Emma Hocquard

Emma Hocquard

Year 6 Teacher

Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 2006 from the Christchurch College of Education. In 2007 she began her teaching career at Kirkwood Intermediate School where she taught both Year 7 and Year 8 children. Prior to going on maternity leave she held the position of Year 8 Team Leader.

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Joanna Blakely

Joanna Blakely

Year 6 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 she joined Medbury in 2016.

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Reinhardt Kruger

Reinhardt Kruger

Year 6 Teacher

Reinhardt joined Medbury after recently relocating to Christchurch from the Bay of Plenty. He graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa with a Bachelor of Education, and has taught in both South Africa and New Zealand.

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Shelley Haworth

Shelley Haworth

Year 6 Teacher

Shelley graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Marketing. In subsequent years, she completed a Certificate of Commerce, Accounting and Financial Information, and a Certificate in Pharmacology. Recognising her passion for education, Shelley obtained a Graduate Diploma in Teaching in 2017 and taught for three years at another independent school in Christchurch, in Years 5 and 7.

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Anna Oborne

Anna Oborne

Year 5 Teacher

Anna has been teaching at Medbury since 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from the Christchurch College of Education. After graduating she lived overseas for 11 years, teaching in both London and Sydney. She has worked in a range of different schools and taught from Years 1 to Year 6.

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Danielle Bowden-Smith

Danielle Bowden-Smith

Year 5 Teacher

Danielle joined Medbury in January 2018, having previously taught at schools in both Auckland and Christchurch. She holds a Bachelor of Physical Education majoring in Exercise Prescription and Sport and Leisure Studies from University of Otago, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) from the University of Auckland. Before finding her true passion of teaching and learning, Danielle worked in physical rehabilitation and as a Swim Instructor.

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