Our BOT Poari Kaitiaki

The Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo Board of Trustees is made up of six elected parent representatives, our Tumuaki/Principal Denise Torrey and Kellie Englefield who is our staff representative.

We provide strategic leadership and direction to the school and we work in partnership with the community, teachers, support staff, the Ministry of Education and other key agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students.

As a board, we value and actively encourage your feedback and input. Board of trustee members are not the immediate point of contact for concerns or complaints unless these are of a serious nature. Please contact your child’s classroom teacher in the first instance, then the rōpū leaders before seeing the Principal.

If you would like to provide feedback, raise a matter for board consideration, or ask a question, you can contact our Chairperson here:

Chairperson

Board meetings are public, so you are very welcome to attend if you would like to learn more about what we do. Due to Covid restrictions, the BoT meetings will be zoom meetings, starting at 7 pm.  The link to the zoom meeting will be published in the newsletter before the BoT meetings. You can find our upcoming events and minutes from our meetings below. Speaking rights can be granted to non-board members at the discretion of the board. Please contact Denise in advance if you would like to discuss something with the board. You should know that when we are dealing with confidential issues, we go “into committee”. Members of the public are not able to attend this part of the meeting unless they have been invited for a specific purpose.

Meeting dates

17 February

24 March

19 May

23 June

18 August

8 September

4 October BoT Review Meeting

8 December

BOT Minutes

Subject to confirmation by the Board at its next meeting.

February 2022

March 2022

May 2022

June 2022

August 2022

October 2022

The charter is a binding agreement between the board of trustees and the Minister of Education. Community consultation is a critical part of the process for developing and monitoring our charter.

Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo’s charter and strategic directions are currently under review, in consultation with ākonga, staff and the school community.

An updated charter is due to be made available in late 2021.

School Charter

If you are interested in becoming a school trustee, there are a variety of ways this can be achieved outside of the trustee elections. We encourage you to come along to a meeting.

If you want to find out about standing for election, nominating someone else and voting in the election – get in touch with the school office. You can also find out more on the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) website.

Use the provided login details when prompted:

Username: Somerfield
Password: smart

Board of Trustees

The Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo Board of Trustees is made up of six elected parent representatives, our Tumuaki/Principal Denise Torrey and Kellie Englefield who is our staff representative.

We provide strategic leadership and direction to the school and we work in partnership with the community, teachers, support staff, the Ministry of Education and other key agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students.

Stephanie Muller

Kia ora koutou kātoa.

Principal

Denise Torrey

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Staff Representative

Kellie Englefield

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Kō Kellie Englefield tōku ingoa.

I have worked in education for the last 20 years in Australia, the United Kingdom and Aotearoa. I have been on the staff at Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo for the last six years and I am also privileged to have two of my children currently attending the school.

I am the staff elected representative on the Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo Board of Trustees and support the Tumuaki and board through my responsibilities related to learning and teaching programmes' development.

I am enjoying my role on the board and working collaboratively to plan strategically and seeing the impact of this on staff, students and our community.

Parent Representative

Lucy Green

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I have worked in communications, fundraising and marketing for a national not-for-profit for many years. I also serve on the board of a local charity. I bring skills in copy writing and editing, public and media relations and strategic planning.
I am a parent representative on the Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo Board of Trustees and my primary responsibility is to support the Tumuaki and Senior Leadership team with recruitment.
I feel grateful to have the opportunity to volunteer on the board of a school so committed to values-based teaching – brought to life in our SMARTs – and seeing all our ākonga (students) thrive.
Parent Representative

Elizabeth Eastmure

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I work in health research and manage the Research Office for Health New Zealand Canterbury. My background is in policy and project management, and I have experience running my own consultancy in London. I am a parent representative on the Board, and I am committed to supporting our school and the development of our students into thriving young people who enjoy school and are eager to learn.
Parent Representative

Tony Steffens

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Parent Representative

Tim McIntosh

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Parent Representative

Cameron MacPherson

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I work in the building and construction industry as a chartered structural engineer. I am a Director of a Christchurch based engineering consulting company and also serve as chairperson for an early childhood education Charitable Trust. I bring management, leadership and decision-making skills to the board.
I am a parent representative on the Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo Board of Trustees, and support the Tumuaki and Board, primarily for property and health and safety. I am grateful to serve on the Board and for the opportunity to give back to the Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo School community for the benefit of our amazing SMART Somerfield tamariki, staff and whanau.

Related Documents

Our Charter

Annual Report

ERO Report

3 Year Strategic Plan