The governing body of Puketapu School is the Board of Trustees (BOT).
The Board of Trustees govern the school within the terms of the School Charter and is responsible to the Ministry of Education and to you, the School community. Board meetings are usually held on Thursday of Week 4 and Week 9 of each term. These meetings are open to the public and only under certain circumstances will the meeting move “Into Committee”.
Puketapu School Board of Trustees
Mike is married to Fiona and they have 3 kids attending Puktetapu School. Mike is passionate about our Bell Block community and believes it takes a village to raise a child. He is involved in a number of things in our local community, from coaching and serving on the committee of our local Junior Football Club, to being a trustee on the Northpoint Community Trust, which is responsible for things like the annual Light Party every Halloween, Toolbox Parenting courses, ICONZ for boys and Blaze for girls, Manly Music and 24/7 Youth Work @ Puketapu. Mike believes in leading by example and getting involved in the school, when we are involved as whanau there are great benefits for our school community. We need to do our best to provide an environment where all people are empowered to become life-long learners. Mike is also employed at Northpoint Baptist Church as their Senior Pastor.
New to our Board in 2016, Angela has been involved with Puketapu School for the past 15 years. Actively involved in school activities during that time, Angela is passionate about being hands on and involved in school. A local business owner, Angela brings great communication, management and business skills to our Board and is the lead in the Finance portfolio for our Board, managing the school’s budget and ensuring funds are used to best effect.
Mataatua Te Rongopatai
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A leader of Maori tikanga at the school, Mataatua is passionate about young people and helping them develop positive attitudes, particularly working as a role model for boys and in sport. A qualified celebrant, he is actively involved in our local community, is Chairman of Marist Rugby League Club and has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters for many years.
Treaty of Waitangi
In her third term as a Board member, Jo has many years experience working throughout the Early Childhood sector, currently a full time teacher at Puketapu Kindergarten. Jo is passionate about Puketapu School, our bi-cultural heritage and the Bell Block community, with one daughter here and two recently graduated. Jo is also a long-term supporter of sport, coaching netball and touch teams at school and keen supporter of the Marist Rangatahi netball team.
New to our Board in 2016, Fiona has been actively involved with the school for a number of years, including as Chairperson of the Puketapu Parent Support Group (PSG), playing a lead role in fundraising activities and starting up our Breakfast Club. Fiona has played an active role at school, on school outings, camp, coaching and making a positive difference to grow our children into great citizens.
New to our School in 2018, Kellie has been on the BOT at both her previous schools. Kellie believes that being on the BOT promotes a better insight into the strategic direction of the school, a deeper understanding of the Boards vision and how all our staff can, and will, contribute to this.
Finance / Note Taker
As the School Administrator, Paula is not a Board member but has responsible for taking and publishing Board Minutes and can be contacted regarding any matter required to be brought to the Board.
Elections for the Board of Trustees for the next three years will be held in May 2019.
If you are interested in becoming a candidate or to find out how you can vote, please ask at the school office.