Board of Trustees

David Grant – (Chairperson) – As a day job, I lead a team of data specialists for the BNZ Analytics & Insights department.
I have three children at the school.
My daughter is in year 8, and I have two sons, in years 7 and 4 respectively.
I joined the board because I am passionate about my local community and see Stanhope Road School  and the Maungakiekie Kāhui Ako as integral to this. I would like this school to be a leader in the best teaching practices; ensuring that its students and their families leave with:
1: a sense of belonging and connection with their community,
2: curiosity about the world around them and a desire to continue learning,
3: the confidence to be the best they can be

Click here to see what the Board of Trustees are working on now in David’s blog!

Dean Spittle – I am the father of 2 children who have both attended this school. Since being co-opted to the board in 2011, I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the SRS Board of Trustees.   We have many different cultures represented at SRS with many different ability levels. I am dedicated to ensuring that all students at SRS obtain a 21st century education, one that not only stretches them academically but also supports their interest in sport and cultural activities.  Monday to Friday, I work for a small local company that sells & supports automation software for use within many diverse NZ Industries.

Paia Terepo (Trustee)
Tēnā koutou katoa
I was co-opted onto the Board in 2015 and then elected by our Stanhope Community in 2016. I am an Educator of Te Ao Māori, and have been facilitating programmes in the East Auckland area for 8 years. I have 2 Tamariki attending Stanhope Road School, one in year 4, and the another in year 1.

I believe We give 
Mana to our Tamariki by sharing their journey. We strengthen our Whānaungatanga by building up our Community relationships and getting to know one another. We empower Kotahitanga by learning and upholding the Mana of all Cultures.
No reira,

Kia tau te rangimarie

Jenny Joe – I run an import and wholesale business together with my husband. My 2 children started at Stanhope Road School from Year 0 and my son finished Year 8 in 2017. My daughter is currently in Year 8. I feel privileged to be a part of this Board that is committed to continuous improvement in the school. In providing oversight and support to the Principal, teachers and staff, it is my aim and hope that we equip every child in our school with an excellent education in an environment where they are valued, taught to value others and given every opportunity to succeed

Hainoame (Naomi) Fulivai – (Trustee) – I’m the Branch Manager for Citizens Advice Bureau Mt Roskill and a Senior Trainer for over 400 volunteers and staff across 10 of our local Auckland City branches.  I also work self-employed as a Business Consultant in Adult Training and Development.  My 2 daughters both attend the school and are in years 7 and 4 respectively.

I’m passionate about giving back to our community and investing in the future of our young people.  I joined the board to support the wonderful work and efforts of our school communities and improving outcomes and experiences for our students.  I believe that Stanhope Road School and the Maungakiekie Kāhui Ako play an important role in supporting families and young people to feel valued and welcomed and creating a culture of inclusivity by embracing diversity.  Our school is unique and can lead the way in offering quality teaching practices and meaningful learning outcomes for each student.  Families and communities play an important role in collectively supporting our schools to be the best they can be.

Pat Coverdale – Pat is the staff elected representative, this her second term elected to this position.  Pat has taught at Stanhope Road for a number of years and is the lead teacher in management of our University of Auckland Student Practicum programme with the Masters of Teaching(Primary) programme we are partnered with.

Zane Wilson (Principal)