We have completed our lockdown practise and all students, staff and people onsite are safely accounted for.  Everyone did very well.  Please see your child’s notice.  Thank you for your support and understanding while we conduct these practises. 

Board | Poari

The Board | Poari is a Crown entity and takes on the role of Governance.  Members include the Principal | Tumuaki and elected parents/caregivers who can co-opt further members.  Elections are held every three years with 2022 being the election year.

Our Board | Poari are:

Presiding Member (PM):  Kamaka Tarawa (re-elected)

Principal | Tumuaki:  Dr Deanna Johnston

Staff Board Member:  Mariana Kaitai (re-elected)

Board Member:  Simone Pakieto (re-elected)

Board Member: Andre’ Monga (new)

Board Member: Carla Perese (new)

Board Member: Nita Ngamotu (new)


Minute Secretary

Miss Mikaela Duggan (Executive Officer/PA)


Board | Poari Meetings

–  Board Folder (Agendas/Minutes/Reports) available from Miss Duggan in the Office

–  Held twice a term at 8 am in the Board Room

Term 1 Week 5 Wednesday 1 March

Term 1 Week 10 Wednesday 5 April

Term 2 Week 5 Wednesday 24 May

Term 2 Week 10 Wednesday 28 June

Term 3 Week 5 Wednesday 16 August

Term 3 Week 10 Wednesday 20 September

Term 4 Week 5 Wednesday 8 November

Term 4 Week 10 Wednesday 13 December


Tāmaki Primary School Policies – we welcome shared review

–  click on ‘Our School’ Tab and then click on ‘Policies and Procedures‘ 

–  log into SchoolDocs to find our Policies

–  look for & click on the blue ‘Reviews’ Tab when you are on our Tāmaki Primary SchoolDocs home page

–  we welcome your comment on specific policies that are scheduled for review by the Board


More info on Board’s role here:




***BOARD ELECTIONS 2022: the Board employed CES to run the Election.  Please see notices sent home with your child.

***Term 3 Week 8 Election Update – CES confirm that:

–  6 nominations for 5 Representative positions on the Board were received

–  TPS held an Election.   Parents/whānau received their voting forms to their email address or by post (as they did for the call for nominations)

–  Voting closed Wednesday 7 September @ 12 noon

–  Declaration of Election Results received Tuesday 13 September

–  New Board took Office Wednesday 14 September 2022 at their first Hui

–  Congratulations to re-elected Board Representatives Kamaka Tarawa, Simone Pakieto, Mariana Kaitai (Staff Member) and new Members Carla Perese, Nita Ngamotu and Andre’ Monga

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