Syndicate Three, Years 5-6, Staff Profiles

Year 5/6

Rebecca Thompson

Syndicate Leader & eLearning Leader

I have been teaching at Lincoln Primary for 5 years. Prior to this I have taught 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 worked in South Otago and Christchurch. Teaching is my passion.  Literacy and the Arts are areas that I really enjoy exploring with students.  I have been eLearning leader for syndicate 3 in 2018 and 2019. I am trained in FIE and love the way this and SOLO enhance children’s thinking and learning.Outside of teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 boys.  We enjoy holidaying, playing games, exploring new places. I love reading and art.

Sarah Rogatski

I am excited to be starting 2020 as a teacher in Parera, within the year 5/6 team at Lincoln Primary School. I am in my second year of teaching and am absolutely loving the start to my career. Last year I was teaching at Halswell School, and prior to that I was completing my degree at the University of Canterbury.
I have a strong passion for the performing arts and love to see my students being creative. I also am really passionate about student health and well-being and enjoy helping students to build their confidence and relationship skills.
Outside of the classroom I am a keen dancer and am learning and developing my skills in improvisational theatre and guitar playing. When not at school you will often find me going for walks, cooking in the kitchen, playing sport, opshopping or at quiz night!

Year 5/6

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.

Abby Kennedy

I have been teaching at Lincoln Primary School since 2017 and this year, I’m working with the Year 5 and 6 children in Whio. 
I am a firm believer that relationships are at the heart of teaching. Over the past few years it has been great to have the opportunity to build relationships with many students and families across the Lincoln Primary School community.
I am passionate about student leadership and this year, I am excited to be working with the Lincoln Primary School Student Council. 
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 family and friends and I enjoy reading, cooking, baking and spending time outdoors.

Year 5/6

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.

Jenny-Marie Evans

I am really excited to teach at Lincoln Primary this year in the Year 5/ 6 team in Te Awa in the Kōtuku space. I had a lovely year last year working alongside the senior children in the School Production and the Junior Choir. I enjoy creating movies on the i-Pads, writing, art, music and inquiry. Problem solving is another area I enjoy. I completed a Diploma in Performing Arts and then I studied Contemporary Dance. I completed a Psychology degree and dabbled in art which led me to teaching. When I am not in the classroom I am often performing on stage with Riccarton Players or Showbiz. Last year I played in the band for Halswell Players for their show “All Shook Up” and performed in “The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber” with Showbiz. I play french horn in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. I also enjoy participating in zumba classes, going out for walks in the hills and swimming. I also have two lovely nephews who I enjoy baking with.