Room 9, Years 3/4

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Lara Nemet

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Ko Lara Nemet ahau. I am the Deputy Principal in the Senior School and the Teacher responsible for the Learning Support Students (SENCO). I have been teaching for 23 years and have worked at Houghton Valley School for the last 10 years. I have taught in all year levels and held varying leadership roles.

I am a mother to teenage twins. I have lived in Eastern Suburbs for most of my life and love living by the sea. My family roots are Hungarian, English and Pakeha.

As a leader I am reflective, conscious of changing times and continue to be a life-long learner. I am an excellent communicator, work cooperatively and love to celebrate the success of others. I value the way we all work together at Houghton Valley School to ensure the children have the best possible education.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!

What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people! It is people! It is people!


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Gabrielle Harvey

Kia ora, my name is Gabrielle, I am very excited to be part of the Houghton Valley community. I am enjoying getting to know each of the students and their families.

This is my seventh year teaching, I have taught in a number of schools, teaching mostly in the junior and middle year group. I am passionate about inquiry learning and fostering students’ ownership of their learning. I enjoy being creative, especially when teaching art and literacy.

One of my hobbies is ‘treasure hunting’ in second-hand stores, finding anything floral or vintage. I also have a small floral business called “Swoon Flowers” which specialize in wedding flowers and floral workshops.