Steve Watene- Chairperson
It is my privilege to be the re-elected Chairperson of the Blomfield School Board of trustees.
I am a Chartered Accountant and have part ownership of a local accountancy firm. I am married and have three adult children and one granddaughter.
Outside of work and family I like to keep fit generally by badly playing squash or doing boot camp classes.
I have and continue to enjoy the challenges that the Chairperson role presents and I along with the other members of the board and principal and her team are totally focused on giving our students the best that we can to enable them to cope with the world at large.
I am a returning member of the Blomfield School Board of Trustees. I was inspired to put myself forward after we experienced the respectful caring holistic and unrelenting drive of the people working with James to help him achieve his full potential. I am a Chartered Accountant working in town with my partner Brett. We have a logging and forestry company. We have two children, Naomi who is at University and James who is at Blomfield Special School and Resource centre at Base school.
In my spare time I enjoy Saturday morning garage sales, geocaching and learning about/growing food using biodynamics principles. I am looking forward to raising the profile of our school and through my life experiences support Blomfield to deliver its Charter.
I am fortunate to be a returning member of the Blomfield School Board of Trustees.
My wife and I have two beautiful children, a daughter and a son. My daughter attends the Transition facility at Blomfield.
I am a Fitter/Turner by trade, working as a supervisor for a local Engineering Company specialising in hydraulic engineering.
In my spare time I enjoy driving my classic cars with my daughter, who loves V8’s. I also love watching my son play rugby.
The work done on raising the community profile of this wonderful School has greatly encouraged me, as we have a School that we can be proud of.
I am the mother of Tyler who is in Transition at Blomfield School and Ethan who attends Pompallier Catholic College in Maunu.
I enjoy walking, reading, crafts and cooking and we enjoy spending time as a family being outside at the wonderful beaches and bush New Zealand has to offer.
I believe the Blomfield Board of Trustees are focussed on the best for the children and helping them to be as independent as they can be with the help of the staff at Blomfield Special School and their parents and whanau.
Kia Ora Koutou
This is my third term as Staff Trustee for the Blomfield Special School Board of Trustees.
I have had the privilege of working in the Blomfield community for many years and have learnt a lot from our students.
I am married with three adult children. In my downtime I like watching and participating in a variety of sports reading and listening to music.
I also love spending time with my whanau and friends. I look forward to developing a stronger profile for our school in the community and Te Tai Tokerau.
Our Management team (left to right)
Principal: Sally Wilkinson - Deputy Principal: Karen van Beek - Assistant Principal: Sophia Green
Team Leaders (left to right)
Manaia View Team Leader: Tracy Chapman - Morningside Team Leader: Tangi Johnson-Ross - Kaitaia Team Leader: Sheridan Wood
Administration Team (left to right)
Principal's Secretary and Admin Team Leader: Pam Fergusson - Transport: Annemaree Herbert - Reception: Carol Clunie
Admin Support: Fleur Ward
Specialist team (left to right)
Occupational Therapist: Mary Holgate - Physiotherapist: Nic Osbaldiston - Speech Language Therapist: Kathy Arlidge Speech Language Therapist: Kristen Shepherd
Behaviour support (left to right) BeChange - Behavioural Services
Psychologist and Behaviour analyst: Erika Ford - Behaviour analyst: Ryan Hissong
Senior Teachers (left to right)
Transition: Pam Keegan - Outreach: David Robinson - Kamo: Graeme Brent
Postal Address: PO Box 1139
Phone: 09 438 2105
Fax: 09 438 3145
Blomfield Special School operates from 5 locations:
Base School - 31 Maunu Rd, Whangarei
Morningside Primary School - Morningside Rd, Whangarei
Manaia View School - Murdoch Crescent, Whangarei
Kaitaia Primary School - Church Rd, Kaitaia
Kaitaia College - Redan Rd, Kaitaia
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