Kauri Team

Welcome to the Kauri team.

We have an 'open door' policy at our school. This means you are always welcome to pop down and see us if you have any queries or concerns. If we are not immediately available, we will arrange a mutual convenient time to talk with you.

Kauri class teachers have set up websites for you to keep up with our learning and programmes. These can be accessed by here.

Miranda Kelly
Kauri Team Leader, Teacher Room 17

Miranda has been teaching since 2001, working in Palmerston North, Blenheim and Auckland with children from Year 0 to Year 13. She is passionate about helping children to progress in their learning. Miranda can play the piano well and has taught singing at NCEA Level 3.

Miranda wrote and provided the music direction for the most recent school musical.

She is married to Phil and has two sons.

Aaron Joyes
Teacher Room 19

Aaron entered teaching after a career in the marine and media industries. Married with two children, he grew up on the North Shore and returned here to live after working overseas.

Aaron is part of the Long Bay School eLearning and Maori leadership teams. He has a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Teaching.

Mark Wallace
Teacher Room 18

Mark spent 23 years working as a stevedore before attending university to follow a dream of being a teacher. He completed his Bachelor of Education through AUT, and graduated at the end of 2017.

Mark lives on the Hibiscus Coast where he grew up, with his wife and two daughters. His family love the lifestyle of living near the beach. Mark is a massive rugby league fan. In his spare time he participates in a weekly event called Parkrun, where he runs 5km or volunteers as an official. This has helped Mark keep fit, and led to him entering other events, including half marathons.

Mark is enjoying his new career choice here at Long Bay Primary.

Long Bay Primary School, Ralph Eagles Place, Long Bay. North Shore, New Zealand. Phone: (09) 473 6077. Email: admin@longbayprimary.ac.nz