Massey Primary School








To provide a safe and effective learning environment where all students experience success, are proud of achievements and strive to 'be the best they can be.




To motivate and empower students to be life long learners who are valued members of our community.


A bit about Us:

The Board is newly elected this year (2013) for a 3 year term, and consists of -  Bruce Barnes, Arthur Brown, Nicole Price, Tracy Donald(Teacher Representative) and myself – Kurt Jarrett - Chairperson.

We are a very supportive group and are committed to our School, and our roles and try to have a good laugh at times as well.   We all try to help out in other areas when we can. Eg; Netball, Working Bees, School Trips, Whanau Group, etc.  

You are most welcome to come along to a Board of Trustees Meeting. Usually once a month.  They are open meetings. 

We appreciate all our wonderful Staff who do a fantastic job of teaching our Children – don't you agree!!!  We all know its not a 8.45 am to 2.55pm job – they do a lot more than we know.  So thanks Staff – you're  ALL FANTASTIC!!!! 

We look forward to next year, full of changes/possibilities, new projects to our school grounds etc and of course most important - watching our children Learn and Grow.   

Thank you to all the parents who help out with school trips, parent help, sports teams, etc.   Massey Primary really can't function without all of our School Community.      

Kind Regards 




 Kurt Jarrett - Chairperson

I'm a father of 3. My two eldest have successfully negotiated their way through Massey primary and high school. My youngest is now having her learning at Massey Primary.

I have been on the board of Massey Primary for most of the last 15 years.

I'm fully aware and have been very involved in the finance and Health and safety portfolios as well as education outside the classroom.

I am self-employed full time in an IT/technical management role in the hospitality industry, and have been so for many years.

We are currently looking at our 5 and ten year property plan, in consultation with the architects, School community, and Ministry of Education.

Some fresh ideas with property are on the cusp, so a change to a modern learning environment is well on its way.

We have also recently had ERO visit our school, details are available on the  ERO website to check it out.

Feel free to contact me on for any Board related enquiries or correspondence.

Arthur Brown

Tena Koutou ki nga matua me nga tamariki.

Greetings to parents, guardians and children.

 As a representative on the Board of Trustees at Massey Primary School, I relish working with my fellow Trustees making decisions towards the running of the school, for your child's education, achievement, and safe enjoyable learning environment.  Our Board also acknowledge our committed enthusiastic staff school team, and the local community.

I have been a Trustee since first being co-opted onto the Board in 2008, as the Maori Representative, then re-elected in 2010 and 2013.

 I was born in Dargaville, spent most of my working life in Auckland, I am an electrician by trade, spent 9 years working abroad in Fiji, returned to NZ in 2000, and I have lived in the Massey area since then.  I am married, with all three of our children having attended Massey Primary School. I am currently Chairperson for the school's Whanau group. 

 My interests include watching and following sport, learning Te Reo Maori, Pasifika culture, keeping in touch with family, attending school events, participation on the BOT, and being part of Massey Primary School Whanau group 'Te Whanau o te Kura Tuatahi o Massey'.

 I wish you and your whanau enjoy your time at Massey Primary School.

 Na reira

Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki.

Nicole Price

Finance Spokesperson

Tuafono Teio

Pasifika Spokesperson

Tracy Donald - Staff Representative

I have been a teacher and team leader at Massey Primary for a number of years.  I am passionate about teaching and enjoy seeing students achieve and talk about their successes and how they achieved them. 

I am very excited about the new direction Massey Primary is taking and know that it is a positive step for the students, families, teachers and the community.