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

joanne.lourie@toko.school.nz
Phone: 0273604354

I am the main contact for: 
– Rawhitiroa School
– Stratford Primary School
– Toko School

Katherine Batchelar

Katherine Batchelar

katherine.batchelar@toko.school.nz
Phone: 0273754925

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

Lisa Dent

Lisa Dent

ldent@stratfordhigh.school.nz
Phone: 0273594725

I am the main contact for: 
– Stratford High School

Wendy Hunger

Wendy Hunger

wendy.hungerlsc@toko.school.nz
Phone: 0272956848

I am the main contact for: 
– Makahu School
– Marco School
– Huiakama School
– Eltham School
– Taranaki Diocesan
– Avon School