Board of Trustees (BOT)

Meet our BOT. We have a wide range of skills and abilities. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how the school is governed, or if you are interested in becoming a school trustee.
Craig Pallister
Property
    Angie Arbuckle
    EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity)
      Chris Falconer
      Finance
        Jo Hosking
        Chairperson
          Hamish Soppet
          Property
            Mrs. Gail Dobbin
            Relieving Principal, Rm 1, Senior Yr4-6
              Mrs. Denise Arnold
              Room 4, Junior Yr2-3

                Latest BOT News

                New Principal appointed to Waerenga School

                We are very pleased to confirm that we have made an appointment to the position of Teaching Principal at school.

                Mr Haydn Wright will join our team at the beginning of Term 4 2017.

                Haydn is currently Deputy Principal at Kaponga Primary School in South Taranaki and teaches in a Year 7-8 classroom. He is married to Jessie and they have 3 children – Grace (age 7), Joshua (age 5) and Violet (age 2). They also have another child on the way, due in October. Haydn has special teaching interests in digital technologies, sports & outdoor activities, and plays a key role in the Maths Leadership Team in his cluster group of schools. Recently, he was responsible for designing and building a ‘green room’ at his school which the students have loved using to make films. In his spare time he is a volunteer firefighter, a local church minister, and a Warriors supporter.

                The appointment process was very rigorous. The Board of Trustees shortlisted a very strong pool of candidates then visited each in their current school and invited them to inspect our school. Following the interviews held on Saturday, we agreed to appoint Haydn. We believe he will complement our students, our values, and our culture and will be great at supporting and growing our school into the future.

                We know you will all make him welcome and a part of our community and of the next chapter for Waerenga School.

                Warm regards
                Jo Hosking, on behalf of the Board of Trustees

                Meeting Dates 2017 – see Upcoming Events calendar

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