Role of the Board of Trustees

All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.

Our Board has a total of 11 Trustees; 5 elected parent representatives, 4 trustees appointed by the Archbishop, 1 elected staff representative and the Principal. Elections are held every three years.

Meet the Board

Principal

* Steve Wheeler was appointed as Principal in 2014

Parent Representatives

* James O’Connor was reappointed to the board in 2019 (Chairperson)
– BOT chairperson email: bot@stpatsmstn.school.nz

* Michael Murphy was reappointed to the Board in June 2019
* Scott Andrew was appointed to the Board in June 2019
* Ali Philps was appointed to the Board in April 2021
* Brilly Panikulam was appointed to the Board in April 2021

Proprietors Appointees

* Fr Bruce England was reappointed by the Archbishop in June 2019
* Dr Claire Hills was appointed by the Archbishop in June 2019
* Hellen Johnston was reappointed by the Archbishop in June 2019

Staff Representative

* Terri-Ann Coltham was appointed in June 2019

2021 BOT meeting dates:

Term 1: 24th February & 7th April
Term 2: 26th May & 30th June
Term 3: 25th August & 29th September
Term 4: 10th November & 8th December