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 principal’s executive secretary: lbullinga@lynfield.school.nz

THE LYNFIELD COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2018

The current Board of Trustees was elected in June 2016. It comprises of the principal, five elected parent trustees, a staff trustee and a student trustee.
 
  • Kristine Mellor:  Chairperson
  • Cath Knell:  Principal
  • Ray Gilbert:  Parent Trustee
  • Mark Hewett:  Parent Trustee
  • Clive Hudson:  Parent Trustee
  • Steven Taylor:  Parent Trustee
  • Hinekura Laveaina:  Co-opted Trustee
  • Robert Skeen:  Staff Representative
  • Jackie de Pont:  Student Representative
 
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Board of Trustees March 2018 back row from left to right: Steve Taylor, Lee Bullinga (Secretary), Robert Skeen,
Jackie de Pont, Ray Gilbert, Hinekura Laveaina. Seated left to right: Kristine Mellor, Cath Knell, Clive Hudson. Absent: Mark Hewett

BOARD MEETINGS

The board of trustees meets at 6.30 pm on a Monday evening 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 email above. The meetings dates below are also advertised in the school newsletter.

BOARD MEETING DATES FOR 2018

Monday 26 February
Monday 26 March
Monday 28 May
Monday 25 June
Monday 23 July
Monday 27 August
Monday 24 September
Monday 29 October
Monday 26 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 BPE, MEdLdrship, DipEd
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Sandy Harris BA, DipTchg, PGDipEd (Dist)
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Steve Mouldey BA, DipTchg, MEd
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Kiri Turketo BFA, DipTchg, MEdLdrship (1st Class, 1st DivHons), JP
SENIOR LEADER Russell Newbrook DipTchg, PGDipEd (Dist)