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Board

Governance

The Role and Responsibilities of the Board

The Board is the governing body of our school. This means that the Board is responsible for the governance of the school, including setting the policies by which the school is to be controlled and managed.

The Board’s primary objective is to ensure that every student at Kahurangi School is able to attain their highest possible standard in educational achievement.

In doing so, the Board:

  • Sets the future direction for our school, including goals and targets for student achievement.
  • Provides a school environment where students are safe, cared for, encouraged to do their best, and supported to flourish.
  • Ensures our school’s overriding focus is on improving student progress and achievement.
  • Is accountable to the school’s stakeholders for educational and general school performance. Our key stakeholders are our school community (current students, their whānau, school staff, etc.), the Crown, and the Ministry of Education.
  • Is the legal employer of all school staff

The Composition of the Board

Our Board comprises five parent-elected board members, one staff-elected board member and the Principal. Elected board members serve three year terms.

Board meetings are public meetings and whānau are welcome to attend these meetings. Meetings are generally held on a Tuesday evening twice a term and are advertised in our school newsletter.

If you wish to contact the Board directly, please do so through the school office or email presidingmember@kahurangi.school.nz If you do email please allow 3-5 days for a reply

Our current board members are:

Board Trustees

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Jane Pierard

Presiding Member (Chairperson)

About Me

Tēnā koutou katoa, ko Jane Pierard ahau. We have two ākonga lucky enough to be at Kahurangi School, and I’m enthusiastic about striving for the best outcomes for all tamariki through an enriched partnership between whanau, community and the school. My professional background is in strategy, regulation and policy, disaster risk management and tertiary education – most recently in senior leadership roles in government. I have postgraduate qualifications in Linguistics, Directing for Theatre and Strategic Studies (Intelligence & Security). I’ve recently moved to the private sector after a long career in government and am honoured to have the opportunity to support our kura in a governance role. Tēnā koutou ano.

E: presidingmember@kahurangi.school.nz

Kyran Smith

Principal

About Me

Kia ora koutou! As the principal of our school it is my job to act as the board's educational leader and 'chief adviser' and to manage our kura in line with the Board's direction and policies.

E: principal@kahurangi.school.nz

Mike Townsend

Parent Elected Board Member

About Me

Tēnā koutou katoa, One of the things I love about living in Strathmore Park is that my kids Kāhu and Māia get to attend Kahurangi. It’s a special school and I’m honoured to be on the board. I want to help create an environment that supports our staff and delivers the best outcomes for our tamariki, whānau and the wider community. I’ve been working in the film and television industry for over 20 years. I'm also passionate about equity, sustainability and cycling which led to the establishment of the charity EkeRua ReBicycle of which I am a co-founder and trustee.

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Angela Keane

Staff Elected Board Member

About Me

Talofa Lava! I'm the Staff Elected Trustee on the board. It is my role to bring a staff perspective to the board in the same way that parent trustees bring a parent view. I also work at Kahurangi as a Teacher Aide and Office Assistant. I love contributing whatever I can in all of my roles for the benefit of all the children at Kahurangi.

E: angela@kahurangi.school.nz

Iraia Whakamoe

Parent Elected Board Member

About Me

Tēnā koutou, Ko Māungapohatu te Māunga, Ko Mātaatua te waka. I'm deeply grateful to be elected onto our board and am motivated to uphold our values and relationship with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, furthermore uplifting our wider Pacific nations and culturally diverse kura. I feel it’s important for our tamariki to both know and to celebrate who they are. I hope to contribute to this kaupapa while on the board. He pai rākau He pai ngā hua Good tree Good fruit

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Alison Howard

Parent Elected Board Member

About Me

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