Announcement : 


School Board Update

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau,


On behalf of the Whenuapai School Board, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Adam Cels as the new Principal of Whenuapai School, commencing in Term 1, 2022. 

Adam brings with him a number of years of experience in education, 13 of those as a Principal including the last 8 years as the Principal of Te Huruhi School on Waiheke Island. 

We are excited to have Adam on board and we know that he is looking forward to creating a personal connection with all staff, students, and families at Whenuapai School next year. 

Please see attached a personal profile with some background information about Adam and his family.

Principal 2022 – Adam Cels

This appointment also means next week we will be saying farewell to Raewyn Matthys-Morris. As the Presiding Member and on behalf of the Board, it has been a pleasure working with Raewyn since she started at Whenuapai in July 2015. Raewyn has done a tremendous amount of work for our staff, students and community over the last six and a half years. The school has been privileged and very fortunate to benefit from her strength, leadership, drive and experience.

On behalf of the Board, I wish Raewyn and Jim all the very best for the future.

2021 has been a challenging year for everybody and we thank you for your continued support as we navigated through this time together.

We now look forward to an exciting 2022. 

All the best for the holiday season. Take care and safe travels.

Michael Farac

Presiding Member

Whenuapai School Board