WE ARE TEAM MANAWATŪ

TEAM


MANAWATŪ

The Manawatū Team is the Senior Leadership Team of our school. This team consists of the Principal, Deputy Principal, two Assistant Principals and 4 Team Leaders.

The Manawatū Awa (River) was named by an explorer called Hau who was travelling down the coast from Taranaki following his wife, Wairaka. Hau had crossed several rivers when he reached the Manawatū. Manawatū means ‘heart standing still’; an appropriate reference to Hau’s fear that he would not be able to get across this big, wide river.

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Principal

Regan Orr

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Ko Taranaki te maunga
Ko Patea te awa
Ko Bolton te waka
Ko Whakaahurangi te marae
No Papaioea ahau
Ko Orr tōku whānau
Ko Regan tōku ingoa

I am immensely proud to be the Principal/Tumuaki of Central Normal School/Te Kura Tuatahi o Papaioea.

I have an absolute passion for learning and teaching and ensuring our children are engaged in a rich and authentic curriculum. I believe children should be at the centre of the learning process, where they have a voice alongside their teacher with designing the learning. I am also committed to ensuring our children have as many opportunities as possible, which allows them to engage with activities and experiences, which may relate to their passion or interest. I’m also very passionate about play based learning for our younger children, where children are able to ‘be children’, where they can learn a vast range of skills and social development through play.

I also have a great interest in educational leadership and developing the capacity and capability of our emerging leaders.

  • Principal

    Regan Orr

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    Ko Taranaki te maunga
    Ko Patea te awa
    Ko Bolton te waka
    Ko Whakaahurangi te marae
    No Papaioea ahau
    Ko Orr tōku whānau
    Ko Regan tōku ingoa

    I am immensely proud to be the Principal/Tumuaki of Central Normal School/Te Kura Tuatahi o Papaioea.

    I have an absolute passion for learning and teaching and ensuring our children are engaged in a rich and authentic curriculum. I believe children should be at the centre of the learning process, where they have a voice alongside their teacher with designing the learning. I am also committed to ensuring our children have as many opportunities as possible, which allows them to engage with activities and experiences, which may relate to their passion or interest. I’m also very passionate about play based learning for our younger children, where children are able to ‘be children’, where they can learn a vast range of skills and social development through play.

    I also have a great interest in educational leadership and developing the capacity and capability of our emerging leaders.

REGAN ORR Principal
Deputy Principal

Elly Warnock

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Kia ora koutou.
Ko Hartest te puke.
Ko Hartest tōku turangawaewae. 
Ko Suffolk tōku rohe. 
Ko Ingarangi tōku whenua. 
Ko Warnock tōku whānau.
Ko Elly ahau.

Kia ora - my name is Elly Warnock and it is my absolute privilege to be the Deputy Principal of Central Normal School/Te Kura Tuatahi o Papaioea. 

My passion lies in empowering students and staff to be the very best version of themselves. My role as Deputy Principal is incredibly diverse, but involves coaching and mentoring our staff to ensure the best outcomes for our students. I also work alongside our Massey Teachers as they begin their initial teacher education. Above all, I enjoy getting to know you - the students, whānau and wider community of Central Normal School.

  • Deputy Principal

    Elly Warnock

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    Kia ora koutou.
    Ko Hartest te puke.
    Ko Hartest tōku turangawaewae. 
    Ko Suffolk tōku rohe. 
    Ko Ingarangi tōku whenua. 
    Ko Warnock tōku whānau.
    Ko Elly ahau.

    Kia ora - my name is Elly Warnock and it is my absolute privilege to be the Deputy Principal of Central Normal School/Te Kura Tuatahi o Papaioea. 

    My passion lies in empowering students and staff to be the very best version of themselves. My role as Deputy Principal is incredibly diverse, but involves coaching and mentoring our staff to ensure the best outcomes for our students. I also work alongside our Massey Teachers as they begin their initial teacher education. Above all, I enjoy getting to know you - the students, whānau and wider community of Central Normal School.

ELLY WARNOCK DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
Assistant Principal

Kerry Howard

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Kia ora, I’m Kerry Howard, Assistant Principal and Team Leader of Tararua - the Special Needs Team. 

