Board of Trustees

The Board consists of five parents, elected by parents of pupils for a three year term, the Principal and a staff representative, elected by staff members.

2022 The current members of the board are:

Hishaam Mirza

Chair

Hishaam Mirza
Email
021 804 431

Craig Wheatley

Deputy Chair

Craig Wheatley
Email
021 681 202

The pride of Parnell

Principal

Richard George
Contact through school office
09 379 3008

Staff Trustee

Louise Mann
Email
09 3793008

Gina Xu

Treasurer

Gina Xu
Email
021 237 4616

Kirsten Austin

Board Member

Kirsten Austin
Email
021 980 065

Jo Wilkins

Board Member

Jo Wilkins
Email

The Board of Trustees meets at 6pm in the school boardroom 8 times each year, twice per term. Anyone may attend these meetings.

A copy of our School Charter is available for download and the minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings are available at the office on request. The 2022 Board Of Trustees meeting dates are:

Term 1 – 14 Feb, 29 Mar
Term 2 – 17 May, 20 Jun
Term 3 – 8 Aug, 19 Sep (new Board)
Term 4 – 31 Oct, 12 Dec

Key Roles of the Board:

  • Take overall responsibility for the school.
  • Set goals and policies for the school and monitor performance of the school against those goals and policies.
  • Appoint and support the principal of the school.
  • Ratify the appointment of all staff.
  • Ensure that the school operates as a good employer.
  • Ensure that there is a good communication between the school and its community.

The Board’s role is not a “hands on” management activity. The Board sets goals and policies, the principal and staff implement them by fulfilling the day to management and professional tasks within the school.