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OUR TEAM

Our team are dedicated and passionate about teaching and learning. We are Whānau and work collaboratively together to ensure your child thrives in every way while at Nelson Christian Academy. 

 

Each teacher has a personal faith in God and lives out their faith through the various roles they play in ensuring that our Christian Character is upheld, positive values are instilled and all achieve academic success in their learning journey with us.

Our Leadership Team

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Jenny Laidlaw

Principal

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Michelle McLeod

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Team Leader - Junior School 

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Tommy Winnington

Deputy Principal

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Lienkie Henning

Team Leader - Senior/Intermediate School

PB4L Team Lead

In-School COL Lead

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Paora Konia

Deputy Principal

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Russell Harris

Team Leader - Middle School

Our Junior Team
Years 0-2

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Junior Teacher

Lisa Hunter

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Junior Teacher

Maria Ndebele

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Junior Teacher

Janetta Cassidy

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Junior Teacher

Francelle Somervell

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Junior Teacher

Marilyn Walter

Our Middle Team
Years 3-4

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Russell Harris

Middle/Senior Teacher

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Tracey Kuba

Middle Teacher

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Genevieve Coles

Middle Teacher

Our Senior Team
Years 5-6

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Hilary Bird

Senior Teacher

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Sarah Nelson

Senior Teacher

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Noeline Strange

Senior Teacher

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Elle Tibbs

Senior Teacher

Our Intermediate Team
Years 7-8

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Lienkie Henning

Intermediate Teacher

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Mikyla Maran

Intermediate Teacher

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Carol Wilson

Intermediate Teacher

Our ESOL Team

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Janelle Cochrane

ESOL Lead

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Karen Martin

ESOL Lead

Our Administration Team

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Helen Jemson

Finance Officer

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Brianna Kock

Office Administrator

Our Learning Support Team

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Anne Bolton

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Claudia Wood

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Patsy Burke

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Cara Yorke

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Sokoveli Vulimailodoni

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Sophia Salsido

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Kirsty Miller

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Isabelle Bollaert 

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 Sharon Sampson

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Kyra Konia

School Board

Elected Parent Representatives

  • Hayden Wright

  • Richard Batchelar

  • Rupert MacLachlan

  • Isaac Carnegie

  • Zane Elliot

 

Proprietor Appointees

  • Jan Higgins

  • Kelli-Anne Eastmond (Chairperson)

 

Elected Staff Representative

  • Marilyn Walter

 

Principal

  • Jenny Laidlaw

 

Board Secretary

  • Brianna Kock

School Docments

School Documents

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To access our school policies, CLICK HERE 

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Strategic Plan

View our 2024-25 Strategic Plan

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Annual Plan

View our 2024 Annual Plan

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ERO Report

View our latest ERO Report

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Annual Report

for 2022

"He Waka Eke Noa"

We are all in this canoe together

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