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, five elected trustees, a staff trustee and a student trustee.
 
  • Cath Knell:  Principal
  • Mark Hewett:  Chairperson
  • David Barrett:  Deputy Chairperson
  • Kristelle Varney:  Trustee
  • Jonathan Subritzky:  Trustee
  • Bella Tahu:  Trustee
  • Tess Morrison:  Staff Trustee
  • Simote Funganitao:  Student Trustee 2020
bot june 2019
Back row from left to right: Raymond Feng (Student Trustee 2019), Jonathan Subritzky, Tess Morrison, David Barrett, Lee Bullinga (Minutes Secretary), Mark Hewett. Front row: Kristelle Varney, Cath Knell, Bella Tahu.


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 above email. The meetings dates below are also advertised in the school newsletter.

BOARD MEETING DATES FOR 2020

Monday 24 February
Monday 30 March
Monday 25 May
Monday 29 June
Monday 20 July
Monday 24 August
Monday 21 September
Tuesday 27 October
Monday 23 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 Sharyn Hunt BA (Hons), DipTchg
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Lisa Wichman-Kelly BEd, DipTchg
SENIOR LEADER Russell Newbrook DipTchg, PGDipEd (Dist)