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Lead Principal - Jacqualene Maindonald

Kia ora koutou. 

I have been principal of Māngere Central School since 2017 and am the proud lead principal 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

Aireen Ah Kui - Patau

Talofa Lava, 

My name is Aireen and I am a passionate teacher who has taught for 15 years. I am a team leader and a curriculum learning leader for literacy at Nga Iwi School. This year is my first year as an ASL leader and I am excited to learn and work collaboratively with teachers and leaders in our Māngere Kahui Ako. I have had a range of opportunities to grow my experiences in teaching, especially as a leader. My leadership roles in school have empowered and supported teachers in their teaching practices that have led to raising student achievement and improving outcomes for learners. 

Throughout my role as an ASL, I hope to create a collaborative culture of learning that aims to impact positively on teaching and learning through a relationship based approach. Let’s learn together, grow together and succeed together - Kia ako, kia tupu, kia angitu tatou. 

Email: aireenap@ngaiwi.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

Mansi Bhardwaj

Kia Ora, my name is Mansi Bhardwaj starting as an ASL after working at Mangere Central School since 2020 and teaching abroad. I work with the year 5 and 6 students. I have also worked as a Within School Leader, contributing to the growth and development to our school community.


In my new role, I'm excited to use what I know and learn more about leading. My aim as an Across school leader is to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement across all levels of Kahui Ako. 

Email- Mansib@mangerecentral.school.nz