Nau mai haere mai ki te kura o Turitea.
Welcome to Turitea School.

Ko te poipoi, ko te atawhai, ko te manaaki.
We nurture, embrace and respect all.

A word from our Tumuaki (Principal)

Troy Duckworth

Tēnā koutou katoa,

I’m Troy and I started my journey as the Tumuaki (Principal) here in January 2022. I came from Russell Street School where I was the Tumuaki Tuarua (Deputy Principal) for 4 years and a kaiako (teacher) there for 7 years.

I come to Palmy by way of South Auckland where I was born and bred. However, I love the Manawatū and am a huge advocate for this place, despite the bad rep it sometimes gets from those who don’t know how good it is! I’ve also taught overseas in Dubai and Brunei Darussalam.

I come from a lineage of educational leadership as both my parents were proud tumuaki in Auckland, so they were delighted I’ve followed in their footsteps. I pride myself on building positive relationships with everyone, which ties in nicely to one of our school values of whanaungatanga. I’m a huge believer of the whakataukī ‘Mā te pā te tamaiti e whakatipu’ - It takes a village to raise the child and want that for all here at Turitea School.

I am pretty easy to find around here and you will usually hear me before you see me. I love sour lollies and shoes. You'll always find me rocking a pair of Jordans. I'm a massive fan of the NBA, (Phoenix Suns - Rally The Valley) the UFC and the Formula 1. I love having a yarn with those who are passionate about those things too, or ways to make our kura the best place it can be.

128 Years In The Making!

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meet The Team

Turitea School has teachers who bring enthusiasm, dedication and inspiration to their classrooms.
They strive to kindle a desire for life-long learning, growing confidence, leadership and curiosity in all students.

Meagan Gooding

Year 0/1

Hannah Evans

Year 0/1

Anna Kane

Year 1/2

Anneliese Nikorima

Year 2/3

Trish Molloy

Year 3/4

Cameron Schaw

Year 4-6

Karen Walker

Year 4 - 6

Troy Duckworth