Jasmine Pritchard – Teacher Aide

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Ko Jasmine taku ingoa.
I have been a Teacher Aide at H.V.S. for numerous years, supporting class learning from Junior-Senior levels. I also run individual/group specialised programmes as required.
I love fostering a positive learning experience for all at H.V.S.
I treasure time with my family (including four grandchildren) and friends as well as enjoying gardening, sewing and walking.


Tanya Taylor – Teacher Aide

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Ko Tanya taku ingoa
I have been a Teacher Aide at HVS for nine years. I was also a parent here from 2003-2012 and the Treasurer of the Home and School Committee from 2007-2012.
I spend my days here providing classroom support in the middle and senior school.
When I’m not at work I hang out with my kids and all our dogs.

Joanna Ludbrook – Librarian

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I’m a qualified Librarian, and have run the Library at Houghton Valley School for 10 years.My role is to encourage students to read for pleasure as well as to teach library skills and the use of resources for their inquiries. This involves a bit of ingenuity, a wardrobe of ‘dress-ups’, a sense of fun, and sometimes, chocolate!Outside of school hours I love working in my garden, playing with grandchildren (around the world), travelling, and reading of course.


Denise Forrester – Office Manager

I work in the busy school office here at Houghton Valley School. Some of the jobs I do are students absences, sickness, injuries, finances and many more tasks to keep the wheels turning. I enjoy travelling, walking and catching up with friends and family.

Dave  Dave McArthur – Caretaker