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Contact a Pukekohe High School Staff Member

Email Teacher eg John Smyth would be or call 237 0117 then extension number.

Leadership Team

Richard Barnett – Principal
Carolyn Cornu – Deputy Principal
Renee Neville – Deputy Principal
Gerard Tindling – Deputy Principal
Sharon Grass – Acting Assistant Principal
Suzanne Williams – Acting Assistant Principal

Kaitiaki Aakonga (Year Level Deans)

Year Level Profile Kaitiaki Aakonga (Year Level Deans)
Year 9 He Kaakano
The Seed
Mrs Kylie Waitai
Mr John Cook
Year 10 Kia Tupu
To Grow
Mrs Hester Myburg
Mr Steven Langdon
Year 11 Kia Hua
To Prosper
Ms Hine Smith
Mr Robert Cooper
Year 12 Kia Puawai
To Sustain
Ms Laura Abbott
Mr Steven Granshaw
Year 13 Tuu Rangatira
To Stand as Leaders
Mrs Marilyn Masemann
Whaea Nga Rangi Kahiwa Moeau

Teaching Staff

Arts Faculty

Vicky Moore-Allen – Faculty leader
Martin Bennett (on leave)
Michael Bennett – Itinerant Music Teacher
Jessica Bluck – Teacher
Steve Granshaw – Teacher, Y12 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Esther Hansen – Kahui Ako
Mikaela Haysham – Teacher
Morgan Hogg – Teacher
Albert Lee – Itinerant Music Teacher
Cole Majoor – Teacher
Scott McDowall – Itinerant Music Teacher
Renee Neville – Teacher, SLT
Deirdre Nielsen – Itinerant Music Teacher
Jay Pressnell – HOD Design
Adam Ruddell – Itinerant Music Teacher
Simon Schofield – HOD Music
Rhiannon Swift – Teacher
Natasha Taylor – HOD Drama
Matthew Verrill – Itinerant Music Teacher
Kylie Waitai – Teacher
Sharon Kearney – Teacher

English Faculty

Shalini Saxena – Faculty Leader
Laura Abbott – Teacher, Y12 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Chhaya Acharya – Teacher
Mary Allen – Teacher (on leave)
Sarah Babu – Teacher
Callayne Eru – Teacher
Chrismari Dickinson – Teacher
Shan Dissanayake – Teacher
Elise James – Teacher
Stephanie Low – Teacher
Marilyn Masemann – Teacher, Y13 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Carol Mulcahy – TIC Junior English
Laura Sayer – Teacher
Taryn Slee – Teacher
Thomas North – Teacher


Athlyn Watt – HOD ESOL
Kaori Smith – Teacher
Catherine Kempton – Teacher Assistant

Health & Physical Education Faculty

John Slee – Faculty Leader
Sarah Hainsworth – Assistant Faculty Leader, HOD Health
Michael Anderson – Teacher
Martin Braunton – Teacher
Blair Buckland – Teacher
John Cook – Teacher, Y9 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Warren Edwards – Teacher
Paul Meads – Teacher, Sports Coordinator
Peter Orton – Teacher
Tara Remington – HOD Outdoor Education
Taryn Slee – Teacher
Suzanne Williams – SLT
Matt Whitby – Teacher


Ann-Maree Bremner – HOD Languages, Japanese
Maria Kim – Teacher of French

Learning Support

Amelia Bodman – HOD Learning Support
Lynne Green – Learning Support Coordinator
Esther Williams – Learning Support Coordinator
Jude Webber – Learning Support Coordinator
Pauline Armstrong – Learning Support Teacher and Mathematics

Mathematics Faculty

Peter McGregor – Faculty Leader
Carl Rushton – Assistant Faculty Leader
Mark Perrigo – Teacher
Yana Cox – Teacher
Ying Carver – Teacher
Rebecca Howard – Teacher
Sukhjit Kaur – Teacher
Adam Kemp – Teacher
Peter Mathias -Teacher, SLT
Sonamarie Meyer-Pum – Teacher
Cathy Munro – Teacher
Murray Trenberth – Teacher
Steven White – Teacher
Amy Price-Williams – Teacher

Science Faculty

Megan Ashford – Faculty Leader
Sharon Watson – Assistant Faculty Leader
Nalini Singh – HOD Chemistry
Andrea Baxter – HOD Biology
Dony Chennoth – Teacher
Jackie Green (on leave)
Samantha Hansen – Teacher
Stephen Langdon – Teacher, Y10 Kaitiaki Aakonga
David Matthews – HOD Agriculture
Sandy Wild – Teacher
Joel McNelly – Teacher
Taryn Slee – Teacher
Sneha Srinivasan – HOD Physics
Sarah Tonorio – Teacher
Molly Vale – Teacher, Kahui Ako
Ina Van Der Merwe – Teacher
Jody Lafaele – Teacher

