Principal and Leadership Team

Principal

Devika Tagg

devikat@tps.school.nz


Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava, Malo e Lelei, Fakaalofa Lahi Atu, Bula Vinaka, Namaste, Ni Hao,

Our whakatauki is mā te pā ka taea te tamaiti - it takes a village to raise a child is threaded into all that we believe and do. We know that together, everyone achieves more! Collaboration is reflected in our way of being, taught in our curriculum and is embedded in our learning spaces. We are a future focussed school, purposefully engaging learners of today. We proudly celebrate our diversity and all the cultures at our school and community.

It is my privilege to be part of our Takapuna Primary School family, and to work alongside our talented, committed and collaborative teachers who strive towards our vision for our learners to be connected, life long learners who are proud to be different and proud to make a difference.

Everyone is welcome at our place!

Devika Tagg

MEd (1st class honours), PGDipEd, PGCert Digital & Collab Learning, BEd

Ko Rangitoto te maunga e rū nei taku ngakau

Rangitoto is the mountain that speaks to my heart


Ko Ōrewa te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara

Ōrewa is the water that alleviates my worries


E mihi ana kia ngā tohu o nene, o Tāmaki Makaurau.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live.


Ko Tagg tōku whānau

My family name is Tagg

Ko Devika tōku ingoa.

My name is Devika


Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.



Deputy Principal

Lisa Davies

lisad@tps.school.nz


I have been in education for 25 + years in both primary and intermediate schools. I believe in leadership through relationships, teamwork and communication. I take great pride in my role and am privileged to be a part of the T.P.S. team.

Ko Hikurangi tōku maunga

Hikurangi is my mountain

Ko Ōrewa te moana e mahea nei aku

Ōrewa is the sea that alleviates my worries

Nō Gisborne ahau

I am from Gisborne

Ko Davies tōku hapu

My family name is Davies

Ko Lisa tōku ingoa

My name is Lisa

Nō reira, tēna koutou katoa.

Thus my acknowledgement to you all

Associate Principal

Sarah Ochtman-Corfe

saraho@tps.school.nz

Ko Parahaki te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau

Parahaki is the mountain that speaks to my heart

Ko Hātea te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara

Hatea is the river that alleviates my worries

Nō Whangārei ahau

I am from Whangārei

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Tāmaki Makaurau e noho nei au

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live

Ko Sarah tōku ingoa

My name is Sarah

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Associate Principal

Denise McConnachie

denisem@tps.school.nz

Ko Rangitōtō te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.

Rangitoto is the mountain that speaks to my heart.

Ko Kawau te moana a mahea nei aku māharahara.

Kawau is the bay that alleviates my worries.

Nō Tāmaki Makaurau ahau

I am from Auckland

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Tāmaki Makaurau e noho nei au

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland, where I live

Ko Bruce taku tāne.

My husband is Bruce.

Ko Tom tōku tama.

My son is Tom.

Ko Neave taku kōtiro.

My daughter is Neave.

Ko Denise ahau.

I am Denise.

No reira tēnā koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Learning Leader

Whānau Kiwi (Year 0-2)

Jodie Peterson

jodiep@tps.school.nz

Learning Leader

Whānau Kiwi (Year 0-2)

Sarah Ochtman-Corfe

saraho@tps.school.nz

Across School CoL leader

Connie Igasan

conniei@tps.school.nz

Learning Leader

Whānau Tūī

(Year 3 & 4)

Denise McConnachie

denisem@tps.school.nz

Learning Leader

Whānau Kererū

Year 5-6

Jason Barnes

jasonb@tps.school.nz

Learning Leader

Whānau Kererū

Year 5-6

Melissa Grant

melissag@tps.school.nz

Classroom Teachers - Whānau Kiwi (Year 0/1/2)

Room 5a

Emily Chiang

Year 0 & 1

emilyc@tps.school.nz

Ko Onepoto te maunga.

My mountain is Onepoto.

Nō Taiwan ahau.

I am from Taiwan.

E noho ana au ki Tāmaki Makaurau.

I live in Auckland.

Ko Tom rāua ko Rola ōku matua.

My parents’ names are Tom and Rola.

