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.
Rebekah Key, Principal
My interest in education was first sparked after reading Nelson Mandela’s book about the powerful shaping force it had been in his life. Since then, 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. Originally hailing from Tasmania, Australia, I moved to New Zealand 8 years ago to work with gifted and talented students. My background has also been involvement in international community development, where I have worked in a range of countries, including Burma, Thailand, Chile and Fiji. 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)
Sonia Voldseth (Parent Representative)
Doniella Tweddell (Staff Representative)
Steven Batstone (Proprietor Representative)
Warren Peat, (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.