All Staff



Pam Quirke

Tumuaki Tuarua/Deputy Principal

Tumuaki Tuarua/Deputy Principal

Kylie Taplin

Ohu Kōkako

Kōkako Rua (Lead Kaitiaki) - Y5/6

Trudi Stanaway
Kōkako Whā - Y3

Mara Berzins
Kōkako Toru - Y4

Joanna TuiSamoa
Kōkako Tahi - Y2

Lyndal Mathews

Ohu Tui

Tui Tahi - Y3/4

Sam Hughes
Tui Whā - Y2/3

Sarah Hardy
Tui Whā - Y2/3

Colleen Vette
Tui Rua (Lead Kaitiaki) - Y5/6

Rachel Berryman
Tui Toru

Meg Davies

Ohu Kererū

Kererū Toru

Caroline Dee
Kererū Tahi - Y4/5/6

John Talsma
Kererū Rua (Lead Kaitiaki) - Y5/6

Heather Russell
Kererū Whā - Y2/3

Judy Burrows

Ohu Kārearea

Lead Kaitiaki

Leanne Doull
Kārearea Toru - Y1

Cathryn Ditchburn
Kārearea Whā - Term 1 - Y5/6

Bonita Herbert
Kārearea Tahi

Hannah Laloli
Kārearea Rua - Y2/3

Hannah Mills

Part-Time Teachers

Office Staff

PA to the Principal/School Secretary

Gail Howells
Office Support

Michelle Morris
Executive Officer

Maro Arcus

Lisette McAdam

Teacher Aides

Kathy McClelland
Teacher Aide

Diana Donaldson

Teacher Aide

Raglan Barber

Board of Trustees

The Deanwell School Board is made up of 7 members, this includes Pam Quirke the Principal, Leanne Doull as the teacher representative and 5 Parents – Sarah Pitches, Peter Cooper-Davies, Natania Katene, Melisa Fotu and Diana Donaldson.  

The Board does a number of things to keep Deanwell School operating properly and provide a great place for our tamariki to learn, some of these things include:   

  • Setting goals for the school and then make sure we meet those goals, these goals are about the kid’s learning and achievement and also about other things like making sure the buildings and school grounds are safe and fun to use.  
  • Making sure that there are policies in place that help the school make decisions.
  • Employing the principal who then employs all the other staff.  The Board is responsible for making sure Deanwell School is a supportive and safe place for people to work.
  • Monitoring the finances and sets budgets for the school to follow.

The Board sets the School Charter and produces an annual plan to support the achievement of the Charter.  If you want to view the Charter, it can be seen on the new reports that you will have received at the student led conferences.

For us to achieve the best for Deanwell School we need to engage with Family/Whānau, build a better connection with you all, and share information with you by having regular updates on Board activities in the Deanwell School Newsletter or on the website.

CEO/Principal of Deanwell School/Board member

Pam Quirke
Board Member

Sarah Pitches

Staff Representative Trustee

Leanne Doull

Minutes Secretary

Maro Arcus

Board Member

Peter Cooper-Davies

Board Member

Natania Katene

Board Member

Melisa Fotu

Board Member

Diana Donaldson

Parent Teacher Association

The Deanwell School PTA is a group of parents & teachers who work together to raise money through various fundraising events e.g. School disco’s, Pizza lunches, Performing Arts events, family calender’s, calendar sales, etc to help cover the shortfall of money given to our school by the Ministry of Education. We need this extra fundraising to cover the resources our children need at school.

We are always looking for enthusiastic parents to help us make these events happen. The Deanwell School PTA makes fundraising activities fun by making them as social as we can. We run an annual Whanau in the Park event each year and the supporters come out in droves to have dinner on Deanwell Park and enjoy each others company.

Call Andrea Garrett our PTA President for more information on email

Kelly Te Hau

Andrea Garrett