The Board of Trustees provides strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school, and ensures the School complies with legal and policy requirements. For further information see HERE
Anyone is welcome to attend Board meetings as an observer, and if you are interested to see what goes on, minutes of previous meetings are available at the office. Board meetings for 2018 are set for Monday 5.30-7.30pm on 26 February, 26 March, 30 April, 25 June, 27 August, 29 October, 26 November and 3 December in the staffroom. We also plan to have a BOT retreat in May to dedicate time to some development and focused review.
The WSS Board of Trustees is: Marriene (Principal), Jane Poff (Staff representative), 3 elected parent trustees; Duane Major, Paul Ferguson and Sjaan Bowie, and 3 co-opted trustees; Simon Harrison, Bridgette Riddle and Tim Hayward.
I have been on the board for 11 years. I am married to Ruth and we have four kids; Jesse & Rosie (both past WSS students, now at Hillmorton High), Hudson (Year 6), and Cosette (Year 4). We have lived in the local area for a long time and enjoy being part of things here. My background is in sport, teaching, and youth development and I work down at South West Baptist Church on the leadership team.
I have been on the board for the last 8 years. I am married to Catherine and together we have four children, Fraser, Rubybelle, Poppy and Charlie. Fraser (Year 6), Rubybelle (Year 5) and Poppy (Year 2) are current WSS pupils. My background is in Education having taught all levels from Year 1-13 in a wide range of environments over the past 16 years. I am currently working as a teacher at Hillmorton High School.
I am married to Scott and have two sons, Zac and Duncan at WSS in Year 3 and 5 respectively. I work part-time for the Department of Conservation as a freshwater advisor, where I get to work with people throughout New Zealand to help look after our freshwater and the values within it. I am commonly at school helping coach sports, being an active member of the WSS Friends and Whanau, and taking opportunities to show and explain to kids about our amazing freshwater and conservation values.
I have 3 girls, Sophie, Molly and Izzy, at WSS and my 19 year old son, Dylan, also was a past student. I am a self employed builder and am looking forward to the challenges of rebuilding the school. In my spare time I play Dodgeball and have been lucky enough to travel to USA, Asia and Australia to represent Canterbury and New Zealand.
I joined the Board of Trustees at West Spreydon School in 2018. I am married to Stephanie and we have two children, Daisy and Hudson, who we hope will both attend WSS in the near future. We live in the West Spreydon area and I am excited to be a part of WSS and be involved in our local community. I work as a corporate/commercial lawyer for Buddle Findlay and have previously been involved in youth leadership through South West Baptist Church.