Ko Emily taku ingoa.

My name is Emily.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Room 5b

Natasha Taylor

Year 0 & 1

natashat@tps.school.nz

Room 5c

Stefanie Kingston

Year 0 & 1

stefaniek@tps.school.nz

Room 6a

Marizanne Norman

Year 1 & 2

marizannen@tps.school.nz

Ko te waka rererangi o Qantas tōku waka

My family arrived on Qantas

Ko Blou Berg tōku maunga

My mountain is Blou Berg

Ko Krokodil tōku awa

My river is Krokodil river

Ko Afrikaanse Christen Kerk tōku marae

My church is Afrikaanse Christen Kerk

Ko Ngāti Suid Afrika tōku iwi

My Tribe is South Africa

Ko Norman tōku hapu

My family name is Norman

Kei Red Beach tōku kāinga

My home is in Red Beach

Nō Suid Afrika ahau

I am from South Africa

Ko Hugo tōku matua

My dad is Hugo

Ko Riana tōku whaea

My Mum is Riana

Ko Mark taku Tāne

My husband is Mark

Ko Marizanne taku ingoa

My name is Marizanne

Room 6b

Jodie Peterson

Year 1 & 2

jodiep@tps.school.nz

Ko Te Ngaherehere O Kohukohunui te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.

The Hunua Ranges are the mountains that speak to my heart.

Ko Hunua te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara.

Hunua is the river that alleviates my worries.

Nō Tāmaki Makaurau ahau.

I am from Auckland.

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Tāmaki Makaurau e noho nei au.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live

Ko Peter taku tāne.

My husband is Peter.

Ko Hannah taku kōtiro.

My daughter is Hannah.

Ko Jodie ahau.

I am Jodie.

No reira tena koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Room 6c

Anneke van Eyndhoven

Year 1 & 2

annekev@tps.school.nz


Ko Straat Clarence tōku waka

Straat Clarence is the ship my ancestors arrived on

Ko Whangamoa te maunga

Whangamoa is my mountain

Ko Motueka te awa

Motueka river is my river

Ko Te Awhina te marae

Te Awhina is my marae

Ko Ngati Nederlands tōku iwi

My family are from the Netherlands

Ko van Eyndhoven tōku hapu

My family name is van Eyndhoven

Kei Tāmaki Makaurau

I live in Auckland

Nō Motueka ahau

I am from Motueka

Ko Anneke taku ingoa

My name is Anneke

Room 6d

Bernice Hunt

Year 1 & 2

berniceh@tps.school.nz

Ko Prince of Wales tōku waka

Ko Ruapehu te maunga (te maunga e rū nei taku ngā kau)

Ko Whakapapa te awa

Ko Ingarihi tōku iwi

Ko Gledhill tōku hapu

Kei Tāmaki Makaurau tōku kainga

Nō Papioea ahau

Ko Bernice Hunt taku ingoa

No reira tēnā koutou katoa

Room 6E

Sarah Spear

Year 1 & 2

sarahs@tps.school.nz

Ko William Bryan tōku waka.

My ancestors arrived on the William Bryan.

Ko Taranaki te maunga e rū nei taku ngā kau.

Taranaki is the mountain that speaks to my heart.

Ko Waiwhakaiho te awa.

Waiwakaiho is the river where I grew up.

Ko Life tōku marae.

Life is my church.

Ko Ngati England tōku iwi.

My ancestors came from England.

Ko Wilson tōku hapu.

My parents surname is Wilson.

Kei Tāmaki Makaurau tōku kāinga.

I live in Auckland.

Nō New Plymouth ahau.

I was born and grew up in New Plymouth.

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu e nehe, o Tāmaki Makaurau e noho nei au.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live.

Ko Sarah Spear taku ingoa.

