Board of Trustees

We have a very supportive Board who work hard to support our staff, students and parents.  This dedication was recognised in their placings as finalists in the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards for Governance, in 2017.  There were only two Boards in New Zealand to receive this accolade.  If you would like to view our Strategic Plan:



Anne Butcher Chairperson
Trish Coyle Parent Representative
Kim Merwood Parent Representative
Andrea Wilson Parent Representative
Kristyn Stefhest Parent Representative
Bea Carter-Judd Staff Representative
Georgia Wairepo Student Representative
Daniel Murfitt Principal
Keleigh Atkins Secretary


The Board meets its annual reporting requirement and has well established self-review practices.  Policies are reviewed on a two yearly cycle.  An annual plan with appropriate student achievement targets is developed annually with progress reports by the senior lead team presented twice a year.  Staff members in positions of responsibility provide yearly annual reports and plans which are personally presented to the Board on a biennial basis.  Delegations are bestowed each year at the first meeting.

2019 Board of Trustee Elections

Are you interested in becoming a board member?  Want to know more?
NZSTA would like to encourage parent and whanau participation on school boards in order to help shape and support the education of their children.  To that end, they will be rolling out the Korari Programme for anyone interested in finding out about standing for the school board elections and having a say in the education of their children.  Below are resource links to help inform you.

  1. Korari:a programme that provides you with governance training to help you understand the role of school boards of trustees.

We will be rolling out information sessions for Korari in terms 1&2

  1. Korari form:NZSTA will support anyone who advises us they are interested in becoming a trustee, by way of the workshops but also providing access to our Learning Management System where online modules re. school governance, student achievement etc. can be completed.

Attached is a form for completion which can be emailed to

  1. Community member guide to the role of the board of trustees:This explains a lot of commonly asked questions and information about becoming a trustee.