Board of Trustees’ Role

First and foremost, Boards are accountable for student achievement. They exercise their prime accountability by providing an environment for and monitoring the delivery of quality educational outcomes. They are responsible for ensuring that they focus their strategic planning on improving student achievement and teaching and learning programmes. This requires the Board to work towards continuous improvement and to:

  • use up to date information
  • use both internal and external data to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • set challenging targets for achievement
  • analyse closely, continually monitoring progress towards targets
  • make adjustments as necessary
  • 2020 Annual Report

Student Representative Election to the Board of Trustees

Nominations have been called for the student representative on the Board of Trustees. Nominations close on 11 March, 2022, and votes will be counted on 13 April 2022.

If you are interested in being a student representative, please pick up an information booklet and a nomination form from the Student Centre.

Any student who is interested in being a student representative can come to any Board meeting as a member of the public to observe how a Board works. However, you do not have speaking rights unless a written request seeking permission to do so is sent to the Board Chair and consent is given.

JP Te Puia

Contact the Board

To contact the Board please email:

The Parent and Proprietor’s representatives welcome feedback and suggestions from the school community. The Trustees can be contacted via the above email address or write to: Board of Trustees, PO Box 4064, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3214.

The Board of Trustees meet the 4th Monday of the month in the St Catherine’s Room, Notre Dame Centre at the College, 5.30pm. Dates for 2021 are below. Parents are most welcome to attend.


John Paul Te Puia Chairperson
Shelley Wilson Deputy Chairperson
Anne Griffin Bishop’s Representative
Catherine Gunn Principal – Ex Officio
Shaun Healy Parent Representative
Tessa Neil Parent Representative
Kay Petchell Parent Representative
Andrea Stocks Parent Representative
Susan Garmonsway Proprietor’s Representative
Craig Singer Proprietor’s Representative
William Cuthers Co-opted
David Lang Staff Representative
tba Student Representative
Vivienne Leddy Secretary

Board Meetings

2022 Dates

February Monday 28 Agenda
March Monday 28 Agenda
April No meeting
May  Monday 23 Agenda
June Monday 27
July Tuesday 25
August Monday 22
September Monday 26
October Tuesday 25
November Monday 28
December tba