Senior Leaders

Principal | Tumuaki                                          Jonathan Ramsay   


Deputy Principal | Tumuaki Tuarua                 Jonathan Jackson


Deputy Principal | Tumuaki Tuarua                 Bhairavi Vara

Deputy Principal | Tumuaki Tuarua                 Margaret Talbot

Acting Deputy Principal |                                Tracy Hewlett

Tumuaki Tuarua mō naianei   





Aroha Team - Year 1-3


Rosie Oliver (Team | Rōpū Leader)              Room 2


Ariel Ampado                                               Room 1

Callum Wood                                                Room 3

Philippa Priest                                              Room 4

Fabienne Gillies                                            Room 5 (Nest)


Atawhai Team - Year 1-3


Heike Micheel  (Team | Rōpū Leader)         Room 8


Latha Nayagam                                           Room 7                          


Yashika Dheda                                             Room 9

Adrienne Kerin                                             Room 10 (Nest)

Akoranga Team - Year 1-3


Aine Connaughton (Team | Rōpū Leader)    Room 20 (Nest)


Suzie Neilson                                                Room 18


Hayley Eagle                                                 Room 19


Grace Du                                                       Room 21




Mahi Tahi Team - Year 4 and 5


Mark Airey (Team | Rōpū Leader)               Room 11        


Lily Bergin                                                   Room 12 


Christopher Quincey                                   Room 14


Grace Rogers                                             Room 15


Tahi Vaneveld                                              Room 16

Ingrid Cheung & Liese van Dam                Room 17

Tuakana Team - Year 5 and 6


Tracy Hewlett (Team | Rōpū Leader)            


Shamin Flanagan                                         Room 24

Katrina Kiely                                                 Room 25

Leah Pereira                                                 Room 26

Braedon Schache                                        Room 27

Nik Edwards                                                 Room 28

Melody Yong                                                Room 29


Please click on the teacher's name to contact your child's teacher. For all other inquiries please email


Specialist Teachers


Marg Talbot [DP]                 Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

Tracy Hewlett [Acting DP]   Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo)


Lynne Carlin                        ESOL and Literacy Support

Anna Swain                         ESOL,  Literacy Support & Reading Recovery 

Yana Dennett                       Reading Recovery, Literacy Support & Library 

Ingrid Cheung                     Reading Recovery and classroom teacher

Liese van Dam.                   Reading Recovery and classroom teacher

Jamie Christensen              STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) specialist

Catherine Petersen             Music specialist


Kusam Fausett                    Art specialist 


Kylie Maltman                     Garden to Table Specialist

Sonia Ingle                          Garden to Table Specialist


Learning Assistants


Emma Henry  


Danny Houston


Carroll Spence

Kavita Kaushal


Kerry Steel

Sharon Williams

Lizzie Lucas





Administration Team                                                    


Chriss Bus                                    Administration Team Leader


Chetan Kale                                  Property Manager / Caretaker


Karen Brunton                              Receptionist, Administration Support









Our Board meetings are advertised in our school newsletter. Parents/caregivers are most welcome to attend our 'open to the public' meetings.


Boards are elected by the parent community every three years. 


Our current Board members were elected in June 2019 with some co-opted in June 2018 and late 2019 and a by-election in August 2021.


Presiding member           Warner Cowin

Trustees          Maryvonne Gray, Katie Higgins [co-opted], Jane Yee, Anna Ferguson,

Anthony Trigg [co-opted]           

Principal         Jonathan Ramsay

Staff Trustee   Kusam Fausett


To contact the Board Presiding Member please email


Friends of Edendale Primary (our PTA)


Friends of Edendale meets on the third Thursday of each month (excluding school holidays). Parents and caregivers can join in these meetings to see what it's all about. PTA elections are held annually in November.