Ko Moel Famau tōku maunga
Ko River Dee tōku awa
Ko Irish Sea tōku moana
Ko Singapore Airlines te waka
Nō England ahau
Ko Derek tōku mātua
Ko Irene tōku whaea
Ko Cerys rāua ko Anais āku tamahine
Ko Karen tōku ingoa
I am Karen Holleron, one of the Deputy Principals here at Helensville School. I am now in my third year at the school and I love being part of such a welcoming and inclusive whānau.
I moved from the UK, 14 years ago with my family and have never looked back. I love everything about life here in New Zealand and on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast, where I live. I have two wonderful daughters; Cerys who is 23 and 19 year old, Anais and I am also lucky enough to have my mum living with me, who very quickly followed us from the UK.
I joined the teaching profession later in life after spending fifteen years working in hospitality. Since moving to New Zealand I have taught in all year groups in several schools, mainly on the Hibiscus Coast, before moving to Helensville in 2020 as Assistant Principal.
I believe that relationships are key in all that we do: be that with the children, in our amazing community or our local environment. I look forward to strengthening and building on these relationships during my time at Helensville School.
"Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa - Let us keep close together, not wide apart".