Our Team

Head Teacher:

Annie Forbes - Diploma of Teaching
Kia ora I'm Annie.
I have been teaching at Torbay for 11 years now and been in the profession for 32 years.
I am happily married to Neil and have 2 wonderful daughters, a dog and a cat.
I love the beach, the sea and the sun, taking long walks, a good book and red wine.

Teaching Team:

Tania Rogers - Bachelor of Education
Hi my name is Tania Rogers. I've been teaching at Torbay Kindergarten for 12 years and in the profession for 18 years.
I have 2 wonderful boys and I'm married to my best friend Nick.
In my spare time I love to play sport and hang out with my family, especially going camping and enjoying the outdoors.

Leanne McGhie - Diploma of Teaching
Hi, I'm Leanne and have been part of the wonderful teaching team at Torbay for 8 years.
I am married to Bruce and we have 2 amazing daughters, a cute puppy and a  cat.
I love the beach, bush and exploring our beautiful country, but most of all spending time with my family.

Sandy Baalham - Masters in Educational Leadership
Hi, I'm Sandy. I was a primary teacher in the UK before joining the team at Torbay Kindergarten 4 years ago.
My husband, 3 teenage daughters and our dogs love life on the shore and also spend many happy weekends at our small farm in the wilds near Warkworth.
I also love traditional crafts and ..............FISHING!

Jackie Hansen-Smith - Graduate Diploma in Teaching
Hi my name is Jackie. I have been part of the Torbay team for the past 3 years.
I live in Paremoremo on a mini farm with my husband Damen, my son Liam, 2 dogs, 13 chickens and a flock of sheep.
When I have free time I love to go for bush walks with my family, hang out on the farm and go out to dinner.

Rachel Pearce - Graduate Diploma in Teaching
Hi my name is Rachel. I have been part of the wonderful team Torbay for 5 years.
I live in Torbay with my partner Aaron and our dog Zoe.
I love the outdoors and enjoy exploring our local beaches. In my spare time I run, wine and dine.

Cathy Hanna

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