Templeton School / Te Kura o Rātā has an enthusiastic, innovative teaching team who are committed to providing a quality learning environment and learning opportunities for all children. We are focused on improving learning and teaching, empowering teachers and actively promoting teamwork.  Our teachers are focused on improving their teaching practice and the learning opportunities they provide for children. 

We have wonderful administration and support staff who help to ensure the school runs smoothly.  Our teacher aides assist and provide effective support programmes for children who may be at risk of not achieving, and for those with with learning challenges.

Our marvellous caretakers and cleaners maintain a physically attractive environment for children and teachers to enjoy.

Positive and respectful relationships exist between children, teachers and parents.  This reflects our Templeton Value of Working Together and provides us with a strong sense of community.


Nick PrattPrincipal/Tumuaki
Penny McCauleyDeputy Principal/Tumuaki Tuarua/SENCo
Anna WrightAssistant Principal Intermediate Learning Team LeaderRoom 12 (Y7/8)
Hayley BanksJunior Learning Team LeaderRoom 2  (Y1/2)
Georgie HillMiddle Learning Team Leader Room 6 (Y3)
Georgia HainesSenior Learning Team Leader Room 10 (Y5/6)


Hayley BanksTeam LeaderTeacher/KaiakoHoroeka 2  (Y1/2)
Jasmin MartinTeacher/Kaiako   Horoeka 3(Y1)
Anna CousinsTeacher/KaiakoHoroeka 4(Y0/1)
Nicola RooseRelease teacher/Kaiako 


Georgie HillTeam LeaderTeacher/KaiakoMānuka(Y3)
Pauline TrathenTeacher/KaiakoHoroeka 1 (Y2/3)
Mijin KimTeacher/KaiakoMānuka 5 (Y3)

Margo Wilson

Release teacher/Kaiako 


Georgia HainesTeam LeaderTeacher/KaiakoTī Kōuka 10 (Y5/6)
Ange PoxonTeacher/KaiakoKōwhai 7(Y4)
Mike StewartTeacher/KaiakoKōwhai (Y4/5)
Liam DempseyTeacher/KaiakoTī Kōuka 11 (Y5/6)
Millie GrenfellRelease teacher/Kaiako  
Anna O'ReillyRelease teacher/Kaiako 


Anna WrightTeam LeaderTeacher/KaiakoTōtara 12 (Y7/8)
Ali StewartTeacher/KaiakoTī Kōuka 9 (Y6/7)
Omar AliTeacher/KaiakoTōtara 13(Y7/8)
Lisa NimmoRelease teacher/Kaiako


Linda vanden HoekLearning Support Co-ordinator
Jenny GrowcottReading Recovery

Support Staff

Jacki WoollardExecutive Officer
Vicki WardLearning Assistant/KaiāwhinaAdministration Officer
Sheila ShamyLearning Assistant/Kaiāwhina
Tracey RoweLearning Assistant/Kaiāwhina
Michelle FolwellLearning Assistant/Kaiāwhina
Cherie BoydLearning Assistant/Kaiāwhina
Glynis DartLibrarian
Nicola ThompsonCaretaker/Kaitiaki
Alana EllisCleaner/Kaitiaki
Diane WoodsCleaner/Kaitiaki

Board of Trustees

The Templeton School / Te Kura o Rātā Board of Trustees is made up of elected parents, the principal and staff representative.  The Templeton Board have a meeting twice per term, usually on a Tuesday from 6.00pm.  Please see the school calendar for dates.

The Templeton Board is made up of the following members:



PARENT REP: Carla Fraser

PARENT REP: Adrian Matthews

PARENT REP: Rebecca Moffatt

PARENT REP: Karleen Te Rongopai Weidner 

PARENT REP: Shane Cole


STAFF REP: Ali Stewart


Board information and minutes are available from the school office.   Templeton Primary School has had two successful 4 - 5 year ERO reviews, the first in 2013 followed by 2018.   

Templeton Primary School | Te Kura o Rātā - Published Charter 2023 .docx
Templeton School Annual Report 2022.pdf


Our Parent Support Group plays an important role in the life of the school, assisting in various ways, welcoming new families and arranging social events and educational evenings.  The PSG meets monthly, usually on a Tuesday from 7.00 - 8.30 pm.  Please see the school calendar for dates.  Please feel free to email Cherie with any ideas or feedback at psg@templeton.school.nz


SECRETARY: Sarah Arnold

TREASURER: Ang Cochrane

PSG AGM Update - August 2021

Sizzle, Slurp & Crunch

Sizzle, Slurp & Crunch dates for Term 3 are Thursday, 19 August (week 4) and Thursday, 16 September (week 8).

