Marian Catholic School

(07) 856 7515 30 Beale Street, Hamilton East

Learning Community 3 (LC3)

Years 3 & 4

Ryan Jordan

Room 9 Teacher


General Information

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!

Suzanne D'Cruz

Room 10 Teacher


General Information

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.

Sarah Hill

Room 11 Teacher


General Information

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.

Dael Cullingworth

Room 12 Teacher


General Information

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.

Mel Martin

Room 13 Teacher