Senior leadership

Janet Watt – Deputy Principal

Janet Watt is the Maitai School Deputy Principal. Janet has worked at Maitai school since 2005 in a variety of roles including Behaviour Support, Coordinator of the Specialist Teacher Outreach Service and Assistant Principal. Prior to working at Maitai, Janet worked in Special Education in the UK and Australia, specialising then, in working with young people with Autism. Originally from Northern Ireland, Janet studied at The University of Warwick in the UK and at Greenwich University in London.

Janet can be contacted at



Emily Wood – Specialists Co Ordinator

Emily joined the Leadership Team in 2018.  Emily has spent much of her career as an occupational therapist, working with people with physical and learning disabilities and those with mental illness.
She joined our specialist team at Maitai School in October, 2013; moving north from Central Otago, where she had worked for the Child Development Service for seven years. She has six years’ occupational therapy experience in overseas organisations and hospitals, and worked for a year at Nikau House in Nelson.

Emily can be contacted at

  • Up Coming Events

    Wed 21 Aug - Special Olympic Basketball

    Mon 26 Aug - BoT Mtg (7pm in staff room, all welcome)

    Fri 30 Aug - Daffodil Day - dress your child in yellow and bring a gold coin donation 🙂

    Fri 20 Sep - Whanau Day/Mask Parade

    Fri 27 Sep - Loud Shirt Day and End of term 3!

    Mon 14 Oct - Beginning of term 4

  • Term Dates 2019

    Term 1: 7 Feb – 12 April
    Term 2: 29 April – 5 July
    Term 3: 22 July – 27 Sep
    Term 4: 14 Oct – 20 Dec

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