The School’s Board of Trustees is a governance body that comprises parent / community trustees together with the Principal and one Staff Trustee.

The Board is entrusted to work on behalf of the children who attend the school. Its role emphasises strategic leadership rather than administrative detail and ensures that the school complies with legal and policy requirements. The primary focus of the Board of Trustees, Principal and Staff is to ensure the very best educational outcomes for all children attending Halswell School.

Board meetings are held in the school boardroom commencing at 5 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and our parent community are welcome to attend.

Email: bot@halswell.school.nz

Board Members

The current members of the Halswell School Board of Trustees are:

Francesca Brown
I have been on the Halswell School Board of Trustee’s since 2016. I attended Halswell School myself from 1978 to 1985 and moved back to Halswell prior to my children starting school. My youngest still attends.

I have experienced Halswell School and the local community grow exponentially from a small country village to the largest suburb in Christchurch. This is a critical time for the school to work carefully to maintain a strong community for our children to thrive in. I am passionate about creating a positive and supportive environment for our children and am proud to be able to play a part in that as a member of the Halswell School Board of Trustees.

I am a veterinarian but have been working in tertiary education for many years now and I am currently the Head of Programmes largest allied veterinary professional training school in New Zealand. I am also passionate about true sustainable practice, which probably should be termed regenerative practice and completed a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice in 2015 and am currently part way through a Masters in Professional Practice where I will be looking at social sustainability in my industry.

I believe my passion for the Halswell School, the community, and for strong sustainable practices, as well as my experience in leadership in the education sector are key strengths I bring to the Board. 

I am currently the Board Chairperson.

Subcommittees: Finance, Curriculum and International

Rob Dixon
I am a local parent, with soon to be 2 boys at Halswell School. I am passionate about giving everyone in the school community the opportunity to succeed in our ever-changing world, be that students, teachers, staff and fellow parents.

I will be using my background in business management and sports governance to assist the Board. I love sport and music, so am also looking forward to getting more involved in the school in these areas too – with my parent hat on and my board hat off!

I am currently the Board Deputy Chair.

Subcommittees: Property, Curriculum and Communication

Giarne Harrison
Nō Ngāti Whātua, nō Ingarangi, nō Airangi ōku tupuna.

I have a passion for education, strategic thinking and whanaungatanga (team building/team work). I thrive when I am involved in community action.
Outside of my part time work for a small accounting firm, you’ll often find me volunteering locally, weaving with harakeke, painting and outdoors with my whānau.

I am currently the Board Secretary.

Subcommittees: Curriculum and Communication

Shaun Perrin
My professional background is in infrastructure contract and asset management within both private and public sectors. I am currently a Performance Manager for Fulton Hogan, supporting our civil construction and asset management operations across NZ. I have extensive experience in asset management, contracting, financial and performance management.

I believe that being a school trustee is an important role and I enjoy serving the school community.

Subcommittees: Finance, Property and Health & Safety

Natasha Buckby
I am soon to have two children at Halswell School and am relishing the opportunity to be involved with the governance of the school. I have a background in general management roles and currently work for an accounting firm. I have extensive experience in operations, particularly in HR, finance and marketing and want to use those skills to make a strong contribution to the Board.

I am excited to play a part in our school going from strength to strength and have a particular interest in how we support the wellbeing of students and staff to allow them all to succeed.

Subcommittees: Finance, Curriculum and Communication

Anita Head (Staff Representative)
I joined the Board as the staff representative part way through 2018 and am excited to be continuing in this role. I thoroughly enjoy having a hand in the governance of the school and being able to provide a staff perspective to assist with this.

I have worked at Halswell School since 2009 as a teacher and Team Leader. I believe that we have a very passionate and dedicated staff and Board, and both parties are fully committed to meeting the needs of our students and school community.

Subcommittees: Health and Safety, Compliance, International and Curriculum

Ged Robinson
I am a father of four, with two of the four soon to be students at Halswell School. We moved to the area 5 years ago and love being part of the community here. I have a professional sporting background and have recently started up my own small business, which I balance with my other job as a part-time stay at home dad.

I am passionate about helping children to succeed in all parts of life and see being part of the Board of Trustees as a great way to help the children of Halswell School grow and develop. I also love just getting involved and helping out in any way I can.

Sub Committees: Communication and Curriculum

Stuart Cameron (Principal)
Find out about Stuart Cameron on the Message from the Principal page.

Charter and Annual Plan

Halswell School Charter and Annual Plan 2019

Annual Reports

Halswell School Full Annual Report 2018

2019 Meeting Dates

The 2019 Board meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Term 1:
  • Term 2:
  • Term 3:
  • Term 4: 19 November, 10 December

If you require a copy of the agenda for the next board meeting, please contact the School office.

Minutes

2019
21.10.2019
17.09.2019
20.08.2019
30.07.2019
12.06.2019
14.05.2019
09.04.2019
12.03.2019
12.02.2019
2018
11.12.2018
27.11.2018
30.10.2018
25.09.2018
28.08.2018
31.07.2018
26.06.2018
29.05.2018
27.03.2018
27.02.2018
2017
12.12.2017
21.11.2017
24.10.2017
19.09.2017
21.08.2017
25.07.2017
04.07.2017
23.05.2017
21.03.2017
21.02.2017
2016
13.12.2016
29.11.2016
25.10.2016
23.08.2016
05.07.2016
20.06.2016
28.04.2016
23.03.2016
17.03.2016
23.02.2016
2015
07.12.2015
17.11.2015
20.10.2015
22.09.2015
31.07.2015
16.06.2015
19.05.2015
21.04.2015
17.03.2015
17.02.2015
2014
16.12.2014
18.11.2014
21.10.2014
19.08.2014
24.06.2014
20.05.2014
15.04.2014
18.03.2014
18.02.2014
2013
17.12.2013
27.11.2013
15.10.2013
24.09.2013
27.08.2013
31.07.2013
18.06.2013
21.05.2013
11.04.2013
05.03.2013
12.02.2013