Bellevue School

Teachers

Anne Smith
Role

Deputy Principal; Hub 1 & 2 Coach; Rocket Room Teacher

Email

annes@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary

General Information

Kia ora,
I have the privilege of leading a fantastic team of junior teachers as well as my role as Deputy Principal. I also teach the amazing children in Room 1. I look forward to the privilege I have of working with parents and whānau as the children start school continue on their path of becoming life long learners.

Anne Gullen
Role

Room 4 Teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher, SENCO (Juniors)

Email

anne@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Advanced Diploma of Teaching

General Information

I am passionate about helping students with Special Needs. I teach the Reading Recovery Programme and support Hub One, Two and Three colleagues with their student's progress in reading. My whanau class is Room Four and I work with Hub One colleagues and children.

Laura Green
Role

Hub 1 Teacher - Room 2

Email

laura@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

General Information

Kia Ora,
I work in the wonderful Hub 1 and am the proud whānau teacher of Room 2.

I started teaching at Bellevue at the beginning of this year. Before Bellevue I lived and taught in London for almost four years and in Auckland for a couple before that. I am loving being back in NZ and living in Wellington. I am passionate about visual arts, play-based learning and my free time is spent best when I'm at home in the Coromandel on the farm, beach or the boat.

Nicole Head
Role

Hub 1 Teacher - Room 3

Email

nicole@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

General Information

Kia ora,
I am the whānau teacher in Room 3 Hub 1. It is exciting to be teaching here at Bellevue school this year. In 2011, I was a student teacher at this school and I had the most amazing time! Bellevue School holds a very special place in my heart. I am originally from Wanganui and I have been living in Wellington for 10 years. I worked at Te Aro School from 2013- 2018, teaching in years 0-1 and 1-2 classes. I took 9 months leave in 2016 in order to travel around Europe and eventually settle and teach in London! I had such an incredible journey. I taught a year 1 class in South West London and I was released twice a week to take the year 2s and reception classes for singing. I am very passionate about music and singing in the classroom! An interesting fact about me… I have an identical twin sister who is also a teacher! We are very alike and we might find a way to trick you one day!

Melissa Van Echten
Role

Classroom Teacher - Hub 2

Email

melissa@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary

General Information

Kia ora, my name is Melissa Van Echten and I teach the wonderful Year 2 children in Hub 2! I work collaboratively alongside Avi Jayasekara and Christina Pike in Rooms 10 and 11.

Christina Pike
Role

Hub 2 Teacher

Email

christinap@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

General Information

I have the pleasure of working in Hub 2 alongside Melissa and Avi. I look forward to getting to know the Bellevue community.

Avi Jayasekara
Role

Teacher in Hub 2

Email

avi@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Graduate Diploma of Teaching Primary Level 7; Bachelor Degree Level 7

General Information

Kia Ora! I was born in Sri Lanka and moved to sunny California when I was 8 years old.

Now I have the pleasure of working alongside Chris and Melissa in the wonderful Hub 2. I look forward to getting to know the Bellevue Whanau! :)

Megan Walters
Role

Hub 3 Teacher - Year 3 (Room 6)

Email

megan@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary - The University of Auckland

General Information

Kia ora! My name is Megan Walters I teach in Hub 3. My whānau class is Room 6.

I grew up in Auckland and moved to Wellington in February of 2018. My passions are Dance and the Arts as well as Mathematics and Geography.

Emma Cummings
Role

Hub 2 Teacher - Room 5

Email

emma@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts (History), Grad Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Winner of Teaching Excellence Award 2013

General Information

Tēnā Koe,

I teach Year 3 in a collaborative Hub with Megan Walters in Rooms 5 and 6. We operate as one class with two teachers. We teach with a Play Based Learning philosophy and the children enjoy exploring the Key Competencies and all the curriculum areas while they play.

Cassie Woodhouse
Role

Hub 4 Teacher - Year 4 (Room 9)

Email

cassie@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts - English Literature, Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Primary Education)

General Information

Kia ora! My name is Cassie Woodhouse and I am part of the Hub 4 team, teaching the wonderful Year 4 children at Bellevue School. I work collaboratively in Hub 4 with Mrs Church and Mr B.

Ricky Buchanan
Role

Hub 4 Teacher - Year 4 (Room 7)

Email

ricky@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching. Bachelor of Education Studies endorsed in Social Science

General Information

Kia ora!

This year I am teaching the wonderful tamariki in Hub 4. My whānau class is based in Room 7. I grew up in Dunedin and studied at the University of Otago. I am excited to continue working with the Bellevue whānau.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Maria Church
Role

Hub 4 Teacher - Year 4 (Room 8)

Email

maria@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Education (Primary) Teaching

General Information

My name is Maria Church and I teach in Hub 4. My whanau class is Room 8. I am also the Enviroschools lead teacher.

Deeann Daniels
Role

Year 5/6 Hub 5 Teacher - Room 12 (Senior Teacher)

Email

deeann@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

General Information

Kia ora koutou

My name is Deeann Daniels. I have the privilege of working with the students in Hub 5 and teaching in Room 12.

Jenny George
Role

Year 5/6 Hub 5 Teacher - Room 15

Email

jenny@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies, Bachelor of Secondary Teaching, Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary).

General Information

Kia ora, my name is Jenny George.

I grew up in Cheshire, England before moving to New Zealand 10 years ago. I've spent most of my time in Hamilton before moving to beautiful Wellington.

I'm excited to be in Hub 5 this year and part of the Bellevue whānau.

I am also the teacher in charge of sports for our school.

Kendra Edwards
Role

Year 5/6 Hub 5 Teacher - Room 13

Email

kendra@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Bachelor of International Studies (Endorsed in Language Studies for Teaching)

General Information

Kia ora koutou,

My name is Kendra Edwards and I work with the wonderful children in Hub 5. I am the whānau class teacher in Room 13.

I am also the teacher in charge of Te Reo & Tikanga Māori within our school.

Ngā mihi nui

Rachael Cobham
Role

Year 5/6 Hub 5 Teacher - Room 14

Email

rachael@bellevue-newlands.school.nz

Qualification

Bachelor Education

General Information

Kia ora.
I am a member of the Hub 5 staff, teaching in Room 14.

Deidre McArthur
Role

Room 1 New Entrant Teacher