Board of Trustees

Andrew McGregor

Parent Representative elected to the Board in 2019

I have lived in Raglan for 15 years and couldn't think of a better place to live and bring our children up.
I work as a self employed insurance advisor and my wife, Kate is a primary school teacher. We have two children, Grace and Dougal, who are both at Te Uku School.
With my wife being a teacher I see the day to day challenges teachers face. I've joined the board to help ensure our fantastic Te Uku teachers and staff feel supported in doing their very best for our kids


Pip Mears

Te Uku School Principal

I began as Principal at Te Uku School in the second term of 2018. Prior to working here, I worked for many years in a large school in Hamilton, was an honorary lecturer at the University of Waikato and have had experience teaching overseas also. I am thoroughly enjoying being in a small rural school, supported by a fabulous community and Board of Trustees who willingly give of their time to assist us in fulfilling our school vision of; ‘Expanding Hearts and Minds – Whakawhanake i te Ngakau i te Hinengaro’.

Catherine Lynagh

Staff representative elected to the Board in 2020

Megan Wood - Chairperson

Parent Representative elected to the Board in 2019

Kia ora
Ko Karioi te maunga
Ko Whaingaroa te awa
Ko Ellen Lewis te waka
Ko McLeod toku iwi
Ko Wood toku hapu
No Raglan ahau
Ko Jenny McLeod raua ko Andrew McLeod oku matua
Ko Megan Wood toku ingoa
I have lived in Raglan with my husband Brett since 2005. My children Ava and Emmett were born in Raglan and both attend Te Uku School. I am an Environmental Engineer with my own consultancy Wainui Consulting Limited. I joined the Te Uku School Board of Trustees in 2018 and am really enjoying learning more about how much effort goes in to expanding the hearts and minds of the students at Te Uku School, and participating in the stewardship of this learning environment. It is a privilege to be on the Board of Trustees and to be involved in the learning and growing that happens at Te Uku School and to see all our children flourishing into lifelong learners.

Clare Lempriere

Parent Representative elected to the Board in 2019

Our family moved to Te Uku in January 2019 and we love being part of a close rural community. 
My husband and I are both self employed and also run a dry stock farm close by.
Our son Zac, is currently in Year 5 and we have had the pleasure of seeing him thrive within this fantastic school environment.
I am very happy to have been given the opportunity to support our awesome school, community, our teachers, parents and the children and look forward to the next few years on the board. 

Abbie Neems

Parent Representative elected to the Board in 2020

Kia Ora,

I have lived in Te Uku for the past 7 years where my husband Glenn and I own and operate a drystock farm. My family and I have thrived since we moved to this beautiful rural community and with two children enrolled at Te Uku, the school plays quite a large role in our lives. I have enjoyed participating in school fundraising over the last few years and also coaching our Te Uku School netball team. Being part of a small school means being prepared to step up and take on new challenges and I have felt a great deal of satisfaction when contributing. Not only is it very rewarding to witness the learning and growing that goes on at Te Uku, but I also feel it’s important to the success of our school that our teachers and students feel supported. With this in mind I am excited to now be taking this next step in contributing to the school community as a member of the Board of Trustees. I enjoy being part of a team and I am looking forward to working alongside our other very capable Board members as we strive to continually improve upon the learning experiences and educational achievements of all children at Te Uku School.

Nga mihi