Whaea Gayene has a wide knowledge in supporting students with diverse needs. She has experience with managing OSCAR programmes and is a team leader at Splash Planet during the summer months. Gaylene has a significant role in being the Hauora Kaitiaki at Mayfair. She supports the leadership team to provide support to students that need something extra.
Catherine has been at Mayfair School for 4 years as a learning coach. During her time at Mayfair she has worked away at her degree and is now a fully qualified teacher. She is taking some time at our school before pursuing her teaching career. Catherine is a stellar coach and supports many of our sports teams and children with diverse needs in the classroom. She is one of our Mavericks Robotics coaches.
Mrs Peard has been at Mayfair School since 2012. During this time she has had a number of roles to play in th school. She is originally from British Columbia, Canada and is married to a kiwi which is why we have this fantastic human at Mayfair School. She is a Kete full of knowledge and has wonderful relationships with the students. As a coach she has exceptional skills that support our students language, literacy and numeracy development.
Mrs Hutchings started at Mayfair School in 2020. She has a Degree in Science and has come too work part time at Mayfair while raising her three children: Rylan, Piper and Orson. She is a farm girl at heart and loves spending time camping with her whanau. She is an integral coach at the school helping to establish our school OSCAR programme with the Hauora Kaitiaki. She is an essential coach in being able to work closely with students who struggle to self regulate.
Mrs Richards joined the Mayfair staff in 2015 after being a supportive parent for a number of years. She is a crowd favourite at Mayfair School as her personality is infectious. Lana is often on school trips and was the manager of the school robotics team that came second in the world for research in California in 2019. She is an integral part of the school Kapa Haka and as a coach works with students who are quick to escalate as she has a significant amount of mana in our community. She loves ESOL and has worked hard to keep the programme thriving.
Matua Ben is our resident robotics ninja. He has been an integral part of developing the Mayfair Mavericks success over the last 4 years with Mr Fox. He was a coach for the successful New Zealand team and the Mayfair teams at the nationals. Having struggled at school himself, he is now working towards completing his teaching degree to make a difference for kids like himself. He has been a parent and supporter of Mayfair and the school managed to lure him to be a part of the team in 2020.
Darlene joined the Mayfair team in 2019 after having all her children educated at Mayfair School. She is often on the sidelines supporting our sports teams and works quietly away in the back ground at Mayfair School. She is a coach that has a skill set in supporting all classes with multiple children. You will find her jumping between classes daily as she works with a number of different children.
STEPHANIE VAN DER WALT
Steph has been at Mayfair since 2018. She is originally from South Africa and it has awesome seeing her talk and connect with our South African students. Steph is currently working to complete a degree in social work through EIT and she will make an awsome social worker one day. Steph works with a number of different students as a learning coach. She supports the ESOL programme at school
Hemaua works part time at mayfair while he pursues his professional rugby career with the Hawkes Bay Magpies. He is originally from Dunedin and is very proud of the Deep South and his Samoan and Tokelauan whakapapa. As a staff we enjoy watching him play rugby and the children are disappointed he plays for Taradale and not Tamatea! Hemaua is very popular with the students as he stands a foot above everyone else and has a wonderful nature with the children. He is currently studying to become a teacher through the University of Waikato.