Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of Te Kauwhata College.  Five members are elected by parents for a three-year term of office.  The Board also has staff and student representatives.

Trustees represent a cross section of our community.  They work hard to provide a good learning environment and sound policies to enable staff to assist students in their learning.

Meetings are held monthly and are open to the public (apart from the In-Committee business). You are welcome to attend! 

 If you have a concern, a suggestion or any feedback (it doesn’t have to be a moan!) you can write a letter to the Board, care of the College, or send an email for their attention to


Our current Board is:

Kim Bredenbeck             Parent Representative

Peter Ellmers                  Deputy Chairperson

Kiri Pengelly                   Parent Representative

Glen Whitaker                 Chairperson

Post Vacant                    Parent Representative

Karyn Porton                  Staff Respresentative

Bree Welch                    Student Representative

Mike Peters                     Co-opted Member

Deborah Hohneck            Principal