Our Team

Our school is made up of 4 Teams with a team of teachers or Pou Ako in each:

Team 1 (NE - Yr 2), 

Team 2 (Yr 3/4), 

Team 3 (Yr 5/6) 

Team 4 (Yr 7/8). 

These teams are supported by: 

the Team Leaders - Pou Arahi, 

the Deputy/Assistant Principals - Pou Whirinaki and 

the Principal - Pou Tokomanawa

If you wish to talk about the progress of your child, your first step should always be to contact the teacher who knows your child best. Please email or Dojo them to arrange a time that is convenient for both parties.

On occasion, you may wish to meet with a Team Leader, Deputy Principal or the Principal.  Our school is a very busy place so it is essential you make an appointment first. This can be done via the office on info@wellsford.school.nz or by phoning 09 423 8042. 

When visiting us,  please sign in at the office and wait for the person you are meeting to come to you. Remember to sign out when leaving.  It is a Health and Safety requirement that we know who is onsite. 

Team One - Year 0/1/2

Room 17. Whaea Mery

Room 16: Whaea Natalie Alispahic

Room 15: Whaea Sarah Orchard

Room 14: ​Whaea Fiona Gooch

Room 13: Mr John Money

Room 12: Matua Parag-Aryavart Bhatt

Room 11: Mrs Linda Hardman  

Team Two - Year 3/4

Room 19: Ms Christine Walton

​Room 18: Mr Daryl Anderson 

​Room 10: Mrs Vanessa Hunter

​Room 9: Mrs Kelly Norton

Team Three - Year 5/6

​​Room 5: Whaea Rachyl Collins

Room 6: Mrs Gail McGunnigle-Farr

Room 7: Mr Paul Moore

​Room 8: Miss Molly Dagger

Team Four - Year 7/8

Room 1: Mrs Jo Brocherie

Room 2: Mrs Ngadia Jones

​Room 3: ​Mr Teck Wee

Room 4: Whaea Meriana Hare

Library/Office Team

School Office/School Secretary - Mrs Linda Steel

Office Admin/Accounts - Mrs Dianne Drew 

School Librarian: Mrs Sarah Lindsay  

Leadership Team

Principal:  Melanie Bell

Deputy Principal:  Chantelle England

Assistant Principal and SENCo: Bronwyn Johnson-Thoms

Team 1 Leaders Mrs Linda Hardman

Team 2 Leader: Mr Daryl Anderson

Team 3 Leader: Whaea Rachyl Collins

Team 4 Leader: Mrs Ngadia Jones

Teacher Aides

Amanda Cox

Kelly Ellis-Smith​

Karen Aldworth

Jackie Tamaris​

Jade Onehi

Vicki Clark