President and board of the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) announced

The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) announced its board and president in early August. Lorraine Kerr returns as president.

In early August, the New Zealand School Trustees association announced Lorraine Kerr would return for her seventh term as president. Joining her are three new board members for the national body.  

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The NZSTA serves as an advocacy and support group for school boards in New Zealand. They provide support, advice and resources for school board members.  

“I am so pleased to be able to continue this work on behalf of our members, build on what we have already achieved and continue to advocate for and support Aotearoa’s school boards, to continue to provide a better educational future for our ākonga,” said Kerr.  

NZSTA president Lorraine Kerr.

Returning to the board are Joycelyn TM Tauevihi, Meredith Kennett and Chris Haines. Incoming members include Wayne McGillivray, Dr Moses Ma’alo Faleolo and Mac Guptill.  

McGillivray brings experience from the compulsory education sector, including working with specialist and deaf education services. He is Manahautū for a kaupapa Māori PTE as well as the Presiding Member of William Colenso college.  

Dr Ma’alo Faleolo brings experience from the youth justice, health and social development sector. He is the Presiding Member at Kelston Boys’ High School and is also on the board of Massey High School, and the combined board of Halswell Residential College and Westbridge Residential.  

Guptill is a carpenter, social worker and pastor who has spent 26 years in various volunteer positions at schools, including as a sports coach, mentor and chaplain. He is the Presiding Member at One Tree Hill College and also sits on the board of Bailey Road Primary and Intermediate School.  

“Together, this represents a diverse board in terms of skillset, background and range of experience,” said Kerr.  

“We look forward to working together to ensure NZSTA is governed in a way that all boards receive the support they need to ensure every child, through the decisions made, receives the quality education they deserve.”  

Naomii Seah

Naomii Seah is a writer and journalist from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. She enjoys crochet, painting, and a coffee or two at the beach. Her work can be found at The Spinoff, The Pantograph Punch, Stuff, and of course, School News NZ.
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