BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Board members are elected to act on behalf of the school’s community to ensure that the school continuously improves student progress and achievement.
Board work is primarily about governance of the school. Governance involves setting strategic direction through our vision, core values and strategic goals. Core work of the board includes setting targets and tracking student progress. This also includes regular review of curriculum areas. The board monitors financial expenditure of the school and sets a yearly budget. We also establish long term property plans and prioritize property projects with allocated funds.
Kim moved to Taupaki over 15 years ago and loves the lifestyle. The Cullum family has been part of the Taupaki Community for over 90 years. Kim's son is the 4th generation to attend Taupaki School.
Ryan Bunting - Elected Board Member
Ryan is a lifelong resident of West Auckland. He works as a senior police officer at Henderson where he has been stationed over the past 15 years.
Andrea Noonan - Elected Board Member
The Noonan family have been in the Taupaki school community for the last 6 years, during which Andrea has been actively involved with daily activities within the school and events organised through the PTA.
Joshua Brodie - Elected Board Member
Joshua is a Secondary School teacher and leader with more than twenty years’ experience. He is currently the Director of English Language Learning at Diocesan School for Girls in Epsom, and also worked for many years at Massey High School as the Head of ESOL. Joshua has two children, both of whom attend Taupaki School.
Kyle Morris - Elected Board Member
Kyle has a background in design, advertising, data-marketing and media. He currently leads the creative teams inside NZ's largest media business. Kyle brings strategic, people-first thinking to the governance of Taupaki School, along with a sprinkling of fresh ideas and insights.
Penny Rollinson - Staff Representative
Penny was born and grew up in Pukekohe and has lived in the west for the last 25 years, teaching at schools in the area as well as a 3 year period in the United Kingdom. She has had the pleasure of working with the staff, students and whānau of Taupaki School since 2018, and now has the privilege of serving the community as the Staff Representative on the Board.
Carole Newman-Watt - Secretary of the Board
The Board, Staff and School Community review policies and procedures. This gives all stakeholders the opportunity to have a say in how certain aspects of the school and curriculum are managed.
When required to do so, you will be notified in the newsletter of which policy we are reviewing and you can access the SchoolDocs website and review the policy and leave comment where appropriate.