Image result for kowhai flower Welcome to Kowhai

Juanita O’Loughlin is in the classroom Monday to Wednesday and again on Fridays.  

I live in Leithfield with my  husband Clint and my two boys, Liam and Ben.  We enjoy spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors- biking,  gardening, camping and catching up with family and friends.


Rochelle Standen will be in the classroom on Thursdays.

We are really looking forward to a fun–filled and educational year.  We will work closely with the students from Ti Kouka and Totara and together we form RAKAU - the senior school syndicate.


We actively promote a positive, encouraging and inclusive atmosphere in an environment where every child is made to feel valued and given the confidence to take risks.   Efforts will always be encouraged.  We believe that each child is unique, and each child learns in different ways. One of our jobs as  teachers is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize it.  It is our goal to create a community of learners who are committed to working hard and having fun along the way. We want students to leave our classroom feeling confident that they can apply what they’ve learned in school to real-life situations.


We  look forward to working in partnership with you throughout the year.  If you have any queries or anything you wish to discuss with us we are happy to meet at  a time that is suitable to both of us.  


Please take the time to look at our blog to see what we have been up to.

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