Principal's Greeting

Principal's Greeting

Kia ora, talofa lava, malo e leilei and namaste!

DENYSE HEALY

Denyse Healy, Principal
of Blenheim School
since 2015.

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 Kia ora e te whānau.

Ko Tararura te maunga
Ko Rangitikei te awa
Ko Ngāti Kotimana te iwi
Nō Wairarapa ahau
Ko au te tumuaki o te kura nei.
Ngā mihi i runga i tā mātou whakataukī ārahi “Whaia te iti kahuarangi ki te tuohu koe, me maunga teitei.”
Ko Denyse Healy ahau
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

​Providing opportunities in which students can grow as learners and develop a love of learning is important to me. Our motto of GRIT is all about developing students' dispositions and building tenacity. Our school whakatauki encourages students to set goals and be persistent, not letting obstacles stop them from reaching their goals.

We believe having high expectations of our tamariki, and ensuring they are supported to succeed, is crucial in their learning. It is important that all tamariki have a sense of belonging and feel that their culture is valued.

If you are looking for a school in Blenehim for your child, I encourage you to come and visit our kura. You will see the love of learning the students have and the wonderful supportive whānau environment we create.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child(ren) to the Blenheim School family/whānau of talented staff, dedicated teachers, and happy, motivated students.

Please feel free anytime to make an appointment to see me to discuss your child's education. After all, we're partners in developing the good habits that set them up for a lifetime of learning.

Ngā mihi.
 

DENYSE HEALY, PRINCIPAL

 

Blenheim School Staff Pepeha

I have a passion for lifelong learning which encompasses geography, problem solving, cultural diversity and the amazing natural world we live in. In my spare time I also love to travel, dance the night away and read.Tēnā koutou katoa

I whānau mai au i Guildford, England

I tipu ake au ki Methven

Ko Opuke te maunga te rū nei taku ngākau

Ko Rakaia te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara

Ko Waiharakeke taku kainga ināianei 

Ko Sarah Tullett tōku ingoa

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa

Work in progress!

SARAH TULLET YEARS 0-1 KĀKANO

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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi o te motu, tēnā koutou katoa.
Ko Maungatua te maunga
Ko Mata-au te awa
Ko Petra Kristel Carruthers tōku ingoa
I whānau mai au i Hōrana
I tipu ake au i Ōtākou.
Nō reira, e rere atu ōku kupu mihi ki a koutou. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

I have a passion for lifelong learning which encompasses geography, problem solving, cultural diversity and the amazing natural world we live in. In my spare time I also love to travel, dance and read.

PETRA CARRUTHERS YEARS 2 & 3 KORU

ANARU NORTON YEARS 3 & 4 RITO

I have a passion for lifelong learning which encompasses geography, problem solving, cultural diversity and the amazing natural world we live in. In my spare time I also love to travel, dance the night away and readTe manu e kai ana te miro, nōna te ngahere; te manu e kai ana te mātauranga nōna te ao.

Ko Tapuae-o-Uenuku te maunga
Ko Wairau te awa
Ko Kurahaupō te waka
Ko Rangitāne, Ngāti Kuia me Ngāti Apa ki te rā tō ngā iwi.
Tihei mauri ora!

"He kai kei āku ringa." There is food at the end of my hands. This whakataukī signifies empowerment, tenacity and hope. It refers to one's ability to use the skills and resources they have to create success. We as teachers play a major role in giving our learners the skills and resources they need to grow and become successful. Growing student awareness and passion for te reo Māori me ngā tikanga and maths is a strong desire.

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NICOLA POSWILLO KĀKANO (THURSDAY), KORU (FRIDAY)

Tēnā koutou katoa.
Ko Tapuae-o-uenuku te maunga
Ko Wairau te awa
Ko Waiharakeke ahau
Ko Nicola Poswillo (Poz) tōku ingoa.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.


I love providing fun opportunities for children to discover and learn about their world. I love living off the land, growing meat, fruit and vegetables. I love travelling and the outdoors, especially walking and mountain biking in the Wither Hills.

GILL CAUGHEY READING RECOVERY, PE, HEALTH

I have a passion for lifelong learning which encompasses geography, problem solving, cultural diversity and the amazing natural world we live in. In my spare time I also love to travel, dance the night away and read.Tēnā koutou katoa.

Ko Maungakiekie te maunga

Ko Manukau te moana

Ko Waiharakeke te kura

Ko Caughey toku whanau

Ko Gillian Caughey tōku ingoa.

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

It is a privilege to be in a job where I can provide opportunities for children to grow and develop into their own characters, helping them learn their strengths and discover what they are capable of. I am passionate about catering to all children’s needs, focusing on their strengths and interests.

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LOUISA LINTERMAN YEARS 5-6 HARAKEKE (THURSDAY)

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā rau rangatira mā. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Ko Wikitōria te maunga
Ko Waimakariri te awa
Ko Randolph te waka
Ko ngāti Ingarangi me ngāti Hamani me ngāti Aerana ōku iwi
Ko Freeman tōku hapu
Nō Ōtautahi ahau kei Waiharakeke ahau e noho ana.
Ko Louisa tōku ingoa.
Nō reira, maanaaki whenua, manaaki tāngata, haere whakamua. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

 

When you learn, you grow. As a teacher, I am privileged to help my students to grow as learners. There are lots of ways to learn. Read a book. Listen to people. Learn a new waiata. Show tenacity. Respect others. Our community is a huge classroom and we are all learners.

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KELLYANN THORSTENSEN YEAR 5-6 HARAKEKE

Mālō lava le soifua.

O le mauga o Tapuae-o-Uenuku

O le vai o Wairau

O te nofo i Blenheim i Niu Sila

O lo'u igoa o Kellyann Thorstensen

 

O fānau a manu e fafaga i fugālā'au 'ae 'o fānau a tagata e fagata i 'upu. The offspring of birds are fed with nectar, but the children of men are nurtured with words.

 

It is my great sense of pride in my Samoan heritage that motivates me to promote my love of diversity and culture within my classroom and school environment. As a teacher, there is an importance in acknowledging students as being at the heart of everything we say and do and I am extremely privileged to have the opportunity to grow the minds of our future generations. Like you, I want our children to be the most amazing individuals they can be. Our students deserve the very best education: equity, excellence, and belonging.

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