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Pukekohe High School Board of Trustees Election

Nominations are open for the election of two parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

All eligible voters will receive a nomination form and a notice calling for nominations – you can use this form to nominate yourself or someone in your community.

If you need more nomination forms, contact the school office.

Nominations close at noon on Friday October 30th. You may provide a signed candidate statement and photograph with your nomination. The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.

Voting closes at 4pm on Friday December 4th.


Gerard Tindling
Returning Officer

Chair’s Welcome

Welcome, thank you for visiting. The Pukekohe High School Board of Trustees are the elected governors of this school, responsible for representing our community. The Board works with the school to develop long term plans, strategies and policies. The Board also acts as the community’s voice holding school management accountable to the community for the school’s performance and culture.

The Board welcomes your contact. We want people to participate in nurturing Pukekohe High School so that it can be a fantastic school for our community. The easiest way make contact is to email me directly –

Or if you would rather contact a Trustee directly please feel free.

Finally, please join us for any of our monthly meetings, they are public and you are more than welcome to come and meet us in person. The key point is that the board are keen to hear from our community, to listen and to help everybody within this community participate in growing a fantastic school.


Current Board Trustees

Chair                                       Ben Stallworthy
Deputy Chair                        Rani Amaranathan
Parent Representative        Vacant
Parent Representative        Simon Williams
Staff Representative            Vacant
Student Representative      Ruiha Bhana de Thierry
Co-Opted Member               Denise Proctor
Co-Opted Member               Lita Henwood
Appointed Member             Lincoln Sharp
Principal                                Richard Barnett
Board Secretary                   Jessica Finlay

What is the School Board of Trustees

School boards are responsible for the school or kura’s performance and ensuring that all legal requirements are met. They are responsible for

  • student achievement
  • the vision for the school or kura
  • ensures the school or kura complies with legal and policy requirements

Who can become a trustee?

Parents, caregivers and people from the wider community can be nominated for election to a school board or kura. Your school or kura will be happy to help you find out more about standing for election or nominating someone else.

What skills do trustees need?

Trustees are active leaders in their school or kura and need to work well in a team, ask challenging questions and have good communication skills. Boards need a balance of skills and experiences to ensure effective processes for planning, monitoring, reporting and reviewing the school or kura’s performance are in place.

How do I become a trustee?

Contact your school or kura if you are interested in becoming a school trustee. There are a variety of ways this can be achieved outside of the trustee elections. If you want to find out about standing for election, nominating someone else and voting in the election – they will be happy to help. For more information visit:




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Nau mai, haere mai.

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