Our Team

Owhiro Bay School Staff

The school currently has six full time permanent teachers. Our classes are organised as follows;

  • Two parallel classes of Years 4-6
  • Two parallel classes of Years 2-3
  • Two Reception/Year 1 classes

The Principal is fully released to manage the school.

The management team at Owhiro Bay School includes the Principal and the Deputy Principal.


  • Tineke Giddy – Principal – principal@owhiro.school.nz
  • Vikki Martin – Deputy Principal/Teacher Year 4-6 (Room 1) – vikki@owhiro.school.nz
  • Niky Clegg – Teacher Years 4/5/6  (Room 3) – niky@owhiro.school.nz
  • Jo Sciascia – Teacher Year 2-3 (Room 6) – jo@owhiro.school.nz
  • Chloe Meffan – Teacher Year 2-3 (Room 7) chloe@owhiro.school.nz
  • Nicola McKevitt- Teacher Year 1 Harakeke (Room 5) nicola@owhiro.school.nz
  • Carmel Chamberlain – Teacher Year 1 Harakeke (Room 4) carmel@owhiro.school.nz

Part-time teachers

  • Amie Roberts – Reading Recovery, Management and Classroom Release – amie@owhiro.school.nz
  • Sherwin Mottram – Management and Classroom Release – sherwin@owhiro.school.nz

Support Staff

  • Wendy Davenport – Office Manager – office@owhiro.school.nz
  • Joanne Leggett – Accounts Manager
  • Helen Orange – Teacher Aide
  • Alex McKewen – Teacher Aide
  • Charmaine Ross – Teacher Aide


  • Professional Garden Services Lawns

After School Care

  • Enjoy

Further Links

Board of Trustees

Owhiro Bay Kindergarten

Meet the team …


Tineke Giddy
Kia ora, My name is Tineke Giddy, I have been the leading learner at Owhiro Bay School for the past four years. With a roll of around 140 students from Years 1 to 6, I pride myself on knowing each student by name and as an individual learner. Owhiro Bay School is in the heart of the Owhiro Bay Learning Community, which encompasses Owhiro Bay Kindergarten. We are fortunate to have some of the largest play spaces and grounds in Wellington allowing students to experience and explore the natural environment. My skilled team teach multi-level classrooms offering a broad range of learning opportunities within our whānau atmosphere. We model the values of respect, originality, confidence, kindness and success in all it’s forms. Owhiro Bay School ROCKS!
Vikki Martin
Deputy Principal
Kia ora koutou. I was originally born in the UK, moving here with my family when I was 9 years old. Although I have been in NZ for the majority of my life, I’m still a little torn when England play NZ at anything! I have taught for over 15 years and have been at Owhiro Bay School since 2013. Teaching mathematics is a passion of mine, as well as Kapa Haka and Reading. I also have a strong belief in teaching children resilience, a growth mindset and independence in order for them to be life-long learners. In my spare time I am an avid watcher of sport, particularly football and netball. I also love to sing and am part of the Faultline Chorus barbershop group.
Niky Clegg
Teacher Māhuri
Ngā mihi koutou. For the last 11 years I have been living in Wellington, having moved from Hamilton. I have also taught singing as an itinerant music teacher. I have a passion for writing, my favourite subject, and I share this passion with my students. Recently, I published my first children’s book, The Summit of the Gods. It is written as a Māori legend in both English and Te Reo Māori. I live with my husband, and our adult daughter. I have another daughter, who lives in Brisbane. Both of my children are chefs. I have two Ocicats, Makeda and Imhotep, and they are my fur-babies. One of my hobbies is playing computer games.
Amie Roberts
Kia ora. I have lived in Wellington my entire life and love it. I am both a trained primary and early childhood teacher and have a passion for teaching children social competency skills that enable them to become confident and competent life-long learners. I enjoy working alongside families to build a sense of community as it really does take a village to raise a child. I have been a part of an EnviroSchool programme for the last year and have enjoyed inspiring children towards sustainable practices and reigniting their enjoyment of the outdoors. I have three children, two who attend Owhiro Bay School and my youngest attends Owhiro Bay Kindergarten. I spend my weekends playing netball and pottering around in my garden.
Nicola McKevitt
Kia ora, I am loving being part of the Owhiro Bay team! I am originally from Wellington and taught here for a number of years before moving to the UK for my OE. It was a wonderful time of immersing myself in diverse cultures, teaching and travelling. I returned two years ago to taking up a teaching job in Auckland. All up, I have 11 years of teaching experience behind me, half of which has been in the Junior School. I am passionate about finding children's unique strengths and helping them to become independent learners. I am really excited to be back in Wellington where my family lives and also to have the privilege of welcoming children into Owhiro Bay School. Please come and introduce yourself to me if you see me around.
Chloe Meffan
Kia Ora koutou, I am originally from Whakatane and have been living in Wellington since 2015. I graduated with a physical education degree from Otago University in Dunedin and also completed a graduate diploma in primary teaching at Victoria University. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and baking as well as being outdoors, doing physical activity.
Jo Sciascia
Kia ora koutou, I am thrilled to join the Owhiro Bay team this year teaching in Whanake. I moved to Wellington from Napier in 2006 to study History and returned to University to train as a teacher in 2013. Since then I have loved being a part of the teaching community in Wellington. I live in the Aro Valley and love waking up to the sound of kaka squawking, kereru swooping and tui singing in the trees outside! When I'm not at school I can mostly be found trying to keep fit at CrossFit Central Wellington and learning a variety of gymnastics and weight lifting skills.
Rowena Johnstone
On leave