Torea Teachers

Mr Udal Singh- Room 26; Syndicate Leader and Sports Coordinator

HI. My name is Udal Singh. I was born and taught in South Africa.  I  went on to teach in the UK for almost 2 years. I then emigrated to New Zealand -” the land of honey & milk”. I first taught at Koru School for 7 years and am now at RRS -” where great things happen.”  I teach year 7 & 8 students and am currently the team leader. I love soccer, athletics and cricket although these days I am a great spectator rather than a player. My passion in teaching is Maths- I  truly believe that it is the best subject ever.

Miss Kona Palmer- Room 25; Classroom Teacher

He aha te mea nui o te ao

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the most important thing in the world?

It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

My name is Kona Palmer and I am of Maori descent from the Nga Puhi and Tainui regions. I completed my schooling in Mangere and graduated at Te Wananga o Aotearoa with a Bachelors in Education. My passion for working with young people in youth work has led me to a career in teaching. I am a strong believer of creating positive mindsets that beat the stereotypes placed on young Maori and Pacific Island children. This is my second year being a part of the RRS family and I look forward to growing alongside you and your child.

Ms Epenesa Elia- Room 24; Classroom Teacher

Talofa lava. My name is Epenesa ELIA. I am a proud Samoan, born and bred in NZ. After working for the NZ Customs Service at the airport for many years, I decided to change career pathways. My teaching career started at RRS, teaching Years 7 & 8 students in the Samoan Bilingual Unit (Puna O Le Malamalama Syndicate). This awesome experience enabled me to support our Pasifika fanau to speak, read and write in two languages with equal skills. I am always envious of any students who can speak more than one language. I am currently teaching Years 7 & 8 students in Mainstream. I enjoy all areas of learning, especially Music and Learning Language. I look forward to meeting you and being part of your child’s learning journey at RRS. Faafetai lava.

Mrs Sophia Woof- Specialist Technology Teacher

My name is Sophia Woof and I am the Specialist Technology Teacher. I am originally from the UK and have taught in three high schools overseas. My first role in NZ was at Southern Cross Campus and I have been teaching at RRS for over three years now. I predominately teach our intermediate students and love teaching all the specialist technology subjects especially food and hard materials. I love keeping fit, play indoor netball and try and walk 10,000 steps a day. My youngest daughter attends RRS.