Senior Leadership Team

Tumuaki -Principal

Since 2009

Viv Butcher

I was appointed as the Principal of Lincoln Primary School in October of 2009. I commenced duties in January 2010. I have been the Principal of four schools prior to my appointment at Lincoln. Principalship commenced for me in 1988 on the beautiful West Coast. I enjoyed 20 years teaching there before returning home to Christchurch.It is my goal to keep students at the very heart of all decision making within our school. The Management team and Board of Trustees actively seek improvement in our practices and those of the dedicated and committed teaching teams. I enjoy visiting learning spaces to work alongside children and their teachers as often as possible. Working in an environment where students are experiencing learning in an authentic context has been a very positive development for our school.  We are looking forward to further developing this model. I am very proud to be part of the Lincoln Primary School learning community. I look forward to working in close partnerships with all involved both now and into the future.Living on a lifestyle block is very time consuming and ensures I spend lots of time outside with my husband, daughter, son in law and two beautiful wee grandchildren who live on an adjoining block to ours. Horses are a life long passion (addiction). I enjoy competing in dressage and supporting my daughter as she travels New Zealand and sometimes internationally to compete in various eventing competitions.

Acting Principal Term Two & Three 2021


Lara Taylor

In 2017 I was appointed as Deputy Principal at Lincoln Primary School. I feel extremely privileged to be part of such a passionate and knowledgeable teaching and learning team and supportive community. During my teaching career I have the opportunity to take on a variety of roles and have been fortunate to teach in a number of New Zealand schools as well as schools in Australia and England.  I strongly believe in providing a nurturing and stimulating environment in which students feel supported to take risks. A place where talents and strengths are recognised and developed and where learning is engaging and relevant, enabling every child to experience success and reach their full potential.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and supporting them with their hobbies and passions.  I am an avid reader and am always looking for ways to extend my knowledge and learn new things.
Welcome to Lincoln Primary School, I look forward to getting to know your child and whanau during their time with us.

Tumuaki Kaitiriwā - Deputy Principal

Tracy Landrebe

Upon my return from overseas travel in the late 1990’s I proceeded to study for and graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. I then completed a Teaching Diploma and Bachelor of Education Degree. Having worked in both disciplines, of nursing and teaching, it didn't take long for me to realise that teaching was the career path I wanted to follow. Consequently for the last seventeen years, I have been able to develop an effective “Teaching and Leadership Toolbox” that is continually being added to and refined. I have a personal commitment to ongoing professional growth, because learning never ceases no matter how experienced you are! As well as being Deputy Principal overseeing Syndicates 3 and 4, I provide professional leadership that continues to promote effective teaching and student learning at Lincoln Primary School. I am excited to be part of a forward thinking management team, while leading a dedicated group of teachers who pride themselves in ensuring that our students are engaged, independent and successful learners. When not at school I enjoy spending time with family, especially my husband Troy and three children Jessica, Ben and Anna.