To be held on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 7pm in the Staffroom...Read More
The Board is the governing body of the school consisting of five elected community representatives, a staff representative, the Principal and up to 4 co-opted members.
The Board’s role includes responsibility for property, personnel, and finances, reporting to the audit office and the community, and ensuring the quality of delivery of the teaching curriculum.
The Board holds scheduled monthly meetings commencing at 7.00pm in the school staffroom. Anyone is most welcome to attend meetings as an observer. Copies of meeting minutes are available from the school office. The School Charter, School Policies and Education Review Office Reports are also available.
Paraparaumu Beach School Board Members:
Chairperson – Zoe Pearson
Principal – Jess Ward
Staff Rep – Cath Franks
Secretary – Marie Barfoote
Meet Your Board Members
Hi there. I am Jim, a Scotsman brought up in a wee seaside town; Dunoon in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland at the southern end of the Scottish Highlands.
Prior to coming to New Zealand I enjoyed a thirty year career in the British Army, travelling widely, which is why our five children are born in Cyprus, England, Belgium and New Zealand!
I arrived in New Zealand in 2005 and did an almost seamless transfer from the British Army to the New Zealand Army. My career has been in military communications, with spells as a professional trainer, HR career manager and international relations practitioner.
In January this year after 46 years of military service, shared between two commonwealth armies, I finally hung up my boots to become a Defence civilian and I am currently the Chief of Staff of the Chief Information Officer’s department at Defence.
I am a graduate of the Royal Military Sandhurst, a Justice of the Peace for New Zealand and I hold a Masters Degree in Information Management from Te Herenga Waka – Victoria Unversity of Wellington. I am a qualified Chartered Manager and Fellow of both the Austaralasian Institute of Leadership and Management and the UK Chartered Management Institute. I am a Member of the NZ Institute of Directors, qualified as a Company Director and currently pursuing Chartered status through the Institute of Directors. I am also an accredited facilitator in the Arbinger Institute Philosophy of Outwards Mindset and an accredited practitioner of the Riders and Elephants Emotional Culture philosophy. I am the current chair of the Paraparaumu Memorial RSA Poppy Trust.
My wife Heather and I have been fortunate to have had three happy children of our five, pass through the excellent care of the staff at Paraparaumu Beach School and we both feel that it is a great privilege to have the opportunity to support the pupils, staff and parents of PBS by giving my time to serve as a Board Trustee.
In what spare time I have these days, you will find me pottering in my robot factory (the shed at the end of the drive) making robot sculptures out of donated and scrounged junk!