Personnel

Board of Trustees
  • Mrs Zita Young (Chair) zita@tapanui.school.nz
  • Mrs Tracy McHutchon (Deputy Chair / Māori Liaison / Propery)
  • Mrs Alison Sim (Assurance)
  • Mrs Christianne Horrell (Assurance)
  • Mr Paul Roulston (Finance)
  • Mrs Brooke Woolsey (Assurance)
  • Staff Rep: Miss Rebekah Stoop
Principal
Mr Antony Criglington is our Principal. He enjoys the outdoors, likes to play sport and loves a good cup of coffee. Mr Criglington is the Lead Principal for the Pomahaka Kāhui Ako. He is released 2 days a week to lead the Community of Learning towards meeting their Achievement Challenges for the benefit of all students in the West Otago region.
principal@tapanui.school.nz


Deputy Principal
Mrs Jane Stuart is our DP and also one of two Across Community Lead Kaiako for the Pomahaka Kāhui Ako. She is released 2 days a week to work across all the learning centres in our Community of Learning to support teachers.

Admin Staff

Mrs Sonia Duff is our Administrator. She helps us when we go to the School Office.
office@tapanui.school.nz
Teaching Staff
Tapanui School operates in three learning teams, using a collaborative teaching approach alongside Play Based Learning and Inquiry.

Team 1, Year 0-2 
  • Piwakawaka - Mrs Maxine Johnstone          
  • Kereru - Mrs Judy Clayton (PTA Rep / WO Community Centre Rep)

Team 2, Year 3-4 

  • Mohua - Miss Rebekah Stoop (BOT Rep)
  • Ruru - Mrs Tamie Fiveash / Mrs Jane Stuart (NZEI Te Riu Roa Rep)

Team 3, Year 5-6      
  • Tui - Miss Alice Boyes (ESPSSA-Sports Rep)

Support Staff

  • Mrs Teressa Young - Learning Assistant (Team 3)
  • Mrs Nicky Horrell - Learning Assistant (Team 2)
  • Mr Murray Harris - Caretaker
  • Mrs Tineke Harris - Cleaner 
  • Miss Emma Stuart - Cleaner / T-Aide
  • Whaea Jaki - Kaiawhi (Kapahaka)