New Chair and Director

Melini Fasavalu has become  Chair of the Trust, following the resignation of Sarah Martin.

Sarah has been on the Board for 12 years, including 3 as Chair. The Board expressed its  gratitude for her  huge contribution to the Board and her inspirational leadership over many years.

Donna Southworth has stepped up from Emerging Director and been appointed Director from 1 July.

About Te Rau Puāwai Education Trust

The Te Rau Puāwai Education Trust supports educational initiatives that draw on collaboration and evidence, to increase capabilities of individuals and communities, maximising their potential to create a fairer society.
The Trust invests in educational research, initiatives, interventions and projects that address inequalities in particular for Māori, Pasifika and student support learners in learning outcomes and increased teacher effectiveness.
Learning outcomes are both the social and the cognitive skills and capabilities valued in our society. The definition of “teacher” embraces a broad range of people who impact on a student’s learning outcomes and includes members of the teaching profession, related professions, support staff, parents, family and whanau and the wider community.

The Trust is a registered NZ Charity and 100% shareholder of Cognition Education Ltd.