Ngahinapouri School - Strive to Improve - We are learning to be seekers, creators and users of knowledge

Karine Hinett


Year 0-2 teacher and Assistant Principal.


Bachelor of Education (Primary) 1994. A mother of two children. Lots of patience and a loving but firm teaching style.

General Information

I studied and taught in South Africa prior to immigrating to New Zealand, with my family in 2005. I started teaching at Ngahinapouri school in 2006 and am grateful for the privilege of being able to teach at a school where every child is known personally, where children get to be children, where big kids look after little kids and where staff are made to feel appreciated and valued. I really enjoy the caring, family orientated ethos of our school and both my children have been educated here. I love my job; and find teaching spontaneous, enthusiastic and innocent 5 year old children an extremely rewarding profession. I enjoy being a part of the children's lives and look forward to many more happy years at Ngahinapouri.