The Board is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. We are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.

We discuss what has happened during the month, what we want to achieve in the coming month and we review the Principal’s report and the school financials. Minutes are taken and actions noted.

If you have questions or suggestions, please email us.

Board of Trustees

The Te Aro School Board of Trustees is made up of:

Sue Clement (Principal)
Jennifer Lee (Chairperson)
Kate Gallagher (Staff representative)
Jo Brett (Minute secretary)
Justin Martin (Trustee)
Keith McLeod (Trustee)
Rebecca Martin (Trustee)
Daniel Brown (Trustee)

Our Staff

Sue ClementPrincipal/Tumuaki
Kate GallagherRuma TarataYear 2 & 3
Anna Kane and Bernice McMahon
Bernice is the school’s Learning Support Coordinator. (SENCO)
Ruma TawaYear 1
Nicole HeadRuma TiYear 1
Mathew QuivooyRuma KauriYear 2 & 3
Katie NortonRuma NikauYear 6 & 7
Ray Teahen 
Deputy Principal
Ruma RimuYear 5 & 6
Walter TaniwhaRuma KoromikoYear 4 & 5
Anna Morgan  
Deputy Principal
Ruma KowhaiYear 4 & 5
Kristin HolmesRuma RataYear 7 & 8
Cathie Cahill     Ruma NgaioESOL Teacher
Shelly WilsonReading Recovery
Alwyn ReesTe Reo Maori Kaiako
Hemi PriceKapa Haka Kaiako
Jingwen ZhangMandarin Language Assistant
Release Teachers
Caro Begg Release Teacher
Releases Ray Teahen
Support Staff
Jo BrettTeacher aides
Release Teacher
Releases Anna Morgan & Anna Kane
Ana Rodriguez-Fernandez
Rana Daoud
Chris Barry-Goss
Miranda Mc Dougall
Adam Henry
Casey Greive
Pauline Lynn
Prashan Casinader
If a child is absent for non-medical reasons, please let the school know beforehand.