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.
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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