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MRS AUDREY KIPPEN - ACTING PRINCIPAL

Mrs Audrey Kippen was born in sunny Durban, South Africa, with its beautiful coastline and stunning beaches.  She moved to New Zealand with her husband and children in 2001 and worked in Manurewa for a number of years.  Mrs Kippen was also a senior education adviser with the Ministry of Education and recently returned from Doha, Qatar, where she was head of primary at an international school.  Mrs Kippen enjoys cooking, travelling and reading, when not spending time with her family and friends.  

 

 

   
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MRS ANNA-MARIE BUCKLEY - ACTING DEPUTY PRINCIPAL / SENCo

Mrs Buckley is our Acting Deputy Principal and has been at the school since 2012. Prior to coming to this school she was teaching at another South Auckland school for three years. She grew up in Papakura and attended St. Mary’s as a student. Mrs Buckley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling, reading and running.

  

 

   
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MRS BERNADETTE PAULSE - NAZARETH TEAM LEADER / DRS

Mrs Paulse is the Nazareth Team Leader and our Director of Religious Studies. She taught in Manurewa for a number of years before coming to our school. She grew up in South Africa in a small town where they have the famous Cango Caves and quite a number of ostrich farms. She immigrated with her family to NZ in 1999 and all three of her children attended our school. Mrs Paulse enjoys writing and journalling and has published one book, “Seventeen”.  She hopes to publish more books in the future.  

 

 
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MRS AVERIL HIDDLESTON

Mrs Hiddleston teaches in Team Jerusalem.  Mrs Hiddleston joined the staff at St. Mary’s at the beginning of 2012 after moving to Auckland from Queenstown. Originally from Wellington, Mrs Hiddleston enjoys spending time with her husband and four young children, travelling, reading, hiking and running.

  

 

   
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MRS KRISHNIE GOVENDER

Mrs Govender is our New Entrant teacher and has been at St. Mary’s since 1997. Originally from South Africa, Mrs Govender enjoys travelling around this lovely country with her husband and reading. She has two grown-up daughters.

 

 

   

 

Barb Leaming

MRS BARB LEAMING

I am a full time teacher, after starting as a reliever four years ago.  I love working with Year 1/2 students in the Bethlehem Whanau.  

I am a Mum to four adult children and have seven grandchildren.  My interests include walking, catching up with my friends, and of course, my precious family ... always!  I am also a 'crazy' and 'avid' fan of Netball and the All Blacks.  

 

 

   
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MRS KERRYN BAKER - JERUSALEM TEAM LEADER

Mrs Baker is the Jerusalem Team Leader.  She is originally from sunny Nelson and often travels back there to see friends and family. She enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors. 

 

 

   

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MRS JELINDA ADAMS

Originally from Durban, South Africa, Jelinda moved with her husband and three sons to New Zealand in 2012. 

Jelinda has been teaching for a number of years, of which recently, has been in South Auckland.  Jelinda enjoys reading and spending time with her family.  

 

 

   
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MRS TANYA ROWE - BETHLEHEM TEAM LEADER

Mrs Rowe is the Bethlehem Team Leader and has taught in Catholic schools for over 10 years.  She grew up in South Africa and has happily made a home here with her husband and children.  She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking.  

 

   
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MRS MARY BIRD

Mrs Bird is a teacher in Team Nazareth. She has been at St. Mary’s since 2004. She grew up in India and has been teaching in multicultural and co-educational schools for almost thirty years. She studied and taught at Loreto House before coming to New Zealand. She moved to Papakura in 2008. She enjoys gardening, swimming, singing and social work.

 

 

 

MRS JAY MOODLY

 

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MRS ANNEKE WALKER

Anneke was born in Christchurch and was raised in Western Australia.  Anneke worked in Event Management and Travel Consultancy for 20 years prior to attending the University of Auckland.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Anneke completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary School Teaching, graduating in 2018.  Anneke has been a parent within the school for the past five years and is excited to embark on her teaching career at St. Mary's.   

 

 


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MR JOHN FRINGS - EMMAUS TEAM LEADER

Mr Frings is the Emmaus Team Leader.  He returns to St. Mary's, having previously taught Year 7 and 8 students from 1999 through to 2007.  He is originally from Hawkes Bay and loves returning to the Bay for family, fishing and surfing.  He is married to Michelle and his sons, Joshua and Luke have both attended St. Mary's.  John enjoys family time at his parents' property at Port Waikato, reading non-fiction books and travel.  


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MISS CAROLYN QUINLAN

Miss Quinlan teaches in Team Jerusalem.  She has taught both here in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom for a total of seven years prior to starting at St. Mary's.    Carolyn enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family.  She has two daughters currently attending our school.  

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MRS JEAN WHITE

Mrs White is our part-time Reading 'Rockets' teacher. She has been working in our school since 2004.  Mrs White is from England.  She lives in Papakura and loves reading.  

 

 

 

MRS CLARE CULPAN

Mrs Culpan has been teaching part-time at St. Mary's for a number of years.  Her three children are all past pupils of St. Mary's.  She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading and travelling. 

 

 

   
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MRS HELEN WOODBRIDGE

Mrs Woodbridge is our Executive Assistant. Helen grew up in Papatoetoe and moved to Papakura when she married Robert. They have two grown up daughters. Helen has travelled to Scotland on two occasions to visit family. Her interests include gardening, 'fun with flowers', relaxing at the beach and sleeping late!

 

 


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 MRS BEVERLY PEREZ

Mrs Perez is our Finance Officer.  Beverly was born and raised in the Philippines.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Degree and has been working in the banking industry for six years.  Beverly likes to spend most of her time with her family.   

  

 

   

MRS ROBYN BREEN

 

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MRS COLLEEN BENSON

Mrs Benson works with children on the Reading Support programme and also works in the office.  She was born in Victoria, Australia where she worked for Telecom, later moving to New Zealand with her kiwi husband. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, trout fishing and travelling.  She cheers for the Silver Ferns, Warriors and the All Blacks if they aren’t playing the Wallabies.

 

  


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MRS LYNETTE HARNETT

Mrs Harnett is a Learning Support Teacher at St. Mary's. Prior to coming to St. Mary's she did secretarial work, then became a full time mum until her last child started school. She grew up and got married in Papatoetoe.  Mrs Harnett loves travelling, reading and spending time with her family.

 

 


 

 MISS MICHELLE GARDEN

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MRS ANNE DEVOY

Mrs Devoy works part time as a Learning Support Teacher. Married to Martin, their four children were second generation pupils of St. Mary's.  In her leisure time she dabbles with art and decorating cakes and enjoys walking and following sport. 

 

 

 

   

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MR KAY MOODLY

Mr Moodly teaches part-time at St. Mary's School.  He has been teaching in New Zealand for 20 years in various year levels.  He enjoys gardening, literature, history and maths.  He is married to Mrs Jay Moodly and they have two adult sons.   

   

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MR MURRAY CARTER

Mr Carter is our Property Manager.  He started with St. Mary's Catholic School in January 2018.  He enjoys fishing, golf and spending quality time with his family, especially his wonderful grandchildren Flynn, Sophie and Zane.