Paerata School - Perseverance. Achievement. Excellence.

Leadership Team

Luke Thompson
Role

Principal

Email

l.thompson@paerata.school.nz

Qualification

B.Ed, GradDipTchg (Secondary)

General Information

Kia ora,
I have spent most of my life in education, after leaving Auckland University I spent my first 6 years teaching at Otaua with Years 4,5 & 6.
After leaving Otaua I taught Te Reo Maori and Physical Education in schools for 2 years. I represented NZ in Taekwon-Do and I worked at Kaiaua, Buckland and Mercer Schools part time while I was travelling back and forth from overseas camps and competitions.

My first principaship was at Mercer School, it was a great experience. I left Mercer and headed to Valley School as the Deputy Principal before I came to Paerata.

Paerata has such a great team of teachers and support staff. I look forward working with the parents and community of Paerata to develop positive pathways for our tamariki.

Jennifer Roberts
Role

Deputy Principal

Email

jennifer@paerata.school.nz