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)


sarahs@tps.school.nz

Learning Leader

Whānau Kiwi (Year 0-2)

Sarah Ochtman-Corfe

saraho@tps.school.nz

Learning Leader

Whānau Tūī

(Year 3 & 4)

Denise McConnachie

denisem@tps.school.nz

Learning Leader

Whānau Kereru

(Year 5 & 6)

Jason Barnes

jasonb@tps.school.nz

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

Room 6A

Stefanie Kingston

Year 0 & 1

stefaniek@tps.school.nz

Ko Rangitoto te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau

Rangitoto is the mountain that speaks to my heart.

Ko Waitemata te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara

Waitemata is the water that alleviates my worries

Nō Mexico ahau

I’m from Mexico

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Tamaki Makaurau e noho nei ahau

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

Ko Nick tōku hoa Rangatira (husband)

Ko Scarlett rāua ko Georgia ōku tamariki (children)

Ko Kingston tōku whānau (family name)

Ko Stefanie tōku ingoa (my name)

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.

Room 6B

Ruth Chester

Year 0 & 1

ruthc@tps.school.nz


Room 5a

Marizanne Norman

Year 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 5b

Sarah OC and Sarah Vleitman


Year 2

saraho@tps.school.nz

sarahv@tps.school.nz



Room 5c

Emily Chiang

Year 2

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 6d

Bernice Hunt

Year 1

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

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


Anneke van Eyndhoven



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

Tūī B

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

Vicky Lui

vickyl@tps.school.nz


Tūī E

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.

Tūī F

Mitchell Brennan

mitchellb@tps.school.nz












Classroom Teachers - Whānau Kererū - Year 5 & 6

Kererū 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

Kererū B

Nikita McSporran

nikitam@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.

Connie is an Across School Lead Teacher who works in our Kahui Ako (Community of Learning) and leads local schools in this community for 2 days a week.

Kererū C

Connie Igasan

conniei@tps.school.nz

Connie teaches in Kererū C, 3 days per week

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.

Kererū C

Brooke Baker

brookeb@tps.school.nz

Brooke teaches in Kererū C, 2 days per week

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

Kererū D

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 E

Claire Smith

claires@tps.school.nz

Ka whakamihi a Aoraki te maunga,

a Rakaia te awa

a Ngāi Tahu te iwi

No Ōtautahi ahau

Ko Smith tāku whānau

Ko Claire tāku ingoa

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 and International Student Director

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

Administration and Property Team

Office Manager

George McClure

office@tps.school.nz

Financial Manager

Alison Carswell

accounts@tps.school.nz

Office Assistants

Maree Pearson

office@tps.school.nz

Office Assistants

Melanie Nicholls

office@tps.school.nz

Property Manager

Suresh Andibuduge

suresha@tps.school.nz

Learning Support Team

Tracey Fordyce-Jennings

Nihan Altiok

Dafi Noutcheva

Anna Cook


Jitender Kaur

Lizzie Dando

Takapuna Primary Board

Principal

Devika Tagg

Staff trustee

Jason Barnes

Presiding Member

Presiding Member

Leah Goddard



Board Member

Petra Kent




Board Member

Andrew Stevens




Board Member

Lauren Sladen




Board Member

Dauniika Puklowski

Board Member

Saurabh Kulshrestha

SCG - School Community Group

See School Community tab on website

Contact: scg@tps.school.nz