Tākaka Primary School

Kia Kotahi Tātou, Tū Tonu Mai!


Ms Jenny Bennett – Principal

Kia Ora e te Whānau,

It is a wonderful privilege to serve Takaka Primary School and our Mōhua 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 21, 8 and 7. The youngest two are in He Puawaitanga at Takaka Primary School.

In 2021 I am on study leave, doing a Diploma in Te Reo Māori.

We are thrilled that Katie is stepping into the fold as Principal for the year, and know that she is well supported by an incredible leadership and teaching team.

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 love the staff, kids, and community at TPS, and appreciate that we have the freedom to be responsive and adaptable in our little corner of the world.

Kia Kōtahi Tātou, Tu Tonu Mai!

Mauri Ora,



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 2021