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:

Eliza Bartlett (Chairperson)

Kate Brazier (Trustee)

Jo Brett (Minute secretary)

Patrick Coelho (Trustee)

Sue Clement (Principal)

Della Laird (Deputy Chairperson)

Andy Wong (Trustee)

Ray Teahen (Staff representative)

Nicola Hyland (Trustee)



Our Staff

Sue ClementPrincipal/Tumuaki
Bernice McMahonBernice is the school’s Learning Support Coordinator. (SENCO)SENCO
Kristin HolmesRūma TawaYear 1 & 2
Kate GallagherRūma TarataYear 2
Cathie CahillRūma TarataYear 2
Will EvansRūma KauriYear 3 & 4
Anna Morgan Deputy PrincipalRūma NikauYear 3 & 4
Meena Vallabh Release teacherRūma Nikau & Rūma KauriYear 3 & 4
Mathew Quivooy
Rūma ManukaYear 5 & 6
Tess Devereux Rūma ManukaYear 5 & 6
Walter Taniwha Rūma PohutukawaYear 7 & 8
Ray Teahen
Deputy Principal
Rūma PohutukawaYear 7 & 8
Cathie Cahill
ESOL Teacher
Ruma TiESOL Teacher
Hemi PrimeKapa Haka Kaiako
Georgie O’ConnorOffice Manager
Joanna BrettOffice Administrator
Graham GoudgeCaretaker
Miranda McDougallTeacher Aide
Adam HendryTeacher Aide
Pauline LynnTeacher Aide
Enass AlgebawiTeacher Aide
Andrew GreenTeacher Aide