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Our People

Passionate Educators

Hauroko Valley School is proud to have a staff of teachers that are passionate about making a difference in students’ lives through tireless dedication to individual students learning journeys.

Get to know each of our team members below.

Our People: Staff

Kirsty Erskine

Kowhai Kaiako Years 0-2

Mrs Erskine is our experienced New Entrant teacher, an age close to her heart.  She nurtures our Kowhai seedlings ensuring they have strong foundations in Literacy and Numeracy.  Kirsty is passionate about Discovery Learning as a way to immerse students in Oral Language and Key Competencies as they engage in hands-on learning.  She has been instrumental in providing opportunities for transitions to school through Discovery Learning afternoons.  This has supported our 4-year-olds to grow in confidence and be school ready.  Kirsty is our first point of contact for our 5-year-olds and their families.  As an experienced classroom practitioner across teaching levels, she knows exactly what our emerging learners need to be school-ready and in moving forward.   With her guiding hands and understanding, learners truly are transformed in their first year in Kowhai.

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