Meet our staff

Mr Michael Fletcher


I believe in striving for excellence as we travel the learning path together.

My favourite whakataukī is:

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe

Me he maunga teitei

Aim for the highest cloud so that if you miss you will hit a lofty mountain.


Mrs Carmen Lafaele

2 IC, Pastoral Care & SENCO

Every student is precious and one of a kind. My job is to inspire, encourage minds to think, hands to create and hearts to love. Kids must enjoy school, be challenged, be involved and be successful.                                                                                                                     

“Everybody is a Genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein


Mrs Carol Adamson-Kingi

Office Administrator



Ms Karen Griffin

Executive Officer

I have been working at Chaucer since 2004. I have many years accounts/office admin experience. I am the Executive Officer at Chaucer.

I love working here because it's a great school with a nice friendly atmosphere, where everyone makes great progress.


Ms Alanna Molloy

Curriculum Leader/AP  Senior Teacher Junior School & Room 15 Teacher

Working with children is the best job in the world - their enthusiasm and excitement for learning is infectious!

I love working with the amazing kids and families at Chaucer School, watching them grow and make amazing progress. 


Mr Roger Henare

 Room 10 Teacher - Year 3 & 4


Mrs Suraya Esau

Senior Teacher Senior School, Sports Coordinator & Room 3 Teacher - Year 5 & 6


Mr Paul Simmons

Room 13 Teacher - Year 0/1


Mr Andrew Kidd

Room 4 Teacher Y5/6


Ms Annamika Krishna

Room 14 Teacher  Y1




Mrs Sharon Hayward

Room 16 Teacher - Year 2


Mr Jag Patel

Room 11 - Y3 & 4 Teacher

I have been teaching at Chaucer for 23 years and I love inspiring children to be the best that they can be.

I now have the privilege of teaching some of my former student’s children.

I am passionate about teaching children the investigative aspects of science and technology, making it fun, practical and linked to everyday contexts.


Ms Kelly Simon

Room 1 Teacher - Year 4

I started at Chaucer School in 2014. I love the diverse mix of cultures, and the values our students display in all aspects of their lives. I have a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and have had over 15 years experience in schools in many different capacities.

A favourite quote of mine is 

“When you teach what you love,

And share what you know,

You open eyes, minds, hearts and souls

To unexpected worlds.”


Mr John Zhao

Room 2 Teacher - Year 5 & 6 

I am from China. I enjoy teaching because I love to help my children to thrive.  I enjoy reading, music and all sorts of sports.


Mrs Nancy Lee

Esol Teacher, Mutukaroa Co-ordinator


Mrs Sharon Hanna & Mrs Carol McBride

Room 15  Teachers - Year 2





Mr Tim Ashworth

Classroom release Teacher


Mrs Amie Pedersen

Classroom release Teacher


Mrs Shanthi Gamage

Assistant Teacher

I started at Chaucer in 2007. I have a National Diploma in Teaching from the College of Education in Sri Lanka. I also have a Certificate for Teacher Aides from Massey University.

I am an Assistant Teacher. I taught for 14 years in Sri Lanka and I love working at Chaucer because the staff are friendly and supportive and the children are lovely and caring. 


Mr Shane Akauola

Performing Arts Teacher

I am a former pupil of Chaucer School and have been an Assistant Teacher at Chaucer since 2012.  I have volunteered coaching rugby teams and helped in the performing arts area with the school production. I have a certificate in the performing arts and have sung at Coca-Cola Christmas in the park for 5 years. 

My other performing experience includes performances at the Sydney Opera House and roles in theatre productions at the Auckland Town Hall. I enjoy coaching hip-hop dance groups and soccer at Chaucer. I also enjoy teaching because I love seeing the progress that students make.


Ms Pauline Akauola

Assistant Teacher


Ms Muwah Moo

Assistant teacher


Mrs Nilam Chhima

Assistant Teacher


Mr Steve Joyce

School Caretaker






Mr John & Mrs Ann McNaughton



Chaucer School 

Chaucer Place
Blockhouse Bay

P:  +64 (9) 626 6699
F: +64 (9) 627 2291