My name is Sarah Spear

Classroom Teachers - Whānau Tūī - Year 3/4

Tūī A

Susan Han

susanh@tps.school.nz

Nō Kōrea ōku tīpuna

My ancestors are from Korea

I tae mai ōku tīpuna ki Aotearoa i te tau 2001

My ancestors arrived in NZ in the year 2001

I tipu ake au ki Puketapapa

I grew up in Mt Roskill

E noho ana au ki Murrays Bay

I live in Murrays Bay

Kō tēnei taku mihi ki ngā tāngata whenua o te rohe nei

I acknowledge the indigenious people of this area

Ka mihi hoki au ki ngā tohu o rohe nei

I acknowledge the important landmarks of this area

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all

Tūī B

Brooke Baker

brookeb@tps.school.nz

Ko Manaia tōku maunga

Manaia is my mountain

Ko Hātea tōku awa

Hātea is my river

Kei Tāmaki Makaurau tōku kāinga

Auckland is where my home is now

Nō Whangārei ahau

Whangārei is my place of origin

Ko Baker tōku hapu

My family name is Baker

Ko Sheryl tōku whaea

Sheryl is my mum

Ko Mark tōku matua

Mark is my dad

Ko Sue tōku kuia

Sue is my grandmother

Ko Holly tōku tuahine

My sister is Holly

Ko Brooke taku ingoa

Brooke is my name

Tūī C

Pauline Barnett

paulineb@tps.school.nz

Nō Peretānia ōku tīpuna

My ancestors are from Great Britain (Ireland and Shetland Islands)

I tipu ake au ki Tatuanui

I grew up in Tatuanui

E noho ana au ki Takuranga

I live in Devonport

Ko Takuranga te maunga ē rū nei taku ngākau

Takuranga is the mountain that speaks to my heart

Ko Waitemata te maona e mahea nei aku māharahara

Waitemata is the sea that alleviates my worries

E mihi ana kia ngā tohu o nene, o Tāmaki Makaurau.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live.

Ko Pauline tōku ingoa

My name is Pauline

No reira tena koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Tūī D

John Hight

johnh@tps.school.nz

Ko Taranaki te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.

Taranaki is the mountain that speaks to my heart

Ko Waiwhakaiho te awa a mahea nei aku māharahara.

Waiwhakaiho is the river that alleviates my worries

Nō Taranaki ahau

I am from Taranaki

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Milford e noho nei au

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Milford, where I live

Ko John Hight taku ingoa

My name is John Hight

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Tūī E

Denise McConnachie

denisem@tps.school.nz


Tūī F

Connie Igasan

conniei@tps.school.nz

Ko Tuhiraki toku maunga

Tuhiraki is my mountain

Ko Awaiti toku awa

Awaiti is my river

Ko Igasan tōku whānau

Igasan is my whānau

Ko Ngati Filipino te matua

My Dad is from the Philippines

Ko Ngai Tahu iwi te whaea

My Mum is Ngāi Tāhu iwi

I tipu ake au ki Whangarei

I grew up in Whangarei

Kei Tamaki Makaurau tōku kāinga

I live in Auckland

Ko tāku tāma a Delakruez

Delakruez is my son

Ko Connie tāku ingoa

My name is Connie

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Classroom Teachers - Whānau Kererū - Year 4-6

Kererū A

Jason Barnes

jasonb@tps.school.nz

Ko Te Mata te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.

Te Mata is the mountain that speaks to my heart.

Ko Tukituki te awa a mahea nei aku māharahara.

Tukituki Is the river that alleviates my worries.

Nō Ingarani ahau.

I am from England..

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Tāmaki Makaurau e noho nei au.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live.

Ko Jason Barnes tōku ingoa.

My name is Jason Barnes.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Kererū B

Nikita McSporran

nikitam@tps.school.nz

Ko Rangitoto te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.

Rangitoto is the mountain that speaks to my heart.

Ko Pupuke te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara.

Pupuke is the river that alleviates my worries.

Nō Tāmaki Makaurau ahau.

I am from Auckland.

E mihi ana kia ngā tohu o nene, o Tāmaki Makaurau.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live.

Ko Nikita tōku ingoa.

My name is Nikita.

Ko Cruz tōku tama

Cruz is my son

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Kererū C

Cassandra Moon

cassandram@tps.school.nz

Ko Rangitoto te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.

Rangitoto is the mountain that speaks to my heart.

Ko Puhoi te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara.

Puhoi is the river that alleviates my worries.

Nō Tāmaki Makaurau ahau.

I am from Auckland.

