Te Mānia – The Flat land
After leaving the township the drop of water (kopata wai) winds its way through the flat land (Te Mānia) learning about the wonders of the world and building on its knowledge as it continues its journey to the sea.
Room 22: Kerry Knap & Kate Hunt
My name is Kerry Knap and I share the care of Room 22 with Kate Hunt.
I have worked at Raumati Beach School part-time on and off for 10 years now, around raising my 2 daughters with my husband Stefan and further study. I started my teaching career at Island Bay School in Wellington in 2005, where I returned in 2019 and 2020 in Leadership Roles.
I’m excited to be back in Kapiti now, enjoying all that the beautiful coast has to offer. In my spare time I love to spend time at the beach walking our 2 dogs, hiking, musical Theatre and generally enjoying our great outdoors.
Team Lead, Room 23: Dave Clare
My family and I have lived in Raumati for the past 16 years with all 3 of my children having spent their primary years at Raumati Beach School before moving onto College. As both a parent and a teacher at RBS for the past 6 years, I really enjoy the environment RBS provides for our tamariki. We have a great team here.
Outside of school, I love anything to do with the sea and getting into nature. I always have a DIY project of some sort on the go.
Room 24: Rosie Powell
I love the great community feel that Raumati Beach School has, it really makes it a great place to teach.
I have been teaching for 16 years, from New Entrants to Year 7s and some ESOL work as well. I believe strongly in the need to foster real relationships with children in order to allow the best learning to occur.
I am a fluent French speaker and lived in New Caledonia for three years. I am Mum to three adult children, all at University. In my spare time I love playing tennis, walking with my partner and lovely dog and I enjoy reading.
Room 25: Jenna Clark-Hannah
Nō Ingarangi, nō Koterangi, nō Nga Moutere o Shetland ōku tūpuna.
Ko Ngāti Tiriti te Iwi.
Ko Tarikaka te maunga.
Ko Te Awakairangi Te awa.
I whanau ai au i Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
Kei Tawa au e noho ana.
He kaiako ahau.
Ko Jenna Clark-Hannah tāku ingoa.
I have always loved working with children and so the decision to become a teacher was an easy one. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Anthropology before doing the Graduate Diploma of Primary Teaching in 2010. I have taught across the primary year levels through being a classroom teacher for New Entrants up to Year Four and Years Five to Eight through extracurricular activities, such as Dance Splash and Kapa Haka. I have a passion for Te Ao Māori and have done classes through Te Ataarangi. This year I am continuing my journey as a learner through Te Wananga O Aotearoa.