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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 2023

School Office Opens: Thursday 26th January and Friday 27th January

Auckland Anniversary Day: School Closed: Monday 30th January

Term 1

Wednesday 1st February - Thursday 6th April (10 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

School Starts - Wednesday 1st February. Powhiri - 9:15 am

Waitangi Day - Monday 6th February (School Closed)

Meet the Teacher - Thursday 16th February

Whānau BBQ - Thursday 23rd February 3:15 - 5:30 pm

Good Friday - 7th April (School Closed)

Term 2

Wednesday 26th April - Friday 30th June (10 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

School Starts - Wednesday 26th April

Staff Only Day - Monday 24th April (School Closed)

ANZAC Day - Tuesday 25th April (School Closed)

King’s Birthday - Monday 5th June (School Closed)

Student Led Conferences - Thursday 22nd June

Matariki Day - Friday 14th July (Falls Within School Break)

 

Term 3

Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September (10 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

School Starts - Monday 17th July

Staff Only Day - Date To Be Confirmed

 

Term 4

Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December (10 weeks)

 

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Important Dates:

School Starts: Monday 9th October

Labour Day - Monday 23rd October (School Closed)

School Finishes 12:00 - Friday 15th 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 and Junior Team Leader
Class: -

 

Junior Syndicate / Taumata - Ōhane

Sandra Sells
Position: Rm 4 Classroom Teacher (New Entrants)
Class: -
Erica Smith
Position: Rm 5 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Sarah Strahan
Position: Rm 5 Part-Time Teacher
Class: -
Amanda Donald
Position: Rm 6 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Lisa Healy
Position: Rm 7 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Katherine Bremner
Position: Rm 8 Classroom Teacher
Class: -

 

Middle and Senior Syndicate - Karewa

Ann-Marie Morris
Position: Team Leader / Rm 10 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Olivia Amundsen
Position: Rm 10 - Part -Time Teacher
Class: -
Everdt Venecourt
Position: Rm 11 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Yolanda Bennett
Position: Rm 12 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Jess Horne
Position: Rm 14 Classroom Teacher
Class: -
Kat Gilbert-Tunney
Position: Rm 15 Classroom Teacher
Class: -

 

Kopurererua - Māori Medium

Whaea Ari Reedy
Position: Team Leader / Whare Reo Teacher - Rumaki
Class: -
Whaea Laura Simpson
Position: Whare Reo Teacher - Rumaki
Class: -
Whaea Delwyn Last
Position: Whare Reo Part- Time Teacher
Class: -
Whaea Raman Kaur
Position: Rm 3 Classroom Teacher - Bilingual (T 2-4)
Class: -
Whaea Sherry Streiff
Position: Rm 3 Classroom Teacher - Bilingual
Class: -
Whaea Nadia Wihapi-Perkins
Position: Rm 2 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: -
Katerina Clark
Position: Social Worker
Class: -
Mireia Tenas
Position: ESOL Teacher
Class: -
Ray Rameka
Position: Sports Coordinator
Class: -
Email: -

 

Learning Support

Kim Rennie
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Amorangi Kuka
Position: Kaiārahi i te Reo
Class: -
Email: -
Tama Robens
Position: Kaiārahi i te Reo
Class: -
Roha Dalton-Reedy
Position: Kaiārahi i te Reo
Class: -
Sheralee Ward
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Linda Nyhoff
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Kevin O'Hanlon
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Ria Te Kani
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Carmen Munro
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Email: -
Stacey Bogue
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Katrena Alexander
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -
Gareth Jones
Position: Learning Assistant
Class: -

 

Grounds Staff

Takiri Ririnui
Position: Caretaker
Class: -
Jess Danby
Position: Van Driver
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: -
Kim Ruddell
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Niomi Laugesen
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Amanda Marshall
Portfolio: Parent Representative
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