September 22, 2004
Wellington Principal Re-Elected As
Wellington primary school principal, Colin Tarr, has today been re-elected to serve another year as National President of NZEI Te Riu Roa, the country’s largest education union.
He was re-elected on the final day of the union’s Annual Meeting attended by 400 members in Wellington.
NZEI Te Riu Roa has 43,000 members working as: Teachers and principals in primary schools Teachers in early childhood education services Support staff in primary and secondary schools Special education staff in early childhood, primary and secondary schools School advisers based at Colleges and Schools of Education.
Colin Tarr was elected National President at last year’s Annual Meeting. He is the principal of Pukeatua Primary School in the Wellington suburb of Wainuiomata.
Irene Cooper was re-elected as the National Vice President. She is principal of Hillcrest Normal School in Hamilton.
Four new members were elected to the union’s National Executive. Sandi Abel, principal of Dovedale School in Wakefield near Motueka Jonathan Ramsay, teacher, Mt Eden Normal School, Auckland Margaret Ready, Assistant Principal, New Windsor School, Avondale, Auckland Vincent Ridgway, Resource Teacher of Leaning and Behaviour, Moerewa School, Northland Annette Patterson, support staff, Catlins Area School, Owaka, South Otago
Sixteen members were returned to the National Executive of NZEI Te Riu Roa Ihipera Kerr, senior teacher at Pukeatua School, Wainuiomata, Wellington Brian Laing, principal at Wesley Primary School, Mt Roskill, Auckland Diane Leggett, principal at Karori Normal School, Wellington Caroline Mareko, assistant principal, Porirua East School, Wellington Frances Nelson, principal at Northcote Primary School, Auckland Robyn Tataurangi, assistant principal at Royal Oak Primary School, Auckland Nigel Wilson, principal at Kaikorai School, Dunedin Judith Nowotarski, head teacher at Hawera Kindergarten, Taranaki Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips, teacher at Hamilton West Kindergaten Rangiamohia Brown, principal, Rangiriri School, at Te Kauwhata Pam Cooper, administration manager at St Johns Hill School, Wanganui Mereana Epi Mana, librarian at Ellerslie District School, Auckland Ian Leckie, principal at Insoll Avenue School in Hamilton Zachary Markham, head teacher at Hillpark Kindergarten, Manurewa, Auckland. Megan Rich, teacher, St Albans School, Christchurch Winifred Morris, special education adviser, Palmerston North