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Te Kaiārahitanga | Leadership

Tō Tātou Tumuaki Hou!

Ko Hikurangi te maunga

Ko Waiapu te awa

Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi

Ko Jesse Te Weehi tōku ingoa

It is a privilege to introduce myself as the tumuaki for Tamatea High School. 

Amy and I have been blessed with three children. Isla, Hadassah and Mattias. Isla has just left home and is studying in Auckland, Hadassah is midway through High School and Mattias is in his last year of intermediate.

I have been in education for 20 years, starting out as a music teacher. Witnessing ākonga establish a positive connection with learning, observing their confidence grow, and sharing in the joy of their accomplishments with whānau brings a wide, delighted smile. The last 5 years I have been a Deputy Principal, and I have been honoured to work along with fantastic colleagues and the Fraser High School whānau to make a difference with young people in Hamilton.

I feel inspired when reading the following statement in our school's plans: “Tamatea High School will support our students to dream big for their future journeys''. To have a positive influence supporting our students to chase down their big dreams for the future. I can’t wait to get started.

Jesse Te Weehi

Tumuaki / Principal

Zac Anderson

Tumuaki Tuarua / Deputy Principal

Katrina McNicoll

Tumuaki Tuarua / Deputy Principal

Meredith Ellingham
Junior (Year 9) & International Dean

Chanel Atkin
Junior Dean (Year 10)

Emma Neal
Year 11 Dean

Tamara Murphy
Year 12 Dean

Josie Burdon
Year 13 Dean

Vicky Bowie
Business Manager, Accounts

Kaiako - Teaching Staff

John Aloi 
HOD Science

Rachel Dickinson
PE & Health

Chelsea Hay
HOD Aotearoatanga

Renata Lander
Junior Homeroom

Brenda Marriner
HOD & Rumaki Māori

Cindy Morgan
HOD Careers

Tynneale Rimmer

Chanel Atkin
HOD Tech, Food & Nutrition

Meredith Ellingham
HOD Homeroom

Pyper Horton
Jnr STEM and Drama

Peter Le Bon
Hard Materials

Sheree Mason

Tamara Murphy
HOD Project Based Learning

Amy Rose
Digital Technology

Ken Bolland

Hugh Forlong-Ford
HOD English/Acting DP Term 1

Laleshni Kumar

Sarah Leonard
Junior Homeroom

Aaron Matehe
Māori Performing Arts, Tikanga

Luke Russell
PE, Health, Te Reo

Josie Burdon

Vanessa Harlow
Junior Homeroom

Sanjesh Kumar
HOD Maths/Principal's Nominee

Annie Macfarlane
HOD Health

Siu Montgomery
Art, Health, English

Cheryl Pohlen
Junior Homeroom

Devon Turi
Science, Biology 

Support Staff

Vicky Bowie
Business Manager

Marion Loughran
Careers Assistant

Hayley Hodson
Principal's PA / Admin Leader

Rosa Samasoni

Theresa Nepe-Apatu
Sports & Attendance

Alana Tupa'l
School Nurse

Carmen Tuhua