Senior Leadership Team

Marie Bramley

Marie Bramley

Principal

As Principal of Hillcrest Normal School since 2015, I have the privilege of leading a talented and committed team in a supportive school community. Through my leadership, and working with a supportive Board of Trustees, we continue to work toward our school vision of Growing Creative Learners from Within and providing the best possible learning opportunities for the children in our community.

I thoroughly enjoy my position at Hillcrest Normal School and look forward to working with you in partnership to support your child to achieve success.

Gay Gilbert

Gay Gilbert

Deputy Principal

I have a passion for all things creative and lead literacy and the arts school wide. I closely support the Senior School Team, and as the liaison person for the University of Waikato, I look after the many student teachers assigned to us as a normal school. My leadership responsibilities include supporting and designing professional learning for teachers, the pastoral care of students, and mentoring provisionally registered teachers. I am also a member of the Friends of the School and enjoy working with our school whānau group.

I feel lucky to work in such a diverse and dynamic school where we foster development of the ‘whole child’, and where children, teachers, and their families work so positively together.

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Jocelyn Williams

Assistant Principal

I have responsibility for the Middle School Team (year 3 and 4 classes), including student welfare and the teaching and learning programmes within the team. I assist teachers to develop teaching programmes that support academic, cultural and physical development of our children, and I have responsibility for assessment, student achievement and data analysis. I am very involved in the teaching of Gifted And Talented (GAT) maths programmes in the middle and senior school, as well as overseeing the target learning groups in the middle school team.

I am honoured to work alongside a dedicated staff where the focus is on encouraging and supporting children to achieve success.

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Sandra Neil

Assistant Principal

I have been working at Hillcrest Normal School since 1998 and was appointed Assistant Principal in 2005. I have lived in Hamilton all my life and started school at Hillcrest Normal School as a five year old.

I love working at Hillcrest, every day brings a new challenge and lots of laughs to share. I enjoy supporting new students and their families as they transition to school, and looking after all the children in the junior school. I am also responsible for our learning support programmes for a range of students across the school.

Teachers

Junior School Team

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Michelle Macintyre

Year 1 Team Leader

Room 4, Year 1

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Rachel Hamilton-Gibbs

Room 1, Year 1

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Trace May

Room 2, Year 1

JS_Amanda-Jacobs

Amanda Jacobs

Room 3, Year 1

JS_Jennifer-Feisst

Jennifer Feisst

Room 5, Year 1

JS_Cherie-Page

Cherie Page

Room 5, Year 1

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Tina ter Ellen

Year 2 Team Leader

Room 19, Year 2

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Catherine Blewden

Room 18, Year 2

JS_Anna-Harrison

Anna Harrison

Room 18, Year 2

JS_Belinda-Elias

Belinda Elias

Room 21, Year 2

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Ashley Patterson

Room 20, Year 2

Middle School Team

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Sarah Foster

Year 3 Team Leader

Room 15, Year 3

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Melody Pitcher

Room 16, Year 3

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Pip Stewart

Room 17, Year 3

MS_Miel-Maclean

Miel MacLean

Year 4 Team Leader

Room 12, Year 4

MS_Emma-Bourke

Emma Bourke

Room 11, Year 4/5

MS_Claire-Ahern

Claire Wilson

Room 13, Year 3/4

MS_Brooke-Mayall

Brooke Mayall

Room 14, Year 4

Senior School Team

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Andy Peart

Year 5/6 Team Leader

Room 23, Year 5/6

SS_Lynette-Townsend

Lynette Townsend

Year 5/6 Team Leader

Room 10, Year 6

SS_Laura-Clark

Laura Clark

Room 6, Year 5/6

SS_Rayleen-Ramsey

Rayleen Ramsey

Room 7, Year 6

Melissa-Cowley

Melissa Cowley

Room 8, Year 5/6

SS_Jacinda-Bell

Jacinda Bell

Room 9, Year 5

SS_Leigh-Mason

Leigh Mason

Room 22, Year 5/6

Learning Support Staff

Learning Support

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Jay Boyer

English as a Second Language (ESOL)

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Maree Lynch

Classroom Release Teacher (CRT)

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Diane Leach

Special Programmes

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Dawn Morgan

Reading Recovery

Learning Assistants

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Alison Hynes

TLSU_Melinda-Arnold

Melina Arnold

TLSU_Julie-Gee

Julie Gee

TLSU_Geoff-Hills

Geoff Hills

TLSU_Isabel-Tritt

Isabel Tritt

TLSU_Ravi-Krishnan

Ravi Krishnan

TLSU_Audrey-Young

Audrey Young

Support Staff

Admin Team

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Debbie Crocker

Finance

SUS_Prue-Williams

Prue Williams

Office Administration

SUS_Julia-French

Julia French

Administration

After School Care

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Melina Arnold

After School Care Supervisor

TLSU_Julie-Gee

Julie Gee

After School Care Supervisor

Caretaker and Cleaners

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Nigel Cavanah

Caretaker

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David and Ivy

School Cleaners

Board of Trustees

Marie Bramley

Marie Bramley

Principal

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Kevin Endres

Chairperson

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Suzanne O’Rourke

Parent Representative

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Nathan Leith

Finance

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Tina ter Ellen

Staff Representative

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Simon Young

Parent Representative

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Hongwei Di

Parent Representative

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Prue Williams

Minute Secretary

Friends of the School

The Hillcrest Normal School Friends of the School (FOS) is a group that supports our school community. We focus on providing fun and social activities that bring together teachers, students and their families, as well as fundraising for targeted projects that enhance and enrich the Hillcrest Normal School experience for our children.

Anyone is welcome to join Friends of the School, please contact the school office for more information.

Whānau

Our whānau group meets once a term and is focused on working in partnership to support Māori students in the school to achieve success as Māori.