Batten & Blake Teachers
BB Team Leader - Teacher - Room 16- Year 1
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.
Teacher - Room 10 - Year 2
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.
Teacher- Rooms 16 - Year 1
Kia Ora, my name is Briar Cooper. I am currently working part-time here at CPS, as I have two young children at home. This year I am teaching year 1's in Room 16, Visual Arts elective on a Thursday, and Year 5/6's in Room 1. I have been teaching at Cambridge Primary for 12 years and absolutely love it. I enjoy working with children, watching the growth in their learning is so rewarding. 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 two kids, our dog Lunar and my extended whanaau and friends. In our spare time, we love to travel, spend time at the beach, on the boat and explore new places.
Teacher - Room 14 - New Entrant & Year 1
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
Teacher - Room 15 - New Entrant & Year 1
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
Teacher - Room 14 - Year 1 & 2
Teacher - Room 11 - Year 2
Kia ora, my name is Jamie, and this is my first year teaching my own class.
I achieved my black belt in Judo in 2016 and I currently run my own club and am a fully qualified and registered Judo coach. I have been teaching Judo to children of all ages and from all walks of life since the age of 16 and this is where I found my passion for teaching and working with kids.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, playing squash, training and coaching Judo.
Teacher - Room 13 - New Entrant
I have been in the education sector for a number of years. Most of my experience has been in the junior school.
I love teaching at CPS as it has so much to offer students. Children have wonderful learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
Providing a place where children are motivated, actively engaged, and take responsibility for their actions and learning, will be a central classroom focus. I enjoy a bright, contemporary learning environment where students can take risks, feel challenged and celebrate their successes.
Teacher - Room 11 - Year 2