Woodford house


New Faces Term 2 2015

Introducing Dr Karen Irwin

Dr Karen Irwin

Dr Irwin has worked in general practice since the late 1990s and in adolescent health for ten years. Her aims are to improve resilience through an improved sense of self and to improve health literacy. Her interests include tennis and watching her children play sport.

Introducing Sue Pommarède

Sue Pomarede 2015

Sue began at Woodford at the start of Term 1 this year as HoD Languages. She previously taught at Rosehill College in Papakura, where she was also head of a large languages department, New Plymouth Girls’ High School and Horowhenua College. She is married to a Frenchman and has returned to the Bay after having been brought up here as a child. Sue is qualified to teach French, German and Spanish and is in charge of all levels of French and Spanish at Woodford.

She enjoys travel and has led many student exchanges to New Caledonia, where she spent a year teaching as an assistant teacher of English, to Tahiti, where she has led the past two New Zealand-wide Tahiti Exchange trips and to France, where she spent a year teaching in a private English school. She is also very active in the French-teaching network and is currently President of the New Zealand Association of French Teachers (since 2012).