Tracy Leader


It is an absolute pleasure to be the Principal of Anchorage Park School.  

I have been in education for over 30 years and it is a privilege to do what I do on a daily basis. 

Anchorage Park School is a very special place with an amazing sense of community. It is rare these days to have such a tight knit community; where our students come to school to learn, have fun doing it and also have a true sense of well-being. It is where we know everyone’s name with a ‘small country school in the city’ feel - what a great way to describe our school!  

I have a passion for inclusion and strongly believe in empowering others so that all students and whānau feel safe and have a sense of belonging.  I also believe that a genuine partnership needs to exist between school and whānau so we are all working together which in turn, enhances learning. 

We have a core set of values at Anchorage Park School - unity, courage and integrity. We endeavour to instill these values in our students so they can thrive as members of our community. 

Ngā mihi nui 
Tracy Leader 
Principal - Tumuaki 

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Joanne McCreanor

Deputy Principal and SENCO.

Mrs McCreanor has been a teacher at Anchorage Park since 2015. She has a passion in practical Mathematics skills and a keen interest in ensuring that all students reach their full potential in the subject. Mrs McCreanor has a passion for helping all students achieve their full potential.

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Room 3 (Year 5 & 6)

Mrs. Darukhanawalla is an experienced educator with a passion for the performing arts. With years of experience under her belt, Mrs. Darukhanawalla is delighted to return to Anchorage Park as a full-time teacher in Room 3. Along with teaching Room 3, she is looking forward to fostering creativity through drama, music, and dance in the tamariki at Anchorage Park School.

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Rebecca Reidie

Room 4 (Year 4 & 5)

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Sustainability. She likes being active and spending time outside. 

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Martina Muckova

Room 5 (Year 3 & 4)

Martina has worked in Japan for a number of years in an International School. She is very sporty and loves Cook Island dancing.

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Laura Seaman

Room 7 (Year 1 & 2) 

Miss Seaman has a Bachelor of Science and  loves marine biology, running, reading and spending time outdoors with her 2 children.

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Kristy Benjamin

Room 9 (Year 1 & 2)

Ms Benjamin has been a teacher at Anchorage Park since 2014. Her favourite subjects when she was at school were art, drama and music. She loves to sing and it's not unusual for her class to hear her singing instructions to them.

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Avo Pita

Learning Assistant

Trish O’Shea

Learning Assistant

Trish has been a learning assistant at Anchorage Park School since 2000 and loves the positiveness of the school. Her favourite thing about when she was at school was being with her friends and being the bell monitor.

Fisi Patterson

Learning Assistant

Fisi joined Anchorage Park School in 2023. She has been part of the school community for many years. Her son and daughters as well as grand children also attended Anchorage Park School.

Letitia Keizer

Learning Assistant

Letitia has been working with children for around six years and loves every minute of it - the best part is seeing the look on the children's faces when they figure something out for the first time, the joy of learning. Outside of school hours she is home with her own two children and pet cat, Prince.

​ Susan Jones

Office Administrator

Susan has been working in the Office at Anchorage Park since 2016. Her favourite thing about working at the school is the family atmosphere and being able to give back to the primary school that her children went to.

Ashley Zhou

Administration Assistant

Ashley joined Anchorage Park School in 2022 and enjoys the daily interactions with parents, caregivers, teachers and students.

Corinne Dove

Social Worker

Corinne is a registered social worker who has been employed by the Anglican Trust for Women and Children (ATWC) since 2015 as a social worker in schools. Her role is to work in partnership with schools and school community families to help them improve their children’s well-being.  

Corinne is in our school every Thursday but is also available to meet with families at other times. You can contact Corinne by mobile 027 567 4225 or via email.

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