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Junior School Team


Emma Lynskey - Year 3 Teacher & Junior School Team Leader

Emma joined Medbury at the start of 2017 from Swannanoa School, where she has been teaching for five years in both the middle and senior school. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) from the New Zealand Graduate School of Education. Emma has a passion for teaching Mathematics, Social Sciences and using ICT.


Sue Taylor - Year 3 Teacher

Sue has a Diploma of Teaching from Auckland Teachers College and has been teaching for over 20 years in a variety of roles and year levels. Prior to joining Medbury, she taught at Selwyn House School for seven years, where she was Director of Sport and Physical Education. Sue loves all sport, and is a qualified swim instructor and level 2 football coach. Sue and Glen have four children and love spending time in the outdoors.


Jane McGarry - Year 2 Teacher

Jane has been teaching at Medbury since 2014. She has taught at Cathedral Grammar and Columba College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Teaching from Otago University.


Georgie Hewson - Year 2 Teacher

Georgie joined Medbury School in 2017, having completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning through the University of Canterbury. Prior to that, she worked as an Occupational Therapist & Community Mental Health worker at Timaru Hospital, as she also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy.


Karen Mahon - Year 1 Teacher

Karen has 13 years teaching experience, teaching in a range of Year levels, including Senior Management experience. She has been teaching Year 1 at Medbury School since 2014 and has an interest in transitioning boys into their early years of learning. Karen holds a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University and Christchurch College of Education.


Charlotte Henderson - Year 1 Teacher and Transition To School Programme Leader

Charlotte has been teaching at Medbury since the beginning of 2014. She has a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education.


Joanna Blakely - Junior Assistant Teacher

Jo has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canterbury and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from the Christchurch College of Education. After completing her studies, she travelled to England and Australia. Jo has been teaching for 15 years. Her most recent appointment was at Haileybury College in Melbourne and joined Medbury in 2016.

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