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He aha te mea nui o Te Ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

What is the most important thing in our world? It is people, it is people, it is people!

Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Kim Gordon

Principal

About Me

Ko Ruahine te maunga, Ko Oroua te awa, Ko Tainui te waka, Ko Ngati Kauwhata te Iwi, Ko Tahuriwakanui te hapu, Ko Maniahui te tupuna whare, Ko Aorangi te papa kainga, Ko Kim Gordon toku ingoa, No Paraekaratu ahau. I get to come to work each day and work alongside a staff who are 100% committed to our tamariki and a community who holds dear the education of their mokopuna. At the end of the day I get to go home to my whare overlooking the Rangitikei awa and fill my bucket, ready for each new day.

E: kgordon@bulls.school.nz

Megan Syme

Deputy Principal

About Me

Kia ora. I whanau mai au i Whanganui, I tipu ake au i Whanganui, Ka noho au i Kawakawa. Ko Megan Syme toku ingoa. Hello my name is Megan Syme. I grew up in Whanganui and most of my family still live in Whanganui. I now live in Feilding with my husband and 2 sons. We enjoy getting out and about, seeing and doing new things.

E: msyme@bulls.school.nz

Ngā Kakano Hub

Nga Kakano Hub

Jo Darling

Nga Kakano Hub Teacher

About Me

Tena koutou, ko Jo toku ingoa I've lived in Aotearoa for 16 years originally hailing from a little town near Manchester in the UK. I have 2 beautiful daughters, Willow (16) and Laiken (9) also a student at Bulls School. I am a passionate person and strive to surround myself with people who share the same energy. I love the fact that at Bulls School we aspire to offer our tamariki a wide variety of different experiences so that they too have the opportunity to explore what excites them, whether that be in the arts, on the sports field or in academia.

E: jdarling@bulls.school.nz

Leigh Hanson

Specialist Literacy & Release Teacher

About Me

Bulls born and breed. I have become extremely passionate about structured literacy. I have always loved reading and writing but the science behind structured literacy has opened a whole new world for me. For me, passing this onto our tamariki and also supporting staff to learn more about the science of reading has become my driving force. I get to work with small groups of akonga to learn the code of literacy and take that into all areas of learning.

E: lhanson@bulls.school.nz

Pou Tāhū Hub

Pou Tahu Hub

Jen Weir

Junior Team Leader

About Me

Kia ora e te whanau. I love working at Bulls School - such an awesome team of amazing people here and fabulous community! When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my children and friends. I have 4 amazing children and we love spending time out at the beach. I also love travelling and meeting new people....am looking forward to doing more of that in the future, but in the meantime am enjoying exploring our beautiful country and finding some hidden gems.

E: jweir@bulls.school.nz

Leigh Hanson

Specialist Literacy & Release Teacher

About Me

Bulls born and breed. I have become extremely passionate about structured literacy. I have always loved reading and writing but the science behind structured literacy has opened a whole new world for me. For me, passing this onto our tamariki and also supporting staff to learn more about the science of reading has become my driving force. I get to work with small groups of akonga to learn the code of literacy and take that into all areas of learning.

E: lhanson@bulls.school.nz

Amie Brown

Pou Tahu Hub Teacher

About Me

Ko Pouerua te maunga, Ko Waitangi te awa, Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka, Ko Ngapuhi te iwi, Ko Ngati Kawa me Ngati Rahiri nga hapu, Ko Te Tii Waitangi te marae. I tipu ake au i Wairoa, ka noho au i Papaioea. Ko Irving toku ingoa whanau. Ko Amie Brown toku ahau. Kia Ora, I'm Amie. I love spending time with my whanau and friends, whether it's exploring our beautiful country, going for a cruise in a classic car or chilling in the backyard!

E: abrown@bulls.school.nz

Tokomanawa Hub

Tokomanawa Hub

Claire Dunlop

Tokomanawa Hub Teacher

About Me

My name is Claire Dunlop. My passion as a teacher is to guide students to grow in confidence as they explore, discover and challenge themselves with their learning. I enjoy cooking, gardening traveling, hiking, playing ukulele and spending time with friends, family and animals.

E: cdunlop@bulls.school.nz

Ashleigh Hall

Tokomanawa Hub Teacher

About Me

Kia ora, my name is Ashleigh. When I'm not at school I love being outside with my family and friends, especially near a river, beach or lake. Being in the garden, playing sport or walking around outside in the farm fresh air is what a typical evening might look like for our whānau.

E: ahall@bulls.school.nz

Tuarongo Hub

Tuarongo Hub

Kerri Guard

Senior Team Leader

About Me

Kia ora, I am Miss Guard. In my spare time, I love to travel and explore new places both in New Zealand and the wider world. I also enjoy doing a bit of baking for friends and family. My niece and nephew were born last year and I try to spend as much time with them as possible. My favourite part of teaching is working with children and seeing them reach their goals.

E: kguard@bulls.school.nz

Vanessa McDowell

Tuarongo Hub Teacher (Maternity Leave)

About Me

I moved from South Africa to NZ when I was 13 years old, and I am so thankful my parents made the move!! I have a passion for sports and animals. In my free time I enjoy doing horse riding, hanging out with family, friends and all things animals, playing some sports and plotting around the garden. I also enjoyng getting 'lost' in a good book!

E: vmcdowell@bulls.school.nz

Debs Gouwland

Tuarongo Hub Teacher

About Me

Coming Soon

E: dgouwland@bulls.school.nz

Support Staff

Support Staff

Diana Tweeddale

Office Manager

About Me

Hi I'm Diana, I am the ice pack, plaster sticking, hug giving office organiser! I love working at Bulls School, not only for the amazing staff but the super amazing kids we have here. I have two boys of my own and enjoying getting out and about with them sharing new experiences. We especially love discovering new places in the great outdoors to explore and enjoy.

E: office@bulls.school.nz

Sam Withers

Support Staff

About Me

My name is Samantha Withers and I work across the Senior Hub. I am in my 3rd year of my teaching degree and love seeing kids have that 'aha' moment when grasping concepts. I love exploring the great outdoors and have a passion for playing and coaching netball.

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Rachell Karaynidis

Support Staff

About Me

Coming Soon

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Te Atawhai Mason

Support Staff

About Me

Coming Soon

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Rob Fenn

Grounds Manager

About Me

This is Rob. He is probably the greatest grounds manager in the world. He looks after our school as if it is his home. If he isn't on the lawnmower, he's on the leaf blower! He does so much for us all, far more than his job description for instance, carting the school tent to events for us so that our tamariki have shelter and a place to gather.

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