Te Wharau School Year 5 Teachers

Kim Perano
Year 5 Teacher - Room 16

You’ll find me in Room 16. I like to have a lot of laughs with the children in my class although sometimes I think the children spend more time laughing at me than with me. I try to help the children in my class develop initiative and to think for themselves. When the children lead their learning it’s more likely to stick! I like to get out of the classroom to learn about our environment. I think an active mind starts with an active body so I encourage children to be as active as possible. I love Te Wharau and I’m really proud to be a teacher at such a ‘child focussed’ school.

Amanda Franz
Year 5 Teacher - Room 17
Tēnā koutou katoa. You'll find me in Room 17 with the CHARMForce. We are a team of resilient, risk taking, creative and innovative thinkers.  We are life-long learners that strive for excellence and try our best in all learning opportunities.  In CHARMForce we understand that everyone matters, and to just do your best and forget the rest! Learning is a journey full of fun and adventures. Nau mai, hara mai whānau - come and join us and witness the CHARMForce in action!

Val Aben
Year 4 and 5 Teacher - Room 15

Kia-Ora, I have the pleasure of learning alongside an amazing group of CHARMing students in Room 15.  We are striving to use a Growth Mindset so we can be Powerful Learners. We are thoroughly enjoying discovering the various strengths and interests we each have. Whanau and visitors are welcome to come along to have fun and share new experiences.


Heather Black
Year 5 Teacher - Room 18

Kia Ora. It is a pleasure to be  teaching  the most CHARMing class of Year 5’s this year at Te Wharau School.  My passion is to be creative with our learning and stand alongside our fabulous tamariki.  In Room 18 we all aim to  have fun with our learning so we might sound a little loud at times.  In Room 18 we are all learners in  and are continuing our Growth Mindset Journey.  Come in and see us and say hello.

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