Donovan Primary

Our Team

A huge welcome from our dedicated team of teachers and support staff. Our team is driven to promote the raising of achievement at Donovan Primary. We look forward to seeing your at our great school.

Teaching Staff
 PrincipalMr Peter Hopwood
 Associate PrincipalMrs Helen Fallow
 Year 5&6Mr Brett Ryan (Associate Principal)
 Year 5&6Miss Jacqui Holland
 Year 5&6Miss Liz Kennedy
 Year 5&6Ms Juliet Keen
 Year 5&6Ms Racheal Fosbender
 Year 3&4Mrs Honey Ormond-Taane
 Year 3&4Mrs Karyn Duncan
 Year 3&4Mrs Robyn Wilson
 Year 3&4Ms Tracy Wheeler
 Year 3&4Mrs Karen Leadley 
 Year 3&4Mrs Kellie Ronald
 Year 3Miss Aisha Williams
 Year 2Miss Amanda Klemick
 Year 2Ms Paulette Crengle
 Year 1Mrs Johanna Jamieson
 Year 1Miss Maddy Grant
 Year 1Miss Olivia Hall
 New EntrantsMrs Pam Keast
 New EntrantsMrs Julie Hopwood
 New Entrants 
 Special NeedsMrs Janene Butt
 Reading RecoveryMs Amanda Klemick/Mrs Janene Butt
 Part timeSandra Allan, Lisa McCleery,  Ms Emma Hunt, 
Mrs Julia Sargent
SupportOffice ManagerMrs Maureen Erskine
StaffOfficeMrs Sharon Leith
 Office/TAMrs Sandra Cowan
 LibrarianMrs Jan Phair
 Teacher AideMrs Sharon Carlene
 Teacher AideMrs Lisa Dawson
 Teacher AideMrs Paula Ruston
 Teacher AideMrs Helen Speirs
 Teacher AideMrs Narelle Dakers
 Teacher AideMrs Amber Briggs
 Teacher AideMrs Rachel Dempsey
 Teacher AideMrs Sharron Shand
 Teacher AideMrs Natasha Irvine
 Teacher AideMrs Tracy Boniface
 Teacher AideMrs Katrina Ritani
 CaretakerMr Allan Collett
 CleanersMs Tracy Duncan/Ms Kylie Munro

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees usually meet at Donovan at 6.00pm on the third Tuesday of the month. parents are reminded that the meetings of the Board of trustees are open to the public. Our current board of Trustees are:

Chairperson                   Jill Wilkinson

Finances                        Catherine O’Connor / Aaron Kerr

Curriculum                     Kirstie Davies

Property                         Daniel Middlemiss

Health & Safety              Kate Minehan

Principal                         Peter Hopwood

Staff Representative      Karen Leadley               


The PTA meet reguarly each month. They are an active part of the school community. They fundraise for our school and also run the canteen. If you wish to contact any of our members please email 

To Contact Us

Donovan Primary 

200 Drury Lane

Invercargill 9810