The Teachers

Leanne Siaki
Room 26 – leanne@matipo.school.nz
B.Sc, PGDipTch

This is my 17th year of teaching and I have taught across all the year levels (year 0 -6). I love teaching reading and maths! I am married to Faga and we have two children, Joshua (12) and Kiana (6). We have two cats Boots and Dora and a dog Kenobi. I love going to the beach, shopping and Jandals! 



Image result for kids clip art basketball boyRay Chen
Room 27 – ray@matipo.school.nz
B.Ed

Ni hao! My name is Mr.Chen and I am the teacher of room 27. This is my fifth year of teaching at Matipo Primary School and am now a fully registered teacher. I was born in Taiwan and immigrated to New Zealand at the age of 9 with my family. My career goal has always targeted at the field of teaching as I love of working with children. I have gained my teaching experiences from working as a holiday program leader, private English and mathematics tutor, children basketball referee and coach. I’ve been playing the Piano since I was 7 years old, and music has been a major influence of my life ever since. I am now a composer and the keyboard player of the school band. I am also a very sporty person with a deep passion for basketball.
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