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Board of Trustees By-election Results

Matipo Primary School

Board of Trustees’ By-Election

Declaration of Parent By-Election Results

Parent representative votes:


Colegate  Hollie                63

Donald Rozanne               53

Lamb Rebecca                   83

Preston Vanessa              89

Rarere Nathan                  104

Smith Phillip                      26

Stunzner Kurt                    37

Wilson Luke                       55


I hereby declare the following duly elected:

Nathan Rarere                   Vanessa Preston              Rebecca Lamb



Jenny Atkins

Returning Officer

BOT Election Results

Matipo Primary School

Board of Trustees’ Election

Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results

Parent representative votes:

Blucher, Vanna 146

Bragg, Trudi 184

Lamb, Rebecca 99

Mullord, Claire 156

Parsons, Sonya 75

Preston, Vanessa 69

Reeves, Tamsin 45

Siaki, Faga 154

Smith, Phillip 85

Van Dolleweerd, Jeanne-Marie 195

Windler, David 159

Invalid votes 5


I hereby declare the following duly elected:

Vanna Blucher
Faga Siaki
Claire Mullord
David Windler
Trudi Bragg
Jeanne-Marie Van Dolleweerd


Declaration of Staff Election Results

At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received I hereby declare Natalie Kennerley duly elected.



Cara Bainbridge

Returning Officer

Board of Trustees Newsletter Term 3

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

The Board of Trustees is elected every three years. We have five parent representatives:
Vanna Blucher Chair
David Windler Treasurer
Trudi Bragg Events
Jeanne-Marie van Dolleweerd Friends of Matipo
Claire Mullord Secretary
Also Natalie Kennerley as the Staff Representative and the Principal.

The Board is responsible for governance and finances. Governance is policy, compliance, legal, suspensions and expulsions, and budgets etc. The Board does not manage the day-to-day running of the school, class placements, curriculum direction etc. The Board act as parent representatives and meet on a monthly basis on the 3rd Monday of the month except in January.

Long Term Maintenance Plan
Various property reports are currently being gathered for the school’s next five year property plan. High on the list is modernisation of the Room 6 – 9 Junior Block, Room 14 and 20 toilet blocks, acoustic ceiling tiles for a couple of rooms, drainage and roofing repairs and the beginnings of a roll out of heat pumps to cover all rooms eventually.

The Board are proud of the achievements of the children this year. We have won four cluster sports tournaments to date: Athletics, Rugby League, Soccer and Cricket. We are also thrilled with our National Standards achievement – better than the National, the Auckland and the Cluster averages.

Please support the school’s recycling of clothes (at the back gate) and cell phones for Starship Hospital (to the office).

More About Our Board Members:

Vanna Blucher
Vanna is the Board Chair. She is currently Deputy Principal of a large primary school but is shortly moving to a new position at a secondary school. Vanna’s passion and interest is in the welfare of children and school achievement.

David Windler
David is a mortgage broker. Prior to this career, David worked for 10 years as a coaching advisor for Auckland Cricket and was a cricket player of some distinction himself. David is the Board Treasurer.

Trudi Bragg
Trudi is a long haul air hostess with Air New Zealand. Trudi is involved in school events and functions and attends all that she can. She also has responsibility on the Board for Maori and Pacific.

Jeanne-Marie van Dolleweerd
Jeanne-Marie is the Friends of Matipo co-ordinator. Since the launch of Friends of Matipo, parents have been involved in helping with the likes of fun day, school athletics, the netball fundraiser, cleaning up after the hall fire and preparing for the santa parade. In Term 1 Friends of Matipo held the Summer on the Green concert, and in Term 2, 250 people attended a screening of the Paddington Bear movie. This term we will host a quiz night for parent and a school disco for children. Anyone who would like to be involved with Friends of Matipo can contact Jeanne-Marie at friendsofmatipo@xtra.co.nz, or like our Facebook page.

Claire Mullord
Claire has a legal background and experience with care and protection matters for children so is interested in helping make sure the school’s policies and communications are clear and easily understood. Claire has enjoyed her role on the BOT and the insight it has given her into the hard work that goes into making Matipo such a great school. She says we have a strong and ethically very sound Board of Trustees and parents should feel confident that the best interests of the children are put first at all times.

Natalie Kennerley
Natalie is the staff representative. She has been teaching at Matipo for 9 years. Prior to this, she was a children’s book buyer for Dymocks Book Shop chain.

Board of Trustees Election Results 2013

Matipo Road School Board of Trustees

Election Result

At close of nominations, five nominations were received for five positions on the Board. Thus, no election is required and the following are declared to be elected:

Faga Siaki
Vana Blucher
David Windler
Claire Mullord
Trudi Bragg

The first meeting of the new Board will be Monday June 17th.

Congratulations and best wishes for a successful term.

Pamela Munroe
Returning Officer

Proposed Enrolment Scheme

The Matipo Primary School Board is in the process of implementing an enrolment scheme as directed by the Ministry of Education Under section 11H(1) of the Education Act 1989.

All students who live within the home zone described below, and as shown on the map, shall be entitled to enrol at the school.

The proposed zone is:

Starting at the northern most point of Te Atatu Road (831-741, 760-568A included) travel south Wharf Road (1-37,2-34 Rewarewa Road and Totara Road excluded). Continue south east along the centre of Te Atatu Road to Taikata Road, Peachgrove Road and Yeovil Road excluded). Follow the creek north back to starting point.

All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.

Copies of this zone along with a map are available in the school office and on our website.

Members of the community are invited to make comment regarding this proposed enrolment scheme in writing to:

The Board of Trustees,

Matipo Primary School,

 63b Matipo Road

Te Atatu Peninsula 0610


closing 1 month from the date of this notice.

Board of Trustees Newsletter March 2011

Warm greetings to you all.  The Board of Trustees is now into the second year of our term.  The Board consists of:

Walter Payne – Chair
Amanda Magnus – Deputy Chair
Kate Eldridge – Parent Representative
Faga Siaki – Parent Representative
Vanna Blucher – Parent Representative
Jill Jessop – Staff Representative
Wayne Bainbridge – Principal

The school continues to operate on a sound financial basis and this year’s financial audit has been done and from the oral feedback, there are no issues.

Several maintenance and building projects will be undertaken this year.

  • Rooms 15 & 16 were painted
  • The green courts are being resurfaced with a new product over the April holidays
  • The upper driveway was resealed.
  • A whole school electrical upgrade will start soon.
  • An extra classroom went to tender this week.

National Standards reporting went ‘live’ last year and for the third year in a row, 92% of children right across the school, are reading at or above the National Standard.  We are not as strong in writing, however and this year the Board is committing $10,000 in professional development for the staff in writing.

Later in the year the school will have the scheduled visit from the Education Review Office (ERO), who will review all aspects of school governance, management and especially, achievement of pupils.  Both the Board and Principal look forward to an external appraisal of our school and will welcome the feedback.

Best wishes for a very successful year.