MASSEY PRIMARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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 (2023) for a 3-year term, and consists of - Bruce Barnes ( Principal), Arthur Brown (Whanau Chair), Kirstie Napier (parent), Kirsty Mew (parent and Chairperson), Sumaya Ershad (parent), Ailiish McAllister (Staff Representative) and Jess Wilkins (parent).
You are most welcome to come along to a Board of Trustees Meeting. They are open meetings and you are welcome to come along and listen.
We appreciate all our wonderful staff who do a fantastic job of teaching our children. We all know it is not an 8.45 am to 2.55 pm 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.
MEET THE TEAM
I have had one child attend Massey Primary and another who is currently still there. I have been on the Board for two terms now and am currently the Chairperson
I am a long-term resident of Massey and have 2 children. One has moved on to Massey High School and another currently attends Massey Primary.
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 acknowledges our committed enthusiastic 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 have lived in the Massey area since then. I am married, all three of our children 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.
Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki.
I have been attending the meetings since I started at the school but have been a none speaking member. Now I am a speaking member and am able to contribute to the discussions. I have a passion for children and being on the Board allows me to be a part of providing what is needed by supporting the school from another perspective.