Porritt School Staff 2022

Click on a staff member's name below to find out more about them.


Senior Management

Maaka Papuni - Principal / Tumuaki   

Marsha Keesom - Deputy Principal / Tumuaki Tuarua

Ben Martin - Assistant Principal / Tumuaki Tuarua


Team Tahi Teachers

Janice Groom  (Team Leader)

Leanne Heaven

Felicity Baker


Team Rua Teachers

Amanda Coley (Team Leader)

Lizzy Tyman

Gail Shine 

Georgia Richardson


Team Toru Teachers

Mel Brooks (Team Leader)

James Reid

Hannah O'Dowd/Matt Tan

Nic McGrath

Fergus Neil


Team Whā Teachers

Ben Martin 

Vanessa Harlow/Karaitiana Aranui

Hannah Jones (Team Leader)


Additional Teacher Roles

Eleanore McLean - Classroom Release Teacher

Anna Pera - Classroom Release Teacher


Learning Support   

Sonya Aifai - Whānau Liaison, Student Support & IBP Coordinator

Abbii Anisi - Office Manager

Denyse Collister - Finance Manager

Jo Hayes-Finance Manager

Tony Parker - IT Support

John Hemi - Caretaking & Property Maintenance 

Jo Morrell - Learning Support &  Porritt Care Supervisor

Toni Koehler - Learning Support &  Porritt Care Supervisor

Bernie Lawrence - Learning Support

Emily Norris - Learning Support

Marina Mason - Learning Support

Pip Jones - Learning Support & Porritt Care Assistant

Katie McPherson - Learning Support & Porritt Care Assistant

Michelle Wickham - Learning Support / Part-time Librarian & Afcare Assistant