Te Wharau School Specialist Teachers

Sharon McLean
Library Teacher

Kia ora, I am the most fortunate teacher at Te Wharau School because I get an opportunity to teach every single, wonderful student here. Each class comes to work with me for the day in our Library and Information Centre while their teacher has Classroom Release Time. By the time students leave our school they know how to find and use a range of books and other resources. Our top class selection of books promotes reading for both information and enjoyment. We have an Inquiry Learning focus and encourage lifelong learning. Come and visit us anytime you like in our Library and Information Centre in the heart of the school.

Jackie Dodd
Mathematics Consultant Specialist

"Change is as Good as a Holiday". This year you will find me working some Maths Magic with small groups of our tamariki. These groups are working hard to improve their skills and knowledge. Maths is hands on, fun and challenging. We are lucky to have a number of students who have English as a Second Language and it is my special privilege to help these children to succeed in New Zealand education. The best part is that I’m always learning new things too. Ka kite ano.

Jo Larsen
Reading Support Teacher

Kia Ora, I have been very fortunate to be working at Te Wharau School since 2003.  I am now working part time due to having a young family, but you will find me in the Year 1’s on a Thursday as a reading support teacher.  Then on Friday’s I am a regular release teacher in Room 5 and Room 6.  

Margie Rickard
Reading Coordinator

I am the Pause Prompt Praise (PPP) reading co-ordinator working mainly in the Senior Department (years 4 - 6). You will also see me in the Breakfast Club. I enjoy interacting with all the different CHARMing children I meet at Te Wharau School.

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