Governance and Leadership

Board of Trustees

THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school, and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the principal.

The board is proactive in its operations and decision-making and does not involve itself in the administrative details of the day-to-day running of the school. The board and principal form the leadership team, with the role of each documented and understood. The principal reports to the board as a whole with committees used sparingly and only when a need is identified in order to contribute to board work.

The Board of Trustees may be contacted by emailing the Executive Secretary Lee Bullinga: lbullinga@lynfield.school.nz

THE LYNFIELD COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The current Board of Trustees was elected in June 2019. It comprises of the principal, four elected trustees, a staff trustee and a student trustee.
 
  • Cath Knell:  Principal
  • Mark Hewett:  Chairperson
  • David Barrett:  Deputy Chairperson
  • Kristelle Varney:  Trustee
  • Bella Tahu:  Trustee
  • Tess Morrison:  Staff Trustee
  • Sophie Yang:  Student Trustee 2021

BOARD MEETINGS

The board of trustees meets at 6.30 pm on a Monday evening usually in the last week of each month. All members of the school community are welcome to attend and observe, however if the board is considering confidential matters, the meeting, or a part of it, will be closed. Speaking rights may be granted upon application, if so please contact Lee Bullinga at the above email. The meetings dates below are also advertised in the school newsletter.

BOARD MEETING DATES FOR 2021

Monday 22 February
Monday 29 March
Tuesday 8 June
Monday 28 June
Monday 26 July
Monday 30 August
Monday 27 September
Tuesday 26 October
Monday 29 November


Senior Leadership Team

 
PRINCIPAL Cath Knell BSc(Hons), DipTchg, MEdMgt(Hons)
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Gabrielle Clark BA, DipTchg(Dist), NZAHPER Diploma
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Richard Winn BPEd, DipTchg, MEdLdrship
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Sandy Harris BA, DipTchg, PGDipEd (Dist)
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Sharyn Hunt BA (Hons), DipTchg
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Lisa Wichman-Kelly BPEd, DipTchg
SENIOR LEADER Russell Newbrook DipTchg, PGDipEd (Dist)