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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 both Māori immersion and bilingual education.  Our kura works 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
Principal/Tumuaki

Term Dates 2022

School Office Opens: Thursday 27th January and Friday 28th January

Auckland Anniversary Day: Monday 31st January

Term 1

Tuesday 1st February - Thursday 14th April (11 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

Open Afternoon (a chance to pop in to meet the teacher) - Thursday 27th Jan (1-4pm)

School Starts - Tuesday 1st February. Powhiri - 9:30am

Waitangi Day -Monday 7th February (School Closed)

Meet the Teacher - Thursday 17th February

Whānau BBQ - Thursday 24th February 3:15 - 5:30 pm

Staff Only Day - Friday 18th March (School Closed)

Staff Only Day - Friday 14th April (School Closed)

Good Friday - 15th April (School Closed)

Term 2

Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July (10 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

Staff Only Day - Friday 3rd June (School Closed)

Queen’s Birthday - Monday 6th June (School Closed)

Matariki Day - Friday 24th June (School Closed)

Student Led Conferences & Art Exhibition - Thursday 30th June

Term 3

Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September (10 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

School Starts - Monday 25th July

Term 4

Monday 17th October - Wednesday 14th December
(9 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

Labour Day - Monday 24th October (School Closed)

Learning Hui - Thursday 1st December 1:30 - 5:30pm

 

Gate Pā School Hours

 

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Staff

NAME
POSITION
CLASS
EMAIL
Rochelle Jensen
Position: Principal / Tumuaki
Class: -

 

Assistant Principal / SENCO

Terry Furmage
Position: Assistant Principal / SENCO
Class: -

 

Learning Support

Jodi Hill
Position: Learning Support and Junior Team Leader
Class: -

 

Junior Syndicate / Taumata - Ōhane

Sandra Sells
Position: Rm 8 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Erica Hattingh-Smith
Position: Rm 6 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Sarah Strahan
Position: Rm 6 Part-Time Teacher
Class: -
Email: -
Robyn Robertson
Position: Rm 5 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Amanda Donald
Position: Rm 4 Classroom Teacher
Class: -

 

Middle Syndicate / Waikareao

Yasmin Waltham
Position: Rm 9 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Whaea Ann-Marie Morris
Position: Team Leader / Rm 10 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Katherine Bremner
Position: Rm 11 Classroom Teacher
Class: -

 

Senior Team / Karewa

Yolanda Bennett
Position: Rm 12 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Whaea Olivia Amundsen
Position: Room 13 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Kat Gilbert-Tunney
Position: Team Leader / Rm 14 Classroom Teacher
Class: -

 

Kopurererua - Māori Medium

Whaea Ari Reedy
Position: Team Leader / Whare Reo Classroom Teacher - Rumaki
Class: -
Whaea Maia Kuka
Position: Whare Reo Classroom Teacher - Rumaki
Class: -
Laura Schulze
Position: Rm 2 Classroom Teacher - Bilingual
Class: -
Raman Kaur
Position: Rm 3 Classroom Teacher - Bilingual
Class: -

 

Administration

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

 

Specialists

Kerri Friar
Position: Resource Teacher of Literacy (RT Lit)
Class: -
Delwyn Last
Position: Release Teacher / Learning Support
Class: -
Jordy Yeatman
Position: Kaiarahi / Social Worker
Class: -
Tamsyn Sullivan
Position: Social Worker
Class: -
Jake Andersen
Position: Environmental Leader
Class: -
Mireia Tenas
Position: ESOL Teacher
Class: -
Dee Patel
Position: ESOL Teacher
Class: -

 

Learning Support

Amanda Marshall
Position: Sports Co-ordinator / Office Part - Time / Release Teacher
Class: -
Kim Rennie
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Amorangi Kuka
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Email: -
Tama Robens
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Roha Dalton-Reedy
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Sheralee Ward
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Linda Nyhoff
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Kevin O'Hanlon
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Morgan-Faye Reynolds
Position: Librarian
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

NAME
PORTFOLIO
EMAIL
Laurel Briggs
Portfolio: Chairperson
Email: -
Rochelle Jensen
Portfolio: Principal
Email: -
Dayna Apiti
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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Policies 

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 schooldocs.co.nz
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