Board of Trustees


Presiding Member Sian Knauf    
Principal Bernie Denton-van Loon    
Parent Member Sam Welch    
Parent Member Tom Whitford    
Parent Member Jeremy Leigh    
Parent Member Izak Gifkins    
Staff Representative       


BOT Meetings 


The BOT's monthly meetings are open to the public and are held at school and occasionally online. The details of the monthly BOT meetings are advertised in the fortnightly newsletters. There are 10 meetings per calendar year.

If you would like to raise an issue at a BOT meeting, please contact the BOT Presiding Member a week prior to a meeting, so your issue can be placed on the agenda. Whilst meetings are open for public attendance, they are not public meetings, but speaking rights can be granted to non-board members at the discretion of the board.

We always welcome new members. For more information on school boards please visit NZSTA or the Ministry of Education websites.


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