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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance and control of the management of the Collegiate. The Board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. The Board is also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.

The structure of the Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Board of Trustees is as follows:

  • Three Principal’s (Senior School, Middle School, Junior School)
  • Six Parent Elected Trustees (2 Senior School, 2 Middle School, 2 Junior School)
  • One Staff Elected Trustee
  • One Student Elected Trustee (Annual election)
  • One Ministry of Education Appointed Trustee
  • One Manukau Institute of Technology Appointed Trustee
  • Co-opted Trustees (currently none)

The Board normally meet eight times per year being the last Tuesday of the month, and also operate a ‘Finance & Property’ sub-committee. Parents and other members of the community are welcome to attend the Board meetings as observers ONLY.

For further information on a parents guide to the role of the Board of Trustees can be found here: Guideline to Role of Parent Trustee

The Elected Trustees at the 2019 Bi-Annual Elections were:

Damon SalesaParent Trustee – Chairperson
Tua AmerikaParent Trustee
Vaaiga AutagavaiaParent Trustee
Tapaita MatekuolavaParent Trustee
Debbie Tupua KelsallParent Trustee
Vaeagi Su’aParent Trustee
Helen EspieStaff Trustee
Tiparere ArthurMinistry Appointed Trustee
Robert SullivanMIT Appointed Trustee
Mark SagalaStudent Trustee