Nau mai, Haere mai
Welcome to Gate Pā School

Growing Caring Citizens for Our World

Gate Pā School is a special place, committed to the well-being and learning of every child.
Our school's holistic vision is reflected in our mission ‘Growing Caring Citizens for Our World’. This mission together with a 'lived' set of school values makes Gate Pā School a place where all learners feel safe to thrive.
A team of dedicated professionals and high quality facilities, support all our students to develop the values, knowledge, and skills that will enable them to live full and satisfying lives.
We value home-school partnerships and look forward to working with you to provide your child with the best possible educational experience.

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Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa.
Warm greetings to you all,

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to Gate Pā School. A school which prides itself on growing caring citizens for our world.

There is something special about Gate Pā School; warmth and acceptance are felt on arrival. This may be because of the high value we place on parent-whanau connections, and the rich history of our area which reinforces the need for compassion and understanding.

Student well-being and learning are central to all our decisions. We believe that when students are happy and feel a sense of belonging they thrive. A culture of high expectations for learning and behaviour exists. This, together with a team of highly skilled staff, support every student to be the very best they can be.

We are immensely proud of the cultural diversity of Gate Pā School and take every opportunity to embrace and celebrate the histories and traditions of all students.

We treasure the unique place of Māori and all students have the opportunity to develop te reo and tikanga. We also offer a Māori immersion option - Te Rumaki o Pukehinahina and work closely with a thriving early childhood immersion option - Te Puna Reo o Pukehinahina.

Gate Pā School is a special place, committed to the well-being and learning of every child. Come and see for yourself.

Call in or phone the office for an appointment, we’d love to meet you.

Nau mai, haere mai.
Rochelle Jensen

Term Dates 2021

Term 1

Thursday 4th February - Thursday 16th April (11 weeks)


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Important Dates: 

School Office Opens: Tues 2nd + Wed 3rd February (9am -12)

Waitangi Day -Monday 8th February (School Closed)

Meet the Teacher - Thursday 18th February

Whānau BBQ - Thursday 25th February 3:15 - 5:30 pm

Good Friday 2 April , Easter Mon and Tues 5 + 6  April - School Closed



Term 2

Monday 3rd May - Friday 9rd July (10 weeks)


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Important Dates:

Staff Only Day - Friday 4th June

Staff Only Day - Friday 2nd July (Kāhui Ako)

Queen’s Birthday - Monday 7th June (School Closed)

Student Led Conference & Art Exhibition - Thursday 17th June

Teacher Only Day - TBC

Term 3

Monday 26th July - Friday 01st October (10 weeks)


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Important Dates:

School Starts  - Monday 26th July



Term 4

Monday 18th October - Wednesday 15th December (10 weeks)

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Important Dates:

Labour Day - Monday 25th October (School Closed)

Staff Only Day - Tuesday 26th October 

Gate Pā School Hours


School Hours





Rochelle Jensen
Position: Principal / Tumuaki
Class: -


Assistant Principal / SENCO

Terry Furmage
Position: Assistant Principal / SENCO
Class: -


Junior Syndicate / Taumata - Ōhane

Jodi Hill
Position: Team Leader / Rm 5 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Raman Kaur
Position: Rm 3 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Amanda Donald
Position: Rm 4 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Rosemary Meynell
Position: Rm 6 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Yasmin Waltham
Position: Rm 8 Classroom Teacher
Class: -


Middle Syndicate / Kopurererua

Whaea Ann-Marie Morris
Position: Team Leader / Rm 10 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Katherine Bremner
Position: Rm 12 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Robyn Robertson
Position: Rm 11 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Erica Hattingh-Smith
Position: Rm 9 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Suzanne Kendrick
Position: Rm 9 Classroom Teacher (Part-Time)
Class: -


Senior Team / Waikareao

Duan Scott
Position: Team Leader / Rm 15 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Charmaine Bartling
Position: Rm 14 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Yolanda Bennett
Position: Rm 13 Classroom Teacher
Class: -


Rumaki / Karewa

Whaea Ari Reedy
Position: Team Leader / Ruma Tahi Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Whaea Maia Kuka
Position: Ruma Rua Classroom Teacher
Class: -



Irianny Beauchamp
Position: Office Manager
Class: -
Debbie Higgs
Position: Accounts Manager
Class: -
Andy Phillips
Position: Attendance Officer / IT Support
Class: -


Specialist Teachers

Roha Dalton-Reedy
Position: Pastoral and Cultural Support
Class: -
Kerri Friar
Position: Resource Teacher of Literacy (RT Lit)
Class: -
Delwyn Last
Position: Release Teacher / Learning Support
Class: -
Petra SnellingBerg
Position: Reading Recovery Teacher
Class: -


Learning Support

Amanda Marshall
Position: Sports Co-ordinator
Class: -
Carmen Munro
Position: Learning Assistant / School Van Driver
Class: -
Kevin O'Hanlon
Position: Learning Assistant / Garden to Table Specialist
Class: -
Dee Patel
Position: ESOL Teacher
Class: -
Kim Rennie
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Tama Robens
Position: Youth Mentor
Class: -
Morgan-Faye Reynolds
Position: Librarian
Class: -
Sheralee Ward
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -


Grounds Staff

Shane Blake
Position: -
Class: -


Board of Trustees (BOT)

Gate Pā School’s Board of Trustees are elected for a three year term. The BOT comprises of five parent representatives, the Principal, and a representative of the staff. Meetings are held twice a term. Parents/whanau are welcome to attend any of the meetings. Please contact the school office for a schedule of meeting times.


Board of Trustees

Laurel Briggs
Portfolio: Chairperson
Email: -
Rochelle Jensen
Portfolio: Principal
Email: -
Sarah Hall
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Wiremu Reihana
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Katie Te Keeti
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Duan Scott
Portfolio: Staff Representative
Email: -
Tania Cook
Portfolio: Parent Representative (co-opted)
Email: -


Our Charter, Policies and Annual Report


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All our school policies and procedures are available for you to view online.

Families and whānau are welcome to review and provide feedback on our policies and procedures.


To view policies:

1. Go to
2. Click 'Search for your school'
3. Start typing the school’s name and select it from the dropdown list.
4. Enter your community username and password.
Username: gatepa
Password: gatepa