Robyn Marquand


I have been a part of the Waitetuna community for the past 16 years.  All 4 of my children started at the Playgroup here, which was a fantastic way to be a part of the local community. Connor and Shannon are now at Raglan Area School, Danielle and Toby are still here at Waitetuna School, and my husband Bevan is on the Board of Trustees. 

Lara Sweetman



My name is Lara Sweetman and I am privileged to be part of the fun, dynamic, and supportive teaching team at Waitetuna.  A motto we often chant is – “there is no I in Team” – and it is a pleasure to work in a truly supportive collaborative environment which focuses on the development of the whole child.

Ali McCartie



I live with my husband and teenage son in the beautiful Waitetuna Valley,  on a sheep and beef farm. I completed my Bachelor of Education (teaching) degree at Massey University  (Massey Scholar) while I worked as a teacher aide/principal release.

Waitetuna School Teachers


At Waitetuna School we provide a caring and nuturing learning environment. Teachers lead the learning through authentic, related and real learning experiences based on collaborative learning and student agency. Waitetuna School is based on self-motivation and student ownership.

Amanda Nasilasila


Tena koe, Bula Vinaka and Welcome to Waitetuna school. I joined Waitetuna School as Principal in 2020 and it is wonderful to be a part of this great little school. A small school with a big heart is something we pride ourselves on. I lead a high quality, enthusiastic group of teachers and staff. Lorna is our very experienced office manager and Richard our very skilled and efficient care-taker/cleaner. We also have an enthusiastic teacher aide, Jess who manages our library and is involved with our School PTA and other part time teacher aides and staff.