About The School

Enquiries regarding enrolment or other school related matters can be met by making an appointment to see any member of the Senior Management team. The team being Mr Thomas Tumai (Principal), Mr Hannibal Ikahihifo (Deputy Principal) and Miss Kristen Joyes (Assistant Principal). Occasionally a phone call is all that is required, depending on the nature of the enquiry. School office hours are from 8.00am to 4.00pm and your enquiry can be made using either of the following: principal@tkhs.school.nz, (07) 8786292. Student Administration hours are from 8.30am to 12.00noon and 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Student well-being is central to effective and productive learning. Te Kuiti High School provides a range of services which students can access at no cost. Appointments are essential and the services are:

DoctorDr Amy KempthorneTuesday only12.30 – 2.30pm
Nurse Vicki KellyMondays and Tuesdays 9.00am-3.00pm 

Senior Management

T T Tumai, PGDipEd, GradDipM&PL, DipSM, TTC, Principal – principal@tkhs.school.nz

H Ikahihifo, Deputy Principal - hannibal@tkhs.school.nz

K Joyes, BTch,  Deputy Principal – kj@tkhs.school.nz

Heads of Department and Assistants

B Chisnall, MSc, DipTch (Science) – bc@tkhs.school.nz

D Follas, MSc, DipTch (Specialist Classroom Teacher) – df@tkhs.school.nz

AJ Harris, BTch (Junior Academy) – ajharris@tkhs.school.nz

E Hunt, BMus, PGDipTch (Arts) – eh@tkhs.school.nz

B Kearins, BTch (Technology) –bk@tkhs.school.nz

G Londt, BA(Hons.), HDE, (English) – gl@tkhs.school.nz

W Lupton, BEd, Trade Cert, (Physical Education and Health) - wl@tkhs.school.nz

R Manuel, BA, MEd, (Social Sciences) – rm@tkhs.school.nz

A Sanchal, MEd, (Mathematics and Numeracy) – as@tkhs.school.nz

D Stephens, BSocSc, DipTch, (Te Reo Maori) – ds@tkhs.school.nz

R Tuck, MSc, DipTch (Principal’s Nominee/NZQA Liaison) – rt@tkhs.school.nz

M Wright, CertArts, TESSOL (ESOL/SENCO/International Dean) – mw@tkhs.school.nz


A Ford, BSc, DipEd (Year 9) – af@tkhs.school.nz

J Hunt, BMus, DipTch (Year 10) – jh@tkhs.school.nz

G Londt, BA(Hons.), HDE, (Year 11) – gl@tkhs.school.nz

P Knight, BA, DipBus, DipTch, (Year 12 and 13) – pk@tkhs.school.nz

Teaching Staff

G Bailey, BA, DipTch (Metalwork Technology) – gb@tkhs.school.nz

M Bell, BA, DipTch (English) – m.bell@tkhs.school.nz

D Bouwer, (Itinerant Music Teacher)

M Briasco, BTch, PGDip (Social Studies, Tourism and Careers)– mbriasco@tkhs.school.nz

J Buckley, BTch (Mathematics) – jbuckley@tkhs.school.nz

J Caucau, (Woodwork) – starting in Term 3

B Cullen, FTCL, DipTch (Itinerant Music Teacher)

M Grainger, (Gateway/STAR Co-ordinator) – mg@tkhs.school.nz

T Houchen, BTch (Physical Education and Health) – teagan.houchen@tkhs.school.nz

M Kroon, (Itinerant Music Teacher)

M Shearer, BEd, DipTch, ANZIPP (Art and Photography)– ms2@tkhs.school.nz

Support Staff

M Ball, (Property Manager)

K Benefield, (Administration) – kb@tkhs.school.nz

T Gray, (Teacher Support) – taku.gray@tkhs.school.nz

J King, (Teacher Support) – jking@tkhs.school.nz

T Lake-Perez, (Teacher Support) – terehia@tkhs.school.nz

J Lincoln, BA, DipLIS (Librarian) – jl@tkhs.school.nz

J Ramsey, (Teacher Support) – jacqui.ramsey@tkhs.school.nz

K Stephens, BSocSci (Manukura Assistant, Attendance Officer, Science Lab Technician, Website/Newsletter Administrator) – ks2@tkhs.school.nz

L Taylor, (Executive Officer) – ltaylor@tkhs.school.nz

N Te Whare, (Sports Co-ordinator) – sport@tkhs.school.nz

P Turner-Hughes, (Administration Centre Manager) – pt@tkhs.school.nz

Financial Report

Under the Education Act we are now required to make our financial reports available for you to peruse:


TKHS Board Policy Framework

 TKHS Board Policy and Review