Team Kaitiaki

'Kaitiaki' is a Māori word, referring to guardians.  Our Leadership team at the school is made up of the Team Lead Teachers, staff with Curriculum Leader responsibilities, and staff with Student Leadership responsibilities.  These teams are coordinated by our three senior leaders.

Principal: Mike Farrelly

Mike has been school principal at RBS since 2007.  Previous to that he was principal at Pauatahanui School and Deputy Principal at Adventure Primary School.  He graduated from Wellington College of Education and has taught at variety of schools in both the public and private sector. Mike is especially in brain-based learning and how recent finding in neurology impact on students. He was fortunate enough to attend a 'Summer School' at the University of Santa Barbara which focussed on Neuro-science and learning. 
Mike is an avid snow-skiier and has enjoyed skiing in both the States and Canada.  An initiation into heli-skiing was a somewhat 'humbling experience'. Contact Mike

Deputy Principal (Student Achievement): Julie Morris

Julie joined RBS in 2015 after working at that Ministry of Education.  She has worked in a variety of schools since graduating from Victoria University and has a wide range of skills relating particularly to assessment and planning.  

Although she lives in Wellington, Julie was raised on the coast, and after living in Australia and the UK, is enjoying the chance to return to the beach!  Julie has a love for literature, horses, good company and life-long learning.  Contact Julie

Deputy Principal (Acting): Kate Hudson-Gill

I graduated from the University of Otago in 2009, with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary). We then moved to the beautiful Kapiti coast, where I have been teaching at Raumati Beach School in various year levels, in between maternity and parental leave. I enjoy all year levels, it has given me a good understanding of the students learning journeys, as they progress though the school.
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 alongside Literacy and Numeracy. I believe that relationships with students and parents are the key to creating an environment in which students well-being and learning can develop.
In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors with my family, especially the beach, parks and cricket grounds. I also enjoy baking delicious treats for my friends and reading books. Contact Kate

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Mike Farrelly
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Julie Morris
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Kate Hudson-Gill
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