SENIOR TEAM Years 4 - 6

Kerrie Stedman - Deputy Principal / Kahu Year 5/6
Married with two fantastic grown up children, Kim and Thomas. I am excited about my new role and teaching at Papanui School. My passions are arts and crafts, numeracy and literacy teaching. I have two very cute and entertaining, but very mischievous dogs who keep me busy. 

Debbie Robertson - Kahu, Year 5/6
I have been teaching at Avondale Primary school for 5 years and I am thrilled to be joining the team at Papanui Primary.  I love to read and enjoy the outdoors.  I have a very busy and energetic 10 year old daughter.  I have particular strengths in literacy, numeracy and health and believe strongly in developing children's independence and self management in learning. 
Pamela Marshall  - Korimako, Year 4/5
I have enjoyed teaching at all levels of the school from year NE to year 6 over the past six years and feel very lucky to now be teaching at Papanui Primary School. My favourite hobby is playing the Highland Bagpipes in a local Pipe Band. I have been playing the pipes for 18 years during which time I have played at events in 5 different countries. In my down time I love spending time with my husband tiki touring around our beautiful country.

Judith Boeren - Korimako, Year 4/5
I am very excited to begin my teaching career at Papanui Primary. My passions are PE, literacy and languages. Outside of school you will find me in the outdoors -rowing, running or at the beach. I also enjoy going to the gym, reading and travelling.

JUNIOR TEAM Years 1 - 3

Jennie Watson - Assistant Principal / Pukeko, New Entrant
I have enjoyed transitioning children into school at Papanui Primary from 1995. I have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren who I enjoy spending regular time with. I live on a lifestyle block in North Canterbury and enjoy animals, gardens and music.

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Debbie Robertson
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Jennie Watson
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Jo Harris
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Marian Rait
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Miranda Sheppard
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Roz Main
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Ruth Davies
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Mrs Lisa Brunel
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Lynne Levick
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Lisa Stevens
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Chris Scales
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Carol Andrews
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Glen and Lisa Thompson - Pukeko, New Entrant
We are job sharing in room 1. Lisa has taught at Papanui since 2005 and Glen has taught for 3 years at Cashmere Primary before starting at Papanui this year. We both love being in the classroom and sharing learning with the children. We have been married almost 7 years and have two young children. Glen enjoys photography, reading and playing video games. Lisa enjoys reading and tramping in the bush.    

Darnelle Tudor - Piwakawaka

Jo Harris - Piwakawaka
Hi, I have been at Papanui since 2007 and I love teaching and learning at our school.  I have 3 children (and 4 step children) who all keep me busy outside of school and I love watching them participating in their sports and interests.  I enjoy time with family, listening to music and getting out and going fishing in our boat in our spare time.

Marian Rait - Weka
Teaching at Papanui Primary School since 2012. Teaching since 1995. Learning to fly at the Canterbury Aero Club. Loves cats and chocolate. Great sense of humour.

Miranda Sheppard - Weka
Hi, I am really excited to be joining the team at Papanui Primary School.  I have been a teacher for 20 years and love working at the junior level.  I have a particular interest in teaching literacy and maths. We have two children aged 8 and 13 who keep my husband and I busy.  I enjoy walking, gardening and cooking. 

Nicky Zampese
Nicky is on Study Leave in 2017

  • Mrs Roz Main - Reading Recovery and E.S.O.L.
  • Mrs Paula Akhtar - AP release
  • Mrs Ruth Davies - DP release
  • Mrs Lisa Thompson - as well as Fridays in Pukeko Lisa also provides learning support for our ORS funded children

Mrs Lisa Brunel - School Secretary 
I have been at Papanui Primary since 2009 and work in the School Office.
I really enjoy reading a good book, watching a great game of netball and spending time with my family.

Mrs Lynne Levick - Student Support 
Teacher aide at our school since October 2000. Married to Brian with two adult children, Siobhan and Clinton. I love walking (especially with my border collie, Riley), reading, cooking, Zumba, sewing and spending time with my family and friends.  I am keen to travel more, having visited the US, Canada, China and Australia over past few years. A passionate supporter of the Crusaders and the All Blacks.

Mrs Lisa Stevens - Library Assistant 
I am married with three sons all of whom attended Papanui Primary. In 2007 I became the permanent library assistant.  I enjoy selecting new books for the library and love the learning environment we have at our school. I enjoy reading autobiographies, New Zealand history and a good novel.  I'm a full-time supporter for my boys in the weekends and love dogs, family and friends. Go Highlanders!

Mrs Angela Medland - Teacher Aide 
Mrs Megan Taunt - Teacher Aide 
Ms Nicole Jones - Teacher Aide 
Mrs Karen Wicks - Teacher Aide

Mr Chris Scales - Caretaker 
Chris has been our caretaker since 2008. He enjoys the energy and enthusiasm of the children and loves keeping the place looking good. When not working at school you'll find Chris enjoying golf and the outdoors.

Mrs Carol Andrews - Cleaner 
Carol has worked at Papanui Primary since 2008.

Ms Cherie Redmond - Cleaner