Leadership Team

Sean Valvoi Principal of Opaheke School

Sean Valvoi Principal

 

Sean Valvoi Principal

Sean is the Principal with responsibility for the whole school. He has taught in intermediate and primary, public and private and

has been at Opaheke School since the beginning of 2014,  having been a Principal of two other schools previously.

Sean has a Bachelors Degree with a double major in Education and Geography and Diploma of Teaching.

Sean enjoys water sports, travelling, gardening and adventure sports.

 

Brenda Marquet Deputy Principal

Brenda Marquet Deputy Principal

Brenda Marquet Deputy Principal

Brenda is Deputy Principal with responsibility for over-viewing the Years 0-4 area of the school.

She has a wide and lengthy teaching experience, having taught anywhere from New Entrants to Year 12. Her passion lies with supporting the early years of learning, particularly in literacy.

Brenda has a Bachelor’s degree in Teaching and Learning and a Diploma in Educational Management.

Brenda has two adult daughters. She enjoys reading, movies, gardening, walking/tramping and overseas travel outside of school.

 

 

 

                          Denise Horley Deputy Principal

Denise

Denise Horley Deputy Principal

Denise is Deputy Principal with responsibility for over-viewing the Years 5-8 area of the school.

Denise has been teaching for 21 years, 14 years were in United Kingdom and seven years in New Zealand. She has taught various age groups ranging from 3-13 years. She has performed  many roles during her career including SENCO, Team Leader, Dean and Deputy Principal. Denise has a Bachelor of Education and has a special interest in developing learning focused relationships and student voice. Denise loves living in New Zealand and the quality of life it offers. She has children in the U.K and four children in New Zealand. In her spare-time she loves to garden, read and play with her kittens.

 

 

                            Nikkie Laing  Associate Principal

Nikkie

Nikkie Laing Associate Principal


Nikkie
is Associate Principal with responsibility for over-viewing Digital Technology and e-Learning across the school.

Nikkie has been teaching for 20 years having taught in many areas of the school and she has a Bachelors Degree with a double major in Education and Geography.

Nikkie is a Microsoft MIE-Fellow, an honour bestowed to only a few Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts worldwide.

 

Nikkie is married with three school age children, two of whom are at Opaheke School.