Board of Trustees

Term 4, 15 December 2021

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Kia ora Parents, Whānau and Families

First, we would like to thank all families for your support throughout this year. Your positivity, encouragement and commitment to our students and staff over what has been another challenging year, is much appreciated. A particular thanks goes to our volunteers who have given their time to helping with school activities; coaching sports teams, road patrol, PMP supervision, reading support — the list goes on!

We would also like to thank the Principal, Teachers and Support Staff, who have done an amazing job caring for and growing our children to be adventurous learners. We farewell Rhiann Baker, Room 3 Teacher, who leaves Paparangi at the end of this year and wish you well for your next teaching role.

Thanks must also go to the Home and School Committee, who, despite Covid-19 restrictions, have provided new and imaginative activities and events for tamariki. The Home and School Committee is a small group of dedicated parents and whānau who are always looking for extra support - if you’re keen to help out please contact Nicola Jones at

Keeping in touch

If you would like to contact the Board, or if you want to find out more about what the Board does and how we operate, please speak to the School Office who will put you in touch.

The Board wishes our school community a safe and enjoyable summer break and look forward to seeing you all again in 2022. Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou!

Helen Ashton

Presiding Member, on behalf of the Paparangi School Board

Board Members

We would like to thank Susan Parker, who leaves the Board this month. Susan has been a parent representative on the Board for 7 years and Treasurer for the past 3 years. Thank you for your mahi and dedication to supporting the Students, Staff and Paparangi School community.

Your Board comprises:

  • Presiding Member – Helen Ashton

  • Deputy Presiding Member – Duncan Kennington

  • Trustee – Richard Ng

  • Trustee – Cameron Sherley

  • Trustee - Gary Mitchell

  • Principal – Tracey Arthurs

  • Staff Elected Representative – Amanda Newbery

The Paparangi School Board makes important decisions about our school’s strategic direction, student progress, management, school culture and more. If you are interested in knowing more about the role of the Board, or in being a Board member, go to the Community Guide to the Role of the School Board or talk to a current trustee.

Board activities

Thank you to everyone who completed the Community Survey earlier this term. The Board is currently working through the feedback received to guide our planning for next year and beyond. Early in Term 1, 2022, we’ll be sending out the Health Education Survey and encourage you to share your ideas and opinions.

School ground improvements are underway, with the new signage and friendship bench now installed. More is planned for 2022—watch this space! We will be using a blend of fundraising and grant applications to assist with the cost of implementing the school playground improvements.

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Contact Us

Remember that parents can use the App to send a message about a student absence. It is our preferred method of contact for non-attendance and is quick and easy to do.