Mrs Bradbury is the Assistant Principal and teaches in Pod 3.
She lives with her husband Wayde, and her two children- Neve and Max. Wayde is a firefighter and works at the Papatoetoe Fire Station. Neve and Max both went to Shelly Park School and are now both at the University of Auckland. In their family they also have a dog called Shelby and two cats – Sid and Stu. Mrs Bradbury has been teaching at Shelly Park School for a long time but has also taught in South Auckland and in Katikati. Mrs Bradbury’s loves reading books and she loves teaching reading, writing and maths. She also loves encouraging students to think, talk and share their learning. She was also a bit of a dancer when she was young so dance is also one of her favourite things.
Mrs Mills is a favourite teacher at Shelly Park School, and you can find her in Pod 3.
She loves dogs and enjoys reading. The Dove Keeper is the most memorable story she has ever read. Her favourite colour is blue and favourite sport is netball which she stills plays from time to time.
In the holidays Mrs Mills enjoys going to Taipa, in the far north, and when she was a young girl, loved watching ‘Mr Ed’ the Talking Horse. Mrs Mills also enjoys cooking, eating, walking and just blobbing around the house.
Her lucky number is 2 and besides teaching she would have loved to have been a hair dresser, or even a singer (and she does have an amazing voice).
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Mrs Atkin has 2 children – Trent and Gabby, who have both gone to Shelly Park School. She has lived in Howick all her life. She lives with her husband Todd, Trent, Gabby and Freddie the cat.
Mrs Atkin enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family.
She loves scuba diving, especially on shipwrecks, although she hasn’t had much time to do it since her kids came along. Mrs Atkin has scuba dived in Vanuatu, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Australia and around New Zealand, including a scary cave dive!
Mrs Atkin has been sharing Room 13 with Mrs Mills for 4 years, and before that she did relieving and other part time teaching in the local area.
Mrs Kirkup started teaching in 2016 in Pod 3. She lives with her husband Mark, and her two sons – Connah and Zane. In her spare time Mrs Kirkup enjoys exercising, going to the movies, reading, relaxing on the beach and hanging out with friends. Her favourite author is David Walliams because he is so hilarious and she really loves the colour pink. If you are wondering what band she likes listening to, it is Ed Sheeran. Mrs Kirkup also loves the PE focus we have at Shelly Park School and did you know that she can do the splits?!
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Mrs McCracken is one of the coolest teachers at Shelly Park. She has two daughters and a cat called Maximus McCrackapus. When she was little she wanted to be a dentist because she wanted to pull teeth out. Creative and artistic things are her favourite things to do, and Mrs McCracken likes to listen to the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. She likes eating mushrooms, hokey pokey ice cream and purple wine gums. Her favourite book is Pride and Prejudice. She thinks all colours are cool except for orange.
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Miss Page lives with her partner Josh and her new golden retriever puppy called Archie.
She has been working at Shelly Park for 6 years. Her favourite subject to teach is Maths and PE. She has always wanted to be a teacher, even when she was at primary school.
In her spare time Miss Page loves to read and take her naughty puppy for a walk. Miss Page loves to travel the world and explore new places. She travelled all around Europe and America. Asia is next on her bucket list.
Miss Garcia started teaching at Shelly Park school in 2019, and before this was a student teacher in Room 12.
She was born in the Philippines and moved to New Zealand when she was only 2 years old, she has grown up in East Auckland ever since. She went to school locally and attended Point View, Somerville and BDSC.
Miss Garcia loves drinking lots of coffee, taking naps in the sun, playing video games, the colour pink and travelling overseas to explore new places. Miss Garcia loves teaching at Shelly Park and enjoys working and laughing with students every day!
Mrs Jones lives with her husband who works in the Railway industry. She has twin daughters and a young granddaughter who live in Wellington.
She lives nearby and likes to walk to school. Her favourite pastime is gardening. She loves music and if music is playing, she will probably be dancing nearby. She enjoys teaching music to all the classes in the school. Her other hobbies include swimming, reading and travelling to natural environments of the world.
Mrs Jones has taught in lots of different schools across Auckland. She loves working with children and being a life-long learner herself.
Ms Woodman lives with her partner Lawrence, and together they have 7 children, an energetic dog called Duke and an old grumpy cat called Hank. Ms Woodman grew up in South Auckland but has lived in Howick since she was 18, and loves the area.
Ms Woodman taught Preschool for 13 years, and also ‘Road Safety Education’ for Auckland Transport.
Ms Woodman loves being a teacher at Shelly Park School, and she believes it is a very special place. Shelly Park has a wonderful teaching team, and community of children and families.
Ms Woodman enjoys music, dancing, travelling, reading and spending quality time with family and friends.