Our Leadership Team & BOT

Our leadership team have high levels of expertise around working with vulnerable children in Oranga Tamariki care. They work alongside Oranga Tamariki, Health, Ministry of Education, Police, Corrections, NGOs and iwi.

They are committed to maintaining a strong and cohesive team through workforce development, academic and sector research, dynamic leadership and a rigorous process of evaluation and continuous improvement.



Tina Lomax

Deputy Principal

Jackie Freeman

Assistant Principals

Whakatakapokai (Auckland)
Debbie Simon

Korowai Manaaki (Auckland)
Rachel Phelan

Te Maioha o Parekarangi (Rotorua)
Tracy Spiers

Te Puna Wai ō Tuhinapo (Christchurch)
Rachel Maitland 

Arahina ki Ōtautahi (Christchurch)
Pete Chaplin

Te Oranga (Christchurch)
Jonny Langley

Puketai (Dunedin)
Jan Stevens


Kingslea School Board of Trustees

 Our Board of Trustees are made up of two Minister of Education appointed trustees; two Oranga Tamariki appointed trustees; two co-opted trustees with expertise in education and Maori achievement; our Principal and a staff trustee. They are committed to working in partnership with our Principal to deliver quality student achievement.

Alan Direen (Chairperson)
Shane Whitfield (Deputy Chairperson)
Tina Lomax (Principal)
Jackie Freeman
Colleen Bardsley
Dr Angus Macfarlane
Peter Whitcombe
Dr Barry Newcombe

  • Student Wellbeing
  • High Expectations
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Learning to Learn
  • Community Engagement
  • Coherence
  • Future Focus


021 1735 876
PO Box 68, Rolleston 7643