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The Role and Responsibilities of the Board

The Board of Trustees (the Board) is the governing body of our school. This means that the Board is responsible for the governance of the school, including setting the policies by which the school is to be controlled and managed.

The Board’s primary objective is to ensure that every student at our school is able to attain his or her highest possible standard in educational achievement.

In doing so, the Board:

  • Sets the future direction for our school, including goals and targets for student achievement.
  • Provides a school environment where students are safe, cared for, encouraged to do their best, and supported to flourish.
  • Ensures our school’s overriding focus is on improving student progress and achievement.
  • Is accountable to the school’s stakeholders for educational and general school performance. Our key stakeholders are our school community (current students, their families and whanau, school staff, etc.), the Crown, and the Ministry of Education.
  • Is the legal employer of all school staff.

The Composition of the Board

Our Board comprises 5 parent-elected trustees, the Principal, 1 student-elected trustee, and 1 staff-elected trustee. Parent and staff trustees serve 3-year terms, while the student trustee serves a 1-year term.

The current Board members are:

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Phillip Voss

Parent Trustee, Chairperson

About Me

Husband, co-creator of three fabulous children, leadership coach, runner, reader, and long-time school trustee. Education has the power to transform lives; together, the ASHS community is responsible for making that a reality. The civil rights leader E.D. Nixon said it best: Your spark can become a flame and change everything.

Claire Amos

Principal

About Me

As an experienced educator I have discovered that I love leading people and I love leading change. In my twenty-plus years in the education sector I have worked in both new and very established secondary schools as well as working on various national projects with the Ministry of Education, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. I was a founding member of the Education Council of Aotearoa. I am a board member of NetSafeNZ and an advisory board member of the, 21C Skills lab, Network for Learning and William Pike Challenge. My passions include my family, education, design and tattoos, living by the mantra - “you can never be overdressed or overeducated”.

Lloyd Gutteridge

Staff Trustee

About Me

2020 marks my 30th year of teaching and learning in 7 schools on three continents. An economics teacher by training but Business teacher/examiner by default. A vinyl record and coffee/espresso obsessive. My heroes include Bill Phillips, John Maynard Keynes and Rod Temperton. Emperors’ who all had their clothes on.

Chris Ward

Parent Trustee

About Me

I have held various strategy and delivery leadership roles in large corporates across the telecommunications, dairy and health industries. My career has led me to focus on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and community programmes. My wife and I have three children who have been or are going through the Albany school pathway and my sole reason for being on the school board is to offer my experience to the school in support of our kids getting the best education they can possibly get.

Emily Stephen

Parent Trustee

About Me

I am a proud mother of 3 teenaged sons, who teach me and inspire me every day. I love to laugh, read, walk my dogs on the beach, and cheer on my boys when they play hockey. (ice hockey... We're Canadian eh) I am a fierce advocate for children and youth, and I believe in the power of connection and the importance of feeling safe, nurtured and inspired. 'To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly' ~ Brene Brown

Fran Dowson

Parent Trustee, Deputy Chairperson

About Me

I’ve been involved in education in a variety of roles as a teacher, senior leader and now as a special educational needs coordinator for students with a range of diverse needs and talents. I am parenting a teenage son and have a passion for helping young people believe in themselves as learners.

Gareth Murray

Student Trustee

About Me

I’m a Year 13 student that loves getting involved in lots of events and activities which has allowed me to have a great time at ASHS. I love being in committees and clubs such as the famous Running club. My aim is to try give back to the community and school all the good things that its done for me.

Michelle Haynes

Parent Trustee

About Me

I am an experienced strategic marketer, passionate about developing & delivering effective strategy, high performing teams, and sustainable growth in changing global markets. I have a special interest in the changing face of work in a technologically-fluid world. When not strategising, marketing, coaching, technology-ing, story-telling and parenting my two teenage sons, I have a penchant for good grammar, strong coffee and long runs on trails.

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