Our Beliefs & Values

' Excellence - Respect - Integrity'

Our Mission Statement

'To provide quality education for life long learning'

Hola, bienvenidos! Nau mai ki te akomanga 2,

I am a southern girl at heart. I was born and raised in Dunedin. My whakapapa extends to Denmark, Spain, Scotland, and Greece. I have a cat and a dog, who I adore.

I love to travel and have lived in Japan and Mexico. Maths and History are my favourite subjects.

In Puriri, we plan to work hard everyday to LEARN and CREATE, so we can SHARE our learning journey with you.

Miss Kendra Peterson

Classroom Teacher

Malo ‘e lelei

Puriri is home to the prudent who are crowned with knowledge and teachers who values family, culture and striving for excellence. We aim to encourage, uplift and challenge each other to succeed to the best of our abilities.

We are made up of a diverse group of students from all around the globe and we a safe and inclusive learning environment for all. We are excited and can't wait to share our learning with you this year.

Check out our blog each week for recent events happening in our class.

Miss Elizabeth Hemehema

Classroom Teacher

Tena Kotou,

I am 8th Generation Kiwi, with my whakapapa based in Nelson before moving up to Auckland. I have been married for 20 years and have 3 wonderful sons, only 1 is still at high school.

I love learning, Learning is a wonderful journey that we endeavour to embark on through collaboration, exploration and fun.

We look forward to a successful and hard working year.

Mrs Tanya Mundy

Classroom Teacher

Namaste, Bula Vinaka, and Kia Ora

My name is Ashmina Kumar. I was born and raised in beautiful Fiji Islands.

My whakapapa extends to Fiji, India, and New Zealand.

I am married and have a eight-year-old boy. I also have two cats and a dog, who we love and are part of our family. I am a science graduate from AUT, but I ended up working for different IT companies for many years. I love to travel, and we have visited different countries over the years. I am passionate about learning and development, and I would like to make a difference for our young learners.

Mrs Ashmina Kumar

Classroom Teacher

Fakalofa lahi atu,

My name is Mrs Haioti and I am the awesome Kaiako in Hub 2 with an amazing bunch of kids this year. Each member of our class brings diversity and uniqueness and this is what we value in our class environment. Our class goals this year is to build a strong focus on our learning and classroom culture. We believe that no one gets left behind and we will show this by striving to support, uplift and value each member.

Mrs Gaewyn Haioti

Classroom Teacher

Our Beliefs & Values

' Excellence - Respect - Integrity'

Our School Core Values

Respect Yourself, Others & the Environment


Environ Science & Food Tech

Tēnā koutou

I am excited to be on a learning journey with the students to see what we can cook up in the kitchen this year. Hard work, collaboration and safety are important aspects of this. As well as cooking, I love learning about the environment and thinking about small steps we can take in our lives to make a positive impact. Our goal is for all learners to feel valued and supported so that they can succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

Miss Sabine Pollack

Specialist Teacher