our school. Often Jodi will be the person you are speaking to on the other end of the phone or the person greeting you with a wonderful welcome when you come into our office. Jodi has extensive knowledge about our International Student enrolments and is a great person to talk to if you are studying at the Otago University and want to enrol your child in our school.

Wendy Butler - Office Administration Assistant

Wendy is our office administration assistant and looks after lots of different things in our school. She also shares the responsibility of the library and ensures it is well stocked and looked after.

Jane Wilden (BEd, Dip Tchg, Cert SLD) - Learning Support Co-ordinator

Email contact: jane.wilden@georgestreet.school.nz

Jane has spent many years in various classroom settings, and loves making learning enjoyable and attainable for all learners. Her classroom strengths include teaching Literacy, Maths, Inquiry and Music. She is an experienced SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). Jane has recently trained as a SPELD teacher, and completed a year long course learning all about Structured Literacy. Her passion is to find the best learning path for all learners, as she has walked this journey with her own children through their schooling days.

Kaye Loretan (Teachers College Diploma with Commendation, Reading Recovery) - Reading Recovery Teacher

Email contact: kaye@georgestreet.school.nz

Kaye's passion is the world of print. As a specialist, part-time teacher, her goal is to nurture young minds to seek, discover and learn the wonder that reading brings.

Rob Wigley (MA, Grad Dip Tchg) - Music Teacher (Main side of the school)

Email contact: rob@georgestreet.school.nz

Rob has recently moved to Dunedin with his family to take up the music specialist position in our school. He loves to create a safe and enjoyable classroom atmosphere where children of all musical backgrounds can feel, sing, move and play music together. Rob is also a composer and performer of children's music as part of the duo "Mr Roberelli".

Ruth Pereira (Bcom, GradDipTchg (Primary)) - Music / PE teacher (Juniors)

Email contact: ruth@georgestreet.school.nz

Ruth returned to George Street in 2020 after spending a few years living in Vietnam with her husband and 2 children. She is a passionate teacher who has the ability to excite, motivate and hook students into learning through valuing their voice, responding to their interests/strengths and providing engaging learning experiences. Ruth has curriculum strengths in literacy, numeracy, physical education and te reo Māori.

Colin Walton - Caretaker

Colin joined our team in 2020 as our fabulous caretaker. He works tirelessly to ensure that our school looks good, that things work and it is a safe environment for everyone.

Lee Phillips (B.A (Edn), Dip Tchg)

Lee works 8 hours per fortnight releasing some of our teachers. Lee has taught in our school for many years and across a number of year levels thus making her an extremely adaptable teacher.

Alice Hawker

School Counsellor. Alice works on Tuesday mornings during term time. She can be contacted via the school office or her email address: alice.hawker@georgestreet.school.nz

Children must have permission from both parents to visit Alice.