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 Cullum  -  Board Chair

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. 

Kim has a background in banking and studied to be an accountant. Kim works at a local taxation firm and enjoys what she does which is why she is currently working towards becoming a chartered accountant.

This is Kim's third term on the Board and she is also part of the board's finance committee. Data analysis is a strength and she enjoys upskilling herself. Most of all, she really loves encouraging others to be their best possible self.

Christina Robertson  -  Principal

Christina has worked in education for 26 years. Her professional background has seen her work across the primary and secondary sectors giving her valuable expertise in curriculum, pedagogy and school culture, looking to the year 1 -13 educational journey as a whole. 

Christina's strong sense of community ensures that the wonderful culture at Taupaki School continues to be at the centre of decision making.

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.

Ryan has two children currently attending Taupaki School.  As a parent representative on the Board, he brings his knowledge and experience of public sector governance and strategic leadership to the role. 

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. 

Andrea has a commercial background as a retail buying manager and bring those skills, plus her experience as a mum of three and former staff member to support our school.  The Noonan family loves the community feel of Taupaki School and believe that success can come from listening to the community and teachers.

Joshua Brodie - Elected Board Member

Joshua is a Secondary School teacher and leader with more than twenty-five years’ experience in the education sector.  He is currently the International Director at Massey High School and worked for many years at both Diocesan School for Girls and Massey High School as Director of English Language Learning.  Joshua has two children, one at Massey High School and the other at Taupaki School.

Joshua and his whānau value the nurturing and educationally robust environment of Taupaki School.  As a Board member, he brings practical and extensive knowledge of the education sector.  He is outcomes-driven and people-focused, and is proud to be serving the Taupaki community. 

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.

Blessed with 3 children who proudly attend or have graduated from Taupaki, Kyle is really excited to continue helping create the very best educational environment for every student and member of the staff. A place where they are supported to thrive and to explore their potential into the future.

Courtney Edwards  -  Staff Representative

Courtney has lived locally for over 20 years and has a background in media and performing arts. She joined the Taupaki team in 2013 and has taught in all areas of the school.  

Currently, Courtney is Head of our Technology Department and is the across school leader of our Kahui Ako.

Courtney enjoys mahi that pursues the best possible version of school for students, staff, whānau, and the community; part of that is providing a special place to belong and opportunities in all areas of the curriculum.

Carole Newman-Watt  -  Secretary of the Board

Carole has been an integral part of Taupaki School for 18 years.  Her children are past pupils of the school and she continues to live in the local area.  Her vast knowledge of the school and the surrounding community is priceless.  


Website 2022 Taupaki Annual Plan (1).pdf

2022 Annual Plan

Taupaki Annual Plan -updated for 2023

Annual Plan 2023

Taupaki School 2022 - FS and Audit Report.pdf

Annual Report 2022



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.

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