Hillsborough Primary School

School of First Choice in the Hillsborough Community

Our Staff

Hillsborough Primary School has an extremely passionate and professional teaching staff, backed up by a great support team.

Senior Management


Principal:
Mr Mark Lewington 
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Deputy Principal:
Mrs Kara Hodgson
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Syndicate Leaders


Koru Syndicate Leader:

Mrs E Schwartz
Year 0 - Room 10
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Kauri Syndicate Leader:

Mrs Bridget Bryant
Year 5/6 - Room 3
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Rata Syndicate Leader:

Mrs Jenny Elston Year 3/4 - Room 16
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Classroom Teachers


Mrs Tawnee Sowman
Year 5/6 - Room 1 
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Miss Gerogina Thomas
Year 5/6 - Room 2 
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Mrs Bridget Bryant
Year 5/6 - Room 3 
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Miss Jewels Kim
Year 5/6 - Room 4
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Mrs Abby Dunne
Year 4/5 - Room 5
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Ms Emma Horne
Year 2 - Room 6
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Miss Sarah Quadros
Year 2 - Room 7

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Miss Gabrielle Dancey

Year 1/2 Room  

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Mrs Gita Sukha
Year 1/2 - Room 9
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Ms E Schwartz
Year 0 - Room 10
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Mrs Laura Gladstone
Year 0 - Room 11 
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Mrs Griselda Goring-Johnston 

Year 1 - Room 12 

gjohnston @hillsborough.school.nz

Mrs Claire Cook
Year 3/4 - Room 15 
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Mrs Patricia Carlyle
Year 3/4 - Room 14

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Mrs Carrie Leong
Year 3/4 - Room 18 
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Mrs Sarah Baxter
Year 3/4 - Room 17 [email protected]

Release Teachers


Mrs Gafa Maiava, Classroom Release Teacher  - [email protected]

Mrs Mary Melville, Classroom Release Teacher - [email protected]

Support Staff


Jill Dawson, Learning Support Co-ordinator 

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Thelma Cooper, Office Administrator

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Mrs Natalie McLauchlan, Receptionist
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Diana Youngson, Finance Officer
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Mrs Carole Green, Property Manager

Mrs Wendy Ellis, Teacher's Aide

Mrs Deb Thomas, Teacher's Aide

Mrs Kylee Pihema, Teacher's Aide

Mrs Megan Cooley, Librarian