Pokeno School

Tui Whanau

Year 3 & 4
Rooms 5, 6 & 11(Library)
Whanau Leader - Mrs Karen Houghton

Danielle Ingram-Trevis

Room 5 (Yr 3/4)



General Information

Kia Ora,

My name is Danielle Ingram-Trevis. I am teaching year 3 & 4 in Room 5 and leading Tui Whanau.
I am originally from New Plymouth but moved to Auckland to further my education.

At university I gained qualifications in Psychology and Philosophy and then returned to studies to become a primary school teacher.

I started my teaching career in central Auckland but after moving to Clarks Beach I decided to find a job further south.

I live in Clarks Beach with my husband, 2year old son, my dog and cats. As a family we love going hiking, running and swimming at the beach.

I am super excited to get to know the Pokeno School Community and teach at such a fantastic school.

Georgia Bruce

Room 6 (Yr 3/4)



General Information

Kia ora,

I'm Georgia and I am lucky enough to be teaching in Room 6 for another year! after an amazing first year in the classroom I am excited to get to know and teach another wonderful class of our Pokeno tamariki!

a bit about me;
I am a local girl and have grown up in the Pokeno community my whole life with only recently branching out of the area to Pukekohe. Growing up in the community means I have been here to witness the growth this community has gone, and is still going through. This makes me even more excited to see this reflected within the school this year and in the future.

Growing up I attended a local primary school and then moved onto Tuakau College where I started as a year 7. After graduating High School, I went onto to study a Bachelor of Education at Auckland Univeristy where I became best friends with the southern motorway. I recently completed my degree at the end of 2018 which has been an incredible achievement for me.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends, go on adventures, and travel as much as possible. I also have a strong passion for creativity, so at the beginning of 2018 I started a small event-hire business as a way to express my creative side.

I'm very excited and look forward to getting to know you all this year :)


Ilse Swanepoel

Room 7 (Yr 3/4)




Bachelor of Science- Biomedical Sciences, Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary)

General Information

Kia Ora,

My name is Ilse Swanepoel. I am really excited about getting to be a part of the Pokeno School Whaanau.

I will be teaching some of the lovely Year 3 and 4 students in Room 7 this year.

I am originally from South Africa, but I moved to New Zealand when I was 7 with my parents and my younger brother.

I live in South Auckland with my Partner Chris and our crazy cat, Wildling.

In my spare time I enjoy doing anything outside. This includes diving and horse riding in summer, and snowboarding in winter.

I look forward to getting to know you all as I start on my exciting journey with Pokeno School.

Tayla MacPherson

Room 11 (Yr 3/4)



General Information

Ki ora,

My name is Tayla MacPherson and I will be teaching in Room 11 this year as a part of Tui Whanau. I am a beginning teacher who studied at the University of Waikato.

I grew up in the Franklin area in a town called Patumahoe, where I attended the local Primary school. Growing up in the Franklin area means I have witnessed the wonderful growth of the Franklin community, in particular-Pokeno.

With growth brings more exciting opportunities for the school. I have always loved the local community in Pokeno and have fond memories of ice creams and the markets on Sundays.

I am really passionate about teaching all areas of the curriculum and finding new and exciting ways for my students to learn. I have been fortunate enough to have had such amazing support and mentors to help me develop a great repertoire of experience to bring into the classroom. I love the schoolwide approach to learning as well as providing an incredible and unique culture in which students develop strong values and respect.

I am really looking forward to working with the beautiful children in Room 11 this year and getting to know their Whanau.

Nga Mihi

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