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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 – Tumuaki Principal
Rachel Hamlin – Tumuaki Tuuhono Associate Principal
Renee Neville – Tumuaki Tuarua Deputy Principal
Suzanne Williams – Tumuaki Tuarua Deputy Principal
Donna Tupaea-Petero – Tumuaki Tuarua Deputy Principal
Siosiua Pole – Tumuaki Tuarua Deputy Principal
Denis Murphy  – Business Manager


Kaitiaki Aakonga (Year Level Deans)

Year Level Profile Kaitiaki Aakonga 
Year 9 He Kaakano
The Seed
Mrs Ashlee Ross
Whaea Monique Henry
Year 10 Kia Tupu
To Grow
Mrs Debbie Rapson
Whaea Kahiwa Moeau
Year 11 Kia Hua
To Prosper
Mr John Cook
Mrs Kylie Waitai
Year 12 Kia Puawai
To Sustain
Mrs Hester Myburgh
Mr Steven Langdon
Year 13 Tuu Rangatira
To Stand as Leaders
Ms Rebecca Howard
Ms Morgan Hogg

Teaching Staff

Arts Faculty
Vicky Moore-Allen – Kaihautuu Curriculum Leader
Martin Bennett
Jessica Bluck
Nea Brink – Dance
Steve Granshaw – Music
Esther Hansen
Morgan Hogg – Y13 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Sharon Kearney
Renee Neville – Tumuaki Tuarua
Jay Pressnell
Natasha Taylor – Drama
Catherine Tamihere
Kylie Waitai – Y11 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Itinerant Music Teachers:
Michael Bennett
Marija Dimirijevic
Scott McDowall
Adam Ruddell
Gary Cooper

English Faculty
Shalini Saxena – Kaihaituu Curriculum Leader
Sophia Bell
Callayne Eru
Caitlin Payne
Chrismari Dickinson
Shan Dissanayake
Kerensa Moloney
Claire Olson
Debbie Rapson – Y10 Kaitaki Aakonga
Shelley Upchurch

Athlyn Watt – HOD ESOL
Kaori Smith
Catherine Kempton

Future Pathways
Future Pathways
Martin Braunton

Health & Physical Education Faculty
Sarah Hainsworth –Kaihautuu Curriculum Leader
Michael Anderson
Blair Buckland
Sean Chisholm
John Cook –Y11 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Warren Edwards
Matt Flynn
Rebecca Jefferies
Tara Remington
John Slee
Matt Whitby
Suzanne Williams – Tumuaki Tuarua

Learning Support
Amelia Bodman – HOD Learning Support
Esther Williams
Jude Webber
Faith Armstrong
Lea Tainui
Chantal Krybolder

Maria Kim

Mathematics Faculty
Amy Price-Williams – Kaihautuu Curriculum Leader
Yana Cox
Yu Fang
Rebecca Howard – Y13 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Sukhjit Kaur
Sonamarie Meyer-Plum
Cathy Munro
Bharti Pathak
Mark Perrigo
Stefan van Rooyen
Steven White

Science Faculty
Meghan Ashford – Kaihautuu Curriculum Leader
Andrea Baxter
Dannielle Brown
Smrita Chand
Jackie Green
Samantha Hansen
Stephen Langdon – Y12 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Jody Lafaele
Joel McNelly
David Matthews
Nalini Singh
Sneha Srinivasan
Sarah Tonorio
Molly Vale
Ina Van Der Merwe
Sharon Watson
Sandy Wild

Social Science Faculty
Sharon Grass – Kaihautuu Curriculum Leader
Carolyn Bach
Rachel Hamlin – Tumuaki Tuuhono
Greg Hughes
Rose Karauria
Evvie Lowe
Hester Myburgh – Y12 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Madhwan Naicker
Amberleigh O’Hagan
Aisea Taliai
Maria Williams
Sarah Williams
Shirley Yeomans

Technology Faculty
Martine Harding
Coburn Hari
Herasha Randhir
Colleen Jacobs
Brendan O’Brien
Jean Potter
Paul Reynolds
Lisa Mous

Te Wahanga Whakaako
Koka Lia Te Wao – Kaihautuu Curriculum Leader
Monique Henry
Nga Rangi Kahiwa Moeau – Y10 Kaitiaki Aakonga

Support Staff

Cushla Berry – Receptionist
Meagan McAuley – Executive Assistant
Elly Good – Student Centre/Accounts
Morag Gray – Library Assistant
Harinder Kaur – Science Lab Manager
Kellie Loader – Attendance Administrator
Vivienne Kingsbury – International Department
Jayna McKenzie – Print Manager
Rhonda Mehrtens –Science Lab Assistant
Lynn Mills – KAMAR Database Manager
Renee Nelson – Food Technology Assistant
Rawinia Paewai – Kaimanaaki
Jennifer Stewart – Arts Coordinator Assistant
Waiki Taiapa – Truancy Officer
Sarah Tilley – Library Manager
Shellie Turner-Eskdale – Enrolment Manager
Maree Wallace – Sports Administrator
Shona Wharepapa-Hagen – Enrolments
Student Services
Susan Walter – Counsellor
Paumea McKay – Counsellor
Rhiannon Martel – Nurse
Natasha Faulkner – Nurse
Carly Mills – Nurse
Jillian Stone – Pathway Coordinator
Jane Jolly – Career Centre Manager

Accounts & Property
Denis Murphy – Business Manager
Andrew Hargreaves – Head Groundsman
Sue Langheim – Payroll & Accounts Administrator
Allan McClunie – Groundsman
Matilda Parata – Staffroom Attendant

Learning Support – Teacher Aides
Gael Crimmins
Meisha Farmer
Lee-Ann Hodgson
Joanne Hooper
Catherine Kempton
Marisa Mencarelli-Skilton
Donna Morgan
Junior Papali’i
Shaynon Pearson
Maria Ward – SENCO
Lizl Van Rensburg
Esperance Withers

News & Events

Double Athletics Gold
On Tuesday 22 March, Day 3 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Athletics was held at Mt Smart Towers Track. Kaelan Paranihi competed in the Senior…
Top Scholar Exhibition
Congratulations to Nyle Turuwhenua whose artwork (pictured right) is currently on display at the opening of the Top Art 2022 Exhibition in Wellington. It is…

Daily Notices


  • Social Action Club
    Kia Ora! Do you want to see a change in our school, community and country? We are starting a social action club! First meeting will be on friday in M18 to discuss the upcoming 40hr Famine event. For more info, see Mrs Lowe or Mr Taliai. Would love to see you there!

BYOD for Learning

With the resurfacing of COVID in our region and changes in
Alert Levels causing students to continue their learning from home, having a
reliable device at home to access online learning, remain connected with
teachers, and receive feedback about their work makes 
BYOD more essential than

Click here for a reminder of our BYOD recommendations.