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Sherron Harrison

Ros Jackson Tumuaki Tuarua: Hauora kaimahi —

Sherron came to Hagley/Te Puna Wai O Waipapa four years ago this August as administrator to the Senior Leadership Team and is one of the key people working on Hagley’s payroll.

Sherron enjoys her position and there are many reasons for this, the main ones being: people who come from so many different backgrounds, the inclusive nature of our kura, that everybody, both ākonga and kaimahi, want a good outcome to any situation that occurs. Sherron is often asked to solve issues especially when dealing with payroll and she likes her ability to give people answers even though they may sometimes not be to their liking.

Sherron started her working life as an administrator for NZ Railways, then moved to Railways Road Services, NZRRS. After this she moved to The Press where she worked on the Business pages doing the sharemarkets both internationally and nationally. From here she moved to HR and payroll for St John and worked there for 8 years before they moved the HR services to Auckland. All these different roles make Sherron adaptable and at Hagley she assists with events as well as the day to day administration of the Senior Leadership Team. Education has had a new payroll software program called NovoPay and, although this has now settled, it was very trying for payroll administrators at the beginning. To get everyone paid correctly, Sherron showed great patience and tenacity not getting ruffled, although at times it was very frustrating.

Sherron has three children and five mokopuna and loves being involved with her whānau. Sherron is often called on to mind moko and she does this willingly. Sherron loves to walk to keep fit and has been delving into whānau history through exploring her genealogy online. Sherron is a great knitter and knits commercially for a company in Fairlie in her spare time. Sherron is a great team player and I hope she plans to stay on at Te Puna Wai O Waipapa for many years to come.