Tōtara Syndicate

Welcome to the Tōtara syndicate.

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.

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



Diane Edgoose
Team Leader of Tōtara (Year 4 and 5), Teacher Room 12

Diane has worked at Long Bay since 2005. She has spent time teaching in both Year 5/6 and Year 3/4. She has been team leader for the last three years in the middle syndicate. She has a love for teaching children and enjoys being a part of children achieving in different areas.

Diane has been teaching for 16 years. 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 and numeracy.

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

John Keoghan
Teacher Room 10, Year 4/5 class

John joined Long Bay Primary in 2017, after 6 years at Forrest Hill School and more recently, 3 years at Windy Ridge Primary.

He has experience teaching a range of levels from years 2-6 and is involved in our school E-Learning and Sports curriculum teams. John has a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching, a New Zealand Certificate in Architectural Design and prior to teaching spent 13 years as an Architectural Designer in the commercial industry.

John lives locally and has 2 young children that attend Long Bay and outside of school enjoys getting out in the boat for a fish and a quick surf with the kids.

Steve Anderson
Teacher Room 11, Year 4/5 class

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.

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