E mihi ana kia ngā tohu o nene, o Tāmaki Makaurau.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live.

Ko Cassandra tōku ingoa.

My name is Cassandra.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Kererū D

Melissa Grant

melissag@tps.school.nz

Ko Parahaki te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.

Parahaki is the mountain that speaks to my heart.

Ko Hatea te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara.

Hatea is the river that alleviates my worries.

Nō Whangārei ahau.

I am from Whangārei.

E mihi ana kia ngā tohu o nene, o Tāmaki Makaurau.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live.

Ko Melissa tōku ingoa.

My name is Melissa.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Kererū E

Kara Owen

karao@tps.school.nz

Ko Mount Columbia te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.

Mount Columbia is the mountain that speaks to my heart.

Ko North Saskatchewan te awa e mahea nei aku maharahara.

North Saskatchewan is the river that alleviates my worries.

Nō Kānata ahau.

I am from Canada.

E mihi ana kia ngā tohu o nene, o Tāmaki Makaurau.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live.

Ko Kara tōku ingoa.

My name is Kara.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Specialist Teachers

Music

Vanessa Felix

vanessaf@tps.school.nz

Ko Waitakere Ranges te maunga e rū nei taku ngakau

Waitakere is the mountain that speaks to my heart

Waitakere River te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara

Waitakere is the river that alleviates my worries

No South Africa ahau

I am from South Africa

E mihi ana kia ngā tohu o nene, o Tamaki Makaurau

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live

Ko Te Manawa tokū marae

I acknowledge the spiritual and ancestral landmarks of West Auckland where we gather for support

Ko Woodfield toku hapu

My family name is Woodfield

Ko Erin taku kotiro

Erin is my daughter

Ko Ivor taku tāne

My husband is Ivor

Ko Vanessa taku ingoa

My name is Vanessa

Nō rēira, tēnā koutou katoa

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all

ESOL

Natasha Giles

natashag@tps.school.nz

Ko Rangitoto te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.

Rangitoto is the mountain that speaks to my heart.

Ko Waitemata te moana e mahea nei aku māharahara.

Waitemata is the sea that alleviates my worries.

Nō Tāmaki Makaurau ahau.

I am from Auckland.

E mihi ana kia ngā tohu o nene, o Tāmaki Makaurau.

I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Auckland where I live.

Ko Ben tōku tamaiti

Ben is my child.

Ko Tasha tōku ingoa.

My name is Tasha.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Classroom Release teacher

Tamsin Jackson

tamsinj@tps.school.nz

Ko Taupari tōku maunga

Taupari is my mountain

Ko Waikato tōku awa

Waikato is my river

Ko Te Puea tōku marae

Te Puea is my marae

Ko Waikato Tainui tōku iwi

Waikato Tainui is my iwi

Ko Ngati Mahuta tōku hapu

Ngati Mahuta is my tribe

Kei Herald Island (Pahiki) tōku kāinga

Herald Island is my home

Nō Waikato ahau

I am from the Waikato

Ko Sophia tōku kotiro

Sophia is my daughter

Ko Josiah tōku tama

Josiah is my son

Ko Tamsin taku ingoa

My name is Tamsin

Adminstration Team

Office Manager

Lara Hagberg

office@tps.school.nz

Office Support

Maree Pearson

mareep@tps.school.nz

Financial Manager

Alison Carswell

accounts@tps.school.nz

Office Support

Melanie Nicholls

absences@tps.school.nz

Property Manager

Deon Boonzaier

property@tps.school.nz


Learning Assistants

Tracey Fordyce-Jennings

Nihan Altiok

Dafi Noutcheva

Board of Trustees

Principal

Devika Tagg

Staff trustee

Melissa Grant

Presiding Member

Chairperson

Leah Goddard



Board Member

Petra Kent




Board Member

Scott Duncan





Board Member

Lauren Sladen




Board Member

Candice Murphy




Board Member

Lewis McClintock

Board Member

Kingi Gilbert




PTA - Parent Teacher Association

PTA Chairperson - Nathania Hughes

PTA Treasurer - Jo Davies

PTA Secretary - Mandy Holten

PTA Staff Representative - Jason Barnes