Hi What an exciting journey I have been on for the last 10 years being part of a great UHPS team and community of friends and families. I have loved being part of this extended family of students and parents that have come through the office over the years and have loved watching the students grow up and take on new challenges as they move on. My interests outside of my working week are enjoying time playing hockey in the winter (social), spending time at our bach on Waiheke (when I can get there) and spending fun time with my family and friends and our german shepherd dog who is a great mate to have around. I have lived in Greenhithe for 19 years with my husband and two children who are now 23 and 21 and am not ready to move on yet!
email@example.com Hi Everyone, my name is Julia May and I am the newest of the two Deputy Principals at Upper Harbour Primary School. After spending 9 years at my previous school, I’m looking forward to getting to know and working with all the children and their families at Upper Harbour. My previous roles have included team leader, English curriculum leader, Staff trustee on the BOT and a term as Acting Deputy Principal. I was also involved in the community with the many varied events and sports teams. Prior to teaching, I worked in the corporate world and also spent several years volunteering with Plunket and kindergarten. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, all forms of the performing arts, travelling, reading and exercising. I also have two teenage children, Josh and Gemma who keep me very busy.
Kia ora koutou katoa, hello everyone.
As principal of Upper Harbour Primary, it is my privilege to work alongside all the other staff featured on these pages. It is also my pleasure to partner with families, whanau and the wider community as we strive to provide the very best that a New Zealand education has to offer. I love the diversity of our school and the way all come together to enjoy the richness of the New Zealand Curriculum and the opportunities to develop the skills to be future-focused learners, problem solvers and entrepreneurs.
I’m married to a lovely guy named Roy, who is an excellent scone maker, and for the last 29 years we have lived up on the Hibiscus Coast. We recently celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary and the arrival of a wee granddaughter, Charlotte, on the same day.
Other than family, my spare time passion is photography. I belong to a couple of photography clubs and enjoy the challenge of learning new skills and presenting images for critique. Roy and I are avid DIYers and we also do some woodturning – my main products are writing pens.
I’m always keen to get to know new people so, if we haven’t already met, please feel free to pop in and say hello.