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As Principal, I am honoured and enthusiastic to be leading Palmerston North's very special independent school.
Through my career I have been Principal of a range of state and independent schools, and while I bring my own experiences and perspectives to Carncot, I am constantly learning with the pupils, staff and parents as we review, refine and extend the wide range of exciting learning opportunities that set the Carncot experience apart.
I look forward to meeting with you and discussing and how your child will benefit from the multitude of opportunities offered at our great school.
Deputy Principal and Year 8 Teacher
I am extremely excited to be part of the Carncot team. It is a privilege to be the teacher of Year Eight and be the Deputy Principal of such an amazing school. I have been teaching Year 7 and 8 for the last eleven years with four of these in an Academic Excellence class. I am passionate about Year 7 and 8 education, outdoor education and students achieving their best.
Assistant Principal and Year 5 Teacher
I am enthusiastic and happy about being part of a wonderful team here at Carncot School. It is a privilege to be the Assistant Principal and teacher of Year 5 pupils. I have spent the last 30 years teaching in independent schools in the Wellington Region and I look forward to this new opportunity and experience with excitement. I have a love for developing learners who are critical thinkers and globally minded along with an interest in international curriculum development. I have previously been responsible for the Gifted and Talented programmes within the school structure and I look forward to developing new opportunities for our learners to take authentic action in the community.
Year 7 Teacher
I am very excited to be on the staff at Carncot School. I have 20 years experience teaching Year 7 and 8. I enjoy helping students to be their best in all areas and to gain confidence as they progress through school. We have amazing resources and opportunities for the students at Carncot and I endeavour to utilise them all whether it be with my Year 7 class, for electives or during technology.
Year 6 Teacher
I enjoy being a member of Carncot's vibrant teaching team. My background in teaching English as a second language and business enhance the learning opportunities I provide for our students. I am passionate about understanding the individual needs of each learner, and planning and delivering a targeted programme to meet these unique needs. In addition to teaching the Year 6 class, I oversee the literacy across the school, lead the Middle team camp, mentor the St Margaret house leaders, coach hockey and run the tennis competition.
Year 3/4 Teacher
I feel privileged to join the Carncot team. It is such an inclusive and welcoming community. I have been teaching in international schools all around the world for the past twenty years. I have been lucky enough to teach international curricula that lead pupils to be globally minded. I hope to continue that work here at Carncot. I look forward to getting to know and constructing knowledge with my students.
I am thrilled to be Carncot School's Art Specialist having taught Visual Art in both Primary and Secondary Schools for 14+ years. I am looking forward to an Art room filled with creativity and a School year full of fun and learning. One of my goals is to make Art a positive experience for every student regardless of their artistic ability. My passion is to sensitively encourage and inspire students to explore their creativity in and outside of the Art room - ultimately, to develop and excel with confidence in their artistic literacy / education. Student's can look forward to feeling safe, respected and cared about when in the Art room. Let’s build a positive community in the Art room together! Teaching motto - " To encourage, nurture and inspire the whole child in a positive climate of achievement and success".
PE and Science Teacher
I am extremely excited to be part of the Carncot team. It is a privilege to be thespecialist teacher for PE and Science at such an amazing and welcoming school. I have been teaching for over 20 years mainly in Australia in a variety of school systems. I am looking forward to bringing my own perspectives to Carncot through my previous experiences both as a teacher and through other sporting endeavours. I am passionate about education and enjoy helping students to be achieve their bestand to gain confidence as they progress through school.
Specialist Music Teacher
On the piano music room door there is a sign that reads “Music is for Life”. How true that has been for me. I have had the pleasure and privilege of teaching piano and instrumental music at Carncot for over 30 years. I have witnessed life changes in students as they progress on their musical journeys. Concentration levels increase, confidence in achieving each milestone and mastering the ability to perform and enjoy their music making are amongst the benefits. Every child should be given the chance to have a lifetime enriched by music.
Specialist Music Teacher
I teach violin at Carncot school, enjoying the one-on-one individual rapport with each student as they grow and develop. Music offers opportunities, experiences, skills, and supports life’s on-going journey. Enriching a child’s world with this long-time gift of the international language of music is an honour and a privilege.
Specialist Music Teacher
My Role at Carncot is that of a specialist music teacher. I teach singing. I love having one on one contact with the students and seeing them grow in confidence.
Specialist Music Teacher
I teach guitar at Carncot as an extension of Kevin Downing’s Guitar School. Our philosophy is to teach formal musical knowledge with an enjoyable and layered approach which attains results fast. We teach all students how to play and communicate with other musicians. It is a pleasure to see my students grow in confidence, and totally enjoy the journey.
Hola! I am originally from Mexico and I have lived in NZ since 2002, I have a degree in Architecture, a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education, I am the owner of MiCasa Spanish Classes and I am also a NZ registered teacher. I have a passion for teaching. I have been teaching for more than 20 years, and I am very excited to be part of the Carncot Community teaching Spanish to your children. I am committed to teach Spanish to my students in a way that they will love to learn a new language and they will find a passion for the Spanish language and culture.
Assistant Teacher / Before- and After-School Co-ordinator
As an experienced before/after school and holiday programme carer, I am pleased to be able to bring this fantastic programme to the parents and children of Carncot. I love being able to build relationships with the children outside of a classroom setting as well as inside the class as a teacher aide.
From Term 2, 2022 I am looking forward to my new role as a assistant teacher in the new entrant classroom.
I love being part of the Carncot team. I am passionate about my role as librarian and feel so lucky to get to know all our students during their weekly visits to the library. I have been at Carncot since 2014 and it gives me great joy to support our children with their learning and to inspire them with a life-long love of reading.
Administration Team Leader / Finance Administrator
It is both a privilege and a pleasure to lead the Administration Team of Carncot within my role as finance administrator. The core values of school Respect, Integrity, Care, Honesty, Excellence and Responsibility are a reflection of my everyday practice. I am a people's person and enjoy working alongside and building relationships with the students, their families and staff.
Office Administrator / Uniform Shop
I am married with 3 adult children and along with my husband have been in business in Palmerston North since 1999. Prior to my role as Teacher Aide I was a Medical Practice Manager for 14 years. Having experienced the Carncot Community as a parent when our daughter Abby attended, it is a privilege to now be part of the dedicated staff who are committed to the development and growth of each Carncot student.
When I'm not working in the library, you'll see me in the office. I love being part of our administration team dedicated to supporting staff, students and parents to make the most of their experiences at Carncot.
I have a dual roll of both Admin on a Friday and Teachers aide on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. I love the variety of both of my roles and enjoy being amongst the students, teachers and admin staff alike.The rest of my week is spent looking after my one year old grand daughter and my wee sewing business which keeps me busy.