Eskdale School

Team B

SYNDICATE : YEAR 4-6
Kim Wallace
Role

Kererū: Year 5/6

Email

kimw@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Digital Technologies
Whānau House: Kōwhai
In-School Sports Coordinator

Hi everyone! Throughout my career, I have taught from 3 year olds to 16 year olds and basically every age in between! I have taught in Palmerston North, England and Scotland but my most favourite place is still Eskdale. I am mum to 2 gorgeous boys - Sam (10) and Logan (8) and I’m married to Paul who is also a teacher. As a family we really enjoy spending time both in and on the water as well as travelling and exploring new places. I especially enjoy cooking, reading and sport.

Catherine Lee
Role

Kererū: Year 5/6 and Hihi Year 5/6

Email

catherinel@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Digital Technologies
House: Kōwhai

Hello! I have taught from NE through to Year 8 in a range of schools and really love teaching. I am married to Mike, and we have 4 children; our daughter Florence (10), and boys Freddie (8), Henry (6) and William (4) who will start here at Eskdale School in May. Our children are 4th generation at Eskdale, so I am passionate about our school and the very special area we live in. I love gardening, fun times body-boarding at the beach and going hunting with my family, and of course when I’m not at school I am often found out on the farm.

Kate Aiken
Role

Hihi: Year 5/6

Email

katea@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Digital Technologies
Whānau House: Pōhutukawa

Hi! I live locally and feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. I have a husband Nick and 2 children - Tamar who is at Sacred Heart and Liv who is in her final year at Girls High. I have taught in many schools over the years, at all levels as well as in London for 3 years. I love spending time with my family and we love to travel. I can often be found with my nose in a book, gardening or out running.

Jahni McLean
Role

Kārearea: Year 5/6

Email

jahnim@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Te Ao Māori
Whānau House: Rimu

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou! This is my third year at Eskdale School and have been teaching at Year 5/6 since I have started. I am looking forward to getting to know the kids and families this year. I live in Napier with my partner Matthew and we enjoy playing Monopoly and Scrabble together. My passions are singing, cooking and spending time with whānau and friends. I can’t wait to learn more about the tāmariki and whānau that are part of Kārearea class for 2022!

SYNDICATE : YEAR 7-8
Angela Roydhouse
Role

Toroa: Year 7/8

Email

angelar@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Syndicate Leader Year 7/8
Inquiry Leader: Te Ao Māori
Whānau House: Kauri

I have been teaching at Eskdale for a ‘few’ years now and have taught all levels. Of course, I love teaching year 7/8’s the best! I have two children, a boy and a girl, and three stepsons, all of which, bar my eldest stepson, attended Eskdale School. I love to spend time with my family and my dog Cocoa. My husband and I love going on road trips either on his motorbike or in one of his Jag cars (sometimes I even get to drive one to school!). I enjoy creating pieces of art using water colours, reading and am a bit of a closet petrol head. My happy place is playing my piano. I absolutely love being a part of Eskdale school, watching our wonderful students grow and succeed in everything they do.

Tineke Hill
Role

Tōroa - Year 7/8 (Mondays)

Email

tinekeh@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Deputy Principal Senior Team
Inquiry Team: Digital Technologies
Teacher of Kapa Haka

Kia ora koutou! I have been lucky enough to teach Junior through to Intermediate students. I have three children - Taliah and India are my older girls who keep me on my toes and update me with all sorts of text language, music and social etiquette! Then I have Chase, here at Eskdale School too, who has somehow become the ‘boss’ of my house with his energy and spark. To add to the expanding whānau, I also have two moko Reed and Braxton who are absolutely scrummy.

Alex Jones
Role

Kuaka Kakao: Year 7/8

Email

alexj@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team Leader: Te Ao Māori
Teacher in charge of Kapa Haka
Whānau House: Kahikatea

Kia Ora whānau, I’m very proud to be a teacher at this awesome school and live in the community with my wife and three kids - Nari, Ara and Jae. Outside of school I like to surf, fish, pretend I might make a sporting comeback and try to convince my kids they like surfing and fishing too!

Justin Bicknell
Role

Kuaka Kakao: Year 7/8

Email

justinb@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Te Ao Māori
Whānau House: Kahikatea

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 Education Advisor at Massey University. Tracy and I have 5 children, 5 grandsons, and two boxer dogs. I enjoy working on vintage cars, and savour good food. I love teaching and building relationships with students and whanau.

Jess Rodda
Role

Kuaka Karoro: Year 7/8

Email

jessr@eskdale.school.nz

General Information

Inquiry Team: Te Ao Māori
House: Tōtara

Kia ora koutou! This will be my first year at Eskdale and I’m super excited to be joining the team. I am only 6 months into my teaching career and loving every minute. My partner Josh and I live in Napier with our daughter - Indi - and our German Shepherd - Zoey - who both keep us very busy. When I’m not at school I enjoy being outdoors and exploring the beautiful Te Matau-a-Māui, but can also be found hunkered down with my nose in a good book.