Board of Trustees

Poari Whakahaere


The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school, and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the principal.

The board and principal form the leadership team, with the role of each documented and understood. The principal reports to the board as a whole with committees used sparingly and only when a need is identified in order to contribute to board work. The board is proactive rather than reactive in its operations and decision making and does not involve itself in the administrative details of the day-to-day running of the school. The board is encouraged to ask the right questions. Enhancing student achievement is its focus.

All of New Zealand's state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff, and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance, and administration.

Board of Trustees 2020

Mr Stephen Purvis – Chairperson, Parent Trustee

Mrs Bastienne Kruger – Principal

Mrs Ursula Buckingham – Deputy Chairperson, Parent Trustee

Mrs Sarah Williamson – Parent Trustee

Mr Marc Head – Parent Trustee

Mrs Kim Hanley – Staff Trustee

Mr Alastair Wiseman – Parent Trustee

Mrs Helen Hayes – Minutes Secretary


Meetings are normally held at our school on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5.30p.m. All are welcome to attend. Copies of the minutes and financial statements are held in the school office for parents to read.

July BOT newsletter final.pdf
Sept BOT newsletter 19.pdf
2017 Hukerenui School Confirmed External Evaluation Report.pdf
ERO report.pdf
Annual Report 2017.pdf
2018 Accounts.pdf