Te Awamutu Primary School - Kia Kaha - Be Strong

Timatanga Team (NE)

Caroline Jones
Role

Teacher - Room 2 (NE)

Email

carolinej@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Teaching

General Information

Hello there,
My name is Caroline and I am proud to start my teaching career here at TAPS in the fabulous room 2 this year.

I am excited for this year ahead and look forward to meeting all the new students and having fun with them while learning.

In my spare time, I love baking, spending time with my family and friends, and also having cuddles with my cheeky little kitten.

Maree Parkes
Role

Teacher Room 3 (NE) - Team Leader

Email

mareep@taps.school.nz

General Information

I completed my teacher training at Auckland College on Education in 1986 with a diploma of teaching in Early Childhood. I have been teaching for 16 years in Early childhood and have been privileged to work at TAPS in the new entrant team. This year I am a full time teacher in Room 3 so I can continue to follow my passion of working alongside children and their families who are transitioning into school.

Toni Densem
Role

Teacher Room 4 (NE)

Email

tonid@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)

General Information

Welcome to Room 4!
My name is Toni Densem and I have been teaching for over 12 years within a range of year levels. I have had the pleasure of teaching our new entrant students here at TAPS for the past 4 years.
Their excitement, smiles and love for learning is infectious. I am very excited to meet all our new five year olds and their families who will be joining TAPS this year.
I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Nicola Edwards
Role

Teacher - Room 5 (NE)

Email

nice@taps.school.nz

Qualification

BSc, MA, Diploma Teaching - Primary

General Information

I am loving being a New Entrants Teacher here at TAPS! The enthusiasm for learning of our new entrant students is so inspiring and motivating, and being a part of the start to their amazing learning journey is a wonderful privilege. I am a Mum to two wonderful children, who are both here at TAPS too. I enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring this wonderful country.

Karen Sykes
Role

Teacher Rm 6 (NE)

Email

karens@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, Grad Dip teaching, early years

General Information

I am having fun learning with an amazing group of New Entrants. I am mum to 4 grown up children, have 3 adorable grandsons and I am married to a boy I met in primary school many, many years ago. I love sport, especially football which I still manage to play at the weekend.
My family are also lucky enough to be involved with the Trillian Trek, which are an amazing group of people that help children achieve their potential.

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