Team Te Moana (Yrs 3 & 4)

Te Moana – The Sea
The drop of water (kopata wai) leaves the shelter of the Wharemauku Stream and now becomes part of the sea. It is pushed and pulled towards Kapiti Island in the distance and is continuing to gather knowledge on its journey to the Island.
There are five classes in our Year 3 & 4 team.  Our learning community is based in Rooms 22 - 25 and Room 9.

Room 9: Mariee Mear

Mariee graduated from Massey University in 1999 and has work in several schools in the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua areas working with New Entrants to Year Four. 

She has a special interest in teaching younger children, helping them build confidence in their own ability both academically and socially. 

In her spare time, Mariee enjoys reading and spending time with her extended family. She also has a passion for horses and ponies and loves to spend time at the local riding school or going to gymkhanas.

Room 22: Charlotte Kerrigan

I started my teaching career at Raumati Beach school as a beginning teacher in 2001. I taught all over the school and then specialised as a performing arts teacher, teaching in Kapiti schools as well as teaching music in Wellington. 
I love playing in my blues and jazz covers band Bluesette and writing music. 
It is so lovely to be back in the RBS community and team teaching with Nicole Stark. I am in the class Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays, while Nicole teaches the other Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Room 22: Nicole Stark

I am delighted to be working in Room 22 with Charlotte again this year. I love everything about teaching, education and learning. After 8 years in the classroom at various levels, I still find being a part of students’ progress rewarding and exciting! 

Outside school I love listening to podcasts and playing board games. Most of the time though, you will find me spending time with my own children, particularly outdoors on our bikes, paddle board, at the park or on a walking track.   
Contact Nicole

Team Lead, Room 23: Nicola Simons

Hi there, a little bit about me… 

I am originally from Wellington. Growing up in the capital has given me a love of the Arts – especially visual, a love of food & cooking, good coffee, travelling, reading and the outdoors; all elements I really enjoy bringing into the classroom in a variety of different ways. 

I became a teacher because I love people and am passionate about bringing out each child’s unique strengths, affirming them in who they are. I have been teaching for a number of years (over 10, we won’t go into detail of exactly how many it has been) across each age group in various places within New Zealand and also the UK. I am also a trained Reading Recovery Teacher. I have experienced many very approaches to the curriculum and taught two quite different national curriculums; all of which I believe has given me a very well rounded approach to teaching and learning. 

I really enjoy working on the Kāpiti Coast, the children are lovely and I love and being part of the fabulous Raumati Beach School Team. 

Room 24: Rosie Powell

Hi my name is Rosie, I'm teaching in Room 24 in 2021. I'm new to Raumati Beach School and love the great community feel that the school has. I have been teaching for 11 years, from New Entrants to Year 7s and some ESOL work as well. I believe strongly in the need to foster real relationships with children in order to allow the best learning to occur.I am a fluent French speaker and lived in New Caledonia for three years. I am Mum to three teenagers, two of which are still living at home. In my spare time I love playing tennis and enjoy reading. 

Room 25: Jenna Clark-Hannah

Tēnā koutou e te whanau

Ko wai au?
Nō Ingarangi, nō Koterangi, nō Nga Moutere o Shetland ōku tūpuna.
Ko Ngāti Tiriti te Iwi.
Ko Raukawa te moana.
Ko Tarikaka te maunga.
Ko Te Awakairangi Te awa.
I whanau ai au i Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
Kei Tawa au e noho ana.
He kaiako ahau.
Ko Jenna Clark-Hannah tāku ingoa.

I am so excited to be a part of the team at Raumati Beach School! 
I have always loved working with children and so the decision to become a teacher was an easy one. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Anthropology before doing the Graduate Diploma of Primary Teaching in 2010. I have taught across the primary year levels through being a classroom teacher for New Entrants up to Year Four and Years Five to Eight through extracurricular activities, such as Dance Splash and Kapa Haka. I have a passion for Te Ao Māori and have done classes through Te Ataarangi. This year I am continuing my journey as a learner through Te Wananga O Aotearoa.

I look forward to getting to know the wonderful tamariki and whanau of Te Kura O Raumati.

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Mariee Mear
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Charlotte Kerrigan
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Nicole Stark
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Nicola McKevitt
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Rosie Powell
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Jenna
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