Board of Trustees

Blair Telfer
Chairperson
John Bassano
Deputy Chair
Sian Grant
Parent Representative
Camryn Chetty
Student Representative
Ian Morrison
Principal
Catherine Hunter
Staff Representative
Jeffrey Coyle
Parent Representative
Justine Tuhaka
Parent Representative

We advise the community that Board of Trustees minutes are available on request from the Board secretary.

Message from the Board Chair: Blair Telfer

There were two key events last year that gave me great pride in being the Chair of the Board of Trustee’s and at the same time faith and confidence that what we do as a Board, in conjunction with the senior leadership team, results in a well performing school community.

The first event was the ERO review undertaken in September 2016 that roundly endorsed the overall achievement of the school and its students. Some areas for improvement were identified but rather than seeing these as issues to be addressed they are seen as challenges to be overcome. Already new process are being put in place to improve. Just as we challenge our students for constant improvement so we challenge ourselves.

The second event was the end of year prize giving where the success of students was recognised. These successes included not only the academic results, which were amazing, especially the NCEA credits gained by the Year 10 cohort, but also the other cornerstone areas that represent the development of well-rounded students. The maturity and development of our students impressed me no end.

The role of the Board is to provide the strategic, long term, goals and objectives for the school to facilitate student achievement in education. It is also our role to ensure that appropriate resources are allocated to the school Principal and leaders to allow them to achieve the goals. The results of the two aforementioned events, as well as a number of other key performance indicators, show me that as a Board we are succeeding in our role. So too is the leadership team and therefore so too are our children.

As a Board we respect the faith and trust that the community has entrusted to us and we therefore also regularly review our performance to ensure that we are continuing to meet the high standards you expect of us.

And so it is with great confidence that I look forward to another stellar year of achievement in all of our children and students at MHJC, a leading example of modern teaching pedagogy in NZ. Good luck to you all and I can’t wait to celebrate your successes again this year.