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Contact a Pukekohe High School Staff Member

Email Teacher eg John Smyth would be JSmyth@pukekohehigh.school.nz or call 237 0117 then extension number.

Leadership Team

Richard Barnett – Principal
Peter Mathias – Associate Principal
Carolyn Cornu – Deputy Principal
Renee Neville – Deputy Principal
Gerard Tindling – Deputy Principal

Kaitiaki Aakonga (Year Level Deans)

Year Level ProfileKaitiaki Aakonga (Year Level Deans)
Year 9He Kaakano
The Seed
Mrs Carol Mulcahy
Mr John Cook
9Kaitiaki@pukekohehigh.school.nz
Year 10Kia Tupu
To Grow
Mrs Hester Myburg
Mr Steven Langdon
10Kaitiaki@pukekohehigh.school.nz
Year 11Kia Hua
To Prosper
Ms Hine Smith
Mr Robert Cooper
11Kaitiaki@pukekohehigh.school.nz
Year 12Kia Puawai
To Sustain
Ms Laura Abbott
Mr Steven Granshaw
12Kaitiaki@pukekohehigh.school.nz
Year 13Tuu Rangatira
To Stand as Leaders
Mrs Marilyn Masemann
Mr Sione Niupulau
13Kaitiaki@pukekohehigh.school.nz

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
Regan Crummer – 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 – Teacher, Y9 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Laura Sayer – Teacher
Taryn Slee – Teacher
Thomas North – Teacher

ESOL

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 – Teacher, SCT
Matt Whitby – Teacher

Languages

Ann-Maree Bremner – HOD Languages, Japanese
Tipene Frearson-Kirkwood – HOD Maaori
Nga Rangi Kahiwa Moeau – Teacher of Maaori
Sione Niupalau – Teacher of Maaori, Y13 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Carolyn Cornu – Teacher, SLT
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 – Faculty Leader
Rose Karauria – Assistant 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
Carlos Briones – Teacher
Martine Harding – Teacher
Coburn Hari – DIT Teacher, Kahui Ako
Colleen Jacobs – HOD Food Technology
Henry Ludlam – Teacher
Jim Matchett – Teacher
Lhara McCown – Teacher Food Technology
Raewyn McLeod – HOD DIT
Brendan O’Brien – Teacher
Daniel Pilling – Teacher
Jean Potter – Teacher
Janni Zwarts – Teacher

Support Staff

Administration

Cushla Berry – Receptionist
Melinda Botha – Database Manager
Tracey Caskie – Database Manager
Ganga Forbes – Principal’s PA
Donna Fulton – Student Centre/Accounts
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

Careers

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

Steve Edwards – 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

International

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

Learning Support – Teacher Aides

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

Library

Sarah Tilley – Manager
Morag Gray – Assistant

Nurses

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

Property

Andrew Hargreaves – Head Groundsman
Gary Neels – Property
Allan McClunie (on leave)
Corey Proffitt – Groundsman
Callum Slee – Groundsman

Student Services

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

News & Events

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