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Board of Trustees

entially the role of the Board of Trustees is to work with the Principal to set the future direction of the school and to check that we are on course.
Robyn Cormack
BOT Chairperson

Some examples of our recent focus areas:

  • Promoting Te Whanau Tahi and Restorative Processes – this is about strengthening the working relationship between teachers and students to grow student engagement and achievement.  The result is not only a calmer school, with improved academic results, but the growth of a happy, supportive community.  There is a real sense of family, where students encourage and help each other to succeed.
  • Improving NCEA pass rates is a high priority for us.  We work hard to ensure every student has a clear learning pathway that is tailored to their needs and aspirations.  For instance our Service Academy offers an alternative school programme focused on military careers.  It is designed to meet the needs of students who find mainstream classes challenging.
  • We have carried out major property refurbishments to reduce maintenance costs and channel more resources into learning (for instance the old science block has been replaced with new labs in the core school buildings; we have a new gymnasium floor and a new special needs unit).
  • We continue to communicate with our wider community through regular newsletters, and we value your feedback.

This Board believes in the value of a Naenae College education and the importance of a strong college to the local community.  I am proud to be associated with such a vibrant, inspiring school and its outstanding principal and staff.

Board of Trustees
2016 - 2019

Robyn Cormack
Parent Representatives
Andrew Soper
Sarah-Jane McCosh
John Manuel
Karen Shepherd

Co-opted Members
Loudeen Parsons
Tia Turahui

Nic Richards 

Staff Representative
Kamaia Renata  

Student Representative 
Makayla Elliott

Board Secretary
Trish Crowley