About Us

The leadership team includes the Principal and two Associate Principals. We have five year-group team leaders. Each team consists of two to three teachers at a similar year level. A number of other staff take on responsibilities throughout the school. We also have a number of teacher aides who work in classes or with individual students and a support team for administration and property.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a group of parents elected to represent the community of Dawson Primary. They meet Tuesdays once a month during term time at the school from 5.30 – 8.00.

The Board Chair is Steven Martin and the Deputy Chair is Iunisi Johanson. 

The Board of Trustees can be contacted through the school.

Steven Martin  

Board Chair

Iunisi Johansson

Merryn Boyd

Board Secretary

Eterei Maluafou (Lei)

Senetenari Lam Sam

Management & Office Staff

Angela Funaki


Nic Hennephof

Associate Principal

Y1 Team Leader / SENCO

Tarayn Zeier

Associate Principal

Y2/3 Team Leader / ICT 

Jo van de Paverd

Office Staff

Sabrina Edwards

Accounts / Teacher Aide

Year 1  Teachers

Sherene Samuel

Room 1 - Y0/1 

Waheda Goender

Room 2 - Y0/1 

Susan Delany

Room 3 - Y0/1

Jenny Wards

Room 4 - Y0/1

Year 2/3 Teachers

Parag Gandhi

Room 7 - Y2 

Anna Bates

Room 8 - Y3

Kaitlyn Tutt 

Room 10 - Y2/3

P.E. Co-ordinator

Year 4 Teachers

Diane Brass

Room 5 - Y4 

Y4 Team Leader

Megan Harris

Room 5 - Y4 

Y5/6 Groups & Release Teacher

Sharita Sewnarain

Room 6 - Y3/4 

Laura Ehrhorn

Room 11 - Y4/5

P.E. Co-ordinator

John 'Ofanoa

Room 13

Year 5 Team Leader, Staff Rep - Board of Trustees

Year 6 Teachers


Anna Latulipe

Room 17 - Y6 

Cultural Responsiveness Leader, Science/ Enviro, Year 6 Team Leader

Bonita Pesaleli

Room 18  - Y6

Specialist Staff & Caretaker

Kirsty Ellis

ESOL Teacher / Reading Together

Carolyn Tawhai

ESOL Teacher

Bob Prasad


Sabrina Waite

CRT Release

Toni Taylor

CRT Release

Renee Hohua

Garden to Table Teacher

Release Teacher

Teacher Aides / Support Staff

Rita Natoealofa

Eni Tamatoa

Lani Mataio

Valmai Fili

Mary Seu

Lyn Seu