Manuka 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.

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

Dianne Mayall
Manuka Team Leader, Teacher Room 12

Dianne completed a Bachelor of Social Work and Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching at Massey University in Albany. She has been teaching for ten years and during that time had experience teaching at all year levels. Prior to coming to Long Bay Primary, Dianne worked at Gulf Harbour School and Takapuna Primary.

She is passionate about using an inquiry approach in her classroom that encourages wonderment and curiosity so students become excited and inquisitive about their learning.

Rebekah Webb
Teacher Room 11

Rebekah is originally from Northern Ireland and completed her teacher training in Scotland, graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Education. She taught in Scotland before moving to New Zealand in 2016 to be with her husband, James.

Since then Rebekah has been teaching at Bayview Primary School where she taught the reception class, new entrants and year one. Having recently moved to the area of Torbay, she is excited to be a part of the Long Bay team and feel more a part of the local community.

Rebekah is passionate about building lasting and positive relationships with her students, making them feel valued and cared for in their classroom environment.

In her spare time Rebekah teaches private piano lessons and enjoys playing the piano herself. She also enjoys spending time at the beach, paddle boarding, doing arts and crafts, reading and hiking.

Kate Porter
Teacher Room 10

Kate is a beginning teacher who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Education in primary teaching from AUT. Kate is very excited to be joining the team at Long Bay and starting her journey as a teacher. 

Kate is particularly passionate about Literacy and the Social Sciences. She hopes to encourage students to share her love for reading. She believes it is important to create a learning environment where students feel confident and supported. 

Kate lives on the North Shore and enjoys spending her spare time outdoors, especially at the beach. 

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