Here are the current members of the school's Board of Trustees. Please don't hesitate to catch us in the playground or contact any of us directly if there's anything you'd like to talk about, or if you have any questions for board members. You can find contact details in your school directory, or Carolyn or Katie in the school office will be happy to put you in touch.

   

Robyn McInnes.

I have two children at CDPS, Jacob and Alice, who are both in Mokomoko Pod.  I also have an older daughter Kate who is now at secondary school. Our family has been part of CDPS since 2010.  We choose to send our children to school at Crofton Downs because we love the school, its values, the people who make up the community, and the way our children are treated with care and respect as individuals.  I joined the Board of Trustees in 2013 and I have been Chairperson since January 2016. I am at school nearly every day for pick-up or drop-off and I’m always happy to chat, so feel free to come and say hello.

 

Jo Holland

Jo Holland

We have been part of the CDPS community since 2013, when my first child started school. After a great foundation and lots of support at CDPS, my son moved on to intermediate at the start of 2019. My daughter has been at CDPS since she began school in 2016, and is currently in the middle pod. She is thoroughly enjoying her time at school, and it's a pleasure to watch her progress in such a warm, supportive school environment that values children as individuals. I have a legal background (having worked primarily in the public and not for profit sectors) and joined the Board in 2016. It is a privilege to give back to the school in this governance role. I'm around school at drop-off time, and am always happy to chat.

 

Kirsty Joiner

Kirsty Joiner

My husband Greg and I have lived in Crofton Downs for over 12 years. Our two boys, Ollie (Year 5) and James (Year 4) Sharland have been at Crofton Downs Primary school since their first day of school and they have thrived within the school environment. I have a tremendous passion for the school and the local community and think there is a fantastic variety of people from all walks of life, who all add to the wonderful fabric of the local community. I have a background in finance and accounting and am pleased to be able to use my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to help provide a great platform for learning for the children. If there is an issue you would like to raise, I am always keen for a coffee and a chat!

 

Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw

My children are Pablo Miguel (year 4) and Alejandro (year 3). We enjoy Crofton Downs because of its warm, friendly, family-oriented atmosphere and approach to teaching that respects children as individuals. While on the Board I hope to respect those values and ensure that the school remains one of which we can all be proud. I have a background in diplomacy and enjoy working in a collaborative way to reach decisions that respect the wishes of as many people as possible. I'm usually around school each day at drop-off time.

 

Dan Brier

Dan Brier

Kia ora, I joined the BOT in January of 2018 and am looking forward to the challenge of helping make our school be the best it can be. I have four children at CPDS: Emily, Sofia, Georgia and Luke and we love the size and community feel at the school. My wife Bronwyn is often around the school too, helping out on trips and with reading programmes. A vet and farmer, I work at Landcorp/Pamu Farms of New Zealand overseeing the running of a group of farms in the East Coast and lower North Island.

 

Kat Douglas

Kat Douglas

Kia ora, I have two children at CDPS, Felix and Obi who are both in the middle pod. I think that CDPS is a great school and creates an environment that nurtures and respects each child's individuality. Over the last four years I have watched my children thrive and therefore consider myself lucky to have the opportunity to be part of the Board and contribute to CDPS. I have a background in social work, and a large part of my current employment is around relationship development and community engagement. I'm always happy to chat and am around after school Thursdays or Fridays.

 

Portrait of Toby StokesPortrait of Louise GustersonOur principal, Toby Stokes, and staff representative, Louise Gusterson, also sit on the board.

 

 

 

 

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