Board of Trustees
Nick Cairns, Chairperson
My name is Nick Cairns; I am married to Cindy and the father of three daughters, twins Madison and Caitlyn and our youngest Neave, we have lived in Rolleston since mid-2010.
During my professional life, I began as a teacher, then moved into the private sector, holding several Directorships, Chief Executive and senior roles across several diverse industry sectors including FMCG, Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics, this also included acquiring the major shareholding of the iconic Mr. Whippy New Zealand brand.
I am currently employed at Tumblar Products in Christchurch with responsibility for a chemical based manufacturing business with a team of 65+.
Beginning in 2013 I am now in my third consecutive term on the Clearview Board of Trustees, I have been elected Chairperson since 2014.
I appreciate the opportunity as the leader of the Board of Trustees to apply my relevant skills and experience to contribute to the best outcomes for Clearview Primary, and serve its students, staff and the wider Rolleston community.
Ngaire Shepherd-Wills, Deputy Chair, (Community Relations/Personnel/Policy)
I was a teacher for fifteen years, including four years at Clearview. I am passionate about future focused education and lifelong learning. Currently I work as a Professional Learning Facilitator for Core Education, a non-profit organisation whose vision is “Pushing the Boundaries of Educational Possibility.”
Emma Hodgkin, Property
I am passionate about improving the educational and wider wellbeing outcomes of children and young people in our community. I have spent many years working in this area professionally and in a volunteer capacity in a number of roles across sport, recreation, public health and education. I have my own consulting business where I largely focus on supporting government and non-government organisations with their strategic planning, contract management and stakeholder engagement and relationship management processes.
I am looking forward to positively contributing to the future of Clearview Primary and bring a range of skills and experience to this role. There are a number of challenges that we face in the coming years and I’m excited to be part of the team working with the staff and wider school community to tackle these.
Kate Worner, Finance
My name is Kate Worner; I am married to John and we have 3 children. Our 2 girls currently attend Clearview Primary with our son starting in 2020. We have been in Rolleston since 2012 and are enjoying the Clearview school community.
I currently have an Architectural Design business and am a director of other companies we own. Previously I have held various finance related roles within the private and public sector.
This is my first term of the Board of Trustees and I am excited to represent the parents of Clearview Primary. I look forward to supporting the wonderful teaching team at Clearview and using my skills to continue on the great leadership of the previous BOT.
Fiona McAlevey, Health & Safety
I live in Rolleston with my beautiful family – Sharon, Grace and Alex. We have lived here since 2012, having moved from Christchurch. Grace and Alex both attend Clearview and thoroughly enjoy their friends, teachers and experiences here.
I work as an early childhood education lecturer with students all around New Zealand. It is a privilege to see my students’ knowledge and skills develop and grow. They inspire me and motivate me in my teaching.
I see my role on the Clearview Primary Board of Trustees as a wonderful opportunity to give something back. I look forward to many adventures supporting the Clearview community.
Board of Trustees Sporting and Cultural Grant
The Board of Trustees have created a grant to support a student or team selected to represent their sport or cultural event on a National or International level. The purpose of the grant is to support the the student or team achieve this if the event incurs any financial barriers that would inhibit participation. Please download the form if you believe your child or child’s team are eligible to make an application. Further information and the criteria can be found on the form.