The school is governed by the Board of Trustees, an elected group of parents/caregivers.
All parents/caregivers are able to vote for these members when an election is held, usually every three years. The school keeps an electoral roll of all eligible voters. The Principal and staff representative represent the staff members.
Board of Trustees meetings are held monthly in the school Boardroom on a Monday at 7.00pm. Check the calendar for dates.
All board meetings have a public component to which anybody is welcome. Please come along to any of the upcoming meetings to find out more about how you can make a difference to Howick Primary.
Our current Board of Trustees is:
Callum Hey – Chairperson
I have two children, a son, in year 5 and a daughter who has yet to enter school.
I suppose I’m someone who just likes to be involved and to help out where I can and this was my main motivation for joining the HPS Board of Trustees. I think Leyette and I have very similar ambitions for the school and already there is so much to be proud of. Before my time the school has grown from strength to strength and I aim to help it to continue to build on that journey.
Whilst I am a Chartered Accountant, I am perhaps more accurately described as a Forensic Accountant, a field I have worked in for almost 20 years and in which I also hold a Master’s degree from the University of Wollongong in New South Wales. My core passion lies in the field of fraud risk management, but more recently this has expanded to include the design and implementation of sound strategy and industry leading governance practices. I am also Chair of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Forensic Accounting Special Interest Group and have previously Chaired the NZ Bankers Association Fraud Working Group.
I am keen to grow engagement between the Board, the school and the parent body and welcome anyone to contact me if they have any ideas, concerns or suggestions they would like to discuss.
Nicola Kay – Personnel
My son is currently in Year 6 and my daughter in Year 2.
I love being an active part of the local community and this was my primary reason for joining
the Board of Trustees. Through this I hope to help continue to build a strong relationship
between parents and Howick Primary, support our great principal and let others know more
about what I see as one of Howick’s best kept secrets.
For the last 20+ years since gaining a BSc in Food Science at Otago University I have worked in
the Brewing industry, in NZ, Australia and the UK. Through my career I have gained numerous
skills that are of benefit to the Board of Trustees. This includes managing departments from
strategy and target setting, through people management and recruitment, to how to run
effective meetings and projects. I have experience in collaborating between various areas and
understand the importance of ensuring good working relationships are in place.
I am also passionate about creating a world where everyone can feel included and be the best
they can be free from stereotypes.
Franchelle Barker – Property Trustee
Rian Swart – Health and Safety
Anita Vaseegaran – Treasurer
Kristen Oliphant – Staff Trustee
Leyette Callister – Principal and Full Trustee