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Our annual school gala is happening on Friday 11th November 2022, 4.00pm – 7.30pm.   We hope to see you there!


14th September 2022


Birkdale Primary School

School Board Elections

Parent & Staff Elections Results Declaration

Parent representative votes:                                                                                  Name                                                                                               Votes

BARR, Jo                                                                                            26

HASKELL, Nardia                                                                              33

KEMPLEN, Fiona                                                                               38

ROONEY, Edward                                                                              35

ROUD, Nick                                                                                        28

WASSINK, Guido                                                                               26

                                                                Invalid Votes                      1                                                                

I hereby declare the following duly elected:


BARR, Jo  –  (As decided by lot)



ROONEY, Edward

ROUD, Nick

Staff representative votes:                                                                                                

Name                                                                                                    Votes

HEREMAIA, Tanya                                                                                 5

O’CONNOR, Laurie                                                                               11

                                                              Invalid Votes                           0­­­        

I hereby declare  O’CONNOR, Laurie       duly elected.



Leanne Blackmore

Returning Officer


Board members and responsibilities

The Board of Trustees are elected from within the school’s community, both parents and caregivers, and the school staff. The principal is always a member of the Board and is the Board’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The Board has the responsibility of setting the school’s direction and goals for educational outcomes and other areas . It does this through developing a Charter and Strategic Plans in conjunction with the principal and staff. Once the Board has developed a draft form it consults with, and seeks feedback from, the school community.

In developing the Charter and Strategic Plans the Board takes into account:

  • important local educational needs
  • directions it wants the school to take
  • the National Educational Goals (NEGs) that have been set down by government
  • the National Administration Guidelines (NAGs) that have been set down by government

Board meetings

The Board meets during the year to conduct its business. These meetings are open to all members of the school community. 

Should the Board need to change any meeting dates the school community will be notified through the school newsletter.

2022 Board Meeting dates

Below are the remaining dates for BOT meetings in 2022.   Please note these are subject to change.

20th June 2022

15th August 2022

19th September 2022

7th November 2022

5th December 2022


Birkdale Primary School Board of Trustees 2022

  • Nardia Haskell (Presiding Member)  e:
  • Fiona Kemplen
  • Edward Rooney
  • Nick Roud
  • Jo Barr
  • Natasha Teinakore (Principal)
  • Laurie O’Connor (Staff representative)
  • Leanne Blackmore (minute secretary)