Learning Support Coordinators

The learning support coordinator role strengthens the team by providing a dedicated person who is fully focused on identifying and understanding needs and coordinating the provision of support. 

Our role as a learning support coordinator is to focus on the following five areas associated with learning support needs:

  • Support for students in school and kura.
  • Working alongside teachers, principals and kaiako in schools and kura.
  • Working with parents, family and whanau. We will simplify the system, so it’s easier to access services.
  • Work with other LSC’s within the Central Taranaki Kahui Ako. We will be assisted by the Ministry’s Learning Support Facilitator and work within the Learning Support Delivery Model
  • Working with the school or kura leadership team to plan support for all learners.

The following table shows the four learning support coordinators in your area.

Joanne Lourie

Joanne Lourie

Phone: 0273604354

I am the main contact for: 
– Rawhitiroa School
– Stratford Primary School
– Huiakama School
– Mākāhu School
– Marco School



I am the main contact for: 
– St Joseph’s School
– Midhirst School 
– Pembroke School 
– Taranaki Dio

Lisa Dent

Lisa Dent

Phone: 0273594725

I am the main contact for: 
– Stratford High School

Sonia Vind

Sonia Vind

Phone: 0272956848

I am the main contact for: 
– Eltham School
– Avon School
– Ngaere School
– Toko School