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Pīwakawaka Whānau (Middle School Yr 3 -4)


Michalla Thomson

Middle Pod Leader, PW4 Teacher

About Me

Kia ora, my name is Michalla Thomson. I am the co-leader of Middle School this year and I am excited for this new role. I am from Christchurch originally. I have taught year 3-4 for the last 4 years and I am looking forward to getting to know all the students across the team. Outside of work I enjoy a good book and getting outdoors.

Christian Clark

Year 3/4 Teacher

About Me

Coming Soon

Sheena Lang

PW2 Teacher

About Me

Hello my name is Sheena Lang, I just moved here from United Arab Emirates, although I am originally from South Africa, and I have had the privilege of teaching a wide range of students starting from year 1 through to year 6. I am delighted to be teaching here in New Zealand, and even happier to be at Manurewa West Primary! I love to coach and play netball at school and have really enjoyed exploring the local waterfalls.

Natasha Chetty

Year 3 & 4 Teacher

About Me

Coming Soon

Lorraine Turu

PW5 Teacher

About Me

My name is Lorraine Turu and I am the Teacher in PW2, teaching years 3 and 4 as well as being a part of the amazing bi-cultural team. I’ve just graduated from University of Auckland and looking forward to see what the future brings. Teaching is my passion and I am absolutely enjoying it. I’m enjoying getting to know our tamariki and encouraging them to meet their learning goals as well as striving for the best. Feel free to come in and ask any questions.

Natasha Connal

PW6 Teacher

About Me

My name is Tasha Connal. I was born in Auckland and have lived here all my life. I have five adult children, 2 boys and 3 girls. Something that was a very important time in my life was spending time supporting my children during their school years. It was because of this that I decided to train as a teacher. My oldest son lives with his family in Taupo so I spend many holidays there enjoying a more relaxed pace and swimming in the lake. I love reading books and always have a stack by the side of my bed ready for me to tuck into. My absolute favourite food is watermelon. When I buy one for the household I also buy one for meJ I look forward to working with our children this year and meeting all our whanau.