About Us

Lead Principal - Jacqualene Maindonald

Kia ora koutou. 

I have been principal of Māngere Central School since 2017 and am the proud new leader of our Māngere Kahui Ako.

I have enjoyed building better relationships with our local schools and working with them to raise the achievement of our students. Our schools are very diverse but we have a common goal of working collaboratively for the benefit of our students.

Email:  principal@mangerecentral.school.nz

Ben Euden

Kia ora, my name is Ben Euden and I am Head of Performing Arts at Māngere College. I am delighted to be working as an across-school leader in such a dynamic and enthusiastic team for our Māngere Kahui Ako. I moved to New Zealand in 2016 and haven't looked back since! Working with our young people and whanau has been so rewarding as well as bringing its own interesting challenges that just keeps you coming back into work more inspired than ever.  

Email: b.euden@mangere.school.nz

Asariah Potini

Kia ora. 

Ko Te Whanau a Apanui rāua ko Tainui ahau. Ko Asariah Potini tōku ingoa. I am a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Māngere College, I have taught there for 6 years and absolutely love it. 

I am passionate about seeing our Māori students thrive and making sure they have the skills to do well in their futures. This is my first year working as an Across Schools Leader and I am excited to learn and collaborate with all of my new colleagues.  

Email: a.potini@mangere.school.nz

Rukshana Khan

Kia Ora and Salaam 👋

This is my first experience as an ASL. I have been an employee of Te Wharekura o Al-Madinah since 2013 and including my overseas teaching practice, I have 20 years of teaching experience.😊

I believe in inclusive education thus strive to provide all learners with authentic learning experiences and work in collaboration with their whanau. In my new role as an ASL, I look forward to utilizing at the same time enhancing my leadership knowledge and skills to promote within, across and beyond Mangere Kahui Ako collaboration. 👏

Email: Rukshana@al-madinah.school.nz  

Rhonda Thompson 

Kia Ora, I am Rhonda and I am a teacher at Mangere Central School. This is my first year working as an across school leader. I am looking forward to learning and collaborating with all our members in our Kāhui Ako. 

Email: rhondat@mangerecentral.school.nz