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 voted Chairperson of the Board in March 2018 and still hold that position to date.

My other duties include Chair of the school Marketing Sub-Committee, Director of St Joseph’s School Alumni Association which was established in August 2017, helping out on the school Fundraising Sub-Committee, and Kick-Start Breakfast Club Coordinator.

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

I am a former pupil of St Joseph’s and have two children at the school in years 6 and 2.  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 and worked overseas advising international governments and organisations for a number of years.  It is great to be home in Tāmaki Makaurau and serving a purpose close to my heart. Our school is an integral part of the Grey Lynn and Auckland Central communities – it is home, and we are family here.


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.

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Members of the Board of Trustees for 2019 – 2022 Term

Board Chairperson

Valerie Vui

Proprietor’s Representatives

Neil Laurensen
Jocelyn Uasike

Acting Principal

Bruce Young

Parent Representatives

Rachel Duncan
Nari Guthrie
Frank Fuimaono
Charlotte Atiga

Staff Representative

Lydia Victor