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Introducing the Board of Trustees

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Fiona Deehan - Presiding Member

I'm Fiona or Fi….I’ll answer to either! I’m really happy to introduce myself to you as the newly appointed Board Chair of the Board of Trustees for our kura. My daughter, Cara, is 7 years old and in Tawai and my son, Lucas, has just turned 8 months. I’m Irish, married to James (who is also Irish) and we have lived in Ōtautahi for almost 13 years. In my paid work, I am a strengths coach, facilitator and consultant for leadership and wellbeing in communities and workplaces. Seeing individuals, workplaces and communities flourish and thrive is what motivates me.

If you see me around school, please say hi or kia ora. I’m happy to chat to any of you about what you see is working well and what’s not working well in our kura - I think we should celebrate and acknowledge our strengths and successes as well as identify what needs to be improved and how we might work together to uplift and support our tamariki, our whānau and our wider school community to succeed.

Robbie Blakelock - Deputy Presiding Member

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Kia orana, ni sa bula vinaka, talofa lava, kia ora e te whānau I'm Robbie, and I’m stoked to be the Deputy Chair of our School Board. I’ll be working with Fi to co-lead our Board and support our amazing kaiako, kaimahi, ākonga and whānau. I’ve got two kids, and you’ll see Jamie (6) cruising around Māhoe, and Esther (4) playing in the sandpit and on the playgroud at pickups with my partner Emma. I’m Tangata Tiriti and Tangata Moana and my pronouns are he/him. My dad’s parents came over from Rarotonga and Kadavu back in the late 1950s and my mum’s family have roots in England and France. Mum grew up in Golden Bay on a farm, Dad was born in Wainoni and grew up in Motueka, but I was born in Auckland and lived in Hamilton for a while before moving to Ōtautahi in 2003. I’m from all over the motu and the Moana! I’m the oldest of three kids, and our whole family loves playing music.
I keep busy during the day as a manager at Tatauranga Aotearoa (Statistics NZ), and I love creating space for people to be themselves and do work they’re proud of. I look after the Disability Insights Team, and I’m super passionate about learning and leading in more inclusive ways. I’m always keen for a yarn - especially if there’s coffee! I love sharing radical ideas for ways we can work together as a whole community to care for, support, and develop all of our tamariki mokopuna to have awesome achievement, brilliant behaviours and be connected citizens! I think our kura is pretty awesome, our community is full of strength, and I’m excited for our future.Waea mai e te whānau - get in touch!


Andrew Green - Elected Member

Kia ora koutou. I am Andrew Green and this is my second term on the Board of Trustees for our kura. My eldest, Evie finished at Addington in 2021 and my son Fletch is currently in year 4. My wife Rach has previously been on staff here as a Teacher Aide in Conductive Education. We have lived in Addington for over 10 years and have strong links to many friends in the area. The new playground is both a source of pride as a board member and an enjoyable place to come and spend time with the kids on weekends. Seeing this resource used so well by the community outside of school hours is fantastic and a goal achieved. My background is in both the carpentry and joinery trades having completed my joinery apprenticeship in 2008 here in Addington. I have since moved into education with the BCITO – Te Pūkenga where I advocate for our learners with disabilities. I keep my hands on the tools over the weekends when I like building furniture and slowly renovating our house. I often pick up Fletch from school, so if you see me around, please say hello and let me know your thoughts on our kura.

Sheryn Follero - Staff Rep  
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Parent Rep Casual Vacancy

Parent Rep Casual Vacancy



Donna Buchanan - Principal

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