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Board of Trustees

The governance of Newlands School is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees. Members are elected every three years from our school community. The BOT is committed to providing excellence in education and are very supportive of the school’s learning community.

The Board of Trustees meets twice a term and meeting times and dates are advised on the school’s calendar of events. All meetings are open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. The minutes are public documents and are available at the school office.

If you would like to know more about Boards of Trustees, the link will take you to the New Zealand Schools Trustees Association (NZSTA) website. NZSTA

More information is detailed in the resources below:

Who is on the Board of Trustees for Newlands School? Please click on the resource below to find out more about the current board of trustees.

Board of Trustees News update. Please click on the resource below to access.

Newlands School Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016. Please click on the resource below to access.

Board of Trustees

Nicola Hankinson
Board Chair

My husband Richard and I live here in Newlands, and our on Monty is in his final year here at Newlands Primary. He started as a new entrant, and has loved his time moving through the school. I work as a speech and language therapist, so I have a particular interest in learning support and communication. I am on the Education and the Health and Safety sub committees of the board. Please catch me whenever you see me around the school if you have anything to discuss, or email me on nikkid@newlandsprimary.school.nz

Karl McDiarmid
Deputy Board Chair

I have been on the Newlands School BoT since mid 2016. We have a great school and a unique village community which I love being part of. I have a daughter, Caitlin, and a son, Lachlan, who both attend Newlands. My background is in territory management and customer service.

Sarah Prior

Hi, I’m Sarah and I’ve been on the Newlands Primary School Board of Trustees since mid 2013. I have a son, Ryan Edwards, in year 6 and a daughter, Jaime Edwards, in year 4. I really enjoy my role as part of the Board. I think we’ve got such a good thing going at our school – passionate teachers, a great sense of community and kids who are thriving – and I want to be part of ensuring we continue this. My background is in human resources and people development, and I currently work part time with Primary ITO.

Wayne Haines

I have one son Thomas at Newlands School, and an older son Jack who is now at Newlands Intermediate. I have been on the Board of Trustees since 2013. I work for the Department of Internal Affairs in the Service Delivery.

Other Board of Trustees members

Rena Kohere (elected parent representative)
Maciu Vucago (co-opted parent representative)
Sunita Musa (co-opted parent representative)
Robyn Arthur (school principal)
Sam Smith (staff representative)