Pokeno School

Karen Houghton


Associate Principal / SENCo



General Information

Kia Ora Koutou

I'm Karen Houghton and I've been a teacher at Pokeno School since Term 4, 2015 and in that time I have taught from Years 0-4 and also been a Whanau Leader for both the Ruru and Tui Whanau. In 2020, I was delighted to take on the role of Associate Principal and that of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (Or SENCo). I am excited to be able to support children across the school to access the curriculum at their level and learn in ways that suit them best. Pokeno School is a fantastic school with amazing children and I am super proud to be a part of this wonderful community.

My family and I moved to Pokeno early in 2015 and we love the community and way of life here in Pokeno. I am married to Bevan and we have 2 children; Ava and Nate who both attend Pokeno School.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, When I have time, I also enjoy playing the piano, reading and doing crafting/making things.

I look forward to getting to know you all a little better this year.


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