Juanita O’Loughlin, Krysta Taylor and Suzy Parker

Welcome to Harakeke, We are a Year 2 and 4 collaborative teaching  and learning space.

Our teaching team comprises of Juanita O’Loughlin  and Krysta Taylor  working with Pūkeko children (Krysta works on a Tuesday while Juanita is released in her role as  Deputy Principal) and  Suzy Parker works Monday to Friday with the Tūi children.  We are supported by some wonderful learning assistants.  We are really looking forward to a fun–filled and educational year!

We  are very conscious of the Ashley Rakahuri REACH values in all that we do in Harakeke…






 and our school vision of   BETTER TOGETHER လ MAHI TAHI

We actively promote a positive, encouraging and inclusive atmosphere in an environment where every child is made to feel valued and given the confidence to take risks.   Efforts will always be encouraged.  We believe that each child is unique, and each child learns in different ways. One of our jobs as  teachers is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize it.  It is our goal to create a community of learners who are committed to working hard and having fun along the way. We want tamariki to leave our classroom feeling confident that they can apply what they’ve learned in school to real-life situations. 

We  look forward to working in partnership with you throughout the year.  

Communication is highly important and we welcome you to visit our vibrant classrooms.   If you have any queries or anything you wish to discuss we are happy to meet at  a time that is suitable to both of us.

You can contact us via a Seesaw  message or email us :

Juanita O’Loughlin ( Monday to Friday) –    j.oloughlin@ashleyrakahuri.school.nz       

Krysta Taylor  (Tuesday).                        k.taylor@ashleyrakahuri.school.nz

Suzy Parker ( Monday to Friday)                     s.parker@ashleyrakahuri.school.nz