Syndicate Three, Years 5-6, Staff Profiles

Team 5/6 Green

Leonie Young

I have taught at Lincoln Primary for about 23 years. This seems like a long time but why would I leave? The children, the parents and the staff here have always been the best and my role has continually changed. For the first seven years I was part time as my two boys were young. I either released teachers or taught Reading Recovery. During this time, I completed my Bachelor of Teaching and Learning. Following this I have been teaching full time in syndicates 2, 3 and 4. I have had ten years of leadership and am now focusing on working with the children.I believe building relationships with children is an essential part of teaching. Our HEROES and our Powers we (the students and staff) have created underpin all that is important to be a successful citizen. These are unique and special to LPS.Sport and being active has been an important part of my life and I encourage this at school. I run our Physical Activity Leaders and am proud of the students who gain in confidence to run activities for other children. Many of these students have ended up as House Leaders.At home I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog, and because both of my sons are overseas, I like to visit Australia and America. As mentioned, I like physical activity so I am often off on walks, bike rides or spending time in the garden.

Chelsea Bremner

This is my second year working at Lincoln Primary in the year 5/6 team. I have loved working in such a welcoming and passionate collaborative environment.
I grew up in Motukarara and attended Lincoln High School, it is quite special to be teaching in the community that I grew up in. I graduated from Canterbury University with my teaching degree, then studied a post grad course at Lincoln University for a year.
I spend a lot of my time training for, and playing rugby. I have played high level netball, and have done four years of coaching for my local Tai Tapu primary teams. I play many different sports, and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
My favourite aspect of teaching is getting to know the students and forming strong and respectful relationships. My aim is to support a positive, nurturing, and innovative learning environment.

Team 5/6 Orange

Sarah Greet

Syndicate Leader

After watching my own daughter transition to school I decided to follow a new career path and returned to study. I graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from the University of Canterbury in 2011.Since then I have been fortunate to be a member of the Lincoln Primary School Teaching team.  I believe that an important part of being a teacher is being part of the wider school community and as such I enjoy involving myself in a variety of different aspects of our fabulous school. I feel very lucky to be Syndicate 3 Learning Leader, leading an amazing group of motivated teachers to develop and implement programmes that engage, excite and progress children’s learning. I am also the lead teacher for our EnviroSchools Programme. Part of this responsibility is to facilitate the EnviroHeroes group. I love seeing children engaging with their local environment and thinking about larger issues that will affect them throughout their lives. My goal as a teacher is to encourage and support our tamariki to be the best that they can be. When I am at home I am a busy Mum of two children, Amelia (16) and Hugo (12) and wife to my husband of 20 years Martyn.

Leonie Pengelly

After completing my Bachelor of Education at Massey University in 2001, I have been teaching in the Manawatu, Auckland, and now Lincoln! I have taught across all year levels from New Entrants to Year 8, and I also spent 4 years as the educator for the Life Education Trust Manawatu. I love working with children and seeing their learning progress and passions ignite.My family and I are enjoying getting out for plenty of walks and bike rides in our new home town of  Lincoln.

Team 5/6 Red

Robyn Tobeck

I have been at Lincoln Primary School for a considerable period of time but I really enjoy the association with the different children and staff that I come into contact with each day.
I enjoy sport and played netball in my youth. I continue to play badminton, golf and my greatest passion tennis.
I am the Lincoln Zone Sports Association Secretary and organise a large number of the School and Zone Sports Tournaments.
Outside of school I enjoy my life on the family farm where I am unrecognisable as the Miss T of the classroom.

Rebecca Thompson

eLearning Leader

I have been teaching for about 18 years, either in the classroom or in EOTC spaces, like the Air Force Museum or International Antarctic Centre.  I graduated in 1994 and have taught in South Otago and Christchurch. I am lucky enough to be trained in FIE and love the way this enhances children’s thinking and learning.

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.