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

Introducing the Board of Trustee’s Members:

Damon Salesa Parent Trustee – Chairperson
Tua Amerika Parent Trustee
Va’aiga Autagavaia Parent Trustee
Tapaita Matekuolava Parent Trustee
Debbie Tupua-Kelsall Parent Trustee
Vaeagi Su’a Parent Trustee
Helen Espie Staff Trustee
Tiparere Arthur Ministry Appointed Trustee
Neel Pandey MIT Appointed Trustee
Elska Tuaiti Student Trustee

BoT Declaration of Parent Election Results

SIR EDMUND HILLARY COLLEGIATE

2022 Board of Trustees Election

 Declaration of Parent Election Results

Junior School Parent Representative:

At the close of nominations as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled.

I hereby declare Henrietta Devoe and Dan Mailata duly elected.

Middle School Parent Representative:

At the close of nominations as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled.

I hereby declare Tapaita Matekuolava and Dr Va’aiga Autagavaia duly elected.

Senior School Parent Representative:

At the close of nominations as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled.

I hereby declare Debbie Tepora Kelsall and Tua Amerika duly elected.