Syndicate Five, Technology, Staff Profiles

Emma Wilson

Kaiako Hangarau - Design and Innovation, Food

Kaiwhakahaere Hapori Rima - Learning Leader, IT Manager.

I joined the Lincoln Primary Team in early 2015, my previous employment has afforded me experience teaching Art, Photography, ICT and Technology in a High School, an Intermediate and Primary Schools. Through this experience I discovered a passion for teaching the middle years and in particular Year 7 & 8 Technology and Design. Quite often referred to as a ‘jack of all trades’ I feel this gives me an edge to lead students on a path of creative discovery where they can take a small idea and turn it into an amazing product. In 2017 I also took on the role of eLearning Leader Coach and ICT/iPad deployment manager, a role was  super excited to get stuck into, with a vision to cement Lincoln Primary School as a leader in eLearning. In 2019 I am excited to be taking on the role of Syndicate Leader for the Technology Team. When I’m not at school you can find me spending time with my super spoilt furry child (dog), spending time with nieces and nephew, on the hockey field, riding my motorcycle, or in the garage building my next project.

Craig Bowers

Kaiako Hangarau - Design and Innovation

I started teaching in 1986, while I was in the South African Defence Force.  I taught in various schools after that and was a Syndicate Leader (Year 7) before moving to New Zealand in March 2007. My first teaching post was relieving at Lincoln Primary for Term 2 and then at Chertsy for Terms 3 and 4.  I did relieving for the next year and secured a position at Rangiora Primary teaching Technology (Hard Materials) in 2009.   I then came to Lincoln in 2014.  
I enjoy playing golf and fishing whenever I can afford the time.

Fiona Chapman

Kaiako Hangarau - e-Textiles

I have been teaching at Lincoln Primary for four years in various roles, both part-time and full time. I recently joined the Technology Team as a part-time teacher at the beginning of 2019.  My teaching career began in Christchurch before I taught at a Junior School in London. I then moved to Auckland for 10 years where I had a role as a Learning Leader of the Junior School and shared the D.P role for a year.  I am passionate about student well-being and creating engaging, exciting and student led learning opportunities. Outside of school I enjoy interior design, going on holiday with my family and playing sports.  I also love watching and supporting my two daughters in their various sports and activities.

Julie Paterson

Kaiako Hangarau - e-Textiles

I trained at Otago University and have a Masters in Consumer and Applied Science. My teacher training was in Dunedin and I trained as a high school teacher. Early experience was at East Otago High  School and a few intermediates in Christchurch. I started teaching at Lincoln Primary in 2000 in a very small role to help with increase in growth. My role  began as part time and quickly became full time. I really enjoy teaching this age because they are so keen to learn and  it so great watching their passion and understanding develop over their time in our space. I am passionate about digital technologies running alongside student learning. Outside of school  I love spending time with my husband Adrian ( lecturer at Lincoln University) and caring for  our 3 sons Hugh ,Arthur and Edgar whom have all left school. They all went to Lincoln Primary , all have a love of cricket and sport and are currently furthering their careers at university and out working now.  My passions are painting, walking outdoors, trying out new recipes (and buying recipe books!!!) and the movies.

Emma Cordes

Kaiako Hangarau - STEAM

This year, I am teaching part time within the Technology syndicate and have the responsibility of Authentic Learning Leader within our team.  I will be teaching STEAM alongside Mr Roozen - a new collaboration integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. I am excited to be part of this future-focussed group and look forward to seeing the creativity and problem solving growth mindset students will bring.  Originally from Mid-Canterbury, I have called the Selwyn district home for more than ten years. I have previously taught in rural and semi-rural Canterbury schools and in the UK over the last 20 years and have experience teaching children from Year 0 - Year 13. When I’m not at school, I’m usually with my husband and two children going on adventures together or busy at home making stuff.

Dave Nicol

Kaiako Hangarau - STEAM

Having been born in London, I came to NZ as a scientist working at Lincoln University. My wife (Marie Keely) and I had travelled round the world and loved the outdoor life here.  Following my PhD in Science I gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and started my teaching career over 17 years ago. Why teaching ? I love the moment when the students feel that little sense of achievement. You can see a little smile, sometimes huge, sometimes slightly hidden when they know they got it, achieving a personal goal, growing in confidence or feeling a sense of pride. Outside of school I can be seen chasing the glory days of old on the soccer pitch, surfing the waves in or out of my kayak, trying to keep up with my teenage children, thinking about travelling somewhere exotic or reading scientific articles about the universe.

Louise Walker

Kaiako Hangarau - Food Technology & STEAM

This is my first year teaching at Lincoln Primary School. I moved down to Canterbury from Hawkes Bay, where I taught Food Technology at Hastings Intermediate. My husband is with the NZ Defence Force and was posted to Burnham, which is what inspired the move to Canterbury! My background is in art and design. However,  I started my teaching career in a year 4 classroom. I have taught a diverse range of students from all different backgrounds  in London, where I based myself to enable opportunities for travel all over the world. In my spare time I still love travel and adventures...however, a little closer to home. My husband and I are looking forward to camping and hiking our way around our new stomping ground - the South Island!

Louise Cotching

Kaiako Hangarau - Design and Innovation, Technology Relief