BIG THANKS to our awesome staff & awesome students – thank you parents/whānau, have a restful & safe holiday everyone 🙂

Principal’s Welcome

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

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.  In and out of Auckland, I’ve taught and led across all Primary School levels, in a range of diverse settings.  I’ve been a Principal of three schools, most recently in Mangere, Auckland.  I was born in Papakura, Auckland.  My husband is a Principal and I have two sons.  I love gardening, walking, music/art and comics in my spare time.

We welcome your interest in our fabulous School – close to Maungarei and on the shore of the Tāmaki river.  We’re a committed, caring staff and Board, with a clear focus on quality relationships and quality teaching/learning for our tamariki.  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. Thank you for your patience.

Mauri ora,

Dr. Deanna Johnston

Principal | Tumuaki

EdD, MEd, BEd, DipTchg

EMCC Senior Practitioner

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