Our Board of Trustees

Chair Sam Gavin on Yr 5&6 Camp Lake Karapiro

From Left: Mandy Hayward, Ben Williams, Vicki Allan (Staff Rep), Jonno Torkington, Hayden Swann (Principal), Sam Gavin (Chair), Carla McCulloch, Claire Teutenberg, Andrew Gaddum (absent)

The Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at school from 5:30 pm; anyone is welcome to attend. Please see Mel at the Office to confirm your attendance at any board meeting.


BOT [Board of Trustees]

The Board of Trustees, staff and students welcome you to Makaraka School and hope that your association with us will be a positive and happy one.

If you have any queries/questions regarding the school please arrange to come and see the teacher concerned and/or the principal at your earliest convenience. Staff and Board members are very approachable and considerate when it comes to making themselves available for any after school meetings, but would appreciate some notice if it is more than a minor/general matter.

Parents are welcome to attend BOT meetings. The Board usually meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Confirmed meeting dates and times are published in the school newsletter.

Our focus, as a Board, is always on what is best for our learners, as well as keeping the staff and school community’s interest at heart.

As a Board we value your feedback. There is a feedback box located at the front counter in the school office. Should you have any comments, thoughts or feedback that you would like to share with the Board, we welcome this.

Our BOT members:

Sam Gavin ~ Chairperson

Mandy Hayward ~ Deputy Chair

Hayden Swann ~ Principal

Parent Representatives - Ben Williams, Carla McCulloch, Andrew Gaddum,

Jonno Torkington, Claire Teutenburg

~ Staff Trustee - Vicki Allan