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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
Whitney Channings
Karin Kikuno
Kylie Waitai – Y11 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Itinerant Music Teachers:
Michael Bennett
Marija Dimirijevic
Scott McDowall
Adam Ruddell
Gary Cooper
Paul Norman
Oliver Leupolu
Tavite Tonga
Ben Frater
Mat Fields
Katie Wigmore

English Faculty
Shalini Saxena – Kaihaituu Curriculum Leader
Sophie Bell
Callayne Eru
Caitlin Payne
Chrismari Dickinson
Shan Dissanayake
Kerensa Moloney
Claire Olson
Debbie Rapson – Y10 Kaitaki Aakonga
Shelley Upchurch
Sarah Caughley
Shana Davidson
Julie Grenfell
Rebecca Chandler

Athlyn Watt – HOD ESOL
Kaori Smith
Catherine Kempton

Future Pathways
Martin Braunton

Health & Physical Education Faculty
Sarah Hainsworth –Kaihautuu Curriculum Leader
Michael Anderson
Blair Buckland
Tanya Bennett
Ashlee Ross – Y9 Kaitiaki Aakonga
John Cook –Y11 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Warren Edwards
Matt Flynn
Rebecca Jefferies
Tara Remington
John Slee
Matt Whitby
Suzanne Power– Tumuaki Tuarua

Learning Support
Amelia Bodman – HOD Learning Support
Esther Williams
Jude Webber
Faith Armstrong
Carolyn Cossey
Chantal Krybolder

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
Arvin Lal
Ken Shibata
Chiara Nitopi
Dharshini Govender
Steven White

Science Faculty
Meghan Ashford – Kaihautuu Curriculum Leader
Babu Ittyerah
Dannielle Brown
Odette Jennings
Radesh Sewnarain
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
Ganga Gounder
Jane Mordecai
Rosanna Woodger – Maternity Leave
Aisea Taliai
Maria Williams
Sarah Williams
Shirley Yeomans

Technology Faculty
Salman Qureshi
Ralf Schwinn
Craig Knapman
Coburn Hari
Herasha Randhir
Colleen Jacobs
Brendan O’Brien
Mel Devaney
Paul Reynolds
Lisa Mous
Tarryn Allan

Te Wahanga Whakaako
Koka Lia Te Wao – Kaihautuu Curriculum Leader
Monique Henry – Y9 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Nga Rangi Kahiwa Moeau – Y10 Kaitiaki Aakonga
Natasha Haereroa

Pascale McMillan
Libby Thomson

Support Staff

Cushla Berry – Receptionist
Meagan McAuley – Executive Assistant
Elly Good – Student Centre/Accounts
Morag Gray – Library Assistant
Melanie Harris – Library Assistant
Harinder Kaur – Science Lab Manager
Kellie Loader – Attendance Administrator
Athlyn Watt – International Department
Jayna McKenzie – Print Manager
Lynn Mills – KAMAR Database Manager
Renee Nelson – Food Technology Assistant
Jennifer Stewart – Arts Coordinator Assistant
Waiki Taiapa – Truancy Officer
Shellie Turner-Eskdale – Enrolment Manager
Shona Wharepapa-Hagen – Enrolments
Maree Wallace – Sports Administrator
Reinier Veenhuijsen – Sports Administrator
Angela Grassick – Relief Co-ordinator & Administration
Sandra Kinmond – Science Technician

Accounts & Property
Denis Murphy – Business Manager
Sue Langheim – Payroll & Accounts Administrator
Andrew Hargreaves – Head Groundsman
Allan McClunie – Groundsman
Neale Dearlove – Caretaker/Tech Assistant
Matilda Parata – Staffroom Attendant

Student Services
Susan Walter – Counsellor
Paumea McKay – Counsellor
Rose Daynes – Counsellor
Natasha Faulkner – Nurse
Carly Mills – Nurse
Katherine Stewart – Career Development
Jane Jolly – Career Centre Manager
Whaea Rawinia Amstad – Kaimanaaki Guidance Assistant
Jaz Walker – Rising Foundation Youth Worker

Learning Support – Teacher Aides
Gael Crimmins
Meisha Farmer
Lee-Ann Hodgson
Joanne Hooper
Catherine Kempton
Marisa Mencarelli-Skilton
Donna Morgan
Shaynon Pearson
Maria Ward
Lizl Van Rensburg
Esperance Withers
Julie Smith
Nadine Samuels

News & Events

Dance Showcase
On Wednesday 7 September, our Dance students presented the Showcase that they have been working towards all year. Our students had the opportunity to invite…
Auckland Rugby 5C Competition Final
U70kg Boys vs Sancta Maria College U70kg | WIN 25-6 CROWNED CHAMPIONS! 🏆💯 Our U70kg boys have gone all the way and have beaten Sancta Maria…

Daily Notices

  • Lincoln University Course Planning – new date
    Tuesday 27th of September at 11:35am - Careers Centre
  • MW Insurance Pukekohe – Career Opportunity
    Insurance Broker looking for someone with 4 years minimum secondary education, keen to work locally, must be reliable, punctual and professional. 8:30- 5:00pm. Apply via sending CV to
  • Builder's Apprentice Wanted – Local Pukekohe Company
    BRSmith Builders Ltd Pukekohe are looking for a new apprentice carpenter. You will need your driver license and own transport is preferable and you would need to be registered with BCITO.  Please contact, Barry Smith 027 497 0688  or
  • Sport sign ups – Check Teams Chat!
    Have you registered interest for summer sport? Check teams chats for more information.
  • 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.