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Clare Rowan
"B.ED, Higher diploma of Teaching 1984.
Born and educated in Wanganui and completed Teacher Training at Palmerston North teachers College and then Massey University.
I’ve taken a wide range of teaching jobs including Kindergarten in London and Secondary Science and English. The STA Emergency Staffing Scheme brought me to many rural and small schools through out the country, often on short notice and in interesting circumstances.
Hawera Christian School includes the best of family centred rural schooling with positive Christian relationships.  A great place to belong!"


Helen Puaha-Daley
"After receiving a 'Bachelor of Education' (Teaching Primary) I have had teaching experiences in Wanganui and Australia.  I first heard about Belmont Christian Academy through a friend I had attended Bethlehem Institute of Education with.  At the time I was living in Australia and praying for an opening to come back to New Zealand, wanting to spend more time with my family.  That evening I received a call about a job going at Belmont Christian Academy and 6 weeks later I was in Hawera teaching in the junior room.  I have been at Belmont Christian Academy (now Hawera Christian School) for 7 years and have enjoyed every moment of it.  In October 2016 I married Kelvin Daley."


Sheryl Craig
 "I started working for Belmont Christian Academy (now Hawera Christian School) as the Principal's Secretary on the 30th March 2009.  I have been in this position for 8 years."







Robyn Brown
 "Kia ora koutou, I started my working life as a tradesperson – a Typographer with the Hawera Star. After the last of my three children began school I trained as a teacher through the Whanganui Polytech, enabling me to train at my children’s school.  Since graduating I have worked in several schools as a Principal Release, giving me time to be a Mum as well.  My last position was five years at St Joseph’s Patea where I completed a paper on Comparisons of Catholic and Maori Spirituality.  I have since been at Hawera Christian School for 7 years. Three of my children have attended here for their Years 7 and 8.  I have been married to Bruce for 32 years."



Olya Bartlett
 "I hold a teacher's degree from a Russian University. Almost 4 years ago I joined Hawera Christian School. Since then I finished a one year certificate course in Teacher Aiding and my role at school broadened in many different ways. In my spare time I do lots of voluntary work in my local church and enjoy good books, crafts, and spending time with my family."