Board of Trustees

Like all schools in New Zealand, St Mary’s has a board of trustees. We have five elected trustees, four proprietor trustees appointed by the Bishop, one staff trustee and the principal.

The board of trustees is entrusted with governing the school, which means they work alongside the principal to set the strategic direction for the school, as well as to monitor how well we are meeting our strategic goals. The board is the employer of all staff and as such has a responsibility to act as a good employer. They also have financial responsibility for the school and are charged with ensuring the health and safety of our school. The principal’s role is the day-to-day management of the school and putting the school strategic plan into operation.

The St Mary’s board meets twice a term in the school boardroom, usually at 7.00pm on Thursday of Weeks 4 and 8. Meeting dates and times are advertised in our school bulletin and all are welcome to attend.

The St Mary’s board of trustees and principal work closely together and enjoy an open and transparent relationship under the school vision of “We empower each other as we strive to learn, strengthen our faith and seek to serve”.

To contact the board, please email board@sms.school.nz

PrincipalParent RepresentativesProprietors RepresentativesStaff Representative
Paul CoakleyDavid France – ChairpersonMarianne BrayKelsey Mc Master
Anna CampbellRamon Gabito
Eugene CoutinhoDominic Hollewand
Natasha McIndoeMark Saunders
Anna O’Farrell

2022 Meeting Dates

Board meetings are held in the school meeting room at 7pm

Thursday 24 February 2022Thursday 19 May 2022Thursday 11 August 2022Thursday 10 November 2022
Thursday 24 March 2022Thursday 23 June 2022Thursday 22 September 2022Thursday 8 December 2022

Board Minutes

Documents