Eskdale School

Team A

SYNDICATE : YEAR 0-2
Nicole Bason
Role

Kōtare: Year 1

Email

nicoleb@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Syndicate Leader NE-Year 2
Inquiry Team: Te Ao Māori
Whānau House: Pōhutukawa
Kāhui Ako Within Schools Teacher

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: NE-Year 1

Email

natashab@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Enviro
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 a part of such an awesome school community.

Sue Stilwell
Role

Weka: NE-Year 1

Email

sues@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

House: Kahikatea
Inquiry Team: Blended Learning

Debbie Bramwell
Role

Korimako: Year 2

Email

debbieb@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Teacher in charge of SENCO
Inquiry Team: Enviro
Whānau House: Kauri

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!

Mike Moriarty
Role

Korimako: Year 2 (Fridays)

Email

mikem@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Deputy Principal Junior Team
Inquiry Team: Enviro

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!

Jo Drager
Role

Tui: Year 2

Email

jodr@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Teacher in Charge of the Library
Inquiry Team: Digital Technologies
Whānau House: Tōtara

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.

SYNDICATE : YEAR 3-4
Bryony Lovatt
Role

Kea: Year 3/4

Email

bryonyl@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Year 3/4 Syndicate Leader
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

Kōkako: Year 3/4

Email

amyc@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Digital Technologies
Whānau House: Kōwhai

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.

Isaac James
Role

Ruru: Year 3/4

Email

isaacj@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Enviro
Whānau House: Tōtara

Kia ora whānau,
It has been my privilege to have started my teaching career here at Eskdale School. We have an amazing learning community and students are given every opportunity to grow and achieve their goals. Residing in Napier with my partner Nicole and our rambunctious feline Barty, I greatly enjoy the dynamic and innovative direction of modern education. I enjoy all aspects of the curriculum particularly mathematics, the arts, and physical education. I enjoy being active whether it be on the football field, squash court, or training for a marathon. I love being a member of this exciting profession.