Gisborne East Coast and Wairoa



The Trust services a large region including Tairawhiti/East Coast, Gisborne City, Wairoa and surrounding rural areas. Our northernmost school is Potaka, our southernmost is Kotemaori and we cover inland as far as Waikaremoana and Motu.

There are 60 schools in this region including a number of Kura Kaupapa Maori, area schools and small rural schools. Most of the schools use the service annually. In 2018 our Educator worked with 5333 children.

The Trust actively fundraise and has good support from local organisations including Rotary, Gisborne District Council, Eastland Community Trust, and a number of funding organisations and philanthropic trusts. We run a major Fight for Life event each year. We also receive support from local contractors who transport the classroom free of charge. Thanks to our supporters we are able to provide the service to schools at a low cost to help ensure that we reach every child that we possibly can.


Contact details

Chairperson: Pat Seymour, 027 472 5997
Executive Officer: Susan Braybrook, 027 316 4335
Educator: Anna McVey, 021 942 406,