Board of Trustees | Taipa Area School

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Stephen Tansey Chairperson  

My name is Stephen Tansey and I came here from England in 2005 to teach and be Head of Technology at the Kura. I was staff representative on the board for three years before I retired in 2014.  I see representation on the board as an opportunity to use the knowledge and understanding gained during 40 years of teaching to support the Kura and the Doubtless Bay community. I am currently privileged to be the Board Chair.

In retirement I enjoy sailing, golf, fishing and looking after my new home in Cooper’s Beach. I am also Treasurer at Mangonui Cruising Club and a member of local environmental groups.

Sarah Russell Deputy Chairperson    

David Lowe Principal

 

   
Erin Walsh
Trustee
  Kia ora,
My name is Erin Walsh, I have lived in Taipa for 17 years.  I have 2 teenage children, both attend TAS and have done since year 7. As a  Nurse I have the privilege of working out in the community, visiting whanau in their homes.  This has given me a snapshot of the challenges faced by some of our tamariki and their whanau, from a health perspective.  I have been a member of the BOT for about a year now, and look forward to continuing to work with this team of dedicated board members and Tumuaki.
Karena Hita Trustee   Kia ora koutou katoa,
Ko Puwheke te maunga
Ko Tokerau te moana
Ko Mamaru te waka
Ko Ngatikahu te Iwi
Te whanau moana me Te Rorohuri nga Hapu
Ko Haititaimarangai te Marae
Ko Karena Poharama nee Hita toku ingoa
Married for 28 years 4 children 14 mokopuna.
Over 7 years experience in School Governance 20 years experience in Maori Trust Governance. Core value statement “You got to have Faith to believe that you can make a difference”.
Lisa Baker
Staff Trustee

 

  Hello my name is Lisa Baker, I am the staff representative for your Board of Trustees.  I attended Taipa Area School in the early 1980’s as a student, I have four children who have attended Taipa Area School also.  I have worked at Taipa Area School for 10 years in the finance area, and previous to that I worked at Oruaiti School for 10 years.  I had served previously on the Taipa Area School Board of Trustees as an elected member and then Chairperson before coming to work here.  I never imagined as a pupil at Taipa Area School that I would one day be here working, but it is now my pleasure to do so.
Mike Erihe – Trustee    

Tiriti Pikaahu Student Trustee

   
Lisa Jurlina
Board Secretary
   The Secretary role is strictly administrative, Lisa takes no part in discussions or decision making, unless it is to clarify or explain paperwork if specifically asked.
If you wish to make a submission to the board, or have questions regarding anything to do with the Board of Trustees please contact Lisa Jurlina on 4060159 ext 201 or email lisaj@taipa.school.nz

 

Email: office@taipa.school.nz
Principal: principal@taipa.school.nz
Absentee Email: absent@taipa.school.nz

Telephone: 09-406 0159

To leave an absentee message for the office press 9 at the prompt

FAX: 09-406 1096
Postal address: 578 SH 10 Taipa,
Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand, 0420