Our Team

Inspired teachers develop inspired children. Hikuai School is proud to have a team of passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated teachers leading the way in the classroom, along with a skilled support staff team.

Hikuai School Teaching Staff

Rachell Leitch



Room 5 - Years 5-8 (Fridays)

Mark Thomson


Future Focused Learning Unit Holder

Room 4 - Years 3-4 

Laura Van Leeuwen

Junior School Teacher

Partnerships for Learning Unit Holder

Room 3 Years 0,1 & 2



Denise Ball

Senior Classroom Teacher

Room 5 - Years 5-8 (Monday to Thursday)

Hikuai School Support Staff

Michelle McEwan - School Office Administrator



 Theresa MacKenzie - Teacher Aide

 Darryl Manssen- School Cleaning and Handyman


 Pop Taipari - School Groundsman