Office Manager – Email Office
Kia Ora, I came to Kaikōura after the Christchurch earthquakes, but only started working at Suburban School in September 2019. I am so delighted to work in a caring, kind and supportive environment. Everyday is different, I especially enjoy interacting with the children and staff and their commitment to making Suburban a great place to work.
Nei rā aku mihi ki te mana whenua i tēnei rohe.
Ko Taupiri te maunga
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Ngāti te Aata raua ko Ngāti Tīpa oku hapū
Ko Alicia Poroa taku ingoa.
I have three children with my partner Gavin, Aila, Finn and Pearl. We are an outdoors whānau, choosing hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures for our leisure time. We like to live from the land as much as possible. In my career spanning 25 years I have focused on progressive futures education. Working with all people in communities is what I love to do. I love to support children to thrive.
Piwakawaka Kaiako/Teacher New Entrants – Year 0/1
Kia ora, I am the Piwakawaka teacher and have the fantastic new entrants and year 1 students in my class. We use the FORCE values to make the most out of each day in a caring and supportive environment. I enjoy coming to school and seeing happy faces on excited Fyffe FORCE learners.
Titi Kaiako/Teacher Year 2-4
Toroa Kaiako/Teacher Years 5-6
Kia Ora! I started teaching at Kaikōura Suburban at the start of 2021 and absolutely love it here. I am a beginning kaiako who is passionate about working with children to create connected, life long learners and I aspire to make school enjoyable for all my tamariki. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my partner, pets, family and friends, being outdoors and being active. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful staff and community around me, as I guide my Fyffe FORCE learners to success.
Jerusha is our amazing teacher aide who offers art classes both during school time, after school and in the holidays. She offers literacy support with sensory and motor skills interventions. Her passion is Art,
Colleen is our amazing teacher aide. She works on a 1:1 basis with a students at our school. Colleen has been involved within the community helping out at hockey and basketball games. She enjoys sharing her passion for sports with the children.
Lloyd is our fantastic caretaker who does whatever it takes to keep our school grounds tidy, safe and healthy places to play and learn. He enjoys spending time with the tamariki also, by helping them with woodwork and other projects, maintaining their bikes, or by them helping him out in the playground by collecting litter or doing the recycling. We all think we are super lucky to have Lloyd keeping an eye on our school environment for us.
Helen is our amazing cleaner who works very hard, with the help of her two boys, James and Hamish, to keep our learning spaces, toilets, and administration areas clean and tidy. Our cleaning team have been extra careful to keep our high touch surfaces clean and sanitised since COVID began, and they go the extra mile to make sure our classrooms are spick and span! We really appreciate their efforts in keeping us healthy and safe.
The Board of Trustees is an elected group made up of members of the school community.
The BOT is responsible for:
- The governance of the school
- The making, reviewing and implementing of policies
- Accountability for the correct use of government funds
- The maintenance of the school property and buildings
- Consultation with parents
- Working with the principal and staff for excellence at the school
Current 2022 members are:
Parent Reps: Jodie, Margaret, Shannon
Kaiako/Teacher Rep: Michaela
Board Secretary: Sarah
Parents and prospective parents are encouraged to contact the Board Chair or Tumuaki/Principal with questions, comments or concerns: