2019 Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees have a Google site where we store:

 

Board member contact details

Governance and Operational policies

Signed financials

Rikki

Rikki Solomon

BOARD CHAIR

Why did you want to be part of the Board of Trustees for Te Uho o te Nikau Primary School?

My name is Rikki Solomon. Renee, my wife, and I are the parents of two wonderful children.  My daughter is a current student of Ormiston Junior College and is a Year 10. My son is currently attending Te Uho o te Nikau and is a Year 5. Being of Māori descent and a multi-cultural family, I feel I provide the board with a better understanding of the obstacles some our children face when engaging with the school and education.

 

What are some of your skills and passions you bring to your role as a board trustee?

I am a business owner, league enthusiast, a jack-of-all-trades and am also currently in the processes of doing a Doctorate Degree in Indigenous Development and Advancement. I am currently a member of the Pakuranga Heights School Board of Trustees and have served as a board member for the past several years. I am also a member of the Lay Committee of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, specifically focused on the Maori and Pacific Islander people.

 

What is the most rewarding or important thing about being involved on a Board of Trustees?

As a member of the board, I would give every effort to have the board, teachers, students and principal empowered to provide the best learning environment for our children. I value the diversity of the Te Uho o te Nikau community and am dedicated, reliable, loyal and trustworthy.  I will continue to provide the representation our parents and children deserve and need.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself with our community?

I believe that education is one of the most essential parts of a child’s life and more importantly, a love of learning develops from their first years in school as well as at home. Planning should be proactive, not reactive with the focus on providing a safe environment with quality education for all students despite their differences.

Nicole

Nicole Fredericks

BOARD CO-CHAIR

Why did you want to be part of the Board of Trustees for Te Uho o te Nikau Primary School?

I am a parent of a Year 1 learner – soon to be Year 2.  I would like to invest more time in the educational system as well as support my children through their school years.

 

What are some of your skills and passions you bring to your role as a board trustee?

I am interested and open to learning more about the educational system and lend my voice as a parent.

 

What is the most rewarding or important thing about being involved on a Board of Trustees?

I feel parents are an important part of the school and community.  Being able to work alongside staff, teachers and students will allow our children to receive the best outcome possible through their school and life journey.

Roneil

Roneil Dutt

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Why did you want to be part of the Board of Trustees for Te Uho o te Nikau Primary School?

Being on the Board allows me to use my experience in corporate leadership and governance in a non-corporate environment in a give-back manner. I also look forward to increased collaboration and engagement with the staff, children, parents, other Trustees and the wider community of Te Nikau, having lived in Flat Bush for over 15 years and recently moved to within a few streets of the school.

 

What are some of your skills and passions you bring to your role as a board trustee?

Technology and leadership skills. I have over 15 overs of Corporate experience in New Zealand, over several organisations; government, local government and corporate. I have had hands-on and leaderships roles, have supported other staff and being supported myself by others.

I also run a religious based Registered Charity in Auckland. This has given me several years of exposure to non-profit governance and leadership.

I am passionate about learning, having spent several years in post-graduate study in New Zealand. It is very exciting to be part of the early childhood to lower primary school which is a new experience for me.

 

What is the most rewarding or important thing about being involved on a Board of Trustees?

Learning more about the school system all the time, the challenges and wins for the school and the community and being able to play an active part in the journey.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself with our community?

You’ll see me around most events at the school, feel free to talk to me about anything I can do to support you all as a Board Member.

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Roger Rao

HEALTH & SAFETY / TRAFFIC COMMITTEE
BOARD TRUSTEE

Why did you want to be part of the Board of Trustees for Te Uho o te Nikau Primary School?

Since immigrating from South Africa in 2002, I have always lived in the Dannemora and Flatbush Area.  My son is moving into Year 2.  Student achievement always at the forefront of my thoughts, I will ensure that I support Te Uho o te Nikau Primary School in continuing their high quality of education.

 

What are some of your skills and passions you bring to your role as a board trustee?

Coming from a long financial background, being self-employed, and managing large teams, I can share my leadership and motivational skills whilst working effectively with the other board members.

 

What is the most rewarding or important thing about being involved on a Board of Trustees?

Having good communication skills and currently working well with a team, will be an advantage when working with the local community and our school.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself with our community?

I look forward to serving as a member of our board.

Prachin

Prachin Harakh

BOARD TRUSTEE

Why did you want to be part of the Board of Trustees for Te Uho o te Nikau Primary School?

I have a sincere interest in my community and this opportunity to be part of my local school board is a great privilege.

 

What are some of your skills and passions you bring to your role as a board trustee?

With a background in Financial Services and Education Sector, I have a sound knowledge of school finance and operations. Having worked for various organizations over the past 10 years, I can share my leadership skills and knowledge with the board.

 

What is the most rewarding or important thing about being involved on a Board of Trustees?

Student achievement is most important as I will be able to contribute towards implementing policies that will ensure success for students at Te Uho o Te Nikau Primary School.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself with our community?

I am an ardent sports fan and always open to a great conversation on sports, education and financial literacy.