Head of School - Owner
Robyn Eriwata-Buchanan was born and grew up in New Zealand. Robyn's mother, Patricia Eriwata, still lives in New Zealand while Robyn and Pamela, her two daughters, live in the United States and her son, John, lives in Australia. Robyn tries to visit home frequently to spend time with her mother, their family and close friends. Before she married Robyn was an elementary public school teacher in New Zealand and British Columbia, Canada. She is married to Robert Buchanan and has four children, Jordyn - who lives in New York City with his wife Laura - Jemmyn and Marisa, and her husband David, who live in Salt Lake City, and KereAna, her youngest daughter, who currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Jemmyn works as the Marketing/IT manager at the school. Robyn's sister, Pamela, works in administration part of the year. Robyn obtained her Montessori credential from MWEI (Montessori World Education Institute). Robyn loves to travel and has traveled extensively. She loves to read, attend the theatre, spend as much time as possible at the beach, swim, walk and participate in Zumba, and spend time with family and friends. What Robyn likes best about being the Head of School is the joyfulness of the children and her relationship with the staff and school community. Little known fact about Robyn: she is a descendant of Te Wharepouri, a Maori Chief.