Pokeno School

Kiwi Whanau

Year 1
Rooms 3 - 5
Whanau Leader - Mrs Karen Houghton (Term 1)

Haylee Shore

Rm 3 (Yr 1)



General Information

Kia Ora

I am Miss Haylee Shore and I am Room 3's new entrants teacher.

I have been at Pokeno for almost a year. Previous to teaching at Pokeno I managed a transition to school centre. I am passionate about bridging the gap between primary school and early childhood centres and supporting tamariki on their transition into school.

I live in Tuakau and have two wonderful children Millen (8) and Ronni (6). My hobbies include travel, camping and up-cycling furniture, spending time with family and friends.

Jacqui Methven

Rm 4 (Yr 1)


Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) and Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching



General Information

Kia ora tatou
Ko Jacqui toku ingoa
Ko Methven toku whanau
Ko Susanne raua ko Ian oku matua
Ko Mackay toku tama
Ko pakeha toku iwi
No Auckland ahau
Ko Manukau te awa

My name is Jacqui Methven and it is my pleasure and privilege to walk alongside your children on their learning journey - I am delighted to be teaching our new entrants in Room 4.

My background is in primary teaching, but most recently I have worked and trained in the early childhood sector where I have been able to develop my philosophy of play-based learning. I am excited to combine my primary and early childhood knowledge and experience to benefit our five year olds beginning school.

I live in Pukekohe with my family and am excited to be a part of the Pokeno team.

Rachel Potter

Room 5 (Yr 1/2)



General Information

My name is Rachel Potter and I am very excited to be teaching Year 1 and 2 in Room Five. I originally started working at Pokeno School as a reliever in 2021 and then opened a New Entrants class halfway through last year.
I have taught a variety of year groups in both a permanent and casual capacity, but am particularly enthusiastic about teaching in the junior school.  

In my free time I enjoy watching documentaries, reading, baking, walking my dog Scout, gardening and I am attempting to learn how to sew! I live in Pukekohe with my husband Karl and our very excitable dog. 

I look forward to getting to know you all better over the course of the year.

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