About KTS

Welcome to Kohia Terrace School.

Kohia Terrace School is a full primary offering quality learning opportunities for Year 1 to Year 8 students. 

We are fortunate to have amazing parent help and involvement in the school at both the governance and community level.  Our PTA are eager to organise community events to strengthen school spirits whilst, at times, supporting the school through various fundraising events.

A little about me

It has been an honour to be the leader of Kohia Terrace School since 2008. Prior to this I taught at Arahoe School before moving into leadership roles, ending my 18 years at the school as Vice Principal. I have also taught in South Auckland, a rural school in Taranaki, Warkworth and Hawkes Bay. My teaching career was predominately in the junior area of the school with curriculum strengths in literacy, maths, science and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT).  My masters thesis was on the leadership of ICT integration. 

I am passionate about education and making a difference for students. I regularly teach in classrooms throughout the school to ensure I get to know all the students, but is also one of my favourite times of the week. 

In 2019 I gained my coaching accreditation and actively 'coach' staff and students.  Our student coaching programme has been a recent addition to our student leadership programme.  

I am very proud of what we have achieved over the years, the quality of our school staff, the opportunities offered to students and the strong sense of community.


Please take the time to browse our website to further your knowledge of our school.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you require more assistance or further information. My email address is  alison@kts.school.nz or ring the school office (09 630 4525) to make an appointment.

nga mihi nui

Alison Spence MEdMgmt (Hons)
Tumuaki/ Principal