Board of Trustees
Nick Cairns, Chairperson
My name is Nick Cairns; I am married to Cindy and father of three daughters, Madison, Caitlyn and Neave, we have lived in Rolleston since mid 2010.
During my professional life, I began as a teacher, then moved to the private sector, holding senior Sales, Marketing and Operation management positions within several large consumer food companies, which eventually led to acquiring and running our own national branded foods business.
I currently work providing Sales and Marketing services to Shape NZ, an innovative technology business based in Addington.
I appreciate the opportunity as a member of the BOT to apply my relevant skills and experience to contribute to the best outcomes for Clearview Primary, its students, staff and community.
Ngaire Shepherd-Wills, Self Review and Policy, Community Liason
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.”
Hayley Barrett, Deputy Chair, Personnel
For a little over two years, I was the Chairperson of the Parent Community Group at Clearview. The PCG is a group of parents that organise fundraising/fun events for the school. During my time on the PCG, I have met and worked with some amazing people – both parents and staff alike, and I am very proud of what the PCG has been able to achieve in the short time it has been running.
My husband and I own a translation business based in Hornby. Although my current role is mostly at home caring for the children (and being their taxi driver!), I work in the business as required. This is the third business we have owned and I have worked in each of them gaining experience in all aspects from hiring and managing staff, liaising with suppliers/customers, to payroll and accounts.
I am looking forward to continuing my role on the Board and working to ensure Clearview is a great school for our children to attend.
Jason Holland, Finance Chair
I’m married to Nadia and have two children at Clearview (Isla and Chelsea). Our third Tessa will be a first year student at Clearview in 2019. Originally from Christchurch, we moved to Wellington in 2009, before coming back to Canterbury in January 2013 to live in Rolleston.
My professional background is in the resource management field with a particular focus on freshwater management. I studied at Lincoln University and graduated in 2001 with a MSc in Resource Management. Since then, I’ve enjoyed a number of interesting roles including at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, North Canterbury Fish & Game, Ministry for the Environment and now Environment Canterbury (ECan). These roles have taught me a lot about working effectively with people from different walks of life, and understanding and implementing central government policy and legislation.
It’s a real privilege to be appointed to the Clearview Board, and I’ll do my best to contribute to the wellbeing of your school.
Fiona McAlevey, Property and 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. Their love of learning is very inspiring and it helps to motivate me in my own study towards an EdD qualification.
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.