Nau mai, Haere mai
Welcome to Gate Pā School

Gate Pā School is a special place committed to the well-being and learning of every child. 

Our school's vision ‘Empowering Rangatira to Value The Past To Create The Future' ensures that in building a bright future, we look first to the past and its people. This vision together with a 'lived' set of 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 nurturing the uniqueness of every child. 

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 2024

School Office Opens: Tuesday 30th January
2 Staff Only Days to be added to the calendar year

Term 1

Thursday 1st February - Friday 12th April (11 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

School Starts - Thursday 1st February

Waitangi Day - Tuesday 6th February (School Closed)

Meet the Teacher - Thursday 15th February

Good Friday - 29th March - (School Closed)

Easter Monday- 1st April (School Closed)

Easter Tuesday - 2nd April (School Closed)

Term 2

Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July (10 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

School Starts - Monday 29th April

Learner Led Conferences - Thursday 16th May

Kings Birthday - Monday 3rd June (School Closed)

Staff Only Day - Tuesday 4th June (School Closed)

Matariki - Friday 28th June (School Closed)

 

Term 3

Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September (10 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

School Starts - Monday 22nd July

Learner Led Conferences - Tuesday 24th September

 

Term 4

Monday 14th October - Tuesday 17th December (10 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

School Starts: Monday 14th October

Labour Day - Monday 28th October (School Closed)

Staff Only Day - Tuesday 29th October (School Closed)

School Finishes - Tuesday 17th December

 

Gate Pā School Hours

 

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Staff

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

 

Assistant Principal

Terry Furmage
Position: Assistant Principal
Class: -

 

Learning Support

Jodi Hill
Position: Learning Support
Class: -

 

Junior Syndicate / Taumata - ÅŒhane

Amanda Donald
Position: Team Leader / Rm 3 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Erica Smith
Position: Rm 4 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Sarah Strahan
Position: Rm 4 Part-Time Teacher
Class: -
Lisa Healy
Position: Rm 5 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Ellen Baker
Position: Rm 6 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Sandra Sells
Position: Rm 7 Classroom Teacher (New Entrants)
Class: -
Everdt Venecourt
Position: Rm 2 Classroom Teacher
Class: -

 

Senior Syndicate - Karewa

Ann-Marie Morris
Position: Team Leader / Rm 13 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Katherine Bremner
Position: Rm 13 Part-Time Teacher / Music and Digital Tech Specialist
Class: -
Yolanda Bennett
Position: Rm 12 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Flynn Henderson
Position: Rm 14 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Kat Gilbert-Tunney
Position: Rm 15 Classroom Teacher
Class: -

 

Kopurererua - Māori Medium

Whaea Ari Reedy
Position: Team Leader
Class: -
Matua Roha Dalton-Reedy
Position: Kaiako - Whare Reo Tuakana - Rumaki
Class: -
Whaea Nadia Wihapi-Perkins
Position: Kaiako - Whare Reo Teina- Rumaki
Class: -
Whaea Kuini Mareroa
Position: Rm 1 Kaiako - Bilingual - Y1/2
Class: -
Whaea Raman Kaur
Position: Rm 10 Kaiako - Bilingual - Y3/4
Class: -
Whaea Jess Horne
Position: Rm 11 Kaiako - Bilingual Y5/6
Class: -

 

Administration

Tayla Kendrick
Position: Office Manager
Class: -
Debbie Higgs
Position: Accounts Manager
Class: -
Andy Phillips
Position: Attendance Officer / IT Support
Class: -
Jess Danby
Position: Property Manager and Van Driver
Class: -
Louis Morris
Position: Kai Time Supervisor
Class: -
Email: -

 

Specialists

Kerri Friar
Position: Resource Teacher of Literacy
Class: -
Renee Sheridan
Position: Social Worker
Class: -
Mireia Tenas
Position: ESOL Teacher
Class: -
Sherry Streiff
Position: Art and Science Specialist
Class: -
Katherine Bremner
Position: Rm 13 Part-Time Teacher / Music and Digital Tech Specialist
Class: -
Michael Leigh
Position: Sports Coordinator
Class: -

 

Learning Support

Kim Rennie
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Amorangi Kuka
Position: Kaiārahi i te Reo
Class: -
Tama Robens
Position: Kaiārahi i te Reo
Class: -
Sheralee Ward
Position: Learning Assistant and Garden To Table
Class: -
Ria Te Kani
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Stacey Bakker
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Katrena Alexander
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Carmen Munro
Position: Learning Assistant and Garden to Table
Class: -

 

Grounds Staff

Gareth Jones
Position: Caretaker
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
Tania Cook
Portfolio: Presiding Member (Chairperson)
Email: -
Rochelle Jensen
Portfolio: Principal
Email: -
Jodi Hill
Portfolio: Staff Representative
Email: -
Kelvin Kuka
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Niomi Laugesen
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Natalie Davies
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Amanda Marshall
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Tayla Kendrick
Portfolio: Secretary
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