I have a young family and live locally in Rolleston. My wife Anna is also a teacher and my two children Max and Belle keep us busy. As the Principal I am focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning at Broadfield School.
I believe in being an innovative leader, having exceptional relationship skills, and being a forward thinker. I have had recent leadership experience in two decile 10 rural and semi rural schools in the Selwyn district. I understand the importance of tradition and school culture and I particularly enjoy the family atmosphere of Broadfield School. For our school to be well equipped for the future it needs a Principal who can promote a common vision, set of beliefs, values and high expectations with the children, teachers and the community – I hope I can achieve that!Contact me
My family and I emigrated from the UK in 1997 We live in Prebbleton and now call New Zealand home. I have worked in the corporate sector, primary schools and a high school. I am thrilled to be back in a primary school environment as the school secretary at Broadfield. This job is always challenging and every day is different. I love the interaction with the children and their families and getting involved in the community.
We have quite a few animals, which keeps me busy. In my spare time I enjoy walking the dogs, reading, doing puzzles, computer games and travelling.Contact me
I’ve been part of the Broadfield school community for the past 12 years. I was the School Secretary for 6 years and have now moved into a part time role as Admin Support. Although my main role is now mostly payroll administration, I also provide the Principal and/or Secretary with whatever additional administrative support that is required.Contact me
Deputy Principal New Entrant Year One Class Teacher
I have been teaching most of my adult life. I have been fortunate to experience teaching at many schools and have enjoyed many different roles. I have worked at Broadfield School for a number of years. I am rewarded by the joy of learning and the creativity of children, and I enjoy the supportive and professional approach of my teaching colleagues. I am interested in curriculum development and enjoy working collaboratively with other staff members to meet pupil needs and align our teaching practices with the latest educational developments. Literacy Learning and the Arts are particular interests as are specific needs of the New Entrant as they begin their journey of learning at Broadfield School. Outside of School I enjoy family, home and garden.Contact me
I have been teaching for twelve years in a variety of educational settings from New Zealand, Korea and the United Kingdom. Originally a South Cantabrian, I moved to Christchurch with my wife Sarah and son Alex in 2010. I am an avid sports fan, playing and following most sports. My other interests include music, motor sports and a love of all technology. In the school holidays I like to spend as much time as possible down in Twizel, boating, fishing, biking and just relaxing with my family.
Each year I like to develop a TEAM philosophy to teaching and learning in the classroom, based around the values of Aroha, Perseverance, Responsibility, Honesty, Manners and the schools vision of digging deep to achieve personal best. I endeavour to engage and empower students to take a lead role in their own learning and support the learning of others in our team.Contact me
Kia ora ngā hoa. Kō Clare Edwards tōku ingoa. I’ve been teaching full-time at Broadfield School since 2004, having started as a reliever and part-time support for the year one class. My background is in teaching years 7 and 8 in South Auckland, which is where I grew up and met my husband, Shaun. He and our four teen-aged daughters are Ngā Puhi and are part of the reason I am committed to Te Reo and Tikanga Maori. I believe Broadfield School is the perfect mix of country values and activities mixed with all the amenities of the city.Contact me
I have been teaching at Broadfield School since 2008. Prior to Broadfield I have taught briefly at Manning Intermediate and South Hornby Primary. I really love the rural and community feel of Broadfield and the terrific children we have at our school. It is the best career that I have ever been in. It is so much fun and every day is different and brings new challenges. I am married to my beautiful wife, Miriam and we have a lovely daughter called Emma. My hobbies are: playing any sports I can get my hands on (especially cricket and touch rugby), travelling to different countries, reading, music and watching movies.Contact me
Hi everyone, I am Jacinda. I was born and bred in Ashburton but have lived in Christchurch for many years. Upon my return from England (OE), I went to University and made the move into teaching. Before I was a teacher, I was a trained vet nurse.
I have been a teacher for ten years. I have taught from Year 2 through to Year 6 during this time. I have been involved in various areas during my career including: sport, library, ICT, production and MLE/MLP.Contact me
Kirsty is from Dunedin and has relocated to Christchurch. She has 8 years experience teaching at Kaikorai School and is a country girl at heart. She loves riding horses and plays rugby in her spare time!Contact me
I am Elisabeth Alberts and I work as a Teacher Aide. As a graduate in Business Administration, I became involved in assisting with education when my children were very young. I found it far more interesting and rewarding than Human Resources! I work with children individually, doing precision teaching of phonics, literacy and numeracy. In addition, I support the teachers with their reading, writing and numeracy programmes, working with small groups of children. I run a weekly Perceptual Motor Programme for the New Entrants and Year 1 and 2. I teach children singing and prepare a choir for the annual Lion’s Primary School Music Festival. In my spare time I sing in two choirs and I am a book worm.Contact me
Part Time Teacher
(Please note appointments may change from term to term)
Rachel Smith – Part time TeacherContact me