Senior Leaders

Principal | Tumuaki                                          Jonathan Ramsay   


Deputy Principal | Tumuaki Tuarua                 Jonathan Jackson


Deputy Principal | Tumuaki Tuarua                 Bhairavi Vara

Deputy Principal | Tumuaki Tuarua                 Margaret Talbot





Aroha Team - Year 1


Rosie Oliver (Team | Rōpū Leader)            Koru [rms 25-29]


Suzie Neilson                                             Āniwaniwa [rms 4,5]


Adrienne Kerin                                           Koru [rms 25-29]


Yashika Dheda                                           Koru [rms 25-29]


Fabienne Gillies                                         Koru [rms 25-29]


Aine Connaughton                                    Āniwaniwa [rms 4,5]


Grace Du                                                  Āniwaniwa [rms 4,5]




Akoranga Team - Year 2 and 3


Bhairavi Vara (Team | Rōpū Leader)    


Philippa Priest                                              Room 2


Hayley Eagle                                                Room 1


Callum Wood                                                Room 3




Atawhai Team - Year 2 and 3


Julie Crombie  (Team | Rōpū Leader)        Room 10

Latha Nayagam                                         Room 6


Melody Yong                                              Room 9                          


Katrina Kiely                                               Room 7

Grace Rogers                                            Room 8




Mahi Tahi Team - Year 4 and 5


Jamie Christensen                                       Room 11

Tracy Hewlett (Team | Rōpū Leader)          


Liese van Dam                                            Room 15,16 


Braedon Schache                                       Room 15,16


Ingrid Cheung                                             Room 17


Lily Bergin                                                   Room 12, 13

Ariel Ampado                                              Room 14


Christopher Quincey                                   Room 12, 13


Tuakana Team - Year 6


Tracy Hewlett (Team | Rōpū Leader)            Room 18


Amanda Ray /Tahi Vandveld [Fri]                 Room 19

Mark Airey                                                    Room 20

Nik Edwards                                                 Room 21


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)


Lynne Carlin                 ESOL and Literacy Support [0.6]

Anna Swain                  ESOL,  Literacy Support [0.6], reading recovery [0.4]


Catherine Petersen      Music Teacher 

Yana Dennett               Reading Recovery [0.4], Literacy Support & Library [0.6]


Kusam Fausett             Artist in Residence

Mere Hohaia .              Tikanga Māori   


Fleur Tuck                    Environment 


Kylie Maltman              Garden to Table Specialist

Sonia Ingles                 Garden to Table Specialist


Learning Assistants


Emma Henry  


Danny Houston


Carroll Spence


Diane Stewart [Rainbow Reading]


Sam Nash


Kavita Kaushal


Kerry Steel


Nadia Dobbs


Sharon Williams

Lizzie Lucas 





Administration Team                                                    


Chriss Bus                                    Administration Team Leader


Chetan Kale                                  Property Manager / Caretaker

Sean Ween                                   Assistant Caretaker


Karen Brunton                              Receptionist, Administration Support


Zoe Gardiner                                Payroll, Administration Support


Sue Prebble                                  Finance Officer






Board of Trustees


Our Board of Trustees will be holding approximately five-six ‘open to the public’ meetings and two-three planning meetings in 2020. Meetings begin at 5.30pm and 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.


Chair               Christine Scott

Trustees          Maryvonne Gray, Ben Hasler, Shameen Hayat, Annie Ualesi,                                 Stanley Findlay [co-opted], Damian Herrick [co-opted]                   

Principal         Jonathan Ramsay

Staff Trustee   Kusam Fausett


To contact the Board Chair 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.




Edendale Primary School 419 Sandringham Rd Auckland 1025  

Phone +64 9 846 6340