Clare Erasmus

Clare Erasmus

Year 3 Teacher

Clare has a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Sociology and Legal Studies), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology, Master’s Degree in Social Science and a Bachelor of Education. She has been teaching for twenty years. She began her teaching career, lecturing at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal before taking on a role at an independent school in Taipei, Taiwan. She then moved to Australia, where she studied and taught. Clare and her family then moved to New Zealand and prior to joining Medbury, she taught at The Cathedral Grammar School.

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Erin Sutherland

Erin Sutherland

Year 3 Teacher

Erin has been teaching for over twenty years and prior to joining the staff at Medbury, was a team leader at Clearview Primary. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canterbury and a Diploma of Teaching from the Christchurch College of Education. Erin has a passion for literacy and is trained in Reading Recovery. She enjoys music and spending time with her family.

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Jane McGarry

Jane McGarry

Acting Junior School Team Leader and Year 2 Teacher.

Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Teaching from Otago University. She has previously taught at Columba College and Cathedral Grammar. Jane started teaching in the Junior School at Medbury in 2014. She is also the Drama Specialist for Years 1 to 3.

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Georgie Gilbert

Georgie Gilbert

Year 2 Teacher

Georgie joined Medbury School in 2017, having completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning through the University of Canterbury. Prior to that, she worked as an Occupational Therapist & Community Mental Health worker at Timaru Hospital, as she also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy.

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Karen Mahon

Karen Mahon

Year 1 Teacher

Karen has 13 years teaching experience, teaching in a range of Year levels, including Senior Management experience. She has been teaching Year 1 at Medbury School since 2014 and has an interest in transitioning boys into their early years of learning. Karen holds a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University and Christchurch College of Education.

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Charlotte Henderson

Charlotte Henderson

Year 1 Teacher and Transition to School Programme Leader

Charlotte has 12 years teaching experience and has been teaching at Medbury School since 2014. Charlotte has a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from the University of Canterbury and a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Since 2016, Charlotte has been running the Transition to School Programme at Medbury School.

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Joanna Blakely

Joanna Blakely

Junior School Teacher

Jo has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canterbury and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from the Christchurch College of Education. After completing her studies, she travelled to England and Australia. Jo has been teaching for 15 years. Her most recent appointment was at Haileybury College in Melbourne and joined Medbury in 2016.

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Dahl Roberston

Dahl Roberston

Year One Teacher

Dahl has a Bachelor of Education from Massey University, a Diploma of Early Childhood Education from the Auckland College of Education, and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from the University of Canterbury. While having an interest in all levels of education, Dahl has extensive specialist experience in the new entrant area.

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