Andrew Brown


Andrew is enjoying the support that NPS gets from its parent and wider community. Andrew is a keen user and promoter of technology, and loves seeing children given opportunities for real-life learning that connects them to their world. He loves the passion and desire all the NPS staff have to provide the best learning opportunities for all the students. Andrew enjoys watching a good game of any sport. He has ridden motorbikes most of his life and rides to work each day on his motorbike. Andrew loves going to the beach and getting in some family time on the ski fields whenever possible.

Jo Hodgson

Deputy Principal

Jo is passionate about how we live and learn here at NPS. She is excited about creating learners who are successful in and out of school and motivated by the connections we have in our Northcote Community of Learners to contribute to our wider Northcote whanau. She enjoys watching our students go from good to great in the six years they have with us and growing leadership capacity in students and staff. She is also very fond of her fur friends and spending time outside of school connecting with her whanau and enjoy life at the gym and entertaining with her friends.

Heather Bartlett

Assistant Principal

Heather is passionate about family and friends, the outdoors, sports and life itself. She is also passionate about teaching and loves to see our NPS children believing in themselves, thriving in their learning and having a go at anything that they develop an interest in. Having a long standing relationship with this school , she loves to catch up with past pupils and find out what they are doing with their lives.

Heather loves to head to the beach in the weekends, spend time with family and enjoying the sunshine.

Kauri Team

Sheriden Blundell

Classroom Teacher / Team Leader

Room 12 Kauri Team

Sheriden loves life and has a wonderful family to enjoy it with. She is passionate about teaching and being a lifelong learner. She has a particular interest in Inquiry and encourages her class to design their own learning through Inquiry, using digital technology.

Zac Fowles

Classroom Teacher

Room 13 Kauri Team

Being the only male teacher in the school can be hard sometimes for Zac but he loves being part of a very friendly, caring and supportive family at NPS. He enjoys being in the water most weekends surfing at Muriwai or Tawharanui. Zac has a huge passion in motivating kids to believe in themselves, become independent and providing a supportive environment where they feel safe and not afraid to take risks.

Robyn Dixon

Classroom Teacher and Teacher in Charge of Sport

Room 11 Kauri Team

Robyn loves the outdoors, sport and family time. She believes in encouraging children to be self-motivated great learners and encourages them to set goals and work towards them.

Kelly Mattock

Classroom Teacher

Room 10 Kauri Team

Jenny Armitage

Classroom Teacher

Room 14 Kauri Team

Totara Team

Jodie Edgar

Classroom Teacher / Totara Team Leader

Room 16 Totara Team

Jodie, loves cooking and science and integrating this passion into inquiry in the classroom. She is particularly interested in student voice and its effect on achievement. In her spare time Jodie enjoys hanging out with family and friends and travelling around outside of Auckland.

Lanai Hitaua

Classroom Teacher

Room 15 Totara Team

Jenny Lee

Classroom Teacher

Room 16 Totara Team

Jenny loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about creating a supportive learning environment for children to encourage each other’s learning.

Lynn Drought

Classroom Teacher

Room 18 Totara Team

Lynn loves being a landscape artist in her spare time and spending time with friends and family. Her favourite beaches are Piha and Muriwai. She loves walking, kayaking and exploring the outdoors.

Angela Beagley

Classroom Teacher

Room 19 Totara Team

Angela loves children, learning new things, and taking the occasional risk. She enjoys family time, running, travel, food and friends. Being a creative type Angela encourages her class to be independent, think outside the square, have a go and have an opinion.

Kereru Team

Jo Rea

Classroom Teacher / Kereru Team Leader

Room 7 Kereru Team

Northcote Community of Learning Within School Leader

Jo loves her family, her friends and having adventures. Whilst travelling the world, she caught a piranha while fishing in the Amazon Rainforest, worked as a chef in the French Alps and climbed mountains in Norway. She loves her job as a teacher, is a bit arty and is passionate about using technology to support learning.

Clare Powell

Classroom Teacher / Maths Curriculum Leader

Room 8 Kereru Team

Clare loves music and walking the beach with her family. In her classroom they work together as a Whanau and believe it is important to treat each other with respect, honesty and compassion.

Franska Harris

Classroom Teacher / eLearning Leader

Room 5

Franska originally came from England when she was in her teens. She has taught within a pre-school, in both year 1 / 2 and 5 / 6. A few years ago she went back to the UK, there she worked in many different schools as a supply teacher. Franska loves travelling to unique places, one of her favourites being Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo where she visited the Orangutan rehabilitation centre. In her spare time Franska enjoys walking her dog Tui and spending time with her friends and family.

Fiona Hogan

Classroom Teacher

Room 6

I am delighted to be back at Northcote Primary School after my Australian adventure! I love being in the Kereru Team and look forward to getting to know more of the Kereru Team children as the year progresses. I love cats and dogs. At present I have two cats – Princess Lucy and Isabella. Princess Lucy lives up to her name and loves to be pampered. Isabella is far more adventurous and is a great rat catcher!

I am a long time Northcote resident and feel very connected to this area. In my spare time I enjoy walking although I admit to being a fair weather walker rather than all weathers walker.

I love reading and spending time with my family. My little granddaughter and very new baby grandson live with my husband and I so we get to enjoy seeing our grandchildren daily. A real blessing!

Tui Team

Anne Rush

Classroom Teacher / Team Leader

Room 1Tui Team

Anne is passionate about ensuring that children have successful transitions from preschool to school. In her spare time Anne enjoys both the competitive and social aspects of playing tennis. She would like to have the time to get back into sewing and gardening.

Ruby Cameron

Classroom Teacher

Room 2 Tui Team

Yeri Heo

Classroom Teacher

Room 3 Tui Team

Yeri loves to spend time with her family and friends. In her spare time she likes to meet up with friends, cook dinner for her family, and take naps with her dog. In the classroom she works hard to create a safe and collaborative learning environment where children take risks and also work cooperatively with others.

Tina Walsh

Classroom Teacher

Room 4 Tui Team

Nikau Team

Bronwen Williams

SENCO and Nikau Team Leader

Bronwen has always loved teaching children who find it difficult to learn to read and write. She constantly thinking about why individual children have a problem with their classroom learning and behaviour, and she tries to find the best programmes and approaches to help them. In her spare time, she loves singing, reading, being in the water, and travelling in New Zealand and the world, preferably to out of the way places.

Sarah Johnson

Teacher Aide

Cate Young

Teacher Aide

Andrea Lendich

Teacher Aide

Pohutukawa Team

Kath Johnson

Office Manager

Janine Robson

Office Assistant

Jason Parnell


Annie Roberts

Accounts and Payroll