At Shirley Intermediate School we strive to provide highly skilled and enthusiastic teachers who are determined to provide exceptional service for every child.  We also value support staff who very much appreciate their role as crucial and valued team members. The stability of our staff is testament to a thriving workplace where people feel valued.
Geoff Siave 
Deputy Principal
Brett Cooper

Classroom teachers
Totara Learning Base
Room 1                   Margaret Dwan 
Room 2*                    Thomas Parata

Matai Learning Base 
Room 6                    Barry Duff 
Room 7                    Tim Carrick

Kahikatea Learning Base 
Room 8 Mike Allen
Room 9                  Elizabeth Holden   
* Te Tahu Rua Reo  - 31% - 50% Maori Language
Specialist Teachers                           
Food Technology                     Rebecca Smith  (Whaea Rebecca)
Design Technology     Murray Hemmingsen

Teacher Aides
Adrienne Nicholas-Rakatau
Rebecca Talbot
Carol Tanner

Office Personnel
Principal’s Personal Assistant      Mrs Ann Laurenson
Bursar                                              Mrs Tricia Tooley


Doug Walker
Phillip Russell - Assistant

“It is wonderful working in a place where I feel I am making a real difference in the lives of children” – teacher.

“I love the tone of our school – the children are great, and the teachers and teacher aides – everyone – are so welcoming and caring.” – teacher aide.

Teachers work well together... Reviewers saw calm, settled classrooms where teachers shared the purpose of learning tasks with students"  - ERO 2014 

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people