Our Board Members

We are elected parent representatives who volunteer our time to help shape the views of our community into a vision for us to achieve.

Soozie Trego

Board Chairperson

Kia orana tatou katoatoa,

I was co-opted as Parent rep in April 2014 then Board Chair in October 2014 before being elected in the latter position in February 2015. I was a previous Board member in 2007/2008.

I am married to Ray To’o and we have had all our five children attend Tairangi School. I spend most of my time being the chauffeur, masseuse, cheerleader, lunch lady and Eftpos machine for my children during the week but more so during our busy sports-mad weekends of basketball, rugby and athletics. I am an old Tairangi School student and look forward to leading an enthusiastic bunch of Board members for the next few years.

Janet Seiuli

Elected Board Member

Talofa lava,

My name is Janet Seiuli but most people call me Neta. I have been a BOT member since 2013. My hobbies include spending time with my family, especially supporting my children with their sports. My favourite hobbies are playing indoor/outdoor netball and attending church.

Viv Townsend

Staff Representative

Hello everyone,

My name is Viv Townsend and I am a year 1/2 teacher here at Tairangi School. I have been on the Board of Trustees since 2014. I am married with two sons and we all work and study in NZ. I like to read and do outdoor activities like walking and fishing. I love going into Wellington for all the great things that go on there. I have a lifestyle block that keeps me very busy at weekends and during the holidays.

Awhina Kawau

Co-opted Board Member
Kia ora, My name is Awhina and I was co-opted into the board in 2017. I was born in Taihape and grew up in Hamilton. My Tupuna are from Ngati Apa, Te Ati-haunui a Paparangi and Ngati Porou. I moved to Porirua in 2003 and I love living here! I really enjoy being involved with our school and community. Junior and I have 3 children, Our oldest is at Aotea Collage and our youngest is starting at Tairangi School May 2018.

Kirifi Kirifi

Elected Board Member

Carla Mata

Co-opted Board Member

“Kia Orana, my name is Carla Mata and I have lived in Porirua for 7 years. I am married to a NZ born Cook Islander and we have 2 children.
One of whom attends Tairangi school.
As a family we enjoy travelling around NZ and further afield, Rarotonga to visit family is a favourite!
I love to bake and try new recipes,  enjoy running and also play hockey.
Time at the beach in summer is always a great way to spend our days.
I am currently on parental leave from Tairangi Kindergarten, where I am the Head Teacher. I am looking forward to returning in October.
If you see me around school or in the community please feel free to say Hello and have a chat”

A message from our Board Chair

With our 50th Anniversary at the start of next year, we would love to hear from you if you have any great ideas or could lend a hand.  We want to celebrate in our uniquely Tairangi way and we need your help to get it right.