Kia ora koutou Mrs Carolyn Taka. You can find me in room 10 with students from Tonga, Samoa, Russia, Philippines, Vietnam, New Zealand and Ethiopia. I have taught years 1-6 over the years and still have a passion for learning with the students. I am a great fisherwoman and enjoy rugby and league. I have lived in Avondale for over 40 years and have two awesome daughters, four outstanding mokopuna and a supportive whanau.
Fakaalofa lahi atu! My name is Jordan Pautu and you can find me in Room 11, teaching the awesome year 2&3’s. This is my first year at Rosebank and it is such a privilege to be working alongside the welcoming Rosebank whānau, and to be embraced by such a colourful and culturally diverse school. I enjoy the outdoors where I can get out and try new things, road trips, travelling to different countries, netball, reading, eating, spending time with my family and friends, soaking up sun at the beach and teaching!
Fakaalofa lahi atu! My name is Violet Ukutaula and I teach the lovely year 3 and 4 students in Room 14. New to Rosebank School, it is indeed a privilege to be a part of such a welcoming, culturally vibrant and diverse school. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing the ukulele, playing netball and enjoying the outdoors and I am passionate about learning that incorporates student voice and that nurtures the uniqueness of each individual. Have a wonderful year, blessings, kia monuina.
Bula! My name is Lisa Owens and I’m currently in Room 12 teaching a year 3&4 class. This is my first year at Rosebank and I feel so lucky to be part of this welcoming community. When I come to school I also feel like I’m walking into my home country Fiji as the teaching community, as well as the community are out of this world. My family is my world and I treat my class like that too. Vinaka