Contact

© 2019 RTLB Cluster 8 

Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour

Cluster 8 Ngā Manu Ᾱwhina

Royal Oak Primary School

Chandler Ave Royal Oak, 1023.

 

​Tel: (09) 624 2800 (ext. 817)

manager@rtlbcluster8.ac.nz 

Cluster 8 RTLB

Team Description 
Cluster 8 is made up of 1 Manager, 3 Practice Leaders and 27 FTE RTLB positions (currently 28 RTLB) employed by Royal Oak Primary Board of Trustees. The RTLB are grouped into 3 office bases. The RTLB in each office base are responsible for providing service to designated schools. As RTLB we belong to the whole cluster and are able to work across the cluster when required and if workload permits. Case work is ‘needs driven’ and based on requests received, presented and discussed at hub based Request for Support meetings.

Megan has stepped into the Lead Principal role for RTLB Cluster 8 upon her appointment as Royal Oak Primary School principal.

Lead School Principal

Megan Clotworthy

Roseanne has a commitment to the holistic wellbeing and learning of all and sets the positive, preventative and proactive approach and foundation for the team and cluster with a focus on strengthening the capacity of the system and individuals to empower and reach all. Roseanne’s approach involves: • Fostering the ability of individuals and our organisation to adapt and change responsive to a rapidly changing world. • Practicing inclusivity that values diversity as integral to our approach, values and work. • Being open to and looking for opportunities and possibilities with a growth (and at times fearless) mindset, curiosity and flexibility. • Using a strength-based approach, building onto and stretching capabilities. • Ensuring an accessible infrastructure and ecosystem is in place. • Cultivating a positive and caring climate with productive collaborative relationships. • Supporting all ‘to be at their best’, to not only have the skills to manage difficult times but to have the skills, knowledge, understandings, resources, support and relationships to flourish. • Empowering individuals and communities, walking alongside to partner and build collaborative ventures to implement their ideas and initiatives responsive to their needs and school community environment. BA (Psych and Ed), B Ed (Hons), PG Dip SNRT, PG Dip Ed Psych, M Ed Studies (Ed Psych), M Counselling (Psych). Registered Psychologist.

Cluster Manager

Roseanne Gibson

Anne started her teaching career in south Auckland then returned to the east Auckland area where she originated from. She joined the RTLB service in 1999, working as a Practice Leader in Ngā Manu Āwhina cluster since its inception. Anne has a passion for working with Vulnerable Children within the cluster and in providing processes for providing a multi-agency seamless approach for these children and their families. She also has a passion for providing coaching and supervision seeing the value this can have within the cluster and across services.
Anne has completed the Glasser Advanced training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management. She also holds an internationally accredited qualification in Growth Coaching. She is a Seasons for Growth and Roots of Empathy facilitator and sees the benefit of strong facilitation skills in multi-agency meeting

Dip Tching, PG Dip SNRT

Practice Leader

Anne Roborgh

Barbara has worked in education for over 20 years across Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary environments in roles as a Teacher, Deputy Principal, Principal and as an RTLB. Barbara is a registered psychologist and has worked as a Practice Leader for Ngā Manu Āwhina Cluster 8 RTLB for the last three years. She is particularly interested in assessment practices, professional supervision and appraisal. Barbara has completed the Glasser Advanced training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management. She also holds a number of internationally accredited qualifications in Growth Coaching, Change Management and Project Management. Barbara is currently training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at Auckland University, as an evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents and their families.

BEd Tchg; MEd; MEdPsych; PGDipEdPsych
Psychological Practice, Supervision and Assessment Lead Practitioner

Practice Leader

Barbara Hannant

Originally from south Auckland, Catherine taught in central and west Auckland prior to joining the RTLB service in 1999. She is particularly interested in student and teacher wellbeing, the promotion of Universal Design for Learning, raising Māori student achievement, and the development of early literacy and maths supports. Having family members who are fluent speakers of Te Reo Māori also challenges her to improve her bilingual skills.
Catherine is an Accredited Growth Coach with a keen interest in assisting others to flourish. She appreciates the power of peer coaching and mentoring within the cluster and in the wider context across services.
BA (Education, Anthropology, Māori Studies), PG Dip SNRT, MEd (Social Psychology)

Practice Leader

Catherine Alpe

Miriam has worked in the RTLB Service since its inception in 1999. During that time she qualified as an Educational Psychologist and also spent over four years as a Cluster Manager in Cromwell. Currently she works .4 with an emphasis on working as a psychologist for the cluster. Her professional interests include emotional health and meeting the needs of children in the school environment.

Specialist

Miriam Kauders

Ann is an experienced Speech Language Therapist who has worked with children with blindness and vision impairment as well as children with multiple challenges. She is a valued member of our RTLB team, providing specialist support for Speech and Language. She is a creative, resourceful, left-field thinker who values a multi-sensory approach for learning.

Specialist

Ann Keesing

Jean is our specialist counsellor. During a career of over 30 years in teaching and GLU – RTLB work Jean trained in Reality and Narrative Therapy. An undergraduate degree in Social Sciences (Human Services) led to a Masters in Art Therapy at UWS University of Western Sydney 2003-4. She currently holds full professional membership of ANZACATA (Australia New Zealand & Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association); www.anzacata.org, is associated with STANZA (Sandplay Therapists of NZ & Australia) www.stanza.asn.au, and is certified as a Sandplay Therapist with ISST (International Society of Sandplay Therapists); www.isst-society.com Jean’s contribution to the work of the RTLBs in Cluster 8 now includes supporting teachers, parents and children to understand behavioural and learning challenges. Combining creative modalities in therapeutic counselling can deepen cognitive processing. Jean holds teacher registration. Supervision is ongoing and verifiable. She offers children, teens, their families and adults: • Solution focussed counselling through Reality Therapy (William Glasser) • If appropriate, longer term psychotherapy through Sandplay and Art Therapy • Short term EAP counselling with Choice Theory / Reality Therapy / Quality Management MAAT; B Soc.Sci (HS); H Dip. Tching; Dip.STN Registered Art Therapist (ANZATA) Certified Sandplay Therapist (ISST) Registered Teacher (NZ)

Specialist

Jean Parkinson