The Trustees

The Board of Trustees has statutory powers under the Education Act of 1989 as a Crown entity and is responsible for the governance of the school. The board and its trustees work to ensure that the school is run in the best interests of its students and their community.

The board usually comprises five parent representatives, a staff rep and the principal. The school's executive officer is also the minute secretary. The board generally meets twice a term in one of the learning areas at 19:00 on a Monday. The dates are set on the school's web calendar and advertised in the newsletter.

The school has a staggered election cycle. The triennial election occurred in May 2016 (3 positions) and the mid-term election follows in October 2017 (2 positions). The public is very welcome to attend any board meetings, check the calendar and come along - they are meetings held in public, not public meetings. Should you wish to consider becoming a trustee at some time then please make contact to find out more.

Ben RoborghBen Roborgh ~ Elected Parent Rep (May 16 - May 19)
Ben was elected chair at the board's first meeting in mid 2016. His interest and energy have already been manifest in the preparation for the new playscape about to take shape. 

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Asha McKay.JPGAsha McKay ~ Elected Parent Rep (Oct 14 - Oct 17)
Asha joined the board following the 2014 mid-term elections and as well as managing a busy family and contributing to a growing business, finds the time as a trustee to help govern the school.

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Sarah GatjensSarah Gatjens ~ Elected Parent Rep (Oct 14 - Oct 17)
With three daughters attending the school Sarah has a keen interest in being a trustee also balancing her professional life. 

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Dean SteeleDean Steele ~ Elected Parent Rep (May 16 - May 19)
As deputy chair, Dean reflects his experience in public office. No doubt his wide network and experience will add huge value to the board. Currently two of his sons attend the school.

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SpencerSpencer Kingi ~ Elected Parent Rep (May 16 - May 19)
Being a Marlburian means Spencer knows how things  work in rural Marlborough.  Spencer is looking forward to continuing this new role and contributing to the work of the board. Spencer may be contacted via the school.

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JamesJames Donald ~ Co-opted (Jun 16)
By way of transition, James continues to serve after serving as chair for a number of years. The many and varied property projects over the last few years bear testimony to his efforts and dedication.

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TraceyTracey Wearing ~ Elected Staff Trustee (May 17 - May 19)
Now teaching in the senior class of Pelorus Tracey joins the board in her fourth year at Havelock School.

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 Ernie13Ernie Buutveld ~ Principal
The principal is a full board member and besides being the school's leader is also the board's executive trustee.

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Mandy3Mandy McQuarrie ~ Minute Secretary/Executive Officer

Whilst not a voting member of the board, it is to everyone's advantage to have Mandy attend all board meetings as beside taking minutes etc she of course ensures financial records are up to the mark and presented to trustees for deliberation.

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