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. The next Board election is in 2022.

Board Members and their Responsibilities

Board Members


Dale Nakhla;

Parent Trustees:

Paul Carlyon, Penny Gaylor, Sarah Ropata, Shelly Warwick

Co-opted Trustee:

Maewa Kaihau

Student Trustee:

Kahe Nakhla;

Staff Trustee:

Natasha Simpson;


Andy Fraser;

To contact Dale Nakhla (Chair, Board of Trustees), Email:


Whānau & Community Engagement:

Sarah Ropata and Maewa Kaihau

Curriculum & Learning:

Natasha Simpson


Penny Gaylor

Health & Safety:

Shelly Warwick


Dale Nakhla

Planning & Review:

Paul Carlyon

Student Welfare:

Kahe Nakla, Natasha Simpson

Tangata Whenua:

Maewa Kaihau

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 Dates

27 February

01 April (by email due to COVID-19

20 May

01 July

05 August

16 September

04 November

09 December at 5.30pm

Minutes from 2020 Meetings

(minutes from previous years are available on request from the Principal's Secretary


April Summary



August - unconfirmed