Kauri Flats

Meet the Staff 


from left to right: Justine Bond, Darshana Patel, Uai Liu, Karen McGehan, Matt Williams, Daniel Newman (Board Chair) Leigh Linton, Nick Pattison, Anna Sizer, Robbie Perreau, Renee George 

Matt Williams - Principal

Matt was appointed in early September 2015.  He was previously Principal at Rongomai School and Deputy Principal at Manurewa Intermediate School.  Matt has a history of working alongside other professionals to ensure the redevelopment of schools is both creative, innovative and has the learners best interest at heart.  He has done this successfully as part of a highly successful team at Manurewa Intermediate School and then as Principal at Rongomai School.  He has a great knowledge and understanding of how to grow and nurture the talents of staff and students to gain the best learning and social outcomes.  
Email: matthew.williams@kauriflats.school.nz

Robbie Perreau - Deputy Principal: Community and Operations

Robbie joins Kauri Flats School fresh from teaching at Roscommon Primary School.  Robbie was born and raised in the Papakura area and is excited to be giving something back to the community he grew up in.
Email: robbie.perreau@kauriflats.school.nz

Leigh Linton - Deputy Principal: Learning and Teaching

Leigh joins Kauri Flats School from 'down the road' at Papakura Normal School.  She has been teaching for a number of years in a New Entrant class and leading school wide PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning).  Leigh brings a great deal of experience in developing curriculum and assessment and will be a great addition to the team and development of the school.
Email: leigh.linton@kauriflats.school.nz

Nick Pattison - Director: STEM Education

Nick joins the team early in term 4 from Rongomai Primary School.  Throughout 2015 and 2016 he has been piloting the first STEM class in Australasia working with a number of businesses and STEM groups to develop a world leading programme.  Nick is a highly competent and skilled educationalist and brings a huge range of skills and qualities to the team that will compliment our UC4L curriculum and ultimately student learning and interest.
Email: nick.pattison@kauriflats.school.nz

Karen McGehan - Administration Manager

Karen joins the team full time in 2017.  She has extensive knowledge of school systems and procedures.  Previously Karen has worked within a buildings project management team and prior to that at a local primary school as finance manager.  Karen will be wearing many 'hats' next year we establish the school.
Email: admin@kauriflats.school.nz 

Justine Bond 

Justine is an experienced teacher and joins us fresh from teaching in England.  Prior to this she has taught in South Auckland and more recently in a modern learning environment in Christchurch.Email: Email: justine.bond@kauriflats.school 

Renee George

Renee joins us from teaching in years 1/2 in South Auckland for the past two years.  She brings her creative and literacy talents to our junior school.

Email: renee.george@kauriflats.school.nz

Anna Sizer

Anna joins us from teaching in Mangere for the past five years.  She brings middle school experience and has an inquiry/science background. 

Email: anna.sizer@kauriflats.school.nz

Uai Liu

Uai joins us from teaching in the middle/senior students and has been based in Otara for two years.  Uai brings skills in music, culture and sport to the team.

Email: uai.liu@kauriflats.school.nz

Darshana Patel

Darshana is an experienced teacher who joins us from Palmerston North Normal Intermediate.  Darshana has a passion for all sports, especially hockey, a sport she plays to a very high standard and Indian dance.

Email: darshana.patel@kauriflats.school.nz