Board of Trustees

Message from the Chairperson 

I joined the Board in 2016 as a Proprietor’s Representative and in the same year was elected as Finance Chair.  I was elected Chairperson of the Board in March 2018.

My other duties include Chair of the school Fundraising Sub-Committee, and Director of St Joseph’s School Alumni Association which was established in August 2017.

As Chairperson, I sit on all the Board Committees, lead Board meetings and act as the spokesperson on behalf of the Board who is mandated to govern and control the management of the school.

I am a former pupil of St Joseph’s and have one child who is a student here.  Born and raised in Grey Lynn, my family have been active members of the Parish and wider community for three generations.  I am a lawyer by profession having worked overseas advising international governments and organisations.  It is great to be home and serving a purpose close to my heart. Our school is an integral part of the Parish and Grey Lynn community -it is home.  We are family.

Valerie Vui

Role of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is entrusted to work on behalf of the stakeholders of the school. Governance emphasises strategic leadership rather than administrative details, and ensures that the Board complies with legal and policy requirements as set by the Ministry of Education. The Board’s focus is to ensure the needs of all students and their achievement is paramount. An important distinction is made in that the Board delegates all authority and accountability for the day to day operational organisation of St Joseph’s Catholic School to the Principal.

Members of the Board of Trustees for 2019 – 2022 Term

Board Chairperson

Valerie Vui

Proprietor’s Representatives

Neil Laurensen
Jocelyn Uasike

Principal

Regina Smuga

 Parent Representatives

Rachel Duncan
Malcolm Johnston
Dorothy Huch-McClutchie
Rasmus Pereira

Staff Representative

Tracey Lee