Eskdale School

Team A

SYNDICATE : YEAR 0-2
Nicole Bason
Role

Kotare: New Entrants

Email

nicoleb@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Syndicate Leader NE-Year 2
Inquiry Team: Te Ao Māori
Whānau House: Pohutukawa

Hi - my name is Nicole Bason and I have the pleasure of teaching in Kotare. I enjoy music and dance as well as having a very keen interest in Science. In my spare time I like to spend it with family and friends as well as doing a bit of travelling. I am married to Tim and we have two lovely (most of the time) girls. I am excited to get to know you and your family as well as the wider community of Eskdale.

Natasha Brewer
Role

Weka: Year 1/2

Email

natashab@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: EFS
House: Kahikatea

Kia Ora, my name is Tarsh Brewer and I teach Year 1 here at Eskdale School.
I love camping and the water, beach, river or pool you'll find me close by. I have a passion for travel and the outdoors.
Being a newbie around here I feel very privileged to be apart of such an awesome school community.

Mike Moriarty
Role

Weka: Year 1

Email

mikem@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

My name is Mike and I am the Deputy Principal of the Junior School. I am a Dad to two wonderful and busy children, and have a third child in the shape of a black pug. I'm a keen surfer, and a forever hopeful NZ Warriors supporter (this year is our year!). I grew up in the Bay, and I think we are the most blessed people in the world to live here, and I'm equally blessed to work at such an awesome school. Ki ora!

Debbie Bramwell
Role

Korimako: Year 1/2

Email

debbieb@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Teacher in Charge of SENCO
Inquiry Team: EFS
Whānau House: Kowhai

Kia ora Koutou. I have worked in many different jobs and spent a lot of time overseas before studying to be a teacher. I have been teaching for over twenty years and have taught at all levels of the Primary School. I enjoy teaching. In my spare time I like to be outside. I relax by walking, biking, tramping, gardening, and I enjoy a pilates workout!

Jo Drager
Role

Tui: Year 1/2

Email

jodr@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Teacher in Charge of the Library
Inquiry Team: Blended Learning
Whānau House: Totara

Ki Ora I enjoy working at Eskdale School. There have been lots of changes since I started here and there will be a lot more. But the oak tree, the history and the supportive family feeling give this school an "edge".
Outside school my partner and I have a small block of land we farm. My other interests are the Environment, I am a keen gardener, growing native trees to plant to encourage bird corridors. I enjoy the outdoors, reading and creating mosaics as well as reading, catching up with friends.

Jill Skjottrup
Role

Junior School

Email

jills@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Learning Through Play Advisor

SYNDICATE : YEAR 3-4
Justin Bicknell
Role

Ruru: Year 3/4

Email

justinb@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Syndicate Leader Year 3-4
Inquiry Team: Te Ao Māori
Whānau House: Kauri

Kia ora, I have been teaching at Eskdale for a number of years now. I have taught at all levels From Yr1 -Y13. I have also been a Principal and an Advisor for the Principal and Leadership Centre at Massey University. Tracy and I have 5 children, and 5 grandsons, and are still hopeful for a wee ‘pinky’. I love vintage and classic cars, and good food. I still love teaching and coming to work each and every day.

Bryony Lovatt
Role

Kea: Year 3/4

Email

bryonyl@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Leader: Education for Sustainability (EFS) and ENVIRO
Whānau House: Rimu

I've taught for a number of years, covering all levels except the new entrants. I've been at Eskdale School since 1995 and love being part of the Eskdale family.
In my spare time you might find me on the side of a sports field cheering my grandchildren on, biking one of the bike trails with my husband Tom, sweating it out at Bootcamp, enjoying the great food and wine our area has to offer, listening to music or curled up with a good book. Over the years I've been at Eskdale School I've seen many changes but one thing that hasn't changed is the awesome kids and families we have here.

Amy Coker
Role

Kokako: Year 3/4

Email

amyc@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Blended Learning
Whānau House: Kowhai

Kia ora koutou, 2020 will be my first year here at Eskdale and I am looking forward to being a part of the Year 3/4 Syndicate. I have lived in many places in the North Island including across the Kapiti Coast, Kuratau, Manawatu, Whanganui and most recently, Taihape. I now live close by in Napier with my dog – Ninja. I like to spend my free time on the netball court or adventuring in the outdoors. I am passionate about Digital Technologies and nurturing curiosity through STEAM.