Board of Trustees
Talofa lava, Kia ora koutou & Greetings.
With extensive experience in Education, Pacific Development & Governance, Sam is a proud Grammy to 3 mokopuna all at Haeata.
Sam has been Chairperson since Term 2 2019 and loves the focus that Haeata has on 21st century learning, student & whānau transformation which are being built on our 5 key values.
She looks forward to meeting students and whanau through planned events in the near future and is happy to talk about Board participation with whanau who may be interested in this area now and in the future.
Soifua ma ia manuia
I have had a life in education and business. My background is teaching science and biology, farmer, secondary school management, tertiary advisory groups, boards and councils, local body boards, Community Trusts and community not for profits. I have spent a number of years working for the Ministry of Education in advising on the transition of our school leavers into further training and employment and I currently am supporting New Zealand Young Farmers in exciting, connecting and nurturing young people into the Primary Sector and living in the Wainoni community.
Talofa lava, o lo'u igoa o Gina Pritchard, sa ou fanau i Sāmoa ae sa ou ola ma ou tuputupu a'e i nei Niu Sila. O lo'u alalafaga i Sāmoa o Luatuanu'u, Talimatau ma Sāleaula i Salafai. Sa ou taliaina le vala'au mai ma le malieliega o le Matāgaluega o Aoga (Ministry of Education) fa'atasi ma le Board of Trustees i Haeata Community Campus, ia feasoasoani ma apoapoa'i le auaunaga a Haeata Community Campus auā le atiina ae o nai alo ma fanau o lo'o ao'oga i Haeata Community Campus. Oute fa'afetai i le avanoa ua tu'u mai ia te a'u le auauna vaivai.
Tēnā koutou katoa, I am Samoan hailing from the villages of Luatuanu'u, Talimatau and Saleaula. I was born in Sāmoa but have lived in New Zealand since I was 2 years old. I am married to Steve Pritchard of Samoan (Aleisā) and Maori (Te Whanau a Apanui) descent, and we have 3 daughters together. Currently I'm on a number of school Boards as well as being a Director on various boards with membership to the New Zealand Institute of Directors. More recently I co-founded the Pasefika School Trustees NZ Network to specifically focus on encouraging diversity on school Boards and supporting / empowering prospective Pacific Island and Maori community members in becoming School Board Trustees. I am interested in supporting Pasefika student academic achievement and believe through good governance we can help as a Board to support the diverse needs of our Haeata students with a view to celebrating their successes and achievements.
Tēnā koutou katoa. He uri tēnei nō Tainui waka. Ko Ngaati Taahinga rāua ko Ngaati Maahanga ōku hapū. Nō Whaaingaroa ahau. Engari i tipu ake au ki Ōtautahi i raro i te manaaki o te hau kainga i kōnei, ā Ngāi Tūāhuriri. Kei ngā mātua, kei ngā tamariki mokopuna o Haeata tēnā rawa atu koutou. He māngai ahau mā koutou hei whakamana i Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga mā tātou. Ko Janelle Riki-Waaka ahau, e mihi ana.
Kia ora, my name is Janelle Riki-Waaka and I am a member of Haeata Community Campus Board of Trustees. I am honoured to be an advocate for all of our whānau and tamariki in this space and look forward to working alongside you all and my fellow board members to make Haeata the best school in Ōtatutahi. I am an Education Consultant in my work life and Māmā Bear to 5 amazing tamariki. I an avid sports fan - especially of netball and rugby league and although I don't currently live in the East side of Christchurch, I do believe that all the best people do! I'm really keen to make new connections with whānau and ākonga so please come and say kia ora and have a kōrero with me at any time. Nei ra te mihi matakuikui ki a koutou katoa.
Hi, I'm Ryan and I have 2 children at Haeata.
Before the school closures, I was on the board of Wainoni Primary and I have previously worked at Rangiora High School and Otago University, So I feel I have a good understanding of how learning should happen for kids and I will strive to make it happen.
In my spare time, I love playing with electronics\gadgets and figuring out how they work.
Leonie Jansen Van Rensburg
Kia ora and Talofa Lava. My name is Jess Kakoi and I am returning to Haeata after three terms in 2019, working at the Ministry of Education in a secondment role as Special Education Advisor. I return in the role as Kaiārahi - Diverse Education Leader in Teina. This year I have also been studying the Specialist Teaching Programme, endorsed in Complex Educational Needs. I am passionate about education, supporting children and young people to achieve in learning and life. Partnering with whānau to understand a child's strengths and uniqueness is important to me, to maximise learning opportunities and to ensure ākonga have everything they need to make progress and experience success in learning. I live locally in Aranui and am actively involved in the community, supported by my husband Sam and our three children, Eli, Octavio and Lilyana. I feel privileged to have this opportunity on the board.