Board of Trustees

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.

Paula Malins

Te Uku School Principal

Kia Ora

I currently live in Hamilton with my husband Stephen. We will be moving to Raglan at some stage 2023. 3 of our children live in Hamilton and 1 lives in Christchurch. We have 7 grandchildren. I am passionate about spending time with my family, gardening, being outside and reading. 
I joined Te Uku School at the beginning of 2022. I am really enjoying getting to know the students. whånau and community.
Being part of Te Uku school allows me to enjoy my passions, and to be fulfilled in a job that I love. We have a lovely team at Te Uku School who are all passionate about giving our students a large variety of experiences, where they can explore their own and new interests, to grow as people, and as learners.
Ngå mihi

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


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


Andrea Horton

Parent Representative selected for the Board in 2021

Catherine Lynagh

Staff representative elected to the Board in 2020

After many years as a teacher at Te Uku School, I am enjoying the opportunity to be a part of the Board of Trustees and contribute to the school in a different way.  It's great to be part of this committed team, who want to ensure our children have a fantastic environment to work and play in, and learning experiences that expand their hearts and minds.