Marian Catholic School

(07) 856 7515 30 Beale Street, Hamilton East

Learning Community 4 (LC4)

Years 5 & 6

Amanda Luke
Role

Room 12 Teacher

Email

aluke@marian.school.nz

General Information

I have been teaching at Marian Catholic School for over 10 years and love the strong sense of faith, family and community here.

I am currently teaching a Year 5/6 class and, although I do have some experience teaching younger students, I particularly enjoy this age group.
A typical day in my classroom is super busy - lots going on and groups of students working on ten different things at once! I believe that a ‘modern learning environment’ is not just about the furniture - it’s about teaching skills and attitude, rather than facts, and providing my students with carefully scaffolded choices so that they engage in their learning and feel a real sense of ownership of their progress.

My interests include reading (especially anything on history, science or theology….), cooking, travelling and spending time with my family and pets.

Mel Martin
Role

Room 13 Classroom Teacher

Email

mmartin@marian.school.nz

Maria Maarhuis
Role

Room 14 Teacher & LC 4 Leader of Learning

Email

mmaarhuis@marian.school.nz

General Information

I have worked at Marian Catholic School for over 12 years. I was not new to Marian, as I used to be student here before the combining of St Mary’s and Marist. It is a very special place to me as 4 generations of my family have been through the school and I feel privileged to be able to teach here and have my own 2 children attend.

Currently, I am teaching Year 5 and 6 students but have had experience teaching from Year 4 through to Year 8. I believe that the relationship a teacher builds with a student is one of the most important things in teaching. When children feel safe and secure learning will happen more easily. Although, I enjoy teaching all areas within the primary setting, Mathematics and Art are favourite subjects of mine.

Outside of school, I love to keep fit by exercising, especially running and playing netball, catching up with my family and friends, watching my daughter’s weekend sport and enjoying an all round slower pace. My all time favourite place to be is at the serene and idyllic Whangapoua Beach, anytime of the year!

Jenna Lord
Role

Room 15 Teacher

Email

jlord@marian.school.nz

Caitlen Parry
Role

Room 16 Classroom Teacher

Email

cparry@marian.school.nz

Belinda Kane
Role

Release Teacher

Email

bkane@marian.school.nz