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 a current student at Royal Oak Intermediate.
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.
Brenda was elected to the board in 2020. She has two daughters, one who attended ROI in 2019/20 and is now at OHS and one who is currently in year 7. Brenda is the vicar of the local Anglican church, St John’s Royal Oak, where some past and present ROI students are part of the youth group. She taught English and Drama at Onehunga High School in the late ’90s. She is glad to be able to serve the community by being involved in the school in this way and is a huge fan of the mahi and awhi of the staff and students at ROI.
Andy Jones was elected to the Board in 2022. He lives in Māngere Bridge with his wife Mel, and three girls, the eldest of whom will be attending Royal Oak in 2023. He is the Deputy Principal at Waterlea Primary school. Andy is excited about being part of the Board and contributing to the governance of the school. He has a keen interest in seeing success for all students and a passion for all learners to have support in their schooling. He is committed to supporting both students and staff to have the opportunities that will provide them with successful futures.
Board Meeting Rules
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