BOT (Board of Trustees)
The current Board of Trustees were elected in June 2019.
The Board consists of:
The Board consists of:
Clint Schoultz - Parent Representative/Board Chairperson
Originally from Africa, I have lived in New Zealand for the past 12 years, six of those in Wellington. I have two beautiful children, 8-year-old Mila who attends Redwood School, and 16-year-old Gabriel who lives in South Africa. I live in Tawa with my wife, Leigh, Mila and, and an array of animals.
I like to keep busy and as well as being Chair of Redwood School Board, I volunteer for Tawa Community Patrol, a member of Toastmasters Tawa, board member for Hospitality New Zealand, and Chair of Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust.
The charity has become my passion through the amazing work we do and what we achieve by making a difference to kids’ lives and helping those more vulnerable in our community.
For the last six years I have worked for Spotless, as Regional Manager for the South Island and Lower North Island.
Playing with my crazy daughter Mila helps me relax and forget the world.
Scott Cleeton - Parent Representative
I am Scott Cleeton, a new member of the Redwood School BOT and joined the Redwood team a little while after my daughter Bella started school.
Originally from Stoke on Trent, England, in my last role I had the privilege to work in over 100 schools in which I understood how important good working and learning environments were to develop students.
Having almost 30 years experience throughout the building services industry I understand how important a healthy and safe environment is for teachers and students to teach and learn.
After several BOT meetings I now understand the importance of the BOT & PFG teams and the support they give to Redwood School.
My main role within Redwood School is property where I will use my building services experience to support the school and give advice and help where I can.
Jessica McMillan - Parent Representative
I’m the proud mum of Orson and Clara, who both attend Redwood School. I have lived in Tawa for most of my childhood and a lot of my adulthood and enjoy being a part of the community here.
I work in Human Resources which aligns well with being on the People & Culture sub committee.
Andy Milne - Parent Representative
I am the proud parent of two Redwood School students (Charlotte Year 6 and Rebecca Year 4). I am passionate about working with the Board of Trustees and the local community to ensure that the school continues to have a clear vision and can help all students achieve their academic and personal goals.
I currently work in a leadership role at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. When I am not working, I enjoy being outdoors and helping my girls to grow into healthy, curious and responsible citizens. We love bike riding, walking and exploring our wonderful city, region and country.
Last year I was fortunate to have the opportunity to go on school camp to El Rancho. It was amazing to see the children grow in confidence throughout their stay and to be a part of the incredible teacher / parent team responsible for keeping them safe.
Belinda Evans - Staff Representative
I'm the Staff Rep for Redwood School's Board of Trustees. I took over this role last year and I'm enjoying working alongside the newly appointed team.
For those who don’t know me well, I am originally from the Hawkes Bay. I was born in Napier and attended my early years of schooling there. I am well travelled, living in the US and UK before returning to studies and becoming a primary school teacher. I currently live in Karaka Bays and enjoy frequenting coffee hotspots around the city as well as attending my local Cross-fit gym.
Although I spent a very short time relieving, I have only ever taught at Redwood School. I feel very lucky to have worked with a great bunch of people over the last 7 years and believe that this highlights what a great school we are.
Bernie Woodgate - Secretary
I have worked at Redwood for the past 5 and a half years and love meeting all the families that come through the office. The children are a lot of fun to work with and always bring a smile to my day.I am the proud Mum to our two boys - Jamie & Jared both of whom attended Redwood School. Jamie is now an apprentice builder and Jared is in his last year at Tawa college.Sport plays a big part of our weekend and over winter I can be found on the sidelines of either a rugby or football pitch (sometimes both) supporting their teams.
Born in Canterbury and raised in Otago I moved to Wellington 30 years ago but I still refer to the Mainland as home.
Zac Mills - Principal
Originally from the UK, I came to New Zealand in 2001 for a two year overseas experience. Twenty years later NZ is undoubtably home for myself, my wife Jane and my three daughters: Molly, Kate and Zoe.
I became Principal of Redwood School in 2019 after 22 years of being a classroom teacher and senior leader. It is a role I relish, and one that I feel very privileged to have. My focus is on enabling the Redwood students, staff and community to be the best they can be, and giving them the best resources to maximise student learning.
I have always had a passion for sport. These days it is mostly channeled on the sidelines supporting my girls at hockey, football and netball. This year I have taken up hockey again after a 20 year hiatus, inspired by my youngest daughter becoming involved in the sport. Playing for Tawa Titans, it is great to be involved in the Tawa community in a different way.
During the summer you will often find me mountain biking on one of the many fine trails Wellington has to offer.
Minutes of the BOT meetings are available to see below: