Porirua College

Whiti Te Ra - The Rising Sun



 To email staff the email format is first initial last name @pen.net.nz e.g. John Smith's email  is jsmith@pen.net.nz


Ragne Maxwell


John Topp

Chris Wood


To email staff the email format is first initial last name@pen.net.nz e.g. John Smith's email is jsmith@pen.net.nz



Surname First name Faculty
Allen Fleur Maths
Anamani Lupe English &Social Sciences
Avia Eline Arts & Pastoral Leader Tangare
Bean Lauren Physical Education
Calcutt Sarah Physical Education
Churchill Pat Maths
Cooney Brendan Science
Davison Laura English
Day Mary HoF Maths
Edwardes Jake Social Sciences
Finny Julia Social Sciences
Gray  Jo HoF English
Gunson Vanya Hospitality & HoF Technology, 
Harrison Reece Languages
Hill Veronica Social Sciences
Hoyes Mathew Arts
Hughes Lisi Arts & Pastoral Leader Kenepuru
Jackson Marlene HoF Science
Keenan Trish Maths
Kelemete Povalu Social Sciences, Science & Pastoral Leader Whitireia
Koloamatangi Filisione Physical Education & Pastoral Leader Rangituhi
Light Franki HoF Technology
McKinlay Katherine HoF English
Madar Toa Physical Education
Matthews Matekino Languages
Moefa'auo Anne ESOL & HoF Languages
Parker Kylie Social Sciences
Payne Karl HoF Arts
Pendergast Bess English
Pillay Michelle HoF Personalised Learning
Podgajna Barbara Maths
Robertson Jeff Technology
Squire Dan HoF Physical Education/Health/Sports
Sutherland Dave Science
Tautifu Foufoumata English
Te Riini-Kingi Ngarangi HoF Social Sciences
Tuitupou Joy  Technology
Uelese-Lalau Nofoitumua Pacific Studies, Travel & Tourism
Walker Danielle Science
Walker Georgina HoF Careers/Transition


Surname First Name Department
Hall Cindy Finance Officer/Office Manager
Matehaere Taylor-Edwards Nadia Receptionist
Mulford Pam Administration/uniform/accounts
Taumoli Fuamai Sports Coordinator
Waddle Clare Accounts/Secretary to the Board of Trustees   
Wooldridge Sandy Principal's PA


Surname First Name Department
Akavi Te Rongo Teacher Aide
Avaigao Sio Cleaner
Churchill Jeff RTLB
Evans Caillie Science Technician
Hall Jason Property Team Manager
Hiku Bill Caretaker
Insull Tony Assistant Groundsman 
Knight Anne Administrator STAR, Gateway & Careers; NCEA Data Manager
Kotze Gerna Librarian/Receptionist
Matthews Damian Teacher Aide
Pyne Ron Technical Support
Simmons Tapeni Kaiawhina
Treiblmayr Sandra Cleaner
Waara Sue Cleaner
Wilson Kristy Librarian


Surname First Name Department
Barnsley Steve Guidance Counsellor
Jones Sue Social Worker
Skipworth Phil Community Liaison Officer, Te Ahi Kaa team


Surname First Name Department
Bassett Trish Doctor
Flannery Flannery Physiotherapist
Pereira-Saena Esther Nurse


A free Health Service is provided for students and you may see the nurse from Monday-Friday during school hours. This includes any injury, illness or health-related problem or if you think you feel a bit stressed out. You can bring a friend or family member along with you, for support, if you wish. Students must make an appointment at the office to see the Nurse. We also have a Doctor that attends three hours a week and a Physiotherapist who attends two mornings a week.

The Health Service is:

  • Free and prescriptions for medicine are also free
  • Confidential and private (information about your health will not be given to anyone else, unless you agree that they should have this information or if your personal safety is at risk).


All students are entitled to free dental (teeth) care, while they go to school (until their 18th birthday). Simply Dental visits Porirua College regularly so please ask at the office when they are next visiting on call them on 0800 123 343.


Whanau Advisory Group

Aroha Marsh

027 246 9371 / 237 6610 / aroha.marsh@hpe.com

Samoan Parents Group


Fuatino Faumuina

Henry Samia


022 458 6887 / 235 8376 / tinoleaupepe@hotmail.com

027 229 9208 / henry@partnersporirua.org.nz

Cook Island Parents Group Linda John

021 816 653 / 238 9039 / lindajohn2@gmail.com