Key Role of the Board of Trustees
The governance of the school is entrusted to the Board of Trustees who are the elected representatives of the parents.
The Board of Trustees assumes responsibility for a range of matters, including personnel, finance, governance, property and the School Charter.
Meetings, which are open to interested parents, are held at 6.30pm at the school, generally on the first Monday of most months. Please check at the school office.
Chairperson Health and Safety
Principal (currently on sabbatical)
Get to know the Board of Trustees
I work for the New Zealand Defence Force in a management role introducing new equipment and material to the Royal New Zealand Navy. I have served 23years in naval uniform and transitioned to my current civilian position in 2012. I have lived and worked on the North Shore for over 27 yrs. Along with my wife Angela we have two daughters, Charlotte and Lucy, who are currently students at Bayswater School.
The family are very active within the school and wider community with Angela being a member of the Parent Group; I am also a member of Scouting NZ as a Leader for the Cub section of Calliope Sea Scouts. As member on the Board of Trustees, I expect to makea useful contribution to the management of Bayswater School.
I have a pragmatic approach and broad experience through employment in defence which allows me to view issues from a wide perspective and find solutions to complex situations. I believe that by providing appropriate direction and the right tools for the teaching team and the school we can create a great environment for the future of all our children.
I have two children at Bayswater School: Elias and Karlia.
I have previously been involved in the parent group since our son started school in 2018 and was part of organising several successful events as well as joining the BOT meetings as the Parent Group representative on several occasions. I have nearly 20 years’ experience in supply chain and procurement across various industries and as part of these have been part of several governance bodies.
They play an important role in shaping the mission and vision of any business and equally schools and I believe in everything Bayswater stands for. Offering an environment where all children are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in whatever path they may choose later in life is something not all schools do as well as Bayswater. My goal is to ensure we are able to live by the vision and mission that are so well displayed in everything the school does today.
Involving all communities living in this beautiful country and allowing children of all abilities to work together and accept each other’s differences will provide them with the open mindedness and values that will be so important as they move on in life. I will support the board in ensuring the environment remains as inclusive as it is today and I am confident my professional experience, but more importantly, my experience as a mother, and as a parent of a child with special needs can contribute to this mission.
I’m married to Ash and we have three children, Jack and Oliver at Bayswater School, and Fletcher. We love being part of the Bayswater School community and look forward to many years ahead supporting our wonderful school.
I have a legal background with over 15 years’ experience, both in-house and in private practice.
I’m currently Senior Counsel in the Wealth team at ANZ.
If I’m elected to the Board of Trustees, I hope to use my analytical and strategic thinking skills to make a valuable contribution to the governance of our school.
In particular, I’m keen to ensure that our school:
· provides a dynamic, holistic, innovative learning environment that supports children to become well-balanced, empowered, life-long learners;
· provides opportunities for children to pursue their passions and achieve personal excellence, be that academic, cultural or physical;
· provides an environment where children experience a sense of belonging and well-being at school.
In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, bike riding, going to the beach and doing nature walks with the family.
We are the school-based trustees on the board. As principal, Lindsay is automatically a board member and Marianne is the trustee elected by the staff. For both of us, being on Bayswater School Board of Trustees is an absolute pleasure. The other board members have a wide range of skills and interests which make them very effective trustees.
Their diversity of experience means that they often look at things in a different way to us and make suggestions which we would never have thought of. Board members are like a critical friend - the questions they pose challenge our thinking so we can work together to improve outcomes for all our children. Bayswater School is fortunate to have such a dedicated, capable board.