Our Staff Team

Job Vacancy

Alternative Education Lead Tutor

We are looking for an experienced educator who has a passion for helping young people aged 13-16 achieve their potential.
What is required from you?
You will be in a lead position so need to demonstrate the following skills and competencies:
* Teaching or tutoring experience.
* A can do attitude and a good sense of humour.
* Ability to build strong relationships with students and their families.
* Ability to manage staff, plan and facilitate a stimulating programme, and liaise with Motueka High School, Te Kura Correspondence School and other key organisations.
* Ability to relate to a range of people within our community
* Proven assessment skills
* Effective behaviour management
* Strong communication skills
* Ability to work in a small team
* Punctual, honest and flexible
This position is initially for a year’s contract.
All applicants will undergo police and reference checks as part of the recruitment process.
Please contact us for a more detailed job description.

Jane Henderson

Trust Manager

Youth Programme Coordinator

Jane has taught a wide range of programmes at ATET for many years now. She has tremendous experience in Art and Design across many different art modalities. In 2011 Jane widened her portfolio to deliver programmes for young people which focussed on embedding essential life skills on a platform of Hospitality training. More recently she has stepped into the role of Trust Manager. Jane comes from a teaching background and loves working with people and empowering them to be the best they can be. Her current role encompasses Management of the Trust while also exercising her love of coordinating and teaching on the Youth Development Programmes.
Contact Jane on (03) 52 88535 or 0273372209
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Amanda Drogemuller

Lead Tutor

Te Mana Kowhiri

Alternative Education

Amanda is currently the Lead Tutor of Te Mana Kowhiri, our Alternative Education unit. She is passionate about her work with young people and works hard to make a difference for them. Amanda has a degree in Family and Community Studies and is also trained in Outdoor Leadership. She is currently completing her psychology degree and holds full membership of ANZASW (Australian and New Zealand Association of Social Workers). Amanda previously worked as the ATET Youth Transitions Coach and has been a staff member here since 2006.
Contact Amanda on (03) 52 88535
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Jacki Tucker


Te Mana Kowhiri

Alternative Education


Jacki is a much valued member of our teaching team. She started with us in 2013 as a Teacher Aide in Alternative Education and the Youth Guarantee Programme. Jacki has stepped into the tutoring role with ease and expertise. She is a popular confidant to our young people.
Contact Jacki on (03) 52 88535
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Mandy Noble

Financial Administrator

Mandy is our competent Financial Administrator who is here on a Monday afternoon. She capably keeps all our accounts up to date, administers payments and is often called upon to tackle other administrative tasks.
Contact Mandy after 2pm on Mondays on (03) 52 88535
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Monique Sonntag

Bus Driver

Monique is primarily our bus driver, transporting our students on and off site safely from Monday to Friday. She has many skills and previously worked for ATET in an office administration role when she graduated as a student here in 2010. She has also tutored on our cooking and art programmes.
Contact Monique on (03) 52 88535

Robyn Fairbrother

Relieving Tutor

Robyn has worked at ATET in several tutoring roles as well as Youth Coach. She is an experienced trained teacher and a very talented Artist. Robyn is currently our reliever on the Alternative Education Programme.
Contact Robyn at ATET on (03) 528 8535

Kevin Smith

Grounds Person

Kevin has been our reliable groundsman for 14 years. He is responsible for keeping the gardens looking attractive and the grounds looking tidy. He also volunteers at the Motueka Community Gardens. He is a much liked and valued team member.
Contact Kevin at ATET on (03) 528 8535

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