Hayden van Lent
I have the privilege of leading a collaborative team, in a caring environment where students learning/outcomes is very much at the heart of what we focus on. I enjoy interacting with others, having lots of fun, promoting our values and I embrace challenges.
Mr V is so amazing. He is really fun, plays games with us, communicates with us, spends lots of time in the classrooms and displays the ‘FORCE’ in every way (Year 6 students 2016).
My family and I moved to Kaikōura in 2014 from Alexandra and we are loving Kaikōura and its community (the scenery is pretty stunning too)! Having had a busy career in tourism marketing, its a special privilege to work in such a vibrant, friendly and caring school where you know the names of each child. When I’m not at work, you can find me teaching classes at the local gym or spending time with my family exploring our lovely Kaikōura backyard.
Tītī-Toroa rōpū Teacher
Hi, my name is Mitzi McGeachy and I am the Fantails teacher this year. I moved to Kaikōura in 2015 with my husband Stuart and our little Jack Russell (Jax). We love it here and think we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of New Zealand.
Tena Koutou, This is my 6th year at Kaikōura Suburban School. I teach the Year 2/3 Kool Kea Class. I am passionate about teaching and love the Fyffe FORCE ways at Kaikōura Suburban School. I am lucky to work in such an amazing collaborative school who aims to set the tamariki up to become adaptive 21st century learners.
Kia Ora everyone my name is Badiullah Norozi and I am the Toroa class room teacher.
My family and I moved from Hamilton in October 2015 and we have enjoyed living in Kaikōura.
My wife Katherine Ruiz enjoys taking our children Moana and Manawa to town and playcentre. We feel truly lucky to be part of such a great school and wider community.
Kia ora, I am Simone Bensdorp and I have the privilege of being the Tītī class room teacher.
Kia ora, my name is Harriet Mackle and I am excited to be teaching the Piwakawaka class this year. I am a second year teacher and I am thrilled to be a part of the Kaikōura Suburban team.
I have been working at Kaikōura Suburban School from term 1 2016. I have three children, 2 school aged and 1 preschooler. I have lived in Kaikōura my whole life and enjoy spending time with my friends and family. Teacher aiding for me is a very rewarding career.
As a teacher aide at Suburban School my main role is literacy focussed, working with small groups of children as they progress through the STEPS programme. I enjoy getting to know each child, their interests and best of all their sense of humour.
I grew up in South Canterbury but have lived in beautiful Kaikōura for 17 years. I have two children Louis and Alice.
In my spare time I can be found attempting to keep my massive vege gardens productive and caring for our animals. I love to read a wide variety of books but not much gets done once I start a good novel!
I am lucky enough to have worked at this amazing, friendly wee school for the past two years. I thoroughly enjoy working with the awesome children and knowing them all on a first name basis. I love the flexibility that the L4L inquiry learning brings, and being able to help support them as they direct their own learning in a way that is interesting and fun, to them. My Husband Russ and I have two children Annalise and Jacob a friendly dog called Lily and Poppy the cat. I enjoy the outdoors, family cricket matches, being creative, Russ’ homemade pizzas and spending time with the kids who are growing up fast.
Ross (Mr G) is our hard working awesome caretaker who keeps the grounds and property of our school in top notch condition. Ross has a long affiliations with Kaikōura Suburban School. Ross goes over and above the call of duty to ensure the grounds reflects the superb practice in the classroom.