Takaka Primary School

Kia Kotahi Tātou, Tū Tonu Mai!


The students and staff created a video to acknowledge our principal for the 'Day of Support for Principals' on Friday 9 August, 2019. Check it out here:

Ms Jenny Bennett – Principal

Kia Ora e te Whānau,

It is a wonderful privilege to serve Takaka Primary School and our Mohua Community as a principal.

My family and I adore living in Golden Bay and love to get outdoors and enjoy nature. My husband is Ari, who is a cabinet maker/up-cycler of many things, and we have three children who are 19, 6 and 5. The youngest two are in Te Roopu Reorua at Takaka Primary School.

My areas of experience and interest within education leadership are bicultural partnerships, cultural responsiveness, and transitions to and from primary school. Previous to being principal at TPS, I was a principal in Gisborne, and before that, I was a new entrant teacher, a middle school Maths Teacher, a Year 2-3 teacher, a Year 7-8 teacher and a Year 5-6 teacher! I’ve taught in Auckland, Abu Dhabi, England, and Nelson, and have to say TPS team, kids and culture is hands down the best environment to work in.

I work across Kāhui Ako ki Mohua sharing the lead principal role with Linda Tame, which means that two mornings a week I am focused on the work of our Community of Learning: Kāhui Ako ki Mohua. Leath acts as principal during this time, so if you can’t find me, please do go to him.

Kia Kōtahi Tātou, Tu Tonu Mai!

Ngā mihi mahana nui,


We are Takaka Primary School, Together we stand tall!

Whakapā mai / Contact Us

Phone +64 3-525 9035
Email postie@takakaprimary.school.nz

Wāhi Noho / Physical Address

9 Wadsworth Street,

Ngā Wāhanga 2019 / Term Dates

Term 1: 7 Feb - 12 Apr
Term 2: 29 Apr - 5 Jul
Term 3: 22 Jul - 27 Sep
Term 4: 14 Oct - 20 Dec

Ngā Hāora i te Tari / Office Hours

8.15am - 3.15pm
Monday to Friday (Term time)
Takaka Primary School 2019