Learning Habitat 5



We are #Oresome KDEC Team.


Mrs Kaori Kobayashi, Senior Learning Coach

Hello! I enjoy working with the Deaf learners at Ormiston Primary School. Each learner has unique and excellent skills. I help my learners bring out their high potential. Our KDEC team is really #Oresome. We support our Deaf learners at a high standard. I am thrilled that the Ormiston Community is learning NZSL, and look forward to when all members of our community can build a strong bond.

Mrs Selva Naidoo, Learning Coach


Mr James Pale, Learning Coach


Ms Diane Wilford, Educational Associate

Hi! I am employed as an educational Associate at an #oresome school. I have been here since Ormiston Primary School opened in 2015. I have been privileged to work with a great team of staff and students. It is great to see that the deaf community is highly accepted into an #oresome school that staff are learning and using NZSL to communicate with the deaf community at the school. I like seeing the students achieve even if it a little bit but knowing they are all #oresome in their own ways.

Miss Aotearoa Vili, Educational Associate

Hello, I am an Educational Associate here at Ormiston Primary School. I love working with the deaf learners and educators. I enjoy being part of the OrmPS community and meeting the #Oresome educators and learners here. I am happy that the community is committed to learning NZSL to communicate with myself and the Deaf learners. I love OrmPS and feel privileged to work here.

Ms Zana Paraha, Educational Interpreter

Kia Ora! Tēna Koutou Katoa.

I have recently joined the KDEC whānau at Ormiston Primary School. My journey here began at the start of term 2 2017. I graduated in December 2016 as a New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) interpreter and absolutely love my job. It is a privillage to be included in such an #Oresome team as I begin my career in the wider (Deaf) community. I look forward to work everyday because I get to actively see collaborative teaching and learning methods with our future leaders. LH5 are an amazing group of young learners and educators.

Mrs Geri Durville, NZSL interpreter

Hello! I am a New Zealand sign language interpreter here at Ormiston Primary. I began part time at the end of 2016, and am now full time for 2017 and 2018. I love being part of the fantastic KDEC team, and the wider team of #Oresome educators and learners. I especially enjoy working with the Deaf learners, building strong relationships with them, and witnessing their achievements and successes. They are such an amazing group of young people, and they make coming to work everyday a joy.

Ms Shona McGhie, NZSL Tutor

Kia Ora! I am a New Zealand Sign Language Tutor working for KDEC. I visit to teach New Zealand Sign Language to Deaf learners and also to OrmPS learners and their learning coaches. Our sign language is really #Oresome. OrmPS learners and Deaf learners can learn an effective way of communicating as part of sharing and knowledge.

Ms Lynne Williams, Reading Recovery Teacher