Nikau Team

Welcome to the Nikau 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.

Nikau class teachers have set up a website for you to keep up with our learning and programmes. This can be accessed by here.


Lisa Leggett
Nikau Team Leader, Teacher Room 15

Lisa joined Long Bay team in 2018.  She has 18 years teaching experience across all year levels and has most recently spent 10 years at Forrest Hill School. Lisa has a Masters in Education, which she completed while teaching in Melbourne. 
Lisa has a passion for student agency and fostering a growth mind-set in students.

Lisa lives in Browns Bay with her husband and two boys. They enjoy spending time at the local beaches and playgrounds.

Steve Anderson
Teacher Room 14

Steve started teaching at Long Bay in 2015. Prior to embarking on a teaching career, Steve was a well-travelled travel agent. Steve enjoys keeping fit and plays soccer in his spare time.


Amber Hobbs
Teacher Room 13


Diane Edgoose
Community of Learners Within School Lead teacher, Teacher Room 16

Diane has worked at Long Bay since 2005. She has spent time teaching in both Year 5/6 and Year 3/4. She has a love for teaching children and enjoys being a part of children achieving in different areas.

Diane has been teaching since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Teaching. She started her career teaching at Mt Roskill Primary, then moved on to Long Bay. She has a passion for sport, numeracy and using Assessment for Learning effectively in the classroom.

Diane loves spending time with her husband James and their children, Jake and Emma.

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