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Board of Trustees (BOT)


The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.

Sanson School Board of Trustees aim is to ensure that all Sanson School students love learning, do their best to reach their potential and work op-operatively with others.


Presiding Member: Sai Kodavanti
Principal: Jude O'Keefe
Members: Tasneem Bibi, Melissa Bessem, Fiona Pramm, Robyn Wild Staff Rep Chris Kearney




Meetings are held monthly, dates of meetings are advertised in the weekly newsletter and Term Calendar.
Parents and community members are welcome to attend.

Chairpersons Address

On behalf of the Sanson School Board of Trustees, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and thank you for choosing Sanson School for your child.

Sanson School is a family orientated community which focuses on developing children who love learning, do their best and working co-operatively with others. This is achieved by our "STARS" expectation: Self Control, Take responsibility, Aroha, Respect/Resilience, Self Belief. We have a very dedicated and experienced team who have a strong commitment to the school community to ensure that Sanson School provides quality education for your child.

The school's success results from an effective and ongoing partnership between Ministry of Education, the Board, the Principal, the staff, the students, parents, caregivers and families and the wider Sanson community. With the continued commitment and support of the whole school and community we can achieve our aim to cater for each student's individual needs and ensure that all reach their full potential both during their time at Sanson School and in the future. Your contribution in terms of time, skills, and finance are more than just a bonus to the school - they are a key ingredient in the delivery of the highest quality education to your child or children.

We look forward to meeting you and your child and to establishing a long, positive, enjoyable and mutually rewarding relationship with you and your family.

Tena Koutou Katoa