Our Staff

Ohakune Primary School is made up of 5 Junior classrooms and 4 Senior classrooms.

We have a dedicated staff who are focused on the learners and their development as they embark on their educational journey at Ohakune Primary School.


Principal – Lisa Clark

Deputy Principal– Rose Martin

Senior Syndicate Leader – Rose Martin

Junior Syndicate Leader – Michael Bieleski

Special Needs Coordinator – Alison Whale (SENCO)

Classroom Teachers

Rose Martin – Years 7-8: Senior Block

Alison Whale – Years 7-8: Senior Block 

Rene Allen- Years 7-8: Senior Block

Miriama Lucas-Years 4-5 Room 11

Sarah Rowe- Years 4-5: Room 12

Mia Foskin-Years 4-5: Room 10

Paula Conder-Year 6: Room 14

Michael Bieleski – Years 2-3: Room 8

Morvern Duncan- Years 2: Room 5

Tasha Carley- Year 1: Room 6

Heather-New Entrant: Room 7

Maree Lilo-New Entrants: Room 7

Specialist Teachers

Bridget Heffernan: Reading Recovery

Suzi Couch: Science/Enviro

Jude Hotter: Technology

Liva Ozola: Technology

Grounds/Cleaning staff

Steve Foster – Property Manager

Sunita Kumar – Cleaning Staff

Maria Matinez– Cleaning Staff

Teacher Aides

Jane Parker

Kristi Nation

Wayne Te Huia

Amy Lee

Leanne Sherratt

Amy Hawira

Kate Whitehead

Kim Horne


Donna Summerhays: Office Manager

Michelle Fredericksen: Accounts