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Teaching Staff

        Mark Ashcroft


Teacher Year 7 and 8.


Mark teaches the senior class. He is enthusiastic about encouraging high achievement from all our pupils and working closely with the school community to make Kokopu School a dynamic school. 

Anna Boaz


Principal Release Year 7 and 8

Becky will join our Kokopu teaching staff to release Mark for 2 days per week.

Jennifer Hibbert

Teacher Year 3 and 4

Jennifer is the middle school teacher. She encourages the children to become more independent at this level and promotes more challenging roles and school responsibilities.

Ratama Weavers

Teacher Year 5 and 6

Ratama  a wonderful asset to our teaching staff.  He will take the Year 5 and 6 class in 2017.  

        Paul Ruddell

Teacher Year 2

Paul is the junior school teacher. He is strongly dedicated to making sure that children have the best start to their schooling life. 




Cindy Stafford


Teacher New Entrants and Year 1

Cindy joined Kokopu during Term 4 last year due to roll growth and now has a full time position in the new entrant class where she has a wealth of experience.

                    Vicki  Lye                           

Administration Manager

Vicki is the first to greet everybody that comes into the office.  She has many administrative responsibilities and works hard to keep the community informed through weekly newsletters and regular updates on our website.

           Dianne Algie

Teacher Aide

Dianne works in all classrooms.  She has been involved with the LEXIA Programme and works along side teachers, supporting them by working with groups across the curriculum areas.

Chloe Hovell and                      Glennis Delemare

Special Needs Teacher Aides

Chloe and Glennis work with special needs children to ensure they are getting the most out of their learning environment.

Nadene Slabbert,               Pauline Simmonds and Penny McConnell

Teacher Aides

Nadene, Pauline and Penny work in the junior and middle school and help the teachers deliver math and literacy programs several days a week.  

Peter Stoneman


Pete is the reason why people who drive past and into our school are amazed by its beauty and cared for look.

            Caroline Adams


Caroline helps to ensure the school remains in tip top condition, allowing the children to learn in a healthy, safe environment.


Demi Richardson

After School Care Leader

Demi runs our OSCAR approved after school care programme.  She keeps the children busy with crafts, sports, games and many other activities and provides them with healthy food when the school day is done.