Social Science Faculty

Sharon Grass – SLT
Rose Karauria – Acting Faculty Leader
Carolyn Bach – HOD Business Studies
Martin Braunton – Teacher
Grant Jarvis – HOD Commerce
Greg Hughes – Teacher
Grace Love – Teacher
Evvie Lowe – Teacher
Stewart McEwing – Teacher
Shirley Yeomans – HOD Geography
Bob Cooper – Teacher, Y11 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Hester Myburgh – Teacher, Y10 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Hine Smith – Teacher, Y11 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Rosanna Walton – Teacher
Gerard Tindling – Teacher, SLT

Technology Faculty

David Cantley – Faculty Leader
Paul Reynolds – Assistant Faculty Leader
Rodger Barlow – Teacher
Martine Harding – Teacher
Coburn Hari – DIT Teacher, Kahui Ako
Colleen Jacobs – HOD Food Technology
Jim Matchett – Teacher
Lhara McCown – Teacher Food Technology
Raewyn McLeod – HOD DIT
Brendan O’Brien – Teacher
Jean Potter – Teacher
Janni Zwarts – Teacher


Te Wahanga Whakaako

Tipene Frearson-Kirkwood – Faculty Leader
Nga Rangi Kahiwa Moeau – Teacher of Maaori
Tuākau Whiu – Teacher of Maaori
Carolyn Cornu – Teacher, SLT

Support Staff


Jessica Finlay – Executive Assistant
Cushla Berry – Receptionist
Tracey Caskie – Student Database
Elly Good – Student Centre/Accounts
Polly Lee – Payroll Administrator
Kellie Loader – Attendance Administrator
Jayna McKenzie – Print Manager
Denis Murphy – Business Manager
Dianne Stringer – Accounts Payable
Shellie Turner-Eskdale – Enrolment Manager
Maria Ward – NZQA, Learning Assistant Coordinator
Shona Wharepapa-Hagen – Enrolments


Shelly Boyes – HOD Future Pathways
Mobile: 021 105 5152
Jillian Stone – Pathway Co-ordinator
Mobile: 027 883 4523
Jane Jolly – Career Centre Manager
09 237 0117 extn 232

Department Assistants

Harinder Kaur – Science Technician
Shey Eva – Rugby Administrator
Rhonda Mehrtens – Assistant Science Lab
Lisa Mous – Technology
Gary Neels – Technology
Renee Nelson – Food Technology
Rawinia Paewai – Kaimanaaki
Jennifer Stewart – Arts Coordinator
Maree Wallace – Sports Administrator


Vivienne Kingsbury – Director
Shona Matthews – Administration
Jill Vivian – Homestay

Learning Support – Teacher Aides

Maria Ward – SENCO
Gael Crimmins
Meisha Farmer
Lee-Ann Hodgson
Catherine Kempton
Marisa Mencarelli-Skilton
Donna Morgan
Fiona Murray
Shaynon Pearson
Mary Tukuafu


Sarah Tilley – Manager
Morag Gray – Assistant


Susan Fryer – Nurse in Charge
Natasha Faulkner
Molly Tilyard (on leave)


Andrew Hargreaves – Head Groundsman
Gary Neels – Property
Allan McClunie
Corey Proffitt – Groundsman

Student Services

Sita Bakker – HOD Guidance
Eleanor Purchase – Counsellor
Susan Walter – Counsellor

News & Events

Parent Teacher Subject Meetings
Year 11 -13 Parent/Teacher Subject Meetings for Term 3 Dear Caregiver We are pleased to invite you to our Year 11 – 13 Parent/Teacher Subject…
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Update: Sunday 22 March
Dear parents and whānau Sunday 22 March, 12pm – update Further to the announcement on Friday I am writing to confirm that our student tested…

Daily Notices

  • Annual Sports Awards – Major Awards
    Please pick up a nomination form for our Major Sports Awards from the Sports Office. All nominations must be returned to the office by Friday 18 September. (This has been extended due to the lack of recipients).
  • Rugby 7s
    Rugby 7s is coming! Sign ups are available NOW in the Sports Office for U15 Boys, Senior Open Boys, Senior Open Girls. Rugby 7s will run throughout Term 4. Further details will be released regarding upcoming training sessions etc. soon. Stay Tuned! Get excited! Get involved!
  • Year 12 Science – Otago Uni Science Academy
    Applications are open for the Otago Uni Science Academy (OUASSA). This is for Year 12 students excelling in Science. The programme involves a week long camp at Otago, where you will work on real-world science projects. This is a scholarship - travel and accommodation are paid for. Applications close 16 October. Please contact Miss Ashford if you are interested in finding out more.
  • COVID 19 update - move to Alert Level 2

    Nau mai, haere mai.

    Welcome back everyone!

    School is open for all learners from Monday 31 August.

    Wednesday Workshops are running 2:25-3:25pm 

    See our workshop schedule under Course Selection