Leadership team

Jenny Foote

Acting Principal 

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I was delighted to be appointed as Deputy Principal at Roseneath School and have been made to feel very welcome by staff, pupils and their families. It has been a big shift for me from rural Wanganui to the metropolis of the capital but due to its size and unique setting, I have quickly felt at home at Roseneath.

I teach our senior students in the Long Boat. Year 4-6 is an area of the school I have had most of my teaching experience in and really enjoy. I love teaching in a full primary where there is a truly family feel to the school.

Roseneath School is a vibrant place where there is always something creative and inspiring happening.

Apart from my teaching and DP duties I am SENCO responsible for pupils with special educational needs. I also take responsibility for mathematics across the school and share technology with Miss T.

I love to take long walks so am really enjoying Oriental Parade and I have sung in a choir for seven years.

Our Teaching Staff

Anne Crewdson

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Kia ora, I am privileged to teach the senior students in Upper Bridge. I have been teaching since the 80s, and having taught every level, I know that I particularly love teaching this age group. I am also the staff representative on the BOT, another honour.

I have been lucky to teach in a variety of great schools around Wellington and know that we have something very special here with our community. My children went through this school and are now undertaking tertiary level education. I am grateful they were part of my journey here.

Given time, I spend my free moments reading or walking – great ways to relax. If I had more time, I would be boating with the family.

Jemima Hales

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Tēnā koutou katoa

Ko Awaputahi te māunga.

Ko Wainui te awa.

Ko Tautane te moana.

Nō Wimbledon ahau.

Kei Poneke tōku kāinga.

Ko Jemima tōku ingoa.

I joined Roseneath in 2019, and I teach our middle school students in Lower Bridge. Prior to Roseneath, I was studying for my Graduate Diploma of Teaching, working in an early childhood centre as a reliever, and in a special needs school as a teacher aide.  I have a degree in physical geography and a work background in ICT.  I spent a year abroad teaching English to students in South Korea and then travelled the world for seven months.

I am a mum to an amazing daughter. We enjoy spending our weekends wandering around Zealandia, playing and listening to music, and exploring new things and places.  I love biking and skating (inline and roller) so look out for me in fluro before and after school.

I love the school culture of Roseneath. It is an inclusive environment with everyone working together to make the school a wonderful place for students to develop and learn.

Maria Malone

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I teach our juniors in Lower Deck and I love teaching this level. I’ve worked in other schools in Wellington and Nelson, and  spent a year teaching in London. As well as teaching in Lower Deck I conduct the school choir, co-ordinate our language learning programmes with Tomoko and Henare, and try to help you all get reunited with your lost property.

I love teaching in the junior end of the school because the children are so creative and imaginative. Outside of school, I love spending time with my children, walking the dog, music and reading when I find the time. 

Jenni Thwaites

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I joined Roseneath School in 2011 and have been happy teaching the New Entrant and Year One students ever since. I am now lucky enough to have taught almost every child at our school! Prior to this, I taught at Redwood School in Tawa for five years (also with Year Ones!).

I love welcoming new students to our school and getting to know our families. I love teaching junior children because they are so enthusiastic in their learning. The ‘lightbulb’ moments that they have are pure joy! Working in a small school means that I get to continue to see the children develop throughout their time here. It is wonderful to see them grow in their skills and confidence. DanceSplash is a real highlight for me each year, as we get to work with Year 3-8 students to create and perform a dance at the Michael Fowler Centre as part of the Artsplash Festival.

Our Support Staff

Ceri Lewis

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Teacher Aide

Office

Joanne Leggett

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Office Manager