Class Teacher Placements 2021


The announcement of class teacher placement varies from year to year depending on teacher availability and contract negotiations. We are very pleased to announce the final confirmed Class Teacher Placements for 2021 are as follows:


Class 7             Roanna Gornall

Class 6             Fiona Thomas

Class 5             Ipa De Beer

Class 4             Sam Robertson

Class 3             Shirley Bacica

Class 2             Kaeli Gibson

Class 1             Taryn Potier & Suzanne Allen completing that transition over Term 2


You may have noticed that Jo Skentelbery’s name is missing from this list for the first time in 11 years. After a couple of terms break Jo has decided to leave class teaching but we will not be saying goodbye as she is planning to take up other roles in the school. We thank Jo for her long and dedicated service to the school thus far and look forward to working with her in her new project related capacity.

We are very grateful to have retained the Services of Fiona Thomas who took up the now Class 6 in Jo’s absence and who we are now delighted to have been able to appoint to the role to provide continuity for the children going forward.


Nga mihi

Lisa Hickling

Chair of the Board of Trustees




Hi, I am Fiona, born and bred in Te Awamutu and I went to Waikato University. After my degree I was side-tracked into the world of hospitality and ended up in Noosa, Australia where both my children attended the Noosa Pengari Steiner School and I completed my Teacher Training and worked there.  23 years later I am back in NZ, my children are exploring the world and I have found a new home at Tauranga Waldorf School. I love craft work, singing, camping in remote areas and exploring the world where there are still remnants of ancient civilisations.


Class 6 Teacher