Years 3 & 4
Room 9 Teacher
Kia ora koutou!
I am from Hamilton East. I grew up across the road from Marian and attended during my Primary and Intermediate years. My family have a strong connection to the school so I feel privileged to continue to be a part of it.
I still live in Hamilton East with my wife Emma and our three young children. We enjoy venturing to local parks and gardens. We also spend a lot of time in Raglan and the Coromandel where I try to surf some sneaky waves around exploring with the family.
I have also taught at Te Totara Primary and Bankwood Primary in Hamilton. Before teaching, I was a builder working for Urban Homes constructing residential houses.
Feel free to come and chat to me anytime!
Tēnā koutou katoa!
Room 10 Teacher & Leader of Learning
Kia ora whānau, my name is Miss Suzanne D'Cruz.
Teaching our Marian Catholic School students has been my passion since I was welcomed into the whānau in 2018.
I thoroughly enjoy seeing the students I work alongside connect and get excited about their learning. I love the energy and love for learning that grows and builds when 'light-bulb' moments happen in our learning space.
I believe in making our learning environment a safe space where everyone feels that they belong. Our classroom will always be filled with love, laughter, fun, challenges and will be a space for you to grow and be YOURSELF.
At school, I love to read aloud to the tamariki, get them involved in the range of Arts and celebrate the successes we witness in our classroom.
In my downtime, I love to cook new recipes, curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book, and watch Disney movies!
A favourite quote to live by is:
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
So I believe it is very cool to be kind everyday.
Room 11 Teacher
Kia ora koutou.
I have been teaching since 2009, mostly at Marian Catholic School. I am currently teaching Years 3 and 4. I am passionate about teaching and learning and love watching the children I work with get excited about learning and grow in confidence. I enjoy teaching all subjects but Mathematics and Art would be my favourites.
Teaching, three children and four pets keep me pretty busy but in my spare time I enjoy reading, creating, fitness and spending time with my family.
Room 12 Teacher
I am currently teaching a Year 3 / 4 class. I am very happy to be part of the Marian Catholic School family and community. My preference lies with teaching junior classes and I have taught a range of levels at this foundation phase of learning.
I find this age particularly rewarding and it’s exciting to watch them meet new challenges and progress along their learning journey. I enjoy their uninhibited sense of humour which adds to a happy classroom.
I encourage a “growth mindset” where resilience and risk taking is part of our learning. As Einstein says, “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
My interests include reading, cycling, walking, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Room 13 Teacher
I have taught at Marian Catholic School since 2020 and am currently teaching Year 3 and 4 students. Teaching excites me as I enjoy being a part of students' growth and progress, developing alongside them on their learning journey. I enjoy teaching all subjects, especially Mathematics and Physical Education. I believe in teaching the "hidden curriculum" where students develop the skills to become responsible, respectful, and valuable lifelong learners.
In my spare time, I like to play squash and netball. I enjoy tramping, taking my dog for a walk, and riding my motorcycle.