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&6 Rm 20

Mr Brett Ryan (Associate Principal)

 Year 5&6 Rm 21Miss Jacqui Holland
 Year 5&6 Rm 1Miss Liz Kennedy
 Year 5&6 Rm 2Ms Racheal Fosbender
 Year 5&6 Rm 3Ms Juliet Keen
 Year 4&5 Rm8Mrs Karen Leadley
 Year 3&4 Rm5Mrs Karyn Duncan
 Year 3&4 Rm6 Mrs Honey Ormond-Taane
 Year 3&4 Rm 7Mrs Kellie Ronald
 Year 3&4 Rm 9Mrs Robyn Wilson
 Year 3&4 Rm 11Miss Aisha Williams
 Year 2 Rm 12Miss Amanda Klemick
 Year 2 Rm 13Miss Olivia Hall
 Year 1 Rm 14Miss Maddy Grant
 Year 1 Rm15Ms Paulette Crengle
 Year 1 Rm 16Mrs Johanna Jamieson
 New Entrants Rm 17Mrs Julie Hopwood
 New Entrants Rm 18Mrs Pam Keast
 Special NeedsMrs Janene Butt
 Reading RecoveryMs Paulette Crengle/ Mrs Johanna Jamieson/Mrs Janene Butt
 Part timeMrs Sandra Allan, Mrs Emma Nally, Mrs Lisa McCleery
SupportOffice ManagerMrs Maureen Erskine
StaffOfficeMrs Amy Merrilees
 Office/TAMrs Sandra Cowan
 LibrarianMrs Jan Phair
 Teacher AideMrs Sharon Carlene
 Teacher AideMrs Lisa Dawson
 Teacher AideMrs Paula Ruston
 Teacher AideMrs Narelle Dakers
 Teacher AideMrs Amber Briggs
 Teacher AideMrs Tracy Boniface
 Teacher AideMrs Katrina Ritani
 Teacher AideMrs Natasha Irvine
 Teacher Aide (Sports)Ms Tilly Vi 
 CaretakerMr Grant Baker
 CleanersMs Tracy Duncan/Ms Kylie Munro

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees usually meet at Donovan at 5.30pm 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                                       Aaron Kerr and Peter Hopwood

Curriculum/Achievement        Jill Wilkinson Karen Hargest and Peter Hopwood                 

Property/Health and Safety    Tristan Duffell and Scott Forbes                                   

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