St Joseph’s is blessed with a very good range of expertise and experience on the board of trustees. The composition of the board also reflects the school’s cultural diversity, intergenerational links and commitment to service.
The role of the Board of Trustees (BOT) is governance.
The Board is accountable for student progress and achievement. It provides the strategic direction for the school through the Charter (a long term plan, an annual plan and student achievement targets). It also sets policy, provides a framework in which the Principal manages the school, complies with Ministry of Education (MOE) legal requirements, employs the staff, is responsible for the health and safety of the site, property, finances and self-review.
The Principal is a member of the Board and contributes to governance but is also responsible for the day-to-day management the school, implementing policy, the charter and directed by the Education Act to manage the school as he/she sees fit.
More information on the role of the Board is available here: http://resources.nzsta.org.nz/Parent_Guide/index.html
Our BOT Members
Board Chair, Parent Representative
Joe and his wife are proud parents of three children; two are currently students of St Josephs.
Joe attended St Joseph’s Otahuhu though his brothers, sisters and cousins all attended St Joseph’s Onehunga. He also attended De La Salle College under the guidance of Principal Brother Pat Lynch from whom he learnt the importance of setting goals and achieving results through hard work, patience and persistence.
Joe has previously been involved with St Joseph’s PTFA and applauds the achievements they have accomplished to date. He is a parishioner at Holy Cross Parish Papatoetoe where he grew up in and was once a Sunday school teacher within the Samoan community. In the past he has worked with Youth at Risk in Otara guiding them to make positive choices in life and escape the darker paths of society.
He is keen to advocate for the needs of parents and their children.
Stan feels the school strives strongly to model it’s Mercy Values and is privileged to be a part of a great board that is sensitive to matters of equity and justice, and has respect for different cultural, ethnic and family backgrounds and circumstances.
As a proprietor’s representative he actively helps preserve the Catholic Character of the school by being aware of relevant policies and by acquiring further knowledge and expertise in the areas which influence Catholic Character. This is of particular importance for staff appointments, staff relationships, school programmes and student enrolments.
Stan and his wife, Melanie are both active members of our parish community at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.
Treasurer, Parent Representative
John is a father of three children, two of whom currently attend St Joseph’s. John is a Sacred Heart College Old Boy and has been working in the banking industry for the past 11 plus years. He is passionate about business and community leadership and is particularly keen to see Maori & Pasifika success in these areas. John puts his banking background to good use as treasurer of the Board. He loves all things rugby – even trying to still play a little himself! He also enjoys good food.
Secretary – Parent Representative
Kathryn is a teacher by profession and is a busy mother of five children – three of whom attend St Joseph’s.
She enjoys being part of a group of exceptional parents, principal and senior leaders where the children’s’ education and needs always comes first. Kathryn also acknowledges and appreciates the great work of our teaching staff and support staff in providing and preserving the Catholic Character as best as possible.
Kathryn’s Catholic faith and family are important to her and she brings a young, fresh perspective to the board.
We welcomed Mark to our BOT in Term 1 2018.
Abba is passionate about family.
Abba is a senior manager for Le Va, an organisation that works alongside the services and people who deliver mental health and well being programmes to predominantly Pasifika communities.
Abba has worked in policy and strategy roles across central and local government for more than 15 years. He has been a senior policy analyst at the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs (now Pacific Peoples) and the Ministry of Social Development. He has also worked as a manager of community and social policy within Auckland Council.
Abba and his family are members of the St Therese parish in Mangere where he helps out on the parish council.
Abba is Samoan, and thankful to his hard working parents from Togafu’afu’a and Gagaifolevao on Upolu for giving him the confidence and opportunity to achieve his goals.
We welcomed Evelyn to our BOT in Term 2 2018.
We welcomed Evan to our BOT community in Term 2 2018.