Every state and state-integrated schools and kura in New Zealand is governed by Boards of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is a Crown entity. A Crown entity is an organisation that is part of New Zealand’s public sector. The board’s job is to see that everything that needs to be done gets done – legally, ethically, and as well as possible in the best interests of its students. It is also the employer of all staff, including the principal, and sets the overall strategic direction for the school or kura. The principal is the board’s ‘chief executive’ and manages the school or kura in line with the board’s direction and policies. At Te Rā School, the role of the principal is jointly held by two co-principals.
Board Chair: Michael Freeman (elected parent representative)
Other parent reps: Simon McKay, Gordon McKenzie, Tommy Benefield, Matt Lamason
Co-principals: Kerstin Wagner, David Nicoll
KWT reps: Shelley Wrigley, David Simpson
Staff rep: André Ngāpō