Please order outside Room 4, from 8.30 am. Sausages $1, Just Juice $2, Cookies $1. Tech students can order from 8.20am

Second Hand Uniform

Our second hand uniform sale dates for term 3 are Wednesday, 18 August (week 4) and Wednesday, 22 September (week 9). Sale will be from 8.30 am - 9 am. Depending on the weather, it will be set up outside the office or in the auditorium. If you have any GOOD QUALITY SCHOOLTEX items you no longer need, we would be happy to take them off your hands.  Please drop them into the office. Thank you

Hillyer Pie Fundraiser

A big thank you to everyone who ordered pies during our last fundraiser, we hope that you have enjoyed them as much as we have. 

Due to its popularity, we are doing this fundraiser again (end of Term 3). Order forms will be sent home on Monday, 13 September, and due back on Wednesday, 22 September. Orders will be ready to be collected on Thursday, 30 September. (More info to follow).

Entertainment Book

The Entertainment Book Digital memberships can be purchased through the following link. Remember that our school benefits from every membership sold, and the 12-month membership begins on the day you purchase! Please pass the link on to your family and friends. We really appreciate your support. www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/9t34528   

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 17 August. If you would like to see what we do, then please come and join us in the staffroom 7pm - 8.30pm. We'd love to see some new faces!

As always, thank you for your support.

Cherie Boyd


Templeton Primary School

Parent Support Group (PSG)

PSG AGM Update - April 2021

On Tuesday we had our April PSG (Parent Support Group) meeting.  It was also the AGM.  At the AGM we farewelled some long-serving members: Yvonne Lins, Casey Egan-Beach, and Natasha Campbell - thank you for your service to our kura.

We also welcomed Ang Cochrane as our new Treasurer.  We are lucky to have Sarah Arnold continuing as Secretary and Cherie Boyd as our chairperson.

In Cherie's chairperson's speech, she read out the list of their achievements over the last calendar year.  Remember this was from April 2020 until now, so an unusual sort of year.  We were blown away by the mahi/work that they have done for our kura, tamariki, and whānau/community.

We have a core group of 12 members and recently welcomed Marianne to the team.  These people work tirelessly for us and we want to acknowledge and thank them for this.  Please feel free to join them as they love new faces!

Here is the list!  It is very impressive.  Thank you so very much from all of us at Templeton School / Te Kura o Rātā.

Items purchased:

Chess/checkers, twister, sorting squares etc painted on the concrete around the school

26 Art Aprons for the junior school

Board games for JLT, MLT & ILT

Mobilo for JLT, Makey Makey sets for MLT & 2 portable speakers for ILT

6 x 60L plastic containers for board games and second-hand uniform

3 x 60L containers of LEGO

A variety of musical instruments for JLT (whole school are using)

Cookie Time cookies for each child for the last day of term

Approved Money to subsidise an increase in our Methodist Mission social worker's hours

Ice blocks for all the children during the Year 8 vs Staff longball game

Carpet tiles for Room 9 & 10 cloakroom

Additional athletics equipment (shot put, discus & throwing balls)

2 basketball hoops for our new court

LEGO people for JLT

Approved money to purchase portable soccer goal posts (Ryan still to order)

Elastics to add to the games containers

Equipment required for drum club

15 Worry-Eater Monsters


Food vouchers and home-made baking to support whānau and the community in times of significant need


Scrap Metal Collection

Metal Peg Fundraiser

Entertainment Book

Quiz night

KidsArt Calendars


Handed out ribbons at sprint and long-distance races

Supported Pauline Trathen with the Scholastic Book Fair

Carnival Day - disco, farmyard, bouncy castles, face-painting, candy-floss etc.

Set up and paid for the Year 8 Dinner

Spread shingle in the RSA car park and provided a morning tea for the students who helped

8 Sausage Sizzles

7 Second-hand uniform sales

mana ake team

Uru Mānuka Mana Ake team 

Kia ora and hello from your Mana Ake team! We’re here working within the Uru Mānuka school community to support your tamariki and whānau with wellbeing. We work alongside  whānau to help support with issues ranging from anxiety, social skills, grief, challenging  emotions and anything else that might affect tamariki and their mana. We provide positive  strength based influence, from brief individual intervention, groups and in home support. If you think your child or whānau would benefit from some support from us, please contact  your school.  

Say hi if you see us around – we’re pretty friendly! 

Theo Johnston-Maurenbrecher is at school on Wednesday mornings from 8.30am until 9.30am for parent drop ins for any questions or wonderings. If you would like to make a 1-1 appointment to chat then please ring Theo on 027 284 1887 to book an appointment.


There are currently no vacancies at Templeton School / Te Kura o Rātā