Oromahoe School Staff 2023
Tracey is an experienced Principal, Teacher and School Management Advisor who over the past 30 years has worked in a variety of schools both in New Zealand and internationally in the UAE, Indonesia and Vietnam. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Oromahoe School. Tracey has been instrumental in driving a range of exciting projects around the school to benefit academic achievement and student learning environments.
Year 5-6 Classroom Teacher
Returning to the north in 2017 to live and work, Kathy came to Oromahoe mid 2019. Originally trained in supporting children with special needs, she then went on to mainstream teaching and learning. She encourages collaboration with tamariki to develop learner agency, and values whanau being involved in supporting the well-being and achievement of their tamariki at school. Kathy has a passion and broad experience in Education Outside the Classroom.
Junior Team Leader
Year 2-3 Classroom Teacher
Born in the north and originally from Ohaeawai, Del Bailey and whanau returned to the north in 2018 after 20 years in West Auckland. Curiosity and collaboration is what drives her passion for teaching, working alongside communities, whanau, colleagues and tamariki. She is a true believer of the tamariki creating and being involved in the learning.
Senior Team Leader
Year 7-8 Classroom Teacher
Year 4-5 Classroom Teacher
Originally from Iowa in the USA, Joseph served in the US Navy before gaining qualifications in a range of Outdoor Persuits including Wildnerness Medicine and Rescue. Joseph has lived in New Zealand since 2016 and worked as a Kayak guide in the Milford Sound before completing a Post Grad Diploma in Teaching 2021.
Year 0-1 Classroom Teacher
Michelle joined Oromahoe School in 2017. Prior to teaching at Oromahoe School Michelle worked with students with special needs in a variety of schools. She is passionate about teaching in the junior school, and making the transition from early childhood education to primary as seamless as possible. Michelle brings diverse experience to her role as a classroom teacher. She is a mother of four, and comes from a large local whanau.
Year 5-6 Classroom Teacher/ SENCO
Lexie is an experienced teacher who has taught both locally and internationally. She is passionate about student achievement and guiding children to take ownership of their learning. Lexie is dedicated to running a robust literacy programme and is undertaking training in Structured Literacy to coach and support others. The use of technology in her classroom compliments her programme with the belief that learning is achieved on a variety of platforms.
Year 1 -2 Classroom Teacher
Clare joined Oromahoe School in 2021 and has has taught in a variety of Early Childhood centres and Primary schools both in New Zealand and Internationally. She values the diversity of each child and is passionate about providing rich learning experiences, which support children to develop the essential life long skills for becoming confident and successful learners.
Year 3-4 Classroom Teacher
Classroom Release/ ORS Teacher
Classroom Release Teacher
Katie is passionate about whanaungatanga and is actively involved in the community. Katie coordinates the school netball teams and inter-school sporting events. She works across the whole school while teachers are on classroom release. Katie began her teaching career in Auckland and moved back home to the North. She joined Oromahoe School in 2017.
Classroom Release Teacher
Erica started her teaching career in Paparoa on the Kaipara harbour before taking off to follow her travelling dreams of sailing throughout the world. She has a huge passion for travel, cultural diversity and the natural environment. Erica has taught in many different schools throughout Northland. Her current passion is a focus on environmental sustainability both within the local and national settings but also with an overall global perspective.
ORFF Music Teacher
Clare is a trained ORFF Music teacher who teaches music twice a week in our junior classrooms.
ORS Specialist Outreach Teacher
Rachel Van Den Bemd
Presiding Member (Chair)
Oromahoe School Board meets regularly. Meeting minutes are in the school office. Our policies are accessible online to the whole school community. For more information see www.schooldocs.co.nz Community Username: oromahoe Community Password: pride
Itinerant Music Teachers
Is your child interested in private music lessons during school hours? Please call or email the teachers below who provide this service at our school.
Ukelele and Guitar
021 083 19898