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 six classes in our Year 3 & 4 team.  Our learning community is based in Rooms 22 - 27.

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 have been part of the Raumati Beach School community since 2013 and I'm excited to be sharing Room 22 with Charlotte for the remainder of 2020. There is no job I'd rather do!
I aim to facilitate a class that has fun, gives students autonomy over their learning and is a safe space for trying new things and making mistakes. 
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. 

Room 23: Rebecca Farrow

I graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education before completing my Graduate Diploma of Teaching at Victoria University. Since then I have been working at a school in Porirua teaching year 3/4. 
It is my own children who sparked my passion for education and teaching. I strive to provide the children in my class with the experiences, enthusiasm, and inspiration that I would want my sons to receive. I am passionate about teaching and learning and strongly believe that teaching needs to be relevant, authentic and creative. I aim to create a learning environment that is positive, safe and supportive so that each child feels confident and encouraged to explore, experiment and grow.  
My family and I have recently to the Kapiti Coast and we enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, especially bike rides, swimming, picnics and walks on the beach with my husband and our two sons. I also enjoy listening and playing music, photography and relaxing with a good book.  

Room 24: Laura Mabey

Hi, I am Laura and I am a year 4 teacher in room 24. I graduated from The University of Waikato in 2018 with my Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching. Before becoming a teacher, I was a Neuromuscular Therapist and had my own practice for 4 years. 
I thoroughly enjoy being a teacher at Raumati Beach School and working alongside an incredible team of teachers and students. I am passionate about guiding and encouraging my students to achieve their full potential. I believe that learning needs to be authentic and interesting and strive to create an environment where this can happen. I think we never stop learning and I enjoy learning alongside my students. 
Outside of school, I compete my two horses in Eventing and Show Jumping. I also have two dogs that keep me busy.  

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.

Team Lead, Room 26: Nicola McKevitt

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 27: Kate Hurley

My name is Kate Hurley, and I'm the Year 4 teacher in Room 27. I am a born-and-bred Wellingtonian, and have spent the past ten years teaching at various schools in the city. Prior to teaching, I spent many years working in retail and office jobs, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Media Studies in 2008, followed by the Graduate Diploma of teaching in 2009. 

I love coming to school everyday and working alongside our students to build stamina and self-belief, and I especially love teaching through creative mediums such as Visual Art. Room 27 is a fun and safe place, where students can take risks and learn at their own pace to be the best that they can be. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, baking, watching films, being a novice gardener and home renovator. My husband and I moved to the Kapiti Coast in early 2018, and we're still busy exploring and enjoying all that it has to offer. 

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Charlotte Kerrigan
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Nicole Stark
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Rebecca Farrow
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Laura Mabey
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Nicola McKevitt
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Kate Hurley
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