"Developing Independent Life-Long Learners"

We have seven classes. Classroom teachers and students are also supported by a Reading Recovery teacher and Part-time teachers. We have four teacher aides who also support teachers and students with their learning.

There is considerable experience within our staff who work collaboratively to support all of our students.

Teaching Staff

Principal -

Deputy Principal - Year 5/6

Teacher - Year 5/6

Teacher - Year 3/4

Teacher - Year 3/4

Teacher - Year 2

Teacher - Year 1/2

Assistant Principal - Year 0/1

Tania Cohen

Te Kewena White

Katrina Forman

Dianne Wright

Sarah McLeod

Robyn Fairbrother

Jonothon Garbutt

Tanya Powell

Staff engaged in Professional Learning

Support Staff

Office Manager: Erin Cusack

Part time Teachers:

Angela Kershaw

Chris Knox - Reading Recovery

Elizabeth Grant

Sharyn Angus

Michelle Nielsen - Te Reo Teacher

Teacher Aides:

Merehana Milner

Nada Otineru

Johanna Schreuder

Tracey Crosland

Manihira Milner

Hemi Te Hiini


Wil de Wit


Outstanding Excellence




Whakapā mai / Contact Us
Phone: 04 5677214
Email: admin@taitacentral.school.nz
Wāhi Noho / Physical Address
33a Churton Crescent,
Lower Hutt, 5011
Ngā Wāhanga 2021 / Term Dates

Term 1: Mon 03 Feb – Fri 16 Apr
Term 2: Mon 03 May – Fri 09 JulyTerm 3: Mon 26 Jul – Fri 01 OctTerm 4: Mon 18 Oct – Wed 15 Dec

Ngā Hāora /Hours
Office Hours: 8.15am – 3.00pm
Bell Times: 9.00 a.m. School Starts11.00 a.m. - 11.40 a.m. Morning Tea1.00 p.m. - 1.40 p.m. Lunch3.00 p.m. School finishes