Welcome to Parkland School.
2023 will see the school begin to undertake a major review of our school vision, values and direction as we participate in the national curriculum refresh throughout the year and into 2024.
A new security fence is being installed by the Ministry of Education to provide a safer environment for our youngest children who may choose to wander! I am sure we will all become used to having the gates in place.
The school goes to great lengths to ensure we provide you with timely and accurate information. Generally this will be via the school Newsletter and/or School App. We need all parents/caregivers to read these notices and to keep the important dates, events etc at hand.
Kia ora! I love being part of such a dedicated team of teachers and staff at Parkland School. The best part about my job is that I get to work with teachers and students from across the school. The amazing parent and community support we have at Parkland also makes this a great place to be. I look forward to the exciting challenges and learning opportunities 2023 will bring.
As well as ‘living my dream’ of being a teacher for the past 20 plus years, I also enjoy time with my family. I am mum to 3 children. We spend a lot of our time at race circuits around the country with my husband's motor racing.
You can find me in the Te Awe Awe offices by Room 1.
Learning Support Coordinator
Kia Ora, my name is Heidi Boyer and I am the Learning Support Coordinator. I feel excited and privileged to be part of a collaborative, dedicated and fun teaching team at Parkland School. I have a passion for working with diverse learners and ensuring they receive equal opportunities to succeed. I look forward to supporting both you and your child, as they engage in their continued learning journey.
I have 14+ years collective experience in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education.
Outside of work, my husband and I enjoy the great outdoors with our two adventurous sons.
You will find me in the Te Awe Awe offices next to room one, pop in anytime for a chat or to introduce yourself.
Megan Wilson - Team Leader
Team Leader and Teacher Room 7
Kia ora koutou, I really enjoy working with students in this team and finding ways to challenge each other, discovering things that we don’t know yet and supporting new learning. My two children Braxton and Talia came to Parkland School as well as Kindergarten so we have grown in the Parkland community for many years now. My husband Terry has helped out with a multitude of sports and thoroughly enjoys it! Sky, is our delightfully energetic collie-staffy cross and she is into digging, chewing and taking us for walks. In our spare time, we enjoy the great outdoors - biking, boogie boarding, walking, camping, dealing with any litter lying around… etc. I go walking regularly and play in a covers band in my spare time! Come and say hello when you have a minute :)
Teacher Room 8
Kia ora koutou,
I feel privileged to be part of the Parkland team and the wider school community. The people are what makes a place special and there are a lot of incredible students and educators at Parkland.
"A little progress each day adds up to big results" Satya Nani
Teacher Room 11
Teaching is an important part of who I am, teaching here at Parkland School is a pleasure. My focus as a teacher is dispositional learning, learning to be a learner. I strive to empower young people to lead their own learning.
I believe in the power of a learning community where everyone is a learner and teacher. The learning happens in the talk and actions of that community.
Our aim in our learning community is to be striving to be independent learners, the learning itself is the reward. Knowing that we are learning with integrity is a key goal for me and the students I learn with.
Teacher Room 12
My name is Caro Hacking and I teach in Room 12 as part of the Senior Team.
I am passionate about guiding students through their learning journey. I love helping students discover their passions, develop a growth mindset and become problem solvers in order to achieve their goals.
Outside of school I am a mum to 2 children, Bella who is 8 and Reid who is 6. Together with Paul, my partner, we enjoy going on adventures around the country and spending time at the beach.
Feel free to come and have a chat or email me.
Middle Team Leader, Teacher Room 4
Kia Ora ,
My name is Melissa Young and I teach in Room 4. I originally come from Whanganui. I am a Mum to three boys who have all attended Parkland School. My husband is a teacher and my eldest son is also a teacher. I love working at Parkland. I am the Middle Team Leader and I feel very lucky to lead such a wonderful group of hard working, committed and caring teachers. Parkland is such an awesome school and I feel privileged to be a teacher here. I am looking forward to another awesome year at Parkland.
Teacher - Room 2
My name is Becs Cole and I am teaching in Room 2 for Term 1. I was born and raised in Palmerston North and am still lucky enough to have my family close by. I have 2 children, Charlie, who attends Parkland Kindy and Thea, who has just started Hokowhitu School. My background is in Early Childhood Education, but my degree allows me to teach in both sectors so I made the switch in 2022. I am enjoying learning alongside the tamariki at Parkland School, it is such a supportive community!
Teacher Room 3
Kia Ora, my name is Rachel Holden and I am excited to be teaching in the Middle Team this year. Originally from Christchurch, I am a proud Cantabrian, but call Palmerston North home now. We are a military family and have lived all over NZ and Australia with the NZ Defence Force. I live on a small lifestyle block near Tokomaru with my husband Muzz, and 10 year old son, Isaac - we have a few sheep, chickens and two sassy farm cats. When I am not at school, I enjoy getting outside, travelling, and photography. You will find me poolside or beachside most weekends with Isaac, as he is a competitive swimmer. I am extremely passionate about teaching and strive to create a wonderful classroom environment where children are excited and enthusiastic about learning. Please feel free to pop in and say hi, or contact me on my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Room 14
I'm Jacqueline Tanner and I am excited about teaching in Room 14 this year with a great group of year 3 and 4 students.
