Our School Board

The Papanui Primary School Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the school. The Board’s role is a strategic one, focusing on the big picture and employing the Principal to manage the school.

The BOT is made up of the Principal, an elected staff representative, several parent representatives who are elected by the parents and other members who are appointed by the BOT.

The board’s role is set by the Education Act and the BOT is required to ensure the school meets the government’s National Education and Learning Priorities. These are:

  • Learners at the centre
  • Barrier-free access
  • Quality teaching and leadership

  • Future of learning and work

  • World-class inclusive public education

Meet our Board of Trustees

Presiding Member

(chair person)

  • Mark Strong


  • Alana Cunningham

Parent Rep

  • Katie Blake

Parent Rep

  • Lisa Stephens

Parent Rep

  • Rob Turner

Staff Rep

  • Sharon Alabaster


  • Ben Galletly

Our School Documents, Policies and Procedures – please visit our School Docs site

We believe that an education involves developing the whole person.

Please click below to download our Annual Report.