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.

Our Staff

Sue ClementPrincipal/Tumuaki
Kristin HolmesRūma TawaYear 0 & 1
Michelle PorterRūma TarataYear 3 & 4
Kate GallagherRūma KauriYear 2 & 3
Anna Morgan Deputy PrincipalRūma NikauYear 3 & 4
Cathie CahillRūma Nikau releaseYear 3 & 4
Mathew Quivooy
Rūma ManukaYear 5 & 6
Tess Devereux Rūma ManukaYear 5 & 6
Ray Teahen
Deputy Principal
Rūma PohutukawaYear 7 & 8
Katie NortonRūma PohutukawaYear 7 & 8
Meena Vallabh Rūma Pohutukawa releaseYear 3 & 4
Bernice McMahonLearning Support Coordinator. (SENCO)SENCO
Cathie Cahill
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

Board of Trustees

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

Kate Brazier (Trustee)

Joanna Brett (Minute secretary)

Sue Clement (Principal)

Gillian McNaughton (Trustee)

Jennifer Troup (Trustee)

Ray Teahen (Staff representative)

Andy Wong (Trustee)

Alice Sciascia (Trustee)



If a child is absent for non-medical reasons, please let the school know beforehand.