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

PrincipalParent RepresentativesProprietors RepresentativesStaff Representative
Paul CoakleyDavid France – ChairpersonMarianne BrayColby Winspear
Anna CampbellMark Saunders
Eugene CoutinhoLisa Smith
Natasha McIndoe
Anna O’Farrell

2021 Meeting Dates

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

Thursday 25 February 2021Thursday 20 May 2021Thursday 12 August 2021Thursday 4 November 2021
Thursday 25 March 2021Thursday 24 June 2021Thursday 16 September 2021Thursday 9 December 2021

Board Minutes

To view any of our documents please click the links below.

December 2020February 2021March 2021May 2021