Petone Central School

Jeannie Phillips


Teacher, Team Leader.


General Information

Kia Ora, my name is Jeannie Phillips.

I have been teaching for 14 years, 12 years in New Zealand and 2 years in South Korea. I have been teaching at Petone Central for 12 years and have taught classes from Year 0 to Year 7. I am currently teaching in the English Mainstream Year 1-2 class, and I am part of the Senior Management Team.

I believe every child is special, unique and precious and that all students can and will reach their highest potential when given a safe and caring environment in which to take risks for their academic and personal growth.

My ultimate goal as a teacher is to facilitate and encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for learning, inspiring children to achieve more, question more, and dream more. My role as a teacher is to support students to develop a love of learning and equip them with the skills to collaborate and develop their own learning.

In my spare time you will find me reading, baking, gardening, traveling, hiking and biking.