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 Associate PrincipalMr Brett Ryan  
 Year 5&6 Rm 21Miss Tracy Wheeler 
 Year 5&6 Rm 1Miss Liz Kennedy 
  Rm 2  
  Rm 3  
 Year 3&4 Rm5Ms Karyn Duncan 
 Year 3&4 Rm6 Ms Honey Ormond 
 Year 3&4 Rm 7Mrs Kellie Ronald 
 Year 3&4 Rm8Ms Juliet Keen 
 Year 2&3 Rm 9Mrs Robyn Wilson 
 Year 2 Rm 12Miss Amanda Klemick 
 Year 2 Rm 13Miss Aisha Williams 
 Year 1&2 Rm 14Ms Lisa Gerken 
 Year 5/6 Rm 15Miss Olivia Hall 
 Year 5/6 Rm 16Miss Racheal Fosbender 
 New Entrants Rm 17Mrs Julie Hopwood 
 Year 1 Rm 18Ms Paulette Crengle 
 New Entrant Rm19Mrs Melissa Edwards 
 Special NeedsMrs Janene Butt 
 Reading RecoveryMr Grant Godby, Mrs Janene Butt 
 Part timeMrs Emma Nally, Ms Lisa Gerken, Ms Maddy Grant
SupportOffice ManagerMrs Maureen Erskine 
StaffOfficeMrs Amy Merrilees 
 Office/TAMrs Sandra Cowan 
 LibrarianMrs Jan Phair 
 Teacher AideMrs Sharon Carlene 
 Teacher AideMrs Lisa Dawson 
 Teacher AideMrs Narelle Dakers 
 Teacher AideMrs Amber Briggs 
 Teacher AideMrs Tracy Boniface 
 Teacher AideMrs Natasha Irvine 
 Teacher Aide (Sports)Ms Amelia Fosbender 
 CaretakerMr Grant Baker 
 CleanersMs Tracy Duncan & Ms Helena Driver 

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                              Aaron Kerr

Finances                                   Aaron Kerr,   Peter Hopwood

Curriculum/Achievement          Geoff Walker,   Peter Hopwood                 

Property                                   Rumi Pfeifer 

Health and Safety                     Scott Forbes           

Wellbeing                                 Leigh-Anne Bogle

Principal                                   Peter Hopwood

Staff Representative                 Racheal Fosbender            


The PTA meet regularly 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 contact the school office on  03-2159664.

To Contact Us

Donovan Primary 

200 Drury Lane

Invercargill 9810

Phone: 03-2159664

Txt 0273 727070