KELSTON BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES
All members of the public are welcome to attend a Board meeting ‘without speaking rights’.
If you wish to attend a meeting, please advise the Board Secretary to enable her to arrange suitable seating.
If you have a matter you wish to raise with the Board it must be received by the Board Secretary in letter form by the Friday preceding the Board meeting. Your letter will be tabled and the Board will decide the next step; which may be to deal with it at the time or invite you back to the following meeting for further discussions.
Kelston Boys High School
PO Box 15-103
ph: 818-6185 ext. 741
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
|Wednesday 21 September||4:30pm||KBHS Boardroom|
|Wednesday 19 October||4:30pm||KBHS Boardroom|
|Wednesday 23 November||4:30pm||KBHS Boardroom|
|December to be advised||4:30pm||KBHS Boardroom|
GEORGE GAVET (Chair)
George Gavet has lived in New Lynn for nearly I5 years. Three of his sons have gone through Kelston Boys High School (KBHS) with his fourth and final son this year being in Year II.
George has held a number of roles in the education sector in NZ. These include I7 years in tertiary and 5 years in the compulsory schooling environment. His most recent senior roles have been at the University of Auckland, Unitec Institute of Technology, Best Training, the Tertiary Education Commission and the Ministry of Education. George is currently in a senior executive position at the Solomon Group, a multi-site education and training organisation located across the Central, South and West regions of Auckland.
Whilst at the Ministry of Education George had an opportunity to work alongside KBHS's Principal and members of staff and parents from the Kelston community.
ELIZABETH CAMPBELL (Deputy Chair)
Elizabeth (Liz) is of Maori descent affiliating to Ngati Porou and Rongowhaata tribes.
Liz was re-elected to the Board for Kelston Boys High School having served a three-year term and thoroughly enjoyed being part of a Board that has the best interest of the students in hand.
Liz has three children and two mokopuna one of which currently attends Kelston Boys High school and has lived in West Auckland most of her life.
Currently Liz is a member of the Maori Health Professionals at Waitemata District Health Board; assisting with mentoring Maori student nurses on the Waitemata District Health Board Scholarship programme; a current Maori Women's Welfare League member (West Branch) and is also current member of the Maori Nurses Council West (Branch).
Steve’s vision is for Kelston Boys High School to be the school of choice for West Auckland boys aged 13 -18. He is enthusiastic about the special character of Kelston Boys that he believes is defined by people, diversity and inclusiveness.
Our boys are the "Pride of the West." The special qualities of a Kelston Boys education prepare our young men to contribute to a better future for our community, nation and world. He believes in intellectually challenging students in the classroom and library.
An engineer turned accountant, he has a son in 10A1 and was involved in assisting with the U15 Rugby Gold Coast Tour and has also assisted with tutoring students in reading skill during the Literacy Week last year.
As an Old Boy of the school, Christopher (Kit) views being a Trustee as an excellent way to "give back". Kelston Boys gave him a great start in life, providing excellent academic, sporting and cultural opportunities during his time as a student (I992-I996).
Christopher is currently working locally as a lawyer, having recently founded a law firm (Penk & Ong Limited) and is experienced in contractual matters, negotiation, advocacy and compliance issues could prove beneficial.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Kit served as naval officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy, principally at sea on frigates. While in the service he also spent a year as aide to the Governor-General (Dame Silvia Cartwright), whom he was privileged to bring to KBHS to address the boys in 2003. He spent some time in the Australian Navy, with a couple of years as a submarine navigating officer followed by a stint on Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007-2008.
Koloa is of Tongan descent and has five sons, the first four are ex-students of Kelston Boys High School and her youngest son is currently a year I0 student at Kelston Boys.
Education is her passion; having pursued a career in teaching, graduating in 20I0 with a Bachelor of Teaching. Koloa also coordinates a homework centre that runs every Monday night at the Kelston Hub that is open to students in the area who are in need of assistance. Running this homework centre with help from colleagues and their hard work was recognised with a "Proud to be Kelston" nomination last year.
Koloa is a big believer in a working partnership between parents and teachers so that education does not stop at school but is supplemented at home so that these two environments work synergistically to allow students to reach their full potential.
Terry is a long serving teacher who has been re-elected as Staff Representative. Terry’s expertise with previous Boards has been in the Policy and Health and Safety areas. Terry currently is the Director of Communications and Development for the School.