Cambridge Primary School

Quality - Tradition – Innovation

Specialist Programmes Teachers

Jen George
Role

SENCO teacher

Email

jen@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

General Information

Hi, I am Jen George and I am the Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at CPS. Basically, this means that I support the behaviour, pastoral and learning needs of all of our learners throughout our school. I work closely with our teachers and Learning Assistants to provide the best supports we can for our students. I also teach on a Friday in Room 1. I have my Masters degree in Education (Mathematics).
I have two children who are in the junior area of CPS and step children who are at CMS and CHS. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children and our two dogs. I also enjoy going to the beach and wakeboarding on the lake.

Angela Hay
Role

Teacher- Science & STEAM

Email

ange@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

General Information

Hi, my name is Ange and I’m in my fifth year of teaching Science at Cambridge Primary School. During my time teaching at CPS, I have enjoyed seeing the children grow in their knowledge and understanding of science. I am often inspired by the way the children make new discoveries, and how they demonstrate creative thinking and innovative ideas beyond what I could ever imagine. My hope is that by “unlocking” science early on, a passion will ignite within the children, leading them to exciting discoveries and extraordinary outcomes.

Before discovering my love for teaching, I was originally drawn into the study of science through pre- medicine. I then went on to complete my Masters in Chemistry and worked in the field of Biomedical Science in London. I later returned to the Waikato, and enjoyed many years of Secondary School Chemistry teaching and then embraced a new journey into Primary School Science. In my spare time, I thrive on outdoor adventure, with water sports and boating being high on my list. I am a Waikato girl, who loves being surrounded in nature and I live in the countryside with my husband and three children.

Deborah Mc Elwee
Role

Release Teacher- Assessment

Kate Watson
Role

Yr 5/6 Teacher, Challenge and Extension Teacher & Coordinator and Outdoors Classroom Teacher

Email

kate@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

General Information

Cambridge Primary School offers a Challenge and Extension Programme for Years 3-6. The children are selected by parent nomination, teacher recommendation and assessment records.

I am the lucky teacher of these classes. I have been at Cambridge Primary School for several years now and in various leadership positions. I have a great interest in the area of Gifted Education and am currently completing my Master of Educational Leadership.

I look forward to an exciting year ahead!

Jani Clements
Role

Reading Recovery Teacher

Petalla Kapua
Role

Te Reo Maaori Teacher

Email

petalla@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

Adam Poka
Role

Te Ao Maaori Teacher

Email

adam@cambridgeprimary.co.nz

Kelly Collins
Role

Garden to Table Teacher

Sue Lyon
Role

Being Our Best Facilitator

Email

sue.b.lyon@gmail.com

General Information

Reg. Teacher Resilience Facilitator Virtues Master Facilitator Mindfulness Facilitator
I am registered teacher and have worked in multi cultural settings for over 30 years.
During this time I have taught in Christchurch, south Auckland as a Senior Teacher, Deputy Principal at Mauke Primary, in the Cook Islands and a teacher at Leamington School in Cambridge.
I have always been very passionate about working with children and families especially in supporting resilience, confidence, self esteem and resolving conflict in a peaceful manner.
For the past eight years I have been facilitating resilience programmes in Cambridge primary schools and assisting parents and teachers in implementing strategies into the school and home environment.
I have 3 adult children and I enjoy bush walks, being close to nature, biking, gardening, fishing, tennis, travelling and being with my friends and family.
It is a pleasure working at Cambridge Primary School with such wonderful staff, children and families.