Our Board of Trustees

Pamela Dunn - Principal

I am proud to be the Principal of Kimihia School, working co-operatively with our Board of Trustees to ensure we offer all students of Kimihia School a quality education. I truly value the partnership between home and school, recognising the benefits it brings the child as a learner. Each month the Board of Trustees meets to review our strategic and operational goals, making decisions that keep moving Kimihia School forward. We are fortunate to have a committed, enthusiastic and visionary Board of Trustees, who display excellence as they successfully govern Kimihia School.

Email: principal@kimihia.school.nz

Phone: 07 828 7495

Craig Richardson - BOT Chairperson

I am a very proud dad of two beautiful Kimihia School girls, and over the years I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to gift my time and help out whenever possible at school events, PTA and more recently the school camp.

Being elected to the BOT in 2016 has been an opportunity to take my support for this amazing school community to a whole new level. I personally believe that the time and energy you invest in your children helps them build a path of accomplishment throughout their own lives, so it is highly rewarding to be part of the team that is committed to ensuring the greatest possible education environment for both staff and students alike at Kimihia School.

Christine Ashurst - BOT Deputy Chairperson

I was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010 and this is my third term as a parent trustee. I have lived locally in Huntly most of my life and I now have one child attending Kimihia School. I believe that education is paramount in our young peoples' lives and that it is so very important, for all children of our community, to have a fullfilling experience throughout their primary school journey.

Jason Farmer - Parent Trustee

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far on the Kimihia School Board of Trustees. I feel like I am very fortunate to be a part of the school community and even more fortunate to see how much behind the scenes effort goes into the daily running of the school by the Staff members, Deputy Principal and Principal.

I have enjoyed seeing the steps we as a board have put into place being implemented into the school's daily operations. I have also been fortunate to be part of the building committee for the two new classrooms and have enjoyed seeing them being used by our enthusiastic teachers and students.

I am looking forward to being part of the school and its Board of Trustees as my children continue growing up in the wonderful Kimihia School family.

Erina Watene-Rawiri - Parent Trustee

Ko Tainui te Waka,

Ko Taupiri te Maunga

Ko Waikato te Awa

Ko Waikato te Iwi

Ko Erina Watene-Rawiri ahau

Tēnā koutou katoa, I was really grateful to be elected onto the Kimihia School Board of Trustees team in 2016, it is a challenging and important role. Our students no matter who they are or where they come from deserve to feel valued and supported at school, and to receive the highest quality education from which they can realise their full potential. I am Huntly born and bred and my children Taroi and Maia are 3rd generation Kimihia Kids. I look forward to continuing to serve our school community and ensuring that whanau have a voice on the Board.

Gina Ahyu - Co-opted Parent Trustee