Board of Trustees

The following people can be contacted via: office@waitakereprimary.school.nz
 Wade Hansen
 Smith Partners - Wed 11 Nov Low Res-5643
BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN

Kia ora

It is my privilege to be elected as the Chairman of our Board of Trustees.

I am a born and bred Westie – I grew up in Hobsonville (my father was in the air force) until we relocated to our family farm in Kaukapaka in the early 80’s.. I attended Hobsonville Primary and Massey High School.

Apart from a strong mixture of Northern Irish, Danish and Scottish ancestry, I am also of Nga Puhi decent.

After High School, I obtained my law degree from Auckland University and have been a lawyer at Smith & Partners, a local firm based on Lincoln Road, for 19 years (14 of which as a partner of the firm).  My area of practice is property and commercial law. With this experience and being a local business owner, I bring common sense and level headed business knowledge to the Board.

I live in Waimauku and have two children attending Waitakere Primary School with my eldest attending Massey High School. I also have a recent addition to the family and hopefully he will follow in his sibling’s footsteps and attend our great school.

In my ‘spare time’, I am also on the Board of Trustees for Massey High School, and coach my eldest’s son’s football team at Norwest United. Apart from that and being a taxi driver for the children, I enjoy social basketball and jumping on my mountain or road bike attempting to be a weekend warrior.

Scott Hindman
29072016101226-0001

Board Secretary & Te Runanga Representative

Tena Koe,

I am currently the representative on the Board of Trustees for Te Runanga O Te Kura O Waitakere. We are a group of Maori and non Maori parents who have come together to support Kaupapa Maori, Tikanga Maori, and Maoritanga (Maori Culture) at our school.

I am fifth generation Pakeha. I whakapapa back to the clans of MacDonald, MacLeod, Hughson, and Hindman in Scotland. My wife and tamariki are Kai Tahu Maori.

Over the years I believe I have gained a reasonable understanding of Te Ao Maori, and I continue to be supported in this learning by our local kaumatua Rewi Spraggon of Te Kawerau a Maki.

I believe it is important for everyone growing up in Aotearoa to experience, understand, and feel comfortable in and around Maori culture.

In addition to this perspective, I also offer skills in the technical and creative industries. I have been working in the television industry for 20 years and have a broad knowledge of media, performing arts, music, research, writing, storytelling, cameras and computer technology.

I am a proud environmentalist that supports social responsibility and sustainability.  Above all I believe in putting the wellbeing of our tamariki first in all decisions we make.   I am proud to be a part of our school, and enjoy giving my time and energy to our community.

Nga Mihi

Scott Hindman

Adrienne Hansen
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Jude Taylor
Chris Siebert
Stephen Bishop

 

 

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