Across School Leaders

Core function of the Across School Leaders (ASLs) in schools:

a) School action plans

b) Term summaries

ASL Team - Ko wai mātou? Who are we?

David Plane

Pyes Pā School

Ko Mauao tōku maunga

Ko Tauranga Moana tōku moana

Nō Tauranga ahau

Ko David Plane tōku ingoa

David is an experienced primary trained educator and is currently Deputy Principal at Pyes Pā School. David’s role at Pyes Pā includes being the Senior Team Leader and he has a passion for engaging students with eLearning.

His role as an ASL within the Kāhui Ako has been assisting with the Learning Support implementation of the Learning Support Model and providing opportunities for Literacy moderation across schools. He is enthusiastic about how a focus of well-being can make a positive impact on all our ākonga across the Kāhui Ako. 

David has 4 children and enjoys spending time with the whole whanau. He enjoys golf, fishing, mountain biking and the beach

Workstreams: Learning Support
Liaison Schools: Pyes Pā School

Shirralee Hohaia

Merivale School

Ko Rangiuru te maunga

Ko Kaituna te awa

Ko Te Arawa te waka

Ko Tapuika te iwi

Ko Ngāti Marukukere te hapū

Ko Tia te whare tūpuna

I tipu ake ahau i Adelaide

Nō Ahitereiria ahau

Kei Pukehinahina ahau e noho ana ināianei

Ko Owen Hohaia tōku hoa tane

Tokowhā ā māua tamariki.

Ko Brayden rātou, ko Kauri, ko Malachi āku tama

Ko Mackenzie tāku tamahine

Ko Shirralee Hohaia tāku ingoa

Shirralee is a warm, welcoming and vibrant classroom teacher at Merivale School who has been part of their progressive leadership team. 

She is passionate about embracing culture as this has been a part of her whole life. It began with studying Aboriginal culture in Australia, followed by being immersed in the Filipino culture including speaking Tagalog when she lived in the Philippines for a year and a half, and being part of the Māori culture through marriage for the past 18 years. This has culminated in her strengths in localised curriculum, whakawhanaungatanga and actively listening to and communicating with others. Shirralee has a background in Early Childhood Education, which she worked in  Australia and New Zealand prior to having her own children. She knows the importance of collaborating and working as a team to effect change and to work towards shared goals. Literacy and Inquiry are curriculum areas that Shirralee has strengths in. 

Shirralee’s weekends are filled with transporting her children to their sporting commitments. She loves to watch them as they learn and excel in the sporting arena. Shirralee enjoys spending time with her family, laughing, having fun and building memories for life.

Workstream: Te Marau-a-rohe/Localised Curriculum
Liaison Schools: Merivale School & Greerton Village School

Haidee Jenkins

Greenpark School

Ko Mauao te maunga

Ko Waitao te awa

Nō Tauranga ahau

Ko Kyle Jenkins tōku tane

Ko Alivia tōku tamahine

Ko Cooper tōku tama

He kaiako au ki te kura o Greenpark

Ko Haidee Jenkins tōku ingoa

Haidee is a passionate educator currently teaching at Greenpark School in the Y5 and Y6 hubs. She is experienced ESOL teacher and oversees the second language learners program at her school.

Her responsibilities as an ASL include collaboration between schools and transitions.

Haidee and her husband Kyle, have two tamariki: Alivia and Cooper. As a family, they love to travel overseas exploring and immersing themselves in cultures. When not travelling abroad they adventure around New Zealand in their campervan. 

Workstream: Mahitahi/Collaboration

Liaison Schools: Greenpark School 

Melissa Osmond

Greerton Early Learning Centre

Ko Matawhaura te Maunga

Ko Rotoiti-kite-a-Ihenga te Awa

Ko Te Arawa te Waka

Ko Ngāti Pikiao te Iwi

Ko Tapuaeharuru te Marae

I whānau mai ki Parawai

Kei Poike tōku kaianga

Ko Shane tōku mātua

Ko Lyn tōku whaea

Ko Gareth tōku tāne

Ko Zavier rātou, ko Peyton, ko Eva āku tamariki

Kua whakaako au ki Greerton Early Learning Centre mo ngā tau tekau ma iwa 

Ko Melissa Osmond tōku ingoa. 

Whanaungatanga sits at the forefront of Melissa’s teaching philosophy, and she believes that relationships based on respect, empowerment and kindness sit at the heart of her teaching practice. In order to reach their full potential, Melissa believes that all ākonga, regardless of their age, must feel that they are part of a culture that invites and values their place within the learning community. In order to create this culture Melissa see’s her role as working in partnership, where learning is co-driven and mutually responsive, ensuring at all times that the mana of all parties are not only upheld, but broadened and deepened.

Melissa has three children who are all part of Tauranga Peninsula Kahui Āko kura. Zavier now attends Te Pukenga in Hamilton, Peyton and Eva attend Te Kura o Maraawaewae. Her husband Gareth is a teacher at Tauranga Boys College. Melissa has also served the Greenpark School Community as a Board of Trustee Member from 2010 - 2016 and 2019-2023. 

Workstream: ECE

Liaison: All ECE Centres and New Entrant Pathways for all Contributing and Full Primary Schools

Melissa's skillset: 

Jihan El-Labany

Tauranga Boys' College

Ko Observatory Hill te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau

Ko Avon te awa mahea nei aku māharahara 

Nō England ahau

Ko taku whānau no Ingarangi me Ihipa

Ko Yousry tōku pāpā.

Ko Eileen tōku māmā.

Ko Nadine tōku tuakana

Ko Sharif tōku tungāne

Ko Jihan El-Labany tōku ingoa

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Tauranga e noho nei au

Jihan is a passionate and enthusiastic educator, who specialises in teaching Science and Biology at Secondary School level. She is originally from the UK, where she began her teaching career in a variety of school settings, before moving to New Zealand to broaden her horizons.  

Jihan is currently teaching Junior and Senior students at Tauranga Boys College and has been working as a Within School leader, focussing on enhancing the Wellbeing of students and staff. Prior to working at Tauranga Boys College, Jihan worked in Auckland as a Within School Leader within the Pupuke Kāhui Ako. Here she operated in the Hauora/Wellbeing realm and focussed on the successful and supportive transition of Year 8 students, into Year 9 at Secondary School. 

Her current role as an Across School Leader is centred around embedding a positive culture of Wellbeing across the Tauranga Peninsula Kāhui Ako. Jihan will focus on the development of a localised whānau-centred model of Hauora, that supports the development of a positive culture of Wellbeing. 

Jihan enjoys the outdoors and has a passion for rock climbing, triathlon and surfing, as well as tending to her veggie garden at home.

Workstream: Hauora

Liaison Schools: Tauranga Intermediate School & Kaimai School

Rachel McClue

Pyes Pā School

Kei Tauranga Moana ahau e noho ana.

I tipu ake ahau ki Tāmaki makaurau. 

Ko Tamaroa te waka. 

Ko Maungakiekie te maunga.

Nō Ingarangi, nō Kōtirana ōku tupuna.

Ko Norman, ko McClue ōku whānau.

Ko Rachel McClue tōku ingoa.

He kaiako ahau ki te kura o Pyes Pā.

Rachel is an experienced educator who has worked across the education sector both as a teacher and a Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour. Currently, she works at Pyes Pā School. She is passionate about inclusive and holistic education; always striving to improve student outcomes. Her strengths include literacy, numeracy and working with diverse learners.

As an Across School Leader within the Kāhui Ako, Rachel’s focus is implementing the Learning Support Delivery Model within our Early Learning Centres.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys connecting with whānau and friends. She loves reading, baking sourdough and anything beach related.

Workstream: Hauora, Learning Support

Ann-Marie Morris

Gate Pā School

He mihi tēnei ki te maunga rangatira, ko Mauao, ki te Moana o Tauranga, me ngā iwi e toru, Ko Ngāti Rangi Nui, Ko Ngāi Te Rangi, me Ngāti Pūkenga

Ko Mauao te maunga

Ko Tauranga te moana

Nō Tauranga me Rotorua ahau

Ko Glen tōku hoa tane

Ko Aislinn rātou, ko Louis, ko Babette, ko Jerome āku tamariki

Ko Ann-Marie Morris tōku ingoa

Ann-Marie is an experienced teacher, having taught throughout Aotearoa in a range of communities, deciles, year levels, ethnicities and learning environments. She is currently the Year 4 - 6 Team Leader at Gate Pā School.

She is passionate about working with whānau for the best holistic outcomes for students. 

She has a particular interest in Literacy and has completed research around improving progress in literacy with Priority Learners. 

Ann-Marie loves spending time with her young adult fanau who now live throughout NZ. Any time for herself involves exercise, reading, and soaking in her spa pool.

Workstream: Hauora

Anna Larsen

Tauranga Girls College

Anna is an experienced educator 

Workstream: Hauora, Learning Support

Nicky Hodson

Tauranga Girls' College

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