The Staff


Tracey Wearing ~ Principal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TraceyTracey originally joined the team in November 2013 as a result of roll growth and enjoyed the middle years in Wakamarina. Her learning environment is ordered, organised and on task. Following three years in Kaituna with Years 1 - 2 pupils, Tracey moved to the Pelorus Learning Area in 2017 while also training for Reading Recovery throughout. Tracey is committed, self-motivated, friendly and approachable.

IT, horses, photography, hockey, the outdoors, even biking recently and of course family... all receive enthusiastic and considered attention from Tracey and so too her students.  Tracey is taking a break from teaching in Pelorus, to fill the full time role of Principal for the remainder of 2020 and is likely to be seen back in Pelorus to resume the teaching component of her new Principal role from 2021 onwards. 


Lisa Hooker ~ Pelorus Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lisa joins us from the bottom of the South Island, where she was Head of Science at The Catlins Area School. Having taught previously in Nelson and for many years been holidaying in the Marlborough Sounds, she is happy to be calling Havelock and district home. Lisa enjoys walking, gardening, knitting and reading.

Lisa has many years teaching experience in a variety of schools in the UK and New Zealand. Her specialist subject is Science and she also has had leadership roles in PB4L, Kapa haka and Enviroschools. Lisa is looking forward to teaching the students in the Pelorus Learning Area and getting to know them and their families.


 Toni Johnson ~ Wakamarina Teacher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Toni Gamble 4

Toni is back teaching in Wakamarina after taking maternity leave in 2019.  Toni grew up on a farm in Dunedin and has spent most of her time outdoors exploring. Hobbies include hiking, ski-ing, snow-boarding, baking and anything to do with animals. Having graduated with her teaching degree, Toni took a couple of years to travel and is now back in her favourite country ready to start work.

Curriculum strengths include Numeracy, Phys Ed/Health and the Arts. Toni is friendly and approachable, even a keen netball player. 


Jacqueline Pretty ~ Kaituna Teacher prettyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jacqueline joins us from the North Island and is currently teaching in the Kaituna Learning Area.  She and her family are pleased to be living in Marlborough and are looking forward to exploring the region.  As a keen geocacher Jacqueline knows she’ll be touring all the backroads and inspecting lots of fence posts in the next few months!

Jacqueline has 20 years of Junior class teaching experience and loves to link visual arts to literacy learning.


Mary Docherty ~ Resource Teacher Learning & Behaviour c/- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Mary is one of a number of these resource teachers based at Blenheim School. She works with teachers, students and parents to help progress issues relating to achievement whatever their cause. Liaison and referrals are made in consultation with parents via the school's SENCo (Special Education Needs Co-ordinator).


Mandy McQuarrie ~ Executive Officer/Secretary

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Mandy3It is Mandy's voice you're most likely to hear when making contact via the phone or meet when calling at reception. Her jobs are many and varied and  she is adept at multi-tasking. She deals with first aid, phone calls, finance, mail, stationery, copying you name it - very much the office anchor and when not actually anchored to the front desk she does time as a teacher aide also rounding off a very full skill set.  

Apart from looking after all of us at school Mandy has daughters and horses that absorb pretty much of what remains during any given week.


Rita Jacobson ~ Library Assistant  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RitaSchoolRita joined the school in 1997 as the school's library assistant. Although not a full-time position Rita spends half of her time working with students and half maintaining the community side of the library. Rita is on-site Tuesdays but spends significant hours in addition doing library work.

The rest of Rita's schedule is hugely busy. Involved in a range of community organisations. Her interests and abilities are applied as Secretary of the Community Library, co-ordinating the Havelock Community Education Service organising adult education since the mid 1990's and working with other organisations such as Havelock Vision 2020 and Pelorus Hub. Since 1998 she has been the Secretary/Treasurer of the Havelock Museum, she created and administers the Pelorus People web site and currently serves on the REAP Board and Havelock Community Association. Frankly we're surprised she turns up for work at all. Oh and Rita also does art and has such a good garden it hosts tours. Phew!


Selena Robbins ~ Learning Support & LAT

Selena joined us in 2016, initially working with ESOL students and those requiring assistance with Speech & Language Therapy. She is dedicated to the profession, having trained as a Level 4 Learning Assistant, adding numerous professional development courses and skills to her repertoire throughout the years; working with Autism, learning Te Reo & NZ Sign Language, Yolanda Soryl Literacy and most recently being recognised as an LAT, giving Selena a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT). All of this makes Selena a true asset to Havelock School. She is highly dedicated to the school, staff, students and whanau, always looking out for our well-being.


Ketrina Waltho ~ Grounds/Caretaker/Cleaner (Casual)

Ketrina joined us in 2018 and is a familiar figure around the school as she works at keeping our grounds looking sharp. Clearly a keen gardener, Ketrina has taken pride in brightening up the gardens.