Nau mai, hoki mai!  Welcome back everyone and especially to our new students!

Welcome to Tāmaki Primary School

Whaia te ara tika | Follow the right path

Dr. Deanna Johnston - Principal - Tamaki Primary School

Principal's Welcome

Kia Ora, Mālō e lelei, Talofa lava, Kia Orana, Kamusta, Salam, Mingabala

Tau Hou Hari, a prosperous 2021! I’m delighted to have joined TPS as your Principal at the start of 2021.  

I’ve been in the education field for 32+ years.  I’ve taught and led across all Primary School levels, in a range of diverse settings – in and out of Auckland.  I’ve been a Principal of three schools, most recently in Mangere, Auckland.  I was born in Papakura, Auckland.  I’m married to a Principal and have two sons.  I love gardening, music and walking in my spare time.

We welcome your interest in our fabulous School – not far from Maungarei and close to the Tāmaki river.  We’re a committed and caring staff and Board, with a clear focus on the best educational experience for our students.  We continue to work towards and look forward to our new School building developments.

I’m super keen to meet and get to know you. See you soon!

PS. We’re currently updating our website and FB page. Thank you for your patience.

Mauri ora

Dr. Deanna Johnston

Principal | Tumuaki

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