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Rangiora 7400
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Board of Trustees

Welcome to our school

Welcome to Ashgrove School.   We are extremely proud of our children, the school and the achievements they make together.  Our common mission is to provide a quality education in a positive environment which encourages learning for life.


Gary Stevenson

Gary Stevenson
Board Chair / Maori Committee

Brodie McDonald

Brodie McDonald
Deputy Chair / Finance

Ellanna Cliff

Ellanna Cliff
Personnel / Board Professional Development / School Doc's

Megan McNay

Megan McNay
Health & Safety / Communications

Leanne Speirs

Leanne Speirs
Risk Analysis & Management Systems

Matthew Van Tuinen

Matthew Van Tuinen
Personnel

Christine Chadwick

Christine Chadwick
Principal

Andrea Woolford

Andrea Woolford
Staff BOT Representative

Judith Carstens

Mrs Judith Carstens
Minutes Secretary

The board is made up of parents who have been elected in the triennial elections.  Other trustees may have been co-opted on to the Board for their specialist skills or elected to the Board by selection due to a Trustee resigning.  The Ashgrove Board of Trustees is normally made up of six parent trustees and two school trustees, one being the Principal and the other a staff trustee.   A Board Secretary also collates meeting agendas and minutes the Board meetings.  If you are interested in what your Board does please feel welcome to attend any of our meetings.

Parent trustees are delegated portfolios of Property, Treasurer, Health & Safety and Human Resources and take responsibility for the overall Governance of the School.  The Board sets and reviews policies which guide the Principal and staff in developing procedures for the development of our children and running of the school.

A Board key focus for this year is the planning for the improvements to our school.  With the completion of the Mahuri and Tipu blocks the benefits of Modern Learning Environment / Modern Learning Practice is apparent with collaborative learning and inquiry developing our students' skills to succeed.

The Boards other objectives include:                                              

  • Completion of Stage 2 and 3 of the new playground
  • Defining the 5 Year Property Plan

The Board is thankful for the hard work the School PTA does to raise funds for the school, be it Restyle Me, second hand uniform sales, and the Christmas Gala.  Without the huge contribution of the School PTA items such as the new playground would be that much harder to fund.

The Board enjoys having the Allenvale School Satellite Unit within Ashgrove School and we look to both of our schools learning from each other and our students growing together.

Our gratitude goes to our staff who work tirelessly throughout the year for our children.  Their ongoing development and sharing of ideas models the strong values of our school.

If you are a parent of a prospective student I welcome you to visit our school to see what Ashgrove has to offer.

Gary Stevenson
Chairperson, Ashgrove School Board of Trustees