Syndicate One, Years 0-2, Staff Profiles

Reception Class

Sophie Page

I have been part of Lincoln Primary since the beginning of 2015. I have taught in the Senior School for the past 3 years but am looking forward to teaching in the Junior School with the students who are new to Lincoln Primary. I am excited to see the children’s love for learning and  to help them transition into the school environment. I am passionate about education in the arts and have enjoyed taking a competitive jump jam team for the last 4 years. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Year 1

Georgiana Willetts

Having been born in Christchurch and then growing up in the small town of Pukekohe, I decided to make my teaching dream a reality and move back to Christchurch. I began a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning at the University of Canterbury in 2014. 
Instantly I gained a strong connection with the community when I began teaching at Lincoln Primary School.  The friendly atmosphere, well-mannered children, welcoming parents and staff, is a culture every teacher strives for in their career.  My role as one of the teachers welcoming our new entrants into the school environment is an absolute pleasure. Helping them transition into school routines and sharing their early learning moments is very special. I look forward to experiencing many more milestones with the Lincoln Primary School.
Christchurch has captured my heart after returning and living here for 5 years.
I love the cloudless skies while walking around Hagley Park or one of the scenic tracks on the Port Hills.  I like to discover new places, travel, and  dine with my friends and family during the weekends. My passion for all things creative lead me to taking professional photographs, painting and listening to music, when I am not teaching.

Megan Corrigan

I have always been passionate about pursuing my dream of becoming a teacher and was lucky enough to get the opportunity to come to New Zealand to do that.  I started working at Lincoln Primary at the end of 2016 and am now taking on my second year in a year ⅚ class. It will be a great year and I am enthusiastic about getting to work with this new amazing team in Syndicate 3 and wonderful group of kids. In my spare time, I try to explore this beautiful country as much as possible. I often spend my weekends trying to see friends while spending time at the beach or the movie theatres. I enjoy playing basketball and am an active reader. I am missing my winter sports like skating and skiing and hope to get more involved in them this year.  

Bronwyn Maddox

I am looking forward to working in the Year 1 team again this year.
I completed my Studies at Massey University in Palmerston North and quickly jumped onboard the idea of travelling. I taught the Reception class at Hailsham Academy (England) before moving back to New Zealand where I worked at Spreydon Primary teaching New Entrants to Year 1. Originally from Wanganui, I have now decided to make Christchurch my home. My teaching passions are Reading and Physical Education. In my spare time I enjoy Running, Netball, Badminton, Paddle boarding, Scuba Diving and Gardening.

Year 2

Abby Kennedy

I have had the pleasure of teaching at Lincoln Primary School since 2017 and have taught Year 1 for the last two years. I am really excited to be teaching in Year 2 this year. Outside of school I am involved with the volunteer organisations Radio Lollipop and Camp Quality where I get to work with children in a different context. I have found this really rewarding as I have been able to bring a smile to the faces of many children and provide them with opportunities to simply be kids.I spend my spare time with my friends and family and I enjoy baking, cooking and going for walks

Mandy O'Sullivan

I started teaching at Lincoln Primary School at the beginning of Term 3 2017 after having taught at Somerfield School for 12 years in the senior school. I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of teaching at the new entrants level. The delight that children of this age show when discovering and learning new things is a very precious opportunity and I count myself very lucky to be able to witness this everyday.Outside of school I am kept very busy with caring after a variety of animals, our very large garden and spending time with my friends and family and my husband, Patrick.

Liz Cruse

I am really excited to be teaching in the Year 2 team this year. I have been a member of the Lincoln Primary School team since 2016 and it has been awesome to be apart of such an amazing team of teachers. One of my passions in education is the Arts (specifically music) and I will be coordinating and playing in the school band this year. Outside of school I like to spend time with my family and friends, often going on walks and drinking many cups of coffee.

Year 2

Sara Hutton

eLearning Leader

Growing up I was inspired by my Aunty to become a teacher so when I finished high school I moved to Dunedin to begin my university studies. I graduated from the University of Otago College of Education at the end of 2016. I grew up in Central Otago and spent my life living in Alexandra and Dunedin. I am excited about the journey ahead. Outside of school I enjoy photography, dancing, cooking, exercising, reading and spending time with family and friends. I am hoping to bring some of my knowledge and skills from my hobbies and passions to my teaching at LPS.

Samara Brown

Authentic Learning Leader

I am now into my second year teaching at Lincoln Primary at the Year 2 level. I feel very privileged to be a part of such a friendly and enthusiastic staff. This year I am taking on the role of Authentic Learning Leader for Syndicate 1. I am passionate about creating engaging and exciting learning opportunities for my students in all learning areas, particularly Maths, the Arts and P.E. I have worked previously in Ashburton, Burnham and Sri Lanka, at the year 2/3 level.In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, playing sport, travelling and spending time with my wonderful partner and our friends.

Maria Joyce

I am new to Lincoln Primary School this year, and will be teaching Year 2. Before coming to Lincoln Primary I taught Year 1-2 at Kaiapoi Borough School. I am from Pleasant Point originally, but have been living in Christchurch for about 5 years. In my spare time I love travelling, catching up with friends and family, reading and eating chocolate.
I am very excited to be joining the fantastic Lincoln Primary team this year! I will be working alongside Liz in Tarawhatu.