Team Wharemauku

Wharemauku – House made of flax
A drop of water (kopata wai) flows from the Maungakotukutuku Valley over the land through the township of Paraparaumu along the Wharemauku Stream. As it moves along the stream it gathers knowledge and grows on its journey to the sea (Te Moana).

Room 1: Beth Brady

Beth is part of the junior team at Raumati Beach School.  She graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2009 and has since taught in both New Zealand and England.  She has a special interest in working with younger children and building relationships which enable her to help them to meet their learning potential.  

In her spare time, Beth enjoys being outdoors, swimming and walking.  She also has a passion for travelling and has visited many countries around the world.  Her favourite countries to travel to are the Greek Islands and Norway.

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose." Dr Seuss

Team Lead, Room 2: Tansy Sharp

Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Tararua tōku maunga
Ko Waikanae tōku awa
Ko NZ1 tōku waka
Ko Tasman tōku moana
No Kapiti ahau
Ko Sharp tōku whanau
Ko Tansy tōku ingoa
No reira, tēnā koutou katoa

Tansy has been teaching at Raumati Beach for the past eight years.  She puts play at the centre of our curriculum,  encouraging purposeful play and authentic inquiries as part of the school day.  Tansy believes relationships are key to children feeling settled at school. She aims to create an environment where children feel safe and able to take risks in their learning.  Tansy is driven by a passion that learning should be meaningful and fun. She strives to bring creativity into school to help foster a stimulating and engaging learning environment where students interact with meaningful learning that has relevance to their own lives. 

“We have imaginations. As a result we have unlimited powers of creativity.”  -Sir Ken Robson, Out of Our Minds. Learning to Be Creative.

Room 3: 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 5: Michelle Abraham

Tena koutou katoa,

Michelle is a member of Team Wharemauku at Raumati Beach School and has had the pleasure of working on the Kapiti Coast for over 24 years. She lives with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, going for walks, socialising with her friends and interior design. She graduated from Victoria University and the Wellington College of Education in 1997.

Michelle has taught in a range of year levels but her speciality is in the juniors. She believes learning is about the journey, not just the destination. Part of her philosophy is a strong belief in her own on-going learning: She’s always on the search for better strategies to increase the effectiveness of her learning programmes. 

Michelle believes building positive relationships with her students are fundamental to success. When students feel supported, they’re more likely to engage in learning and feel successful. 

“A great teacher is someone who can learn from their students; who can learn with them, and learns for them.” R J Meelan

Room 7: Allie McHugo

I attended Wellington Teachers College quite a few years ago and then later while having children, studied for a Bachelor of Teaching through Massey University.  I later completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Literacy. I have lived and worked on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, at a number of schools and at a variety of levels for the last 20 years. I enjoy being part of a management team and have worked in as Team leaders, AP. DP and Principal. This has given me a good understanding of the educational process and student learning journeys.  I am passionate about making learning fun and meaningful for the students. I aim to provide an engaging and motivating environment in which students can develop key life skills. I believe that relationships with students and parents are the key to creating an environment in which students well-being and learning can develop. 

Room 7: Rona Wulff

I began my connection with Raumati Beach School in 2016 as a reliever. Since then I have had a variety of roles in a range of classes, and have loved each experience. The staff and students at Raumati Beach School are amazing to work with. I have a Teaching Diploma, Bachelor of Arts Degree and a post graduate diploma in supporting students with learning difficulties.  I love spending time with my own family, which includes my husband, two married daughters and three gorgeous grandchildren. We love taking walks, enjoying time on the beach and playing board games.

Room 8: Molly Daube

I began studying in 1996 at Palmerston North College of Education and completed a diploma in teaching at the end of 1999.  I completed my qualification with a Bachelor of Education in 2000 then moved to the Hutt Valley at the beginning of 2001 to resume a teaching position.  
Prior to working here, at RBS, I taught across all primary year levels then moved to Paraparaumu.  I have been teaching at Raumati Beach School since 2007 at my favourite year 1-2 level!  
I grew up mostly in the Manawatu area.  I have a husband,  two daughters, a step son and three grandsons.  I consider them my hobbies, along with gardening, home decorating and driving.

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Beth Brady
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Rebecca Farrow
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Michelle Abraham
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Allie McHugo
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Molly Daube
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