Who We Are
The Board of Trustees govern the school. Meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.
Andrea was elected to the board as a parent representative in June 2019 and was elected chairperson at the beginning of 2021. She and her partner Nisi have a son at ROI, as well as a daughter who had a great experience at ROI and now attends OHS, and three younger kids who will attend ROI in coming years. As well as being a mum, Andrea is a clinical psychologist with 20 years’ experience working in child and youth mental health. She brings knowledge about the challenges that young people are likely to face and experience working with schools to promote students’ mental health and to access available supports and resources. Andrea also has governance experience in the health, disability, and child protection sectors. She is excited about being part of ROI’s continued development as it strives to meet the needs of the kids and community it serves and, especially, to help foster strong connections between school, family, community and culture.
George was re-elected as a parent representative to the Board in June 2019 and has been on the Board since June 2016, having previously served as Board Chair over the last few years. George has three children, one at Royal Oak Intermediate, and two at Onehunga High. George has many years of experience in law, finance and business. George was also on the Onehunga Primary School Board for six years and is currently on the Board of Onehunga High School. George also coaches a group of teenagers at the local football club. George believes it is a privilege to represent the parents of the Royal Oak Intermediate School community and to be able to play a part in such an important facet of our children’s lives.
Owen was elected to the Board in 2019. His son James attended 2019 – 2020 and daughter Lucy is in year 6 at Royal Oak Primary. He has trustee experience being chair of the board at Royal Oak Primary. Owen is a pediatrician with extensive experience in all things to do with children. He coaches his childrens’ sports teams. Owen is of Maori decent (Te Rarawa).
Albra Stoltenkamp was elected onto the Royal Oak Board of Trustees as the Staff Representative and will be serving for the next three years. She has two children and is originally from South Africa. She has been teaching in New Zealand for the past 16 years and is passionate about teaching, learning and committed to serving the school and community. She is an ultra walker and marathon runner and takes a keen interest in Art and Crafts and the Arts.
Tony, as Principal, is an automatic member of the Board.
Board Meeting Rules
We welcome public presence at our meetings and hope that you enjoy your time observing our board meeting.In order that you understand the rules that apply to members of the public attending our meetings please read the following:
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