Our Team

We have an enthusiastic and dedicated team at Palmerston Primary School who are all committed to working together to support our Palmerston kids to be the best they can be. Whanau are encouraged to keep in touch with the classroom teachers and inform the office about any changes to original enrolment information, absences and health concerns.

Teaching Staff

Support Staff

Board of Trustees

Ian Clark - Finance

Briar Mackenzie - Grants

Duncan Smith - Property

Laura Heckler - Chairperson

Matt Broad - Policy

Lisa Lyell - Staff Rep


John Goulstone - Principal

Lisa Lyell

Junior Team Leader and Room 1 teacher

Room 1- New Entrants


John Caswell

Room 4 teacher

Senior Team leader

Room 4- Year 4-5


Room 3 teachers

Eliza Collings - Monday, Tuesday and 1/2 of Wednesday

Year 2/3


Rachel Scott - half of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (rscott@palmerston.school.nz)

Megan Gallagher

Room 5 teacher

Room 5 Year 3/4


Katie Herbert

Room 6 teacher

Year 6


Rae Howland

Reading Recovery Tutor

Jan Smith

Teacher Aide

Cindy Snow

Teacher Aide

Beth Clark

Teacher Aid

Jan Fleming

Office Administrator

BOT Secretary


Tracey Tiddy

School Cleaner

Joey Smeaton