Our Staff

Nicole Hillier
Room 17

Hi. My name is Nicole and I am a year 3 teacher. I have been teaching at Pinehill School since 2014 after graduating from Auckland University of Technology. I thoroughly enjoy teaching at Pinehill Primary School and love its’ warm, friendly and welcoming environment. I live a full and active lifestyle having a passion for sports and the arts. I hope for students I teach to become lifelong learners that are always willing to take on challenges and reflect on their life experiences. 

Jos van Beusekom
Room 18

Pinehill School is a great place to work. It has a fantastic culture and that's what makes it stand out. Before coming here, I taught at other schools in NZ and spent three years teaching in London's East End. Following that I moved to Japan where I spent five years teaching English in private language schools. I enjoy being in the classroom with my students and helping them to learn and grow. I am also involved in coaching sports and leading the Yr 5/6 team. Away from work I enjoy running, reading and supporting my two children in their sporting and academic activities.


Bev Davies
Room 19

I have been teaching since 1995 and have been part of the Pinehill School family since mid 1997. I have an Honours Degree in Education and my passion is teaching students in their first year of school and for all living creatures, even the creepy crawly kind. I have a husband and 2 grown children (who also went through Pinehill) and am lucky to live with a cat, 2 kunekune pigs, 2 sheep, 25 chooks and plenty of wild ducks! I love reading and gardening too.


Jane Feltham
Room 20

I started my teaching career in the UK after completing a Geography degree at York St John and a post graduate diploma at Leeds University. I taught Geography at a secondary school in the South of England before undertaking an extended travel experience through South America. An initial two year stay in NZ has now become more than 20 years with a 15 year connection to Pinehill School. My children both attended the school and I accepted a teaching position here in 2006. I am a member of the Year One team and love teaching Year one children. I have a particular interest in self directed learning and learning through play. 


Roll Growth
Room 21

Roll Growth
Room 22

Roll Growth
Room 23

Learning Support Staff
Room 23

Judy  Mulder 
Vreni Anderson
Debby Snape
Jeanette Whitehead
Wendy Chatterton
Courtney Wheeler


Office Staff

Nancy Beedell          Main Office  
Tracey Danks            Main Office
Sally Jury                 Finance
Brenda Thomson      Part time  


Property Manager
Shaun Weston


Sue Barratt

My name is Sue Barratt & I am the school librarian.

Every class at Pinehill school visits in the library once a week.


Sarah Jo


English Support (ESOL)
Natalie McAllum (Teacher)

Hi, I am the English Language Learners support teacher.  We learn new vocabulary through hands-on activities where we can talk about what we are doing, write about what we have done and make links to children's first language.  We have fun at Esol!


Learning Assistants
Anna Schurink    - anna@pinehill.school.nz
Jo Hsu               - johsu@pinehill.school.nz


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