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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The Board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. The Board is also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.

Student Trustee:
Kahe Nakhla

Parent Trustees:
Paul Carlyon
Penny Gaylor
Maewa Kaihau
Dale Nakhla, Chair, 
Sarah Ropata
Shelly Warwick

Staff Trustee:
Natasha Simpson

Andy Fraser

 Whānau & Community Engagement  Sarah Ropata, Maewa Kaihau
 Curriculum & Learning:  Natasha Simpson
 Finance:  Penny Gaylor   
 Health & Safety:      Shelly Warwick
 Personnel:   Dale Nakhla
 Planning & Review:    Paul Carlyon
 Property    Chris Humphrey
 Student Welfare:   Hetal Patel, Natasha Simpson
 Tangata Whenua:     Maewa Kaihau 
To contact Dale Nakhla (Chair, Board of Trustees), Email:

Meeting Information:
Meetings are held in the Staffroom at Ōtaki College. They are held on a Wednesday night at 6:00pm every six weeks, and are open to the College Community.

2020 Meeting Schedule:
 Date  Time  Minutes (minutes from previous years are available on request from the Principal's Secretary
 27 February  Wed  6.00pm  Feb
 01 April  Wed  6.00pm  Apr
 20 May  Wed  6.00pm  May
 01 July  Wed  6.00pm  June
 05 August  Wed  6.00pm  Aug
 16  September  Wed  6.00pm  Sep
 04 November  Wed  6.00pm  Oct
 09 December  Wed  6.00pm  Dec