Our People


Mr Paul Richardson

Mr. Paul Richardson (B Ed., Dip Ed L., Dip Tchg., CFLE)

As well as serving as Principal, Paul teaches our Ruma Kea students (Year 1, 2 and 3) with a special focus on religious education and reading. Paul is the professional leader in the school community and is responsible for upholding the special character of the school, the delivery of curriculum, the implementation of plans and policies and the day-to-day management of the school.

Teaching Staff

Mrs. Kath Rutherford (B.Ed., Dip Tchg) – Ruma Kereru (Year 4 – 6)

Mrs. Bronwyn Bradshaw (B.Ed., Dip Tchg) – Ruma Kea (Year 1 – 3)

Mr Brian McClennan (B.Ed., Dip Tchng) – Literacy and Numeracy Extension Teacher

Mr. Andrew Wills (BA.,Dip Grad., Dip Tchg) – Classroom Release Teacher

Support Staff

Mrs. Kay Gallagher (BA) – Administrative Assistant, and the person who keeps Paul on track, as well as looking after pupils and parents. Kay’s hours are from 8.30am till 2.30pm.  If you need help with anything after school please see one of the teachers, or leave a note on her desk. The school has a cellphone – number 027-829-5380 – which can be used for text messages such as absences.

Mr. Ken Pearson (Maintenance)

Ms Moira Gallagher (B.Ed, Dip Tchg) – Earlybirds teacher. Moira runs the fortnightly transition to school programme for 4 year olds, Earlybirds. Contact the office for times and more information.

Mrs. Ruan Barton (Teacher Aide)

Mrs. Judy Holmes (Cleaner)

Northern Pastoral Area: Parish Priests

Fr. Aidan Cunningham IC
Sacred Heart Church
Phone 473 8470

Fr. Mark Chamberlain
Holy Name Church
Phone 479 0066