Christopher Tweddell, Chairman
Christopher Tweddell is also CSAQ Special Character Representative Christopher Tweddell served as Chaplin to St Peter’s School at Cambridge for 8 years prior to moving to Queenstown in 2013, where he was in charge of the Christian Education programme and pastoral needs of the community. Chris’ ministry has spanned a 30 year period where he has been vicar of 3 parishes and involved in Schools and other Chaplin positions. This work has been in both a national and international context with time spent in the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Chris is a qualified secondary school teacher, councellor and has a passion for Christian Education. Chris has also served on a number of governance boards and is currently the Vicar of the Wakatipu Parish. Chris is married to Doniella Tweddell and has 2 adult sons who are currently engaged in tertiary studies.
I have worked in 3 different education systems in every year level of the primary school sector and have developed a deep love of learning and teaching. Being a part of the KingsView School Board of Trustees is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to this thriving, innovative school. The calibre and commitment of the other Board members is outstanding and the road ahead of the school is very exciting.
Shane Wairau, (Parent Representative)
“My wife and I wanted our sons to be educated at Kingsview School because of its Christian foundations and teachings. These aligned with our own beliefs and so it was an easy decision for us to make. I am currently the Human Resource Manager at AJ Hackett Bungy and I have been working for the company since my wife and I moved to Queenstown over 20 years ago (originally we came from the sunny southern metropolis of Invercargill!). This is the first time I have been on a Board of Trustees and I choose to do this because I wanted to be involved with how the two most precious people in my wife’s and my life are educated. Since joining the Board of Trustees I have found everyone to have similar goals, focus and passion – therefore making this experience both enjoyable and educational in itself”. Shane
Lucy Emerson (Parent Representative)
Hello my name is Lucy Emerson. I am Mother to Oliver and George, who
both attend KingsView School. I am happily married to Hamish and we are
delighted that we found KingsView as a place for our children to learn.
I have lived in Queenstown for about 18 years and feel that this is home; with
Hawke’s Bay a close second.
I love what Kingsview can offer our children. I feel in a World where the pace
of life can be fast and furious, that Kingsview offers a smaller, quieter space
for children to learn and grow.
As a parent, I know how important it is that my children are happy, and mine
are at KingsView. I feel that the environment at KingsView is welcoming, the
teachers know and treat the children with respect and it’s a reflection of our
The staff and parents I have met at KingsView have been some of the most
positive and up lifting people I have met. They are helpful and kind and see
the good in people and situations.
I am a teacher aide at KingsView. I hope that being a Mum and also working
at school helps me bring some insight to the Board on how things are functioning within the school.
Sonia Voldseth (Parent Representative)
Steven Batstone (Proprietor Representative)
Doniella Tweddell, Acting Principal/Staff Rep.
Warren Peat, (Deputy Chair & Proprietor Rep.) Since February 2016, Warren has been the CEO for the NZ Christian Proprietor’s Trust, the national body that holds the integration agreements for a number of schools across the country with the crown.
Warren has a background and qualifications in commerce and has spent 30+ years in education, teaching, leading and governing in schools across the state, private and now integrated school sectors, including Acting Principal at Avondale College, Executive Head at Saint Kentigern College and Executive Head at John Paul College in Brisbane, Australia.
Primarily his role is to support the principal in each of the schools in the NZCPT network, to help guide the Board regarding the respective responsibilities of the school and the proprietor, and to safeguard the special character of the school in respect of governance decisions being taken by the Board. In his spare time, fishing with his adult sons comes a close second to enjoying the company of his wife, nurse and chief supporter, Gwyneth.
Vacancies for 2 parent representatives to be filled.