Board of Trustees!

By Christine Gillard | Posted: Wednesday June 26, 2019

Over the past couple of months, our school has been running the Board Election process (this is a Ministry of Education requirement every three years), to determine the new Casebrook Intermediate Board of Trustees for the next three-year period.

We have now completed that process, and you may have already seen the names of the new Board in our last newsletter.

Returning members of our Board are Helen Rutter, James McShane (both Parent Representatives), and Will Stribling (Staff Representative). Christine Gillard remains as Secretary to the Board, along with Sharon Keen as Principal of our school.

As the re-elected Board Chair, I would like to welcome two new Parent Representatives to the Casebrook Intermediate Board of Trustees. These two new members are Belinda Smith and Rachael Maule. Both Belinda and Rachael have previous experience on the Papanui Primary School Board of Trustees, with Rachael having held the position of Board Chair during her tenure. We are very pleased and excited to have two experienced trustees join our Board.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank those members who have chosen to stand down from our Board at the recent elections; Trevor English, Dianne Hutchinson, and Lynda Smart. Trevor has been a Board Member since 2013, during which he also held the position of Board Chair for a part of his tenure. Dianne joined the Board in 2015, taking on the role of Policy and Procedures for our school, for which she has done a sterling job. Lynda was also seconded to the Board in 2015, bringing a Forensic Accounting capability that gave us awesome management of our financial position. While Lynda officially leaves her secondment to the Board, she has kindly offered to periodically overview our finances. We will miss Trevor, Dianne and Lynda’s experience.

I’d also like to publicly acknowledge and thank both Catherina Hengst and Christine Gillard for their preparation and execution of the election processes over recent months. A good deal of work goes on behind the scenes to make this all happen!

The new Board of Trustees will be present at our annual open night, on July 31st from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. We would love to see you there.

Best regards,

Rhys Williams

Board Chair, Casebrook Intermediate School