Our People

Early Childhood Centre

1. School

Mike Coyle is our Office Manager and the person who knows what is going on!

Our Principal is Andrew Eagle.

Deputy Principal is Kathryn Rowe.

Classroom Teachers:

  • Nicola McCullough in B2

  • Matt Astle in B3

  • Erin Van der Peet in W2

  • Sandra Chisnall in Room W3

  • Kathryn Rowe in Room W4

  • Katrina Drinkwater and Rachel Foster in W5

  • Alana Palleson - CRT Release/Job Share W3 & W2

Teacher Aides

  • Kristine Volk
  • Suzanne Rodgers
  • Heather Stevens
  • Di Bond


We work in with 3 of the Hastings After School Care programmes which have pick up and delivery to and from school. Contact us at the office for further details.

3. Early Childhood Centre - Waiapu Kids

Anglican Care's Waiapu Kids Centre is based at St Matthew's as well. A very busy and active centre staffed by fantastic staff. You can contact them on 878 6924. Rayna Wallace is the manager