Board of Trustees

David Ivory - Board Chair

Kia Ora, 

I am passionate about education, quality learning and teaching. A quality education provides and opportunity to make a difference in the life of the student, their whenua, and community. I bring skills and experience in governance and education, derived both locally and national, to the Board of Haeata Community Campus.

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Rebecca Wilkinson - Deputy Chair

I have lived in the Aranui Community for the past 13 years. I have two children who currently attend Haeata Community Campus.  I am passionate about ensuring our children can continue to thrive and have their learning needs met at Haeata Community Campus.

I have recently been elected as treasurer of our local BMX Club, both myself and my children enjoy racing around the track in our spare time, my children race competitively, I ride just for fun. 

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Ryan Wilson 

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.

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Jess Kakoi - Staff Representative

Kia ora and Talofa Lava, In 2021 my role is Raukura (Assistant Principal) with oversight in Hikuawa (Years 1-6), Diverse Education (supporting ākonga with additional learning needs) and He Korowai Manaaki (our school-wide positive behaviour management system).  I am the elected Staff Trustee on the Board of Trustees. 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 am actively involved in the community, supported by my husband Sam and our three children.

Leonie Jansen Van Rensburg - Student representative
Kia ora, My name is Leonie Jansen van Rensburg and I am currently  the student representative. In my role I aim to ensure that the students of Haeata have a voice and are able to express their concerns , ideas and thoughts in an environment that they feel comfortable in. I would like to normalize standing up for what you think is right without having the fear of getting made fun of or being ignored. 
Sam Uta'i  

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. 

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