Our Administration and Property Staff

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Mrs Beverley Wetere - Executive Assistant

Mrs Wetere has previously worked in a kindergarten as a support person and an admin assistant.  Beverley loves being able to support our parents, the teaching team and the students.

Beverley is very family orientated and loves spending time with her family.  In her spare time she loves to read, crochet and to go fishing.  

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Mrs Beverly Perez - Finance Officer

Mrs Perez is our Finance Officer.  Beverly was born and raised in the Philippines.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Degree and had been working in the banking industry for six years.  Beverly likes to spend most of her time with her family.    

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Mr Murray Carter - Property Manager

Mr Carter began employment at St. Mary's in January 2018.  He enjoys fishing, golf and spending quality time with his family,  especially his wonderful grandchildren Flynn, Sophie and Zane.  

Our Learning Support Staff

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Mrs Robyn Breen - Learning Support Teacher

Mrs Breen is a qualified teacher, who has returned to the education sector after several years working in their family business.  Robyn has always had a love of seeing children learn to read, so as a Reading Support teacher, she is able to work in the area alongside the teachers in the junior classes.

Mr and Mrs Breen have lived in Papakura for a number of years, with their children and now their grandsons, one of which is still currently at St Mary's.  Robyn enjoys going for walks with her husband and also does quilting in her spare time.    

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Mrs Anne Devoy - Learning Support Teacher

Mrs Devoy works as a Learning Support teacher, helping in the Jerusalem Team, as well as helping in the school library.  Anne has a long association with St Mary's Catholic School.  Her four children completed their primary school years here.

In her spare time, Anne loves art and keeping fit.  

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Miss Michelle Garden - Learning Support Teacher

Miss Garden started at St Mary's Catholic School in October 2019 as a Learning Support teacher in the Bethlehem Team, which she really enjoys, supporting the children and the staff.  Miss Garden is a very family orientated person and likes to spend her spare time with her family, in particular her two nephews who keep her very busy.  Michelle enjoys going to the cinema, gardening and when possible, travelling to new places.  

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Mrs Lynette Harnett - Learning Support Teacher

Mrs Harnett has worked at St Mary's Catholic School for over 15 years as a Learning Support teacher in all year levels of the school.  Mrs Harnett and her husband have lived in Papakura/Takanini for 30 years with three lovely children, who they are very proud of.  

Mrs Harnett has a love for travel and the history it brings.  She also loves crocheting.  Lynette looks forward to working with your children in the future.  

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Miss Rhiannon Bates - Learning Support Teacher

Miss Bates is a past pupil of St Mary's School and comes back to us, having worked previously as a teaching assistant, a role which she bloomed in.  Rhiannon is so excited that she has found her path helping teach the children that need the extra support.  Rhiannon has an affinity with children and loves seeing them progress and grow. 

Miss Bates is a qualified surf lifeguard at Whiritoa Beach so she loves the sea;  she loves spending time with her family and is a keen cake decorator.  

Our Kiwi Can Team

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Miss Maina Samu - Kiwi Can Co-ordinator

Talofa Lava!

My name is Maina Samu and I am from the beautiful island of Samoa.  I was born and raised in West Auckland, but have been residing in South Auckland since Christmas, 2020.  I come from a big family of 11, which includes my parents, four sisters, four brothers and myself.  I love reading, drawing, singing and playing sports. 


I have just joined Kiwican and I am so blessed to be a part of such an amazing school.  St Marys staff and students have instantly made me feel welcome and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone more. 

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Mr Gabriel Charlie - Kiwi Can Co-ordinator

Hey there!  I'm Gabe from Kiwi Can.  I enjoy playing sport and I'm currently playing club volleyball.  

I love being involved with the youth.  I attend life church and I serve in the youth ministry.  I have a love for making an impact in our young people's lives.  

Whaea Keita - Kapa Haka Tutor / Kaupapa Māori Curriculum Support