We have a dedicated team of people who make help Papanui a great place to be. We choose to be here and when it comes to the school vision we "walk the talk".

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.
Nicky Zampese - Korimako, Year 4/5

Junior Team (Years 1 - 3)

Jennie Watson - Assistant Principal / Pukeko, New Entrant (on leave term 1 2019)
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.

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.    

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.

Miranda Sheppard - Piwakawaka
Hi, I am really excited to be part of 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. 

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.
Sharon Alabaster - Weka
It is great to be back at Papanui Primary after a few years away.  I have been teaching since 1995 and have been trained as a Reading Recovery Teacher while I was away.  I really enjoy teaching at the junior level and like sharing my interest in reading and writing with the children. I love reading, riding my bike and cooking.  We have two children aged 15 and 17.

Part Time Teachers

  • Mrs Roz Main - Reading Recovery and E.S.O.L.
  • Mrs Paula Akhtar - relieving in Pukeko for Term 1
  •  Mrs Ruth Davies - DP release (Fridays in Kahu)
  • Mrs Nicola Snook - AP release for Term 1 (Fridays in Piwakawaka)
  • Mrs Lisa Thompson - as well as Fridays in Pukeko Lisa also provides learning support for our ORS funded children

Support Staff

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 Kay McKenzie - Teacher Aide 
Mrs Megan Taunt - Teacher Aide 
Ms Nicole Jones - Teacher Aide 
Mrs Karen Wicks - Teacher Aide

Penney Teape - Caretaker 

Media Gallery

Paul Kingston
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Kerrie Stedman
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Debbie Robertson
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Jennie Watson
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Glen and Lisa Thompson
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Jo Harris
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Miranda Sheppard
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Marian Rait
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Sharon Alabaster
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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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