Syndicate Five, Technology, Staff Profiles

Emma Wilson

Kaiako Hangarau - Design and Innovation, Foods

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 I was super excited to get stuck into, with a vision to cement Lincoln Primary School as a leader in eLearning. In 2019 I took on the role of Syndicate Leader for the Technology Team. In 2020 I am looking forward to leading the team into a new phase of Technology Education with a fresh approach on how we deliver subjects and facilitate student creativity. Check out the Technology page to find out more!When I’m not at school you can find me spending time with my super spoiled pooch, with my 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, Electronics

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 Chertsey 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.

Louise Cotching

Kaiako Hangarau - Design and Innovation, STEAM, Technology Relief

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 at this age because they are so keen to learn and it is 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 who have all left school. They all went to Lincoln Primary, all have a love of cricket and sport and are currently furthering their careers.  My passions are painting, walking outdoors, board games, trying out new recipes and watching movies.

Fiona Chapman

Kaiako Hangarau - e-Textiles

I have had the privilege of teaching at Lincoln Primary in various roles throughout the school over the last four years.  I joined the Technology Team at the beginning of 2019 in the e-Textiles classroom. Prior to Lincoln Primary, I taught in Auckland where I lived with my family for 10 years. Here I was a Team Leader of the Junior school and Deputy Principal. I have had the pleasure of teaching in a Pre-school in the Transition Classroom which focused on preparing children for school. My teaching career has also enabled me to experience working in London and travel the world!My passion is authentic real life contexts which enables the learning to be personalised and meaningful for every student. The hauora/well-being of students is another area I strive to make a positive impact on.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.

Emma Cordes

Kaiako Hangarau - STEAM & Foods

Kia ora koutou! 
Originally from Mid-Canterbury, I have called the Selwyn district home for a number of 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.   However, teaching Year 7 and 8 ākonga is what I most enjoy.
I believe in a supportive learning environment which recognizes and promotes the acceptance of diverse needs and one where all children should feel encouraged and inspired to strive for success.  I make it a priority to get to know my students - finding out who they are and what makes them unique.  I seek to inspire students through authentic, innovative and rich learning opportunities - encouraging children to be brave and take risks with their learning.   
I am excited to yet again be part of the Technology Team and this year I’ll be embarking on a different challenge, Hanagrau Kai / Food Technology. 
Away from school, I’m usually with my husband and two children going on adventures together, at sporting activities or busy at home creating or in the garden.

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.