Our dedicated team of experienced teachers and support staff, work collaboratively to ensure the best possible learning environment, programmes and outcomes for our students.
Our Board of Trustees has a commitment to providing opportunities for ongoing Professional Development for staff
Tania Savage Principal
Tena koutou katoa.
Over the past 20 years I have been fortunate to be part of Catholic education within Wellington. Firstly as a staff member at St Francis Xavier, Tawa, then as Deputy Principal at Holy Cross, Miramar. I have had extensive experience leading e-learning development within education over this time. I have recently completed a Master of Education specialising in educational leadership and curriculum design.
In July 2015 I was delighted to be appointed as Principal of Cardinal McKeefry School. As a graduate of a small country school in Timaru, I know the value in growing up in an environment that allows all students to take up leadership opportunities.
It is a privilege to be a member of the CMcK staff who offer excellent academic education that is tailored to the individual.
Satvinder Bains Deputy Principal/SENCo
Kia ora koutou
Ko Satvinder Bains toku ingoa.
My journey in the education sector began over 16 years ago. I moved to NZ, 11 years ago, prior to that I taught in the UK. I have taught at primary and intermediate levels and thoroughly enjoy working with a diverse range of children and adults.
I am passionate about education and helping students develop self-understanding, self-esteem, and self-reliance that will enable them to become keen and effective learners and enjoy respectful and productive relationships with others.
In my family, I have my husband and two wonderful daughters who attend Wellington Girls College. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my friends and whanau. As a family we love to go on walks, exploring our very own beautiful Wellington. During term- breaks we love to take road trips.
I consider myself fortunate to be a part of Cardinal McKeefry School community.
Estelle Henrys – Library Manager/ Teacher Aide
I began my early life in West Auckland as the youngest of a family of 7 children and the daughter of a grocer. I qualified as a Primary School Teacher and taught for 10 years before starting a family. With 4 children, a move to Wellington and a scientist husband often away doing fieldwork, I put teaching aside.
I became involved as a volunteer at Cardinal McKeefry when our children started school here. When the library went from the old card catalogue system to being automated I was thrilled to be employed for library and teacher aide work.
Children’s books, tramping, Parish life and Tai Chi (as a beginner) are my passions. I feel lucky to belong to such a wonderful little school and Church community.
Jo-Anne Day – Administration
Laura Thomsen Director of Religious Studies/Kāhui Ako Lead Teacher
Talofa Lava, my name is Laura Thomsen and I am privileged to be the teacher of room 1.
I am a young Samoan woman who has had the opportunity to live not only in New Zealand but Samoa and Fiji as well. This journey sparked an interest of mine which led to me gaining a bachelor of arts degree majoring in religious studies.
I love learning about how other people live and what impacts their lives. This in turn directed me towards teaching as I want to be a positive impact and role model for the younger generation.
When I am not teaching, you will usually find me walking my teaching side kick Nessie our school dog. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother, we are a tight knit family and remain close even with two of my sisters living on the other side of the world.
I like to stay active and social so whenever I have free time it will usually be spent outside with friends and family.
Bridget Wylie Garden to Table Lead
Kia ora, my name is Michael Rogers and I am the newest member of staff taking over the teaching of Room 3.
I am a born and bred Wellingtonian and attended Scots College before studying a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Teaching with Victoria University of Wellington. I have a keen interest in environmental sciences, sports and I love all things music.
Since starting on the path of becoming a teacher, it has been my aim to celebrate the city I have grown up in and give back to the communities that helped raise me.
I am very honoured to begin my teaching journey here at Cardinal McKeefry and I look forward to becoming a part of our community.
Lynne Blumsohn Teacher Aide
My Name is Lynne Blumsohn and I have been working as a Teacher Aide at Cardinal McKeefry school for nearly 6 years . I am originally from South Africa but have been living in Wellington for 11 years – and last year our family proudly became New Zealand citizens. I work with a few individual students in rooms 3 and 5 to achieve specific goals. I also support individuals / small groups in literacy, handwriting and Maths within the classroom environment. The part of my work I love most is seeing children’s eyes light up when they finally “get something” in Maths sessions.