Term 3 ends on Friday 22 September at 1pm. We wish our ākonga and their whanau a wonderful break.
Associate Principal & Rangitoto Hapori Leader Years 4-6
I really enjoy teaching!
At the heart of my teaching philosophy is the importance of taking the time to get to know my students, and whānau and building positive relationships with them. I work hard to foster a motivating, responsive and supportive learning environment for my students where achievement is important. My goal is to create in each ākonga, a love for learning. As a teacher, I am empowering learners alongside my team to become confident, connected students who show manaakitanga, persevere when faced with a challenge and know they have the skills to achieve and reach their full potential.
When a student smiles in delight as they share their learning, I know I am a teacher.
Associate Principal & Onewa Hapori Leader Years 0-3
Ko Rachael Findlay-Clarke toku ingoa.
Nō Waitara ahau.
My husband Andy is a Warrant Officer in the Navy and together we have two boys. In my spare time I enjoy sewing, renovating and spending time with my whānau and friends. I love teaching - particularly early literacy and mathematics and assisting tamariki to transition into and be successful at school. I am proud to be a part of the Onepoto School whānau.
Kia ora koutou
Ko Mamaru te waka
Ko Taemaro te moana
Ko Whakaangi te maunga
Ko Ngapuhi te iwi
Ko Kahu Kura Ariki te marae
No Taemaro ahau
I te taha o toku papa
Ko Diane Simona toku ingoa
I have shared part of my fathers’ heritage with you as I am proud of who I am, where I come from, my culture and my family. My husband’s Samoan heritage and our religion supports my dedication to our family values. These connections I hope to build relationships with you and your children at Onepoto School. May our aspirations for our children foster a pathway of knowledge, strength, independence and growth.
Ngā mihi nui
Kia ora! I am Whaea Sandra.
I have recently graduated as a teacher, however I am familiar with the classroom, having previously been a learning assistance at college.
I am married and have five wonderful tamariki. One is still at school, and the other four are independent.
In my spare time I love catching up with my whānau and friends, reading, gardening, kayaking and going on bushwalks. I really appreciate and enjoy nature.
Fakaalofa lahi atu!
I'm Miss Maya and I have the privilege of working at Onepoto School
I recently graduated from AUT, specialising in Pasifika Primary Teaching. I'm passionate about creating positive learning environments that reflect student culture and can build on the existing strengths of students.
I am full Niuean but was born and raised in Auckland. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping, travelling and going for walks. I'm excited to see our students flourish throughout the year ahead and look forward to meeting you.
Fakalofa lahi atu kia mutolu osi
Koe higoa haaku ko Sala Alona.
Hau au he motu ko Niue koe matamaka talahaua e Polenesia
Hello,my dear friends!
My name is Sala Alona and I'm from Niue Island also known as
‘The Rock of Polynesia’
I am a Learning Assistant and I have been at Onepoto Primary School for 13 years. I love my job very much and I take great pride in watching my students progress and succeed in their learning. I have been fortunate to call Northcote my home for the last 35 years and it is here where I have found a great sense of community, belonging, and connection to my people. The Northcote/ Onepoto Community has always been supportive of its people and I am very blessed to be able to give back to the community that has given me so much.
1:1 Support & Librarian
I am Whaea Ma and it is an absolute pleasure working with the children at Onepoto School. With our strong leadership and enthusiastic team, we are all here to see them succeed.
I work beside the teachers and also work 1-on-1. Knowing that our children learn at different levels and at a different pace, I enjoy building up my relationship with them, encourage and guide them as we take a few steps back so that we can move forward.
I love their enthusiasm and love sharing the fun of learning.
ESOL & In-class support
Fraser Avenue, Northcote,Auckland 0627
Phone: +64 (09) 480 7469Email: email@example.com
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Term Dates 2023
Term 1: Wed 1 Feb – Thu 6 AprTerm 2: Wed 26 Apr – Fri 30 JunTerm 3: Mon 17 Jul – Fri 22 SepTerm 4: Mon 9 Oct – Mon 18 Dec