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Board of Trustees

Paparangi School is governed by a democratically selected group of people called the Board of Trustees. These trustees make important decisions about our school’s strategic direction, student progress, management, school culture and more.

Being a trustee is an important and rewarding role. Parents, caregivers and people who believe in making a positive difference to our children’s learning can all be trustees.

The Paparangi School Board of Trustees meets twice a term. Meeting times and dates are advised on the school’s calendar of events and in the fortnightly school newsletter.

You can read more about the roles and responsibilities of the Board here

All Board meetings are public and everyone is invited to attend. Should you wish to have speaking rights at a Board meeting, it is requested that the topic, who is speaking and a appropriate contact number be advised to the Board of Trustees Secretary via the school office by the Wednesday prior to the meeting date advertised.

The minutes of Board meetings are public documents and are available at the school office (abridged versions are hyperlinked below).

The current Board of Trustees is comprised of:

  • Parent Elected Trustee & Board Chair – Teressa Jones-Madill
  • Parent Elected Trustee – Vanessa Hearfield
  • Parent Elected Trustee – Susan Parker
  • Parent Elected Trustee – Angela Penfold
  • Parent Elected Trustee – Duncan Kennington
  • Parent Elected Trustee – Tanya To’oala
  • Principal – Tracey Arthurs
  • Staff Elected Representative – Jane McKinley

If you would like to contact any member of the board, the school office staff will be happy to provide contact details.

The Chair of the Board of Trustees occasionally publishes a general update on Board activities. These updates cover areas such as policy decisions, capital works, bespoke projects and the Board’s on-going engagement with the wider community. The latest update, dated June 2017, can be viewed here

The previous Board updates can be viewed at the links below:

Agendas and minutes related to the monthly Board of Trustees meetings are available from the school office upon request. You can view an abridged version of the minutes at the links below. Making the minutes available on the website is a new initiative agreed by the Board in January 2016.

Minutes – 12 April 2016
Minutes – 22 March 2016
Minutes- 23 February 2016
Minutes – 19 January 2016

As an Enviro School, Paparangi School prefer for all newsletters to be distributed via email where practicable. If you haven’t already, please provide a convenient email address to our friendly office staff to ensure you’re on our distribution list.