In the Classroom

Learning Support Coordinators

Te Maru o Ngongotaha


Bernadette Volschenk



Caroline Jacobs

Ko Whariti te maunga

Ko Manawatu te awa

Ko Atlantis te waka

I tipu ai ki Woodville, engari ko Maketū te kainga i roto i taku ngākau 

Nō Rotorua ināianei

Ko Caroline Jacobs ahau

I am a Mum to 4 and Nanny to 14. 

I have enjoyed many roles in education including kaiako (Yr 0-8), AP, DP, tumuaki, and RTLB. 

My strengths are literacy, CR & RP, Te Reo Māori, and inclusive practice.


Carey Bennett

Kia Ora Koutou.  Ko Carey Bennett toku ingoa.  
As Learning Support Coordinator for Kaitao and Kea Street Schools, I am here to help in any way I can to support students and whanau to access the learning support they need.  No need is too large, or too small.  My goal is to create a caring, collaborative, community centred vision to support our young people as they transition through their education.  As a community we can work together to  meet the immediate needs of individuals and their family, grow 'learning passion' and scaffold our students' success on their journey to adulthood. 
Please contact me anytime for a chat.  My door is always open.
Noho ora mai
Carey Bennett


Chris Frances



Christina Clark

I am delighted to be the Learning Support Coordinator for Kaharoa  Primary School (.5) and Rotorua Primary School (.5).

I am a very passionate educator looking for positive, successful learning outcomes for children.

My strengths lie in literacy, especially through the junior school area, being an advocate for those in need, helping others upskill and relationship building.

I have also developed a keen interest in dyslexia.

I very much look forward to seeing this position make a difference!


Daphne Williams

Ko Ngongotaha te maunga

Ko Waiteti te awa

Ko Ngararanui te marae

Ko Te Arawa te iwi

I feel very privileged to be working within the Ngongotaha/Mamaku community.  I have 6 years experience as either a specialty teacher and/or Special Education Coordinator.   

My philosophy towards education is working collaboratively with students, whanau, teachers and specialists to ensure a learning pathway that holds culturally responsive and relational pedagogy at the centre.