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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!"



















Jenny Stewart




My name is Jenny Stewart, the new junior teacher in Room 1. I have got to know a few children here at Hawera Christian School through doing a little relieving over the years and I am looking forward to now being a permanent team member.


I would like to give a little introduction of myself so you can know me a little better.  I live in Alton, South Taranaki with my husband and two children. Both my children now attend Hawera High School. We live on a lifestyle block that has: horses, goats, Highland Cattle, a Speckled Californian cow, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, fish and even a turtle.  They are all strictly pets - we are not farmers.  My daughter is always trying to add something new to our collection.  Over the past few years I have been learning Natural Horsemanship, and how to ride.


As a teacher my interests are in literacy, art, gymnastics and environmental issues.  My teaching career has been varied - starting in Auckland with Year 6 and then Year 3, on to the U.K for supply teaching and then a permanent position in a town south of London with a Year 1 class.  It was back to N.Z in 2000 as part of the ‘world trip’ my husband and I were on. I was asked to take a position in a junior class in Patea, which I accepted.  So that was the end of our travelling, and we settled in Taranaki. I became a principal release teacher for a few years, then I had a break from teaching while my own children were growing up. When my children were older (at school) I started teaching again at Matapu School where I stayed for 8 years taking on various roles: Reading Recovery teacher, Maternity Release teacher and a classroom release teacher. I enjoyed my time there as I loved working with children from New Entrance to Year 8.  I then took some temporary positions in Hawera/Normanby that were a little closer to home in a year 3-4 class, a year 1 class, then a year 2-3 class.


I am really looking forward to teaching here at Hawera Christian School and getting to know the students and whanau.  I feel it has been a blessing for me to be able to put my teaching skills into a supportive Christian environment.  Please feel free to drop in and introduce yourselves sometime.

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 9 years."







Nicola Langdon


"I received my Bachelor of Education (Primary) from Massey University College of Education in 2000. I taught at Waverley Primary School and Carlton School in Wanganui before taking time off to have our children, Alex and Emma. I returned to relief teaching in 2008 and relieved at a number of schools in Wanganui before moving to Hawera in 2012. I continued relief teaching until taking up the position as Principal Release at Hawera Christian School in Term 3 2016. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach at this lovely school."




Olya Bartlett
 "I hold a teacher's degree from a Russian University. I joined Hawera Christian School as a teacher aide in 2010. 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."