Raewyn Whiteman-Thorne

Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava and hello from me and my whānau to you and yours.

I am Raewyn Whiteman-Thorne, my precious tāne is Mike and my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are my overseas delights. Michelle and Glenn and their families live in West Australia and Mark and his family in Ireland. I hail from the north growing up in PuhiPuhi, best know for its mercury mine, forestry and farming. My career path has taken me on a journey I have embraced and it led me here in 1996. What a privilege to work with you, your families, our staff and your children for nearly 26 years. My current position is APSEL Co-ordinator/SENCO and I have responsibility for our Piki Kōtuku classrooms and our Support Staff team. How lucky am I. 

I do have spare time, often spent on facetime with family. I love colour and enjoy travel, music, shows, cooking, home renovating, walking and am passionate about Putāruru and its well-being. Coffee and kai with my man and others are usually part of the weekend. Our cat, Mr Grey had a traumatic start to life and I’m glad he found us, his presence reminds me often of the support some of our tamariki need in their days.

Contact me at school or on raewynthorne@tokoroanorth.school.nz