Board of Trustees

Charles Ryman – Chairperson

I am a Titahi Bay local who has lived here for the past five years and the Wellington area most of my life. I have three children , two who attend the school at present. I have been self employed for the past year and have previous experience working in both the private and public sectors in human resources and recruitment, including the New Zealand School Trustees Association. In my role as Parent Trustee I look forward to engaging with members of the school community and contributing to the ongoing achievement and development of our school.

 Chalajia Taukamo-Mataroa – Parent Trustee
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Rangituhi me Whitireia oku maunga
Ko Parirua te awa ko Ngāti Toarangatira te Iwi
Ko Takapūwāhia te marae
Ko Toarangatira te whare tupuna
Ko Te Rauparaha te tangata
Ko Te Peehi Kupe raua ko Te Hiko o te Rangi oku tupuna matua
Ko Chalajia Taukamo-Mataroa toku ingoa.

I am a born and bred local who grew up in Takapūwāhia Pā. I am a married mother of two amazing boys – one who currently attends Ngāti Toa School and my youngest, who will start in 2020. I am a certified massage therapist who works from home with previous experience in the interior design, retail and hospitality industries and a background in te reo Māori, kapahaka, dance, music and art. I have a love for our tamariki and our kura and want to help in any way I can, so they can achieve success and greatness in their aspirations. I look forward to contributing to our kura and being part of something great.

Sasha Tuitapa – Parent Trustee

It gives me great pleasure to be a parent trustee for Ngāti Toa School. Originally from Dunedin, I have lived in Wellington for the past 14 years, and specifically Titahi Bay for 11 of those. I have two daughters at Ngāti Toa School and am proud to be part of a school that puts their students at the centre of their decision making. Our school does this by ensuring our students are cared for, are provided opportunities for their interests and are given the best education experience possible. Having been employed by the Ministry of Social Development for the past fourteen years in various roles, most recently as a Senior Service Designer and as a Senior Contracts Advisor I have experience with governance, funding/finances, building relationships in communities just to name a few. I look forward to contributing to our schools community growth and development and engaging with our whānau.

Rob Egan – Parent Trustee

My son Kai is in his fourth year at Ngāti Toa. Being part of the board of the school is a great privilege and I’m immensely proud of Ngāti Toa’s culture of being kind toward each other, empowering our kids, and being part of our community. I feel my role as a board member is to support the school in any way I can. Outside of being a board member I run a small government relations business. 2020 is a big year for us – Kai’s little sister will be here soon.

Eugene Perano – Parent Trustee

My son Romani is currently in the juniors at Ngāti Toa School.
My sister Sarah attended Ngāti Toa years ago and my Dad, Bernie, was on the board. So when the opportunity to join the board came up, I jumped at it.
I’ve lived here in the bay all my life and went to school at Mana College. I’ve been in the building game ever since, employing a small but enthusiastic band of local lads which has been a lot of fun. My wife Audrey – an Ascot Park girl – is a great mum and long time employee of MPI. We love Porirua and wouldn’t be anywhere else!
TBC – Iwi representative

Kaye Brunton (Principal)

Glen Robinson (Staff representative)

Kiri McKelvey (Minutes Secretary)