Judith Ford – Principal
Mrs Ford is the Principal at St Joseph’s School. Mrs Ford is an experienced junior teacher having previously taught new entrants in Room 1. She is a Kaikoura local who is extremely passionate about keeping fit, enjoying the outdoors and having fun with her family. Mrs Ford regularly enters events locally and afar and enjoys a challenge.
Jill Mortimer – Office Administrator
Jill is the office administrator at St Joseph’s School. She is new to Kaikoura having come to us from Queenstown. In her spare time, Jill loves cooking and enjoys walks along the dazzling beach while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Emma Checketts – Room 1 Teacher
Miss Checketts is the teacher in Room 1 at St Joseph’s School. She teaches the new entrants children. She comes from Dunedin and loves to cook and read in her spare time. She is a caring and friendly teacher that the students love to spend time with. She loves Drama and being part of the Kaikoura community.
Sophie Lewthwaite – Room 2 Teacher
Miss Lewthwaite is the teacher in Room 2. She teaches the year 2 and 3 students. She has a pet duck named Greg and a Mexican Walking fish that come to school every day. Her hobbies include kayaking, squash and in the weekends, she spends time with her friends and family. She is originally from Methven and studied at Otago University.
Hannah Robinson – Room 3 Teacher
Hannah Robinson joins St Joseph’s School in 2019 in Room 3.
Renee Balcazar – Teacher
Miss Balcazar is teaching in the Library and has a group of her own students.
Lucy Wareham – Room 4 Teacher
Mrs Wareham is the teacher in Room 4 and teaches Year 4 and Year 5 students. Arriving from Australia in 2019, she comes with many years of experience and is passionate about teaching. Mrs Wareham enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with friends and family.