Marilyn is our Office Manager and has her finger on the pulse regarding the many things happening on a daily basis in our school. Often Marilyn will be the person you are speaking to on the other end of the phone or the person greeting you with a wonderful welcome when you come into our office. Marilyn works from 8am to 12pm daily.
Tēnā koe, my name is Ross Bennett-Santana and I'm joining Room 4 with Mr Hobbs. I grew up in Ōpoho, attending school and university in Dunedin, and I have 15 years teaching in South Korea, Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin. My wife and I returned here 3 years ago to find a house, and we enjoy the chilly winters in North East Valley. We are kept busy training our dog and cat, while also painting, building, reading and getting active. My educational philosophies include developing agency and independence in our ākonga, getting them ready for collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. I enjoy setting challenges and situations that involve multiple intelligences and problem solving skills, which set up lifelong learning.