Cambridge Primary School

Quality - Tradition – Innovation

Batten & Blake Teachers

Colleen Bredenbeck
Role

BB Team Leader - Teacher - Room 16- Year 1

Email

colleen@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

General Information

I am Colleen Bredenbeck and I love being part of the CPS community. I have been in primary education for a number of years and I have taught Years 0, 1 and 2 for the past few years.
Going on the learning journey with children is always exciting as we challenge each other, discover, explore new ideas and best of all have fun. I love having a bright and inviting learning environment so children are proud of their class, feel like they belong and have ownership of their learning.
One of my favourite things to do is spend time with my family at the lake where I am often putting myself out of my comfort zone, wakeboarding and mountain biking.
I am always excited to meet new families and be part of the CPS family.

Taryn Jago-Sutton
Role

Teacher - Room 10 - Year 2

Email

taryn@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

General Information

Hi, I am Taryn Jago-Sutton and I am the Room 10 teacher in the Blake syndicate.
I love working at Cambridge Primary School as it is a wonderful school and provides students and staff with endless opportunities to succeed with fun, authentic learning.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family, gardening and exploring. I look forward to seeing you around the school.

Briar Cooper
Role

Teacher- Rooms 11 ( Year 1 & 2) & 16 (Year 1)

Email

briar@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

General Information

Kia Ora, my name is Briar Cooper and I teach year 1/2. I have been teaching at Cambridge Primary for 11 years and absolutely love it. I have always taught in the New Entrant and Junior section of the school as both a team leader and a junior classroom teacher. I enjoy working with the younger children, they are always so excited about learning. I love supporting children in their transition into school. CPS is a place where children are motivated and actively engaged. Students feel safe, take risks, and we celebrate their successes.

My time outside of school is spent with my husband and our 2 kids, our dog Lunar and my extended whanau and friends. In our spare time, we love to travel, spend time at the beach, on the boat and explore new places.

Anna Wren
Role

Teacher - Room 14 - New Entrant & Year 1

Email

annaw@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

General Information

Hi, my name is Anna Wren. I have been teaching for over 10 years and have spent most of those years teaching within the junior school. Working with kids is my passion and helping New Entrants navigate their new adventure into school life is one of the best parts of my job. We are so lucky to work in an amazing environment at Cambridge Primary School with the best community. Outside of school, I love spending time with my family. We love to go to the beach, travel and explore new things together

Maria Vettise
Role

Teacher - Room 15 - New Entrant & Year 1

Email

maria@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

General Information

Kia Ora , my name is Maria Vettise and I teach year 0/1. I thoroughly enjoy working with children at the junior level and delight in all their new learning. I love supporting children in their transition into school and enjoy having a positive impact on their first year. CPS offers a variety of opportunities for our children and I feel privileged to be part of such a supportive school community.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three young children. We love travelling and having adventures in the outdoors

Hannah Buchanan
Role

Teacher - Room 11 - Year 1 & 2

Email

Hannah@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

General Information

I am currently teaching in the Batten and Blake Syndicate. I have been a teacher for 7 years with the majority of my time being spent in the junior school.
I enjoy teaching at CPS and am proud of the learning opportunities that are on offer to our students here. Providing an environment where students are excited to learn and their individual strengths are celebrated is a priority for me.
In my time out of school, I love spending time with family and friends, camping, pottery and gardening in my small vegetable patch.

Hayley Shaw
Role

Teacher - Room 14 - New Entrant & Year 1

Email

hayleys@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

Cat Clark
Role

Teacher - Room 13 - New Entrant