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The Role and Responsibilities of the Board

The Board is the governing body of our school. This means that the Board is responsible for the governance of the school, including setting the policies by which the school is to be controlled and managed.

The Board’s primary objective is to ensure that every student at our school is able to attain his or her highest possible standard in educational achievement.

In doing so, the Board:

  • Sets the future direction for our school, including goals and targets for student achievement.
  • Provides a school environment where students are safe, cared for, encouraged to do their best, and supported to flourish.
  • Ensures our school’s overriding focus is on improving student progress and achievement.
  • Is accountable to the school’s stakeholders for educational and general school performance. Our key stakeholders are our school community (current students, their families and whanau, school staff, etc.), the Crown, and the Ministry of Education.
  • Is the legal employer of all school staff

The Composition of the Board

Our Board comprises 5 parent-elected representatives, the Principal, 1 student-elected trustee, and 1 staff-elected trustee. Parent and staff trustees serve 3-year terms, while the student trustee serves a 1-year term.

The current Board members are:

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Philip Voss

Parent Representative, Chairperson

About Me

Husband, co-creator of three fabulous children, leadership coach, runner, reader, and long-time school trustee. Education has the power to transform lives; together, the ASHS community is responsible for making that a reality. The civil rights leader E.D. Nixon said it best: Your spark can become a flame and change everything.

Claire Amos

Principal

About Me

As an experienced educator I have discovered that I love leading people and I love leading change. In my twenty-plus years in the education sector I have worked in both new and very established secondary schools as well as working on various national projects with the Ministry of Education, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. I was a founding member of the Education Council of Aotearoa. I am a board member of NetSafeNZ and an advisory board member of the, 21C Skills lab, Network for Learning and William Pike Challenge. My passions include my family, education, design and tattoos, living by the mantra - “you can never be overdressed or overeducated”.

Stuart Tabuteau

Parent Representative

About Me

To be updated soon.

Matthew Furness

Student Representative

About Me

Year 13, Head Student, and student rep on the Board. I love getting involved with what’s going on in and around the school, and these opportunities and roles have given me just that. My strengths lie in good communication and cohesive team skills, and I love to express my hobbies and interests of music and karate as a student and instructor.

Fran Dowson

Parent Representative, Deputy Chairperson

About Me

I’ve been involved in education in a variety of roles as a teacher, senior leader and now as a special educational needs coordinator for students with a range of diverse needs and talents. I am parenting a teenage son and have a passion for helping young people believe in themselves as learners.

Michelle Haynes

Parent Representative

About Me

I am an experienced strategic marketer, passionate about developing & delivering effective strategy, high performing teams, and sustainable growth in changing global markets. I have a special interest in the changing face of work in a technologically-fluid world. When not strategising, marketing, coaching, technology-ing, story-telling and parenting my two teenage sons, I have a penchant for good grammar, strong coffee and long runs on trails.

Craig Dyason

Staff representative

About Me

Coming soon.

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