I love the challenge of working with students with identified high needs. The diversity of the students brings a different set of challenges every day. In my role, I also have the privilege of working with a fantastic group of teachers and senior leaders across the school. The Special Needs team at CNS includes a great team of special needs teachers and teacher aides. We strive for the best outcomes for all students but have lots of fun along the way!

  • Assistant Principal

    Kerry Howard

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    Kia ora, I’m Kerry Howard, Assistant Principal and Team Leader of Tararua - the Special Needs Team. 

    I love the challenge of working with students with identified high needs. The diversity of the students brings a different set of challenges every day. In my role, I also have the privilege of working with a fantastic group of teachers and senior leaders across the school. The Special Needs team at CNS includes a great team of special needs teachers and teacher aides. We strive for the best outcomes for all students but have lots of fun along the way!

KERRY HOWARD ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Assistant Principal

Jess Brett

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Kia ora, I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to be Assistant Principal. I have previously taught in Maharahara and Matanginui and have done intervention teaching across the school. I am passionate about teaching and learning and believe that every child has their own talents and strengths that are just waiting to be discovered! I love playing sport and you will often see me out in the playground playing games with students (some of you may even play against me at netball). My role is focused around pastoral care, learning and behaviour support - if you have any questions, come and see me!

  • Assistant Principal

    Jess Brett

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    Kia ora, I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to be Assistant Principal. I have previously taught in Maharahara and Matanginui and have done intervention teaching across the school. I am passionate about teaching and learning and believe that every child has their own talents and strengths that are just waiting to be discovered! I love playing sport and you will often see me out in the playground playing games with students (some of you may even play against me at netball). My role is focused around pastoral care, learning and behaviour support - if you have any questions, come and see me!

JESS BRETT ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Te Arawaru Team Leader

Mahina Selby-Law

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Ko Tararua te maunga
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Hokio te awa
Ko Ngāti Raukawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Pareraukawa te hapu
Ko Ngātokowaru te marae
Ko Ranea tōku tamahine.
Ko Evander tōku tama.
Ko Mahina Selby-Law tōku ingoa.

I am teaching in the Te Arawaru team this year. I enjoy playing sports and spending time with my whānau. 

Nāku noa, 
Whaea Mahi

  • Te Arawaru Team Leader

    Mahina Selby-Law

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    Ko Tararua te maunga
    Ko Tainui te waka
    Ko Hokio te awa
    Ko Ngāti Raukawa te iwi
    Ko Ngāti Pareraukawa te hapu
    Ko Ngātokowaru te marae
    Ko Ranea tōku tamahine.
    Ko Evander tōku tama.
    Ko Mahina Selby-Law tōku ingoa.

    I am teaching in the Te Arawaru team this year. I enjoy playing sports and spending time with my whānau. 

    Nāku noa, 
    Whaea Mahi

MAHINA SELBY-LAW TEAM LEADER
Whārite Team Leader

Catherine Pallesen

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Kia ora! I am Catherine Pallesen and I am the Team Leader of Whārite Team. I enjoy being creative and sharing these skills with the students I teach. I have been teaching at Central Normal for a very long time and I love being part of this amazing school.

  • Whārite Team Leader

    Catherine Pallesen

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    Kia ora! I am Catherine Pallesen and I am the Team Leader of Whārite Team. I enjoy being creative and sharing these skills with the students I teach. I have been teaching at Central Normal for a very long time and I love being part of this amazing school.

CATHERINE PALLESEN TEAM LEADER
Māharahara Team Leader

Matt Costley

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Kia ora, I’m Matua Matt and I am passionate about seeing children excited to come to school and being motivated to learn. I particularly enjoy teaching maths, music, sport, and using digital technology. I was born and bred in Palmy and returned to live here with my family after many years overseas.

  • Māharahara Team Leader

    Matt Costley

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    Kia ora, I’m Matua Matt and I am passionate about seeing children excited to come to school and being motivated to learn. I particularly enjoy teaching maths, music, sport, and using digital technology. I was born and bred in Palmy and returned to live here with my family after many years overseas.

MATT COSTLEY TEAM LEADER

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