Board of Trustees

Board Chair - Greg Ellis

My work is in sales and marketing during the day and as a performer and comedian in the evening. I believe I’ve got some skills that are useful to tell the great stories of how our intermediate helps grow great kids with a strong connection to the Bay. It’s a strong connection I’ve always had and want my own family to share.


Growing up I have so many memories of the Bay: going to the Whitehouse Road shops with my Grandma, towing the golf trundled around the Titahi Bay golf course after my Dad and Granddad and playing in the rock pools down at the beach. Although I didn’t grow up here this place is where so many of my memories are. It’s the place my father grew up and it’s the place that my wife and I chose to raise our kids. Because it’s a special place. I’m passionate about my kids being educated here. I believe in the local schools and that’s why I’m looking forward to my next 3 years on the Titahi Bay Intermediate Board. 

Louise Carter

Kia ora te whanau.

Ko Louise Carter tōku ingoa.

Nō Waikato ahau.

Kei Te Whanganui-a-Tara tōku kāinga inaianei.

Ko Jesse ratou, ko Mahe, ko Niko āku tama.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

I grew up all over New Zealand and consider myself lucky to have lived in so many beautiful spots around NZ.  My whakapapa is to Tainui, ko Ngati Raukawa te iwi. I have lived in Titahi Bay for 15 years now and am very proud to call myself a “Titahitian”!  Prior to living in Titahi Bay, I studied my Masters of Physical Education at Otago University. I love all things sport and love to see children (and adults!) empowering themselves through being active.  I have three sons: Jesse who attended TBI in 2014/15, Mahe who currently attends TBI as a Year 7, and Niko who will join him next year as a Year 6. I think this is such a wonderful place to raise my children - I love this community and value its Intermediate School.    I have been on the TBI Board of Trustees for nearly 5 years now and I love the culture here – such a positive place for learning that our children experience each week! I’m excited about what’s around the corner for our school!! Titahi Bay is my Tūrangawaewae and my son’s could not attend a better school.

I have over ten years of experience serving on school Boards.These years of experience on three different Boards (Titahi Bay Primary School, Rongotai College and Titahi Bay Intermediate), in different levels of the education system, have given me a wealth of knowledge and understanding around the operational procedures of schools, and the role of the Board with the school. I also have experience of the education system from ‘the inside’ as a teacher at Wellington College, where I am Head of Junior Health and Physical Education.  I am currently involved in researching cultural connectedness within the classroom, specifically how MoE initiatives in this area translate to classroom practice.

Nga mihi nui, Louise Carter.

“Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi”

“Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.”

Jeff Chapman

Originally from Christchurch, I have lived in Titahi Bay for about 16 years.  I am part of a blended family with three children aged 13, 11 and 10.  The eldest is currently in year nine at Aotea College, the middle child is in year seven at Titahi Bay Intermediate (TBI), and the youngest is in year six at Titahi Bay School on Kura Street.

I am involved in many facets of the Titahi Bay community inlcuding Te Ara Moana, Norths rugby, Surf Lifesaving and a number of subsidiary groups attached to the Titahi Bay Community Group including the Education Group, Stuart Park Restoration, The GROW project and the Fruit & Vege Co-op based at TBI.

I am a very honest and trustworthy person.  One of the main motivators for me to be on the Board of Trustees is to be part of an open and collaborative team that helps develop a school that every child and family in 'the bay' wants to be a part of.  A place where our local children get the best possible holistic education that will enable them to thrive not only at college but in the wider local, national and global community.

Principal - Dairne Kaimoana

Cherie Walsh - Staff Representative

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