Deputy Principal  - Seniors - Jo-Ann Yukich -


Kia ora, I am one of the three deputy principals at Western Heights School and the Learning Leader of the Kakapo (senior) and Kereru (middle) schools and the team leader of Kereru Syndicate.  

I have two grown up children and two grandsons, one of whom attends Western Heights School.  I have been at Western Heights for 13 years in a range of roles. 

I am passionate about literacy and numeracy and enjoy taking both extension and learning support groups across both syndicates. Every child learns differently and I aim to work alongside teachers to create flexible classroom programmes that suit all learners and their needs. 

I also feel it is extremely important to grow leaders and enjoy supporting the students and school councillors in their endeavours. I consider myself a life long learner and in recent years have completed a Master of Educational Leadership and Management. 

I also enjoy all sports and encourage all children to participate. I actively coach swimming and softball teams at school. I have a passion for gardening and spend many hours in the garden at home and enjoy improving our school environment through Enviro Schools.

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