School Staff

Our staff are one of our greatest assets and the BOT ensure that their development and continued education is a priority. We are lucky to be able to attract high calibre staff to Mount Biggs, who ensure a high quality program is available for our students.

Principal : James Rea

Kia ora, it is a great privilege to be part of the team at Mount Biggs School. Although my role as Principal is primarily administration and management, eLearning development, staff development and pastoral care, I plan to be actively involved in classes, sports and group projects.

I am excited to be teaching in Room 4 on Fridays. I especially enjoy working with groups of students on special projects and the opportunities to be creative, innovative and forward thinking that come with the Principal role in a successful, student focused school. I look forward to meeting you and hope you will pop in and introduce yourself and tell me a little about your goals for your child and the school.

DP: Renee Strawbridge

Ko Titirangi te maunga. Ko Ūawanui-a-Ruamatua te awa. Ko Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti te Iwi. Ko Ngati Kahukuranui te hapū. Ko Hinemaurea ki Mangatuna te marae. Ko Renée tōku ingoa.

Kia ora I teach years 6-8 and have been part of the Mount Biggs whanau since 2014. My passion is for developing creativity in a variety of ways. I am an avid reader, author, singer, songwriter, musician, performer and lover of life.

It is such a privilege to work with our tamariki and watch them discover their talents and interests. I love learning new things and collaborating with others!

Email Renee

Claire McRae

Kia ora, my name is Claire and I am thrilled to be teaching at Mount Biggs School.

I grew up in Feilding and live here with my husband, and our daughter.

For my first 4 years I have was teaching in Whanganui and I am really enjoying the many changes that being at Mt Biggs brings and being part of the school community.

Kia ora. My name is theresa. I started at Mount Biggs School in term 3 2018 and thoroughly enjoy being a part of the community. As an experienced junior teacher, I am motivated and believe that I would make a valuable contribution to the continued growth and progress of Mount Biggs School. I believe in developing children’s abilities to learn for themselves, through play based learning. This way of learning allows for curiosity and creativity in a natural and authentic way. I believe this way of learning also empowers students to take ownership of their learning.

Kia ora. My name is Rowan. I have been coming Mount Biggs School for 5 years to drop off my children and now I get to stay and be part of a wonderful teaching team. I have taught all ages but am loving the opportunity to focus on the Junior Learners in my Year 2/3 class. I believe that the most important job of a teacher is to build a child's confidence as a learner and help them to challenge themselves.

Louise Lindsay

office@mountbiggs.school.nz