I am looking forward to more of a post covid year and am enjoying being able to meet in groups more often this year.
I was born and grew up on a dairy farm situated north of Auckland in Kaukapakapa. I decided to study at Massey University and love living in the Manawatu so have stayed in this area. I love to travel and taught in London, England for 4 years, returning to the Manawatu to continue to teach. My partner and I love to go on motorbike rides and I enjoy being the pillion or passenger. We have been fortunate enough to travel extensively around the New Zealand on our motorbike. I am looking forward to further adventures this year as well as a planned trip to Port Douglas in Australia in the October holidays.
I am excited about working in the Middle Team again with a group of teachers that are passionate about teaching and learning.
You can contact me on my email address, or through our Seesaw app.
Junior Team Leader - Teacher - Room 10
Kia ora. My name is Anna Ousey and I am very lucky to be teaching in Room 10 as the ‘big’ 5 year olds start their schooling journey. I have been working with New Entrants at Parkland School for 16 years! I also have a background in Early Childhood Education. I am passionate about the early years of childhood, especially play and preparing the child’s brain for formal learning through Foundation Skills.
I am married to Bryan, who is on our school Board of Trustees, and have two gorgeous girls - Ella is in Y5 who is in her first year in the Senior Team and Mia is in Y2 who is loving being at school with her friends. When away from school I enjoy spending time with my family, being out and about in Palmerston North and heading to the beach when we can.
Feel free to come in or contact me at any time using the email above.
Teacher Room 9
Tēnā koutou katoa. My name is Amanda Hildred and I am super lucky to be teaching our youngest tamariki in Room 9 as they begin their school journey. I am passionate about setting our learners up for the best start possible, developing their sense of belonging, confidence and happiness.
I am married to Phil and have two children, Jack and Ellie. I am originally from Nelson and love getting back there anytime I can. I enjoy playing Netball and Badminton when I can find the time! Please feel free to pop and have chat anytime or email me.
Teacher Room 5
Kia Ora, my name is Aimee Dyason and I am excited to be teaching an amazing bunch of Year 1 & 2 students in Fabulous Five! I highly value relationships with my students and their whānau and love to see students rising to the challenge and the progress that they make throughout their time here. I am married to James and have two young children who keep me busy outside of school! Parker is in Y3 at Parkland and my daughter Oakley goes to daycare and turns four in April. I enjoy the outdoors, reading, playing netball and spending time with my family and friends. Please feel free to pop in and say hi, or contact me on my email.
Teacher Room 13
Kia Ora! My name is Arlene Els and I teach Year 1 and 2 children in Thriving Thirteen. Teaching is something I really enjoy and I absolutely love children giving things a go and seeing how proud their faces are when they achieve steps in their learning. I really enjoy being a part of the fantastic Parkland community, both as a teacher and as a mum. My daughter Amelia is a prefect and is in Year 6 this year and my son Noah is in Year 4. Both children have had a wonderful experience at Parkland School . Outside of school, I love spending time with my friends and family, cooking, being in the outdoors and I have a real love for gardening. Feel free to come and see in Thriving Thirteen me or email me at email@example.com
Teacher Room 6
I believe it is important to follow your instincts, be curious, dream big, love what you do, keep an open heart and have fun. These aspects are embedded within our school culture which makes me feel so privileged to be at Parkland School. My girls, Lily and Esta have been through Parkland School and Archie is still here! We are busy with the girls Artistic Rollerskating, a love for the speedway, family visits to the Wairarapa, the odd game of netball and of course we have to splash in the pool. I look forward to getting to know you and your families.
Hi, it is a privilege to be part of the Parkland School Community, an association I have had for 22 years, as a teacher and as a parent. It is a pleasure for me to work with almost every child in the school as I relieve in most classrooms during the course of the year. I value seeing the children grow as they learn and develop confidence. ‘Rise to the challenge’ is a strong focus of the extension programme that I run in the senior school where small groups of children are chosen to enter inter school competitions for engineering and creative thinking. Children may also be chosen for robotics, 3D design, coding, reading and mathematics activities. It is wonderful to be able to offer such exciting learning opportunities to the pupils at Parkland.
8.30am Office opens
8.50am School starts
10.40am – 10.50am Read & feed
10.50 – 11.20am Morning Interval
12.50pm – 1.00pm Lunch in class
1.00 – 1.40pm Lunch Interval
2.55pm School ends
41 Parkland Crescent
Phone: (06)358 1469
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