Team Learning Support

Our Learning Support Team is coordinated by our SENCO and Learning Support Coordinator, and responds to the varied needs of our students.

SENCO/Reading Recovery: Shona Pengelly

Shona is our SENCo (Special Education Needs Co-ordinator) who works with students, staff, whanau and outside agencies to support learning.  She graduated from W.A.I.T (now Edith Cowan University) in 1980 and has continued to frequent the halls of academia off and on as her passion for education and teaching evolves. Shona has taught in both Australia and New Zealand, public and private, secondary and primary, single sex and coeducational schools.

Her early teaching career was arts-based until she lived on Kapiti Island for seven years and adopted Marisol from the Dominican Republic.  Happily, her work as a mother and teacher led to an extreme interest in dyslexia and the rest as they say, is history.
If you mention such words as dachshunds, opera or My Food Bag her ears will prick up!

Learning Support Coordinator: Fiona Hett

Hi everyone, I am excited about this new role as Learning Support Coordinator at Raumati Beach School.  Over the past twenty three years I have taught all levels of the NZC Primary Curriculum.  I have taught and held various leadership roles in West Auckland, Northland, Wellington and London.  I am incredibly passionate about children learning to learn and ultimately knowing themselves as individuals and developing their inner confidence and contributions to society.  In my experience a significant key to achieving this is finding creative ways for our children to know and understand themselves as learners too.  The LSC is a part time role which gives me time to enjoy being a stay home dog mum and Yoga teacher too.  Please don't hesitate to pop in and say hi.

Teacher Aide: Shell Finderup

Shell joined the staff at Raumati Beach School in 2013. After many years working in Auckland, Wellington, Canberra & Melbourne in Accounts Payable/Receivable roles, she currently assists our Bursar, Jackie Corbett.   

She is also a member of our Teacher Aide team which sees her working with children who have Maths, Reading, Literacy  & Behavioural difficulties. Shell recently lived overseas in Asia dealing with many nationalities, which has lead her to becoming our ESOL Teacher Aide.  

Teacher Aide: Wendy Proctor

Wendy has worked as a Teacher Aide for over 10 years and joined the learning support staff at Raumati Beach School in 2013. Wendy runs the STEPS spelling programme and assists in literacy, reading and children who benefit from behavioural support. She loves her job.

Teacher Aide: Dee Litherland

I started working at Raumati Beach school in 2018. I immigrated from South Africa 12 years ago where I ran my own transport /logistics company. I have completed my teacher aide certificate and have been teaching aiding for the last 10 years. I believe in building and nurturing relationships and find it extremely gratifying working as a teacher aide. I am married and have two children who keep me very busy. I enjoy running, going to the gym and playing hockey. 

Teacher Aide: Cushla Jaquiery

Teacher Aide: Lynne Pine

Teacher Aide: Linda Wordsworth

I joined the team at RBS in July 2018. I have had varied employment opportunities in the past 50 years - hairdresser by profession, a Salvation Army Officer for 16 years, with my husband John, pastoring churches in West Auckland and Lower Hutt.  I owned and operated a cafe in Country Queensland for 4 years, My greatest joy is to be a mother of 4 children ( 2 surviving) and 7 beautiful grandchildren. At RBS, I work with a fabulous boy, who teaches me something new every day about life and living.

Teacher Aide: Vicky Noon

I have worked at Raumati Beach School since 2018 as a Teacher Aide.  My previous careers were in Engineering, Project and Programme Management.  When my son was diagnosed with additional needs I gained lots of knowledge and experience and decided to use this to assist Teachers helping students with additional needs achieve their full potential. I am currently studying for the Learning Support and Care qualification.

Teacher Aide: Bex Corrigan

I started working at Raumati Beach School in Term 4 2019. I have four children who attend Raumati Beach School. I am thoroughly enjoying my work as a Teacher Aide. I have started and currently doing an Education Support course to help me further my knowledge of the school system and be able to support the students with their learning. 

Teacher Aide: Sophie Douglas

Teacher Aide: Shona Robinson

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Shona Pengelly
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Fiona Hett
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Linda Wordsworth
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TA team: Dee, Lynne, Shell, Linda, Wendy, Shona
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Cushla and Vicky
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Bex and Sophie
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