Board of Trustees

Kate Worner, Chairperson

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 on 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.


Emma Hodgkin, Deputy Chair and Property

My name is Emma Hodgkin and I have lived in Rolleston with my husband since 2007. We currently have three children at Clearview Primary across a range of teams within the school. 

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 am currently working in a Chief Executive Officer role within the sport and recreation sector and have previously managed my own consulting business where I largely focused on supporting government and the not-for-profit sectors in their strategic planning, contract management and relationship management processes.  

I am thoroughly enjoying my roles on the Board and look forward to continuing to positively contribute to the future growth and development of our school and community. 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 to ensure the educational aspirations of our children can be met. 

Nick Cairns, Finance

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, Community Liasion and Personnel

My name is Ngaire Shepherd-Wills. I am married to David and we have two children at Clearview Primary. We have lived in Rolleston since 2009 and love being part of this amazing community.

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.”

This is my second term on the Board of Trustees. I bring a range of experiences and skills that will support our teachers and learners. I look forward to being part of the team that will continue to develop the future direction of Clearview Primary.

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.

Katie Morriss,   Staff Representative






Rob Rush, Principal






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 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.

Grants Application Form

Clearview Primary Annual Reports

Below are the Annual Reports for Clearview Primary.

2020 Annual Report



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