Board of Trustees

What We Do

Every state and state-integrated school in New Zealand has a Board of Trustees that governs it.
The Board of Trustees is a Crown entity.  A Crown entity is an organisation that is part of New Zealand's public sector.

The board's job is to see that everything that needs to be done gets done - legally, ethically, and as well as possible in the best interests of its students.  It is also the employer of all staff, including the Rector, and sets the overall strategic direction for the school.  The Rector is the board's 'Chief Executive' and manages the school in line with the board's direction and policies.

Our Board comprises:

  • five trustees elected from the community
  • the Rector
  • a staff-elected representative
  • a student representative 
  • co-opted trustees as the need arises

For further information on the role of the Board, please visit: MOE: Your School Board of Trustees.


BOT Membership

Virginia Callaghan (Chairperson, Parent Representative)

Peter Stayt (Deputy Chairperson, Parent Representative)

Shane Edwards (Parent Representative)

Bernadine Reynolds (Parent Representative)

Warren Leslie (Co-opted, Old Boys’ Representative)

Ella Wright (Staff Representative)

Will Pudney (Student Representative)

Jane Sullivan (Selected Parent Representative)

Di Hay (Co-opted Representative)

Nick McIvor (Rector)

Carolyn Bunting (Board Secretary)



Shane Edwards - Chair of Hostel Committee

Kate Murdoch - Thomas House Parent Representative

Peter Stayt - Chair of Property Committee

Bernadine Reynolds - Chair of Finance Committee 

Contact us

If you wish to contact a Board member, please email Carolyn Bunting on: