I'm Nevis Stanaway. I am a learning assistant at CPS.
I love working with children and am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work one on one or in small groups with many children. To watch their progress and achievements gives me great satisfaction.
I have a long connection with CPS as my three daughters attended this school.
Outside of school my life revolves around my seven grandchildren, friends and family.
Librarian / Learning Assistant
Hi, my name is Sharon Burns. I have been a Cambridge local for most of my life. I have three teenage children, all who have attended Cambridge Primary.
I have worked at Cambridge Primary for about 8 years now, starting off as the school librarian ,learning assistant and now that my children are older I work at Four Peaks Out Of School Care as well.
I enjoy talking too and playing alongside the children. Since I have started at Four Peaks a rugby mad 8 year old has taught me how to kick a rugby ball over the goal post. He is a good coach!
Hello! I was born and raised in Hamilton, shifting to Cambridge when I got married 23 years ago. I have 2 grown up children. I started at Cambridge Primary when my daughter was in Year 1, volunteering to listen to children in her class read...I love both kids and reading...so it seemed like a good idea at the time!
I stay up way too late reading and have half finished craft projects all over the house. I have worked as a Learning Assistant approximately 10 years and just the last two years for Four Peaks After School care. Children are miraculous - participating in both their learning and play while getting PAID for it makes Cambridge Primary one of my favourite places to be!
ESOL Teacher / RISE facilitator
My name is Hayley Booth. I came to New Zealand in 2000 with my family at the age of 10 and attended Cambridge Middle School and then went on to Cambridge High School and completed Year 13.
I am the mother of two children. Courtney is in Rutherford syndicate. Dylan is an ex Cambridge Primary student; he is now attending Cambridge Middle School.
In 2019 I was fortunate enough to become a learning assistant. During the year I then commenced working at Four Peaks.
I have worked in all three syndicates at school, and this has allowed me to get to know most of our children at school.
Since working at Cambridge Primary and Four Peaks I have found it interesting and rewarding getting to know and work with children of all ages. It has been great getting to know the children’s different characters, quirks and needs.
Stepping into the Supervisor role earlier 2020 at Four Peaks I have found it both rewarding and challenging. I hope to bring some new ideas and activities to Four Peaks.
Outside of my work I enjoy socialising with close friends and family, exploring the surrounding Waikato and other places in New Zealand.
Being able to spend my time at school as well as at Four Peaks I am lucky enough to build up trust and relationships with the children both at the school and at Four Peaks.
Hello, I came to New Zealand from the UK in 1973 and called Palmerston North my home. I have 2 grown up children, my daughter, Danielle was born in Palmerston North and my son Adam in Christchurch. We moved to Cambridge in 2006. In 2012 Cambridge Primary decided to start their own Before and After School programme and employed me as the supervisor, something very new and daunting for me, but I loved it!! Over the years I have worked with many amazing staff (including both of my children) and seen numerous children start as brand new little 5 year olds, watched them grow and mature into confident year 6’s then leave us. (though many still pop in to say hello). 2019 was a year of change for me. I finally became a New Zealand citizen and made the difficult decision to step down as Supervisor so that I could pursue other interests while still working at CPS and Four Peaks. I am now a volunteer at Star Jam and am looking forward to volunteering at the Special Olympics in Hamilton this year.
Hi I'm Johanna Shortt-Smith, I'm a learning assistant working with amazing CPS learners. I have one son currently attending CPS, and two other sons who previous attended, and loved every minute of it. As a former classroom teacher, I'm loving the role as a learning assistant, putting my old teaching skills to use, and supporting our wonderful CPS teachers and students.
My name is Helen Taylor and I am one of the Learning Assistant.
I originally trained as an Early Childhood teacher, and have been a support staff person for many years, the last few being here, at CPS.
I consider it an absolute privilege to assist students with their learning, and to be part of this awesome school.