Our Super Support Staff
Trish has been at View Road School for DECADES now, that’s how much she loves us. Almost as much as we love her! When whanau turn up, Trish knows them all, their parents, their kids, cousins; the lot hehe. It’s people like Trish that make our school so welcoming, because she cares, and we care right back. Trish spends huge amounts of time, paid and unpaid, supporting our tamariki, whanau and staff and we LOVE her for it. If we need to know anything, like where things are, or what the TA’s should be up to, we ask Trish. She is super experienced, kind yet clear on her expectations. Be sure to let Trish know how much we appreciate her if you see her around.
Jennifer is the first person you will meet when you pop into our friendly office. She also might be the first that puts a plaster on or gives you an icepack should you need it! She has been at View Road School for ages and is well known through the community. She is always keen to organise events and is constantly on the look out for ways that View Road can be involved in the wider Waiuku area. Jennifer loves her family of boys, walking and gardening! As with all our support staff Mrs Foy loves to be involved in all aspects of View Road School life.
Alex is a legend; ask your kids! She works mostly in learning support with our Senior students and she takes no nonsense. Every day Alex brings her A+ game, she is positive firm, fair and decent. Any job we give Alex gets done with super efficiency and if we don’t find a job, she finds one herself. In fact, we often feel tired watching her work (she literally NEVER stops). Once she loved her job as a TA of Juniors…now she loves those senior kids, huh! Along with all that, Alex makes our staff happy with her endless positivity and can-do attitude. Everyone wants Alex in their room. If you see Alex around, be sure to say “Hi”.
Kirsten is also a long term Teacher Aide at View Road School. She is super efficient. If you need something done, ask a busy person (that’s Kirsten) and she’ll see it done, and done well. She is amazing with kids needing clear boundaries and she hears what kids say. She often steps outside her comfort zone, but never does that stop her, which is another reason she’s a fantastic role model for our kids. The kids listen to her and respect her because she is fair and kind. Kirsten never brings a problem without a solution, and that’s priceless. If there’s an injustice with kids at VRS, Kirsten is there to see things are calmly restored. She is a champion for the underdog and you’ll find no more loyal friend than Kirsten.
Terina is so LOVED by our kids, maybe because she’s closer to their age than the rest of us, or maybe because she’s so cool. Terina works in Whare Marino and with the Juniors mostly but actually she can go anywhere and do anything because she’s a thinker who is so RESPONSIBLE! Some of our kids who need a little more time gravitate to Terina; they tell me she’s fun, and makes them laugh. Having a teacher aide who lightens the mood is absolutely unbeatable and that’s Terina! We’ll be losing Terina later this year as she’s going to have a pepi, so be sure to appreciate her while she’s here!
Emma is our latest addition and an absolute legend at that. She just jumps right in there and does exactly what’s needed, lightening the load for us all. Emma is endlessly positive regardless of what we throw at her and an absolute sponge when it comes to learning. As for all our TA’s Emma goes above and beyond. She helps whoever needs help, whenever she can. On top of all that, Emma does some decent fundraisers (pretty much by herself) to raise funds for our tamariki. It doesn’t get much better than that. Be sure to say “hi” to Emma when you see her!