I am the Office Manager at Wairakei School. I have been in this position since July 1994 - 21 years! I am married to Ash and have lived in the Wairakei district through our married life. We have four children, Brian, Lisa, Gary and Vicki and two daughter-in-laws Louise and Emma and son-in-law Adrian. We have four lovely granddaughters, Abbey, Ally Leah and Alma.
I have a long association with Wairakei School. I moved to Taupo when I was 10 and attended Wairakei for 1 and half years. Our four children all attended Wairakei School throughout their primary years and now have our granddaughter Abbey attending – three generations.
Wairakei Primary School has very passionate and motivated Principal, teachers and support staff. I believe children at Wairakei School get a great education which sets them up for their future years. We have a wonderful community who really support the school which I believe helps make our school the very special place it is.
I love my job here which entails a variety of tasks, which is what makes it a great job. I have made many friends and have enjoyed seeing many children come through our school and grow into fine adults. I can think of no other place I would rather work.
I love my job here, no two days are the same.Val Mansfield