Tae rawa te mahanatanga ki tōu ngākau, ka haere ki te ao mārama.

Hold your Mahanatanga close to your heart, and go out to thrive in the world.

Clay Boyd


Kia ora, and mahana greetings. My name is Clay and I started as Principal of Mahana Primary in T3 2023. I am very outgoing and love the opportunities that the Tasman region provides. Mahana is a special place right in the middle and has a true warmth about it!

I strongly believe in connections and student success. I live the school values Whanaungatanga - belonging, Ako - reciprocal teaching and learning, Rangaatiragtanga - leadership and Manaakitanga - kindness above all. I am a huge advocate for these values. We value our community, staff and students. 

Foremeost though I have a lovely family; Wife and three kids. I love them dearly and we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

Besides Principalship I am an avid glider and fixed wing pilot. If only there was landing strip next to the school! I also enjoy the beach and I am always searching for a wave.

I would love to connect with you and share the warmth Mahana brings.

Shaelea Moorhead

Rāhiri Class

Teacher Year 1 / 2

My name is Shaelea Moorhead. It is a privilege to be working with new entrants to year 2 students and to be a part of Mahana school whanau/community. I grew up in Nelson and love all the wonderful activities kindly provided in our outdoors. When I'm not teaching you'll find me exploring New Zealand's beautiful nature and beaches. I enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, eating and spending time with my family and friends.

Carolyn Scorrar

Ngākaupai Class

Deputy Principal

Teacher Year 3 - 5

My name is Carolyn Scorrar. For the past 10 years my husband and I have lived in Dovedale with our three young daughters. We own 5 acres and a number of animals, including sheep, chickens, pigs, dogs, birds and a cow. I spent my first two years teaching in England and the last 10 at Mahana. Outside of school I love to watch movies, bike, keep our property tidy (an ongoing mission!) and eating curry.

Meeka Inglis

Ngākaupai Class

Teacher Year 3 - 5 (Thursday and Friday)

Kia ora koutou 

I am loving working with the fabulous students at Mahana. I have taught for 30 years, in many different roles, pre school, secondary school, university (in Turkey), as a professional development mentor in mathematics working with teachers, as a deputy principal and senior teacher. However, most of my work has been in primary schools as a classroom teacher, which I truely love. 

I live in Motueka on a hectare of land with my husband James and our two boys who both attend Motueka High School. We have two pigs, sheep, dogs and a cat. We spend a lot of time at the river and like the beach, tramping and skiing.

Ellie McGregor

Manawanui Class

Teacher Year 6 - 8 Mon-Wed

Ellie McGregor teaches Manawanui Monday to Wednesday.

Lauren Scott

Manawanui Class

Teacher year 6 - 8 Thurs/Fri

Jenny Robinson

Office Manager

Hi, I’m Jenny Robinson and I’m the Office Manager.  I carry out a multitude of different office tasks and are available to help those that are feeling unwell or injured.  

I have worked at the school since 1998 and enjoy the daily interactions with the children, staff and Mahana community.

I live in Wakefield with my daughter, Teneil, son-in-law and two wonderful grandchildren. My son, Logan, lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Having come from a farming background I would be lost without animals around me hence I have 2 birman cats named Graham and Tabitha, and also my daughters papillon, Oliver.

I have played hockey for years and travelled to many countries around the world.

I enjoy working in my garden, meeting with friends and creating in my craft corner!

Diane Taylor

Teacher Aide

I’m originally from the UK and moved to beautiful New Zealand with my family many years ago. In my spare time I enjoy walking the dogs, horse riding, cooking and gardening. I really enjoy working at Mahana with its rural setting and friendly people.