My name is Robert Eagle. I have served as a Trustee for the past five and half years and am currently the board of trustees treasurer.
Kia Ora . My name is Sue Taylor, Principal at Omakere School.
Our Board of Trustees is a dedicated team of professional people - from accountants and farmers to environmentalists and educators. This range of skills and experiences provides our BOT with a wealth of knowledge, views, and visions, but, most importantly, a shared passion for Omakere School and Community.
We are dedicated to enabling exceptional experiences in learning and development for our students.
I have 4 children of my own - Sarah, Alyce, Callum, and Bailey and son -in-laws and 4 mokopuna - Ruby, Arthur, Scarlett, and Evelyn .
I began my term on the Omakere School Board of Trustees in June 2016. Currently I hold the role of property. I enjoy being on the BOT and learning about the Governance of a school. I appreciate the opportunity to apply my relevant skills and experience to contribute to the best outcomes for Omakere School, its students, staff and community.
My wife Bec and I have three children Caitlyn, Toby and Millie. Both Caitlyn and Toby attend Omakere School. I work alongside my family on our sheep and beef farm. I am a qualified heavy fabrication engineer by trade. I have been a member of the CHB Motorcycle Club for 20 years and enjoy competing in local motocross events. I also play twilight tennis and love spending time with my family.
Hello, my name is Lizzy Thomas. This is my first time as a Board Member, and I am acting as the Parent Representative. I look forward to learning about and contributing toward governing our school.
My husband Hamish and I live in Waipukurau with our three children. Hannah and Kate both attend Omakere School, and Callum will start next year. I am passionate about sports and exercise, cooking and gardening, which I am currently doing as part time work. My husband and I both attended country schools, and wanted the same for our children. We are proud to be apart of the Omakere community, and the opportunities our children are giving at Omakere School are outstanding.
Hello, my name is Samantha Bell. I have been teaching at Omakere School for the past 5 years and am currently the Staff Representative. I am elected to bring a staff perspective to the board in the same way that parent trustees bring a parent view. I enjoy being part of a proactive, dynamic and approachable BOT that always has the best interests of our kids at heart. I live in the Omakere Community with my husband Gus (who has grown up in Omakere) and our 3 children Monty, Fleur and Holly. I have had 20 years experience teaching different year groups ranging from new entrants - Year 10’s at primary and secondary schools in New Zealand and the UK. I am passionate about education and offering the best we can to our children.
Hi, My name is Brendon Shaw,
This is my second school board i have been involved with and I am currently the property person.
I live in the Omakere community with my wife Vicky and our 4 boys, Jake, Kaleb, Noah and Zak
I am a fencing contractor and travel around CHB for work.
I am the rural controller of our local fire brigade, and have been coach of the CHB college touch and rugby teams.
I am a keen fisher, diver and hunter and enjoy all aspects of Omakere from its farmland to its beaches.
I aspire to help with the continued improvement of our school and community.
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Hello, my name is Vicky Shaw,