2019 Common Election results

For 5 parent representatives

info Alphabetical order

Successful representatives
Tina Marie Barriball
Michelle Donna Bergman
Karen Brandon
Lana Marie McCarroll
Shane Watson

We therefore declare the following duly elected:

Mrs Tina Marie Barriball, Ms Michelle Donna Bergman, Ms Karen Brandon, Ms Lana Marie McCarroll and Mr Shane Watson.

Meet your representatives

Tina Marie Barriball
Elected

My name is Tina Barriball and I am standing for re-election to the Board of Trustees for Papanui High School. Married to Mark, we have three children. Our youngest is now in Year 12 at Papanui High School. We have been very happy with our experience at Papanui High School after Cushla was selected in the ballot back in Year 9. Papanui High School has exceeded our expectations in many areas, and I can honestly say that the positive impact the Open Night had on us back then continues. The Papanui staff continue to astound me with the genuine interest they show in Cushla's life and her continuing education. They truly do want our children to achieve to their potential and endeavour to help them find their passion for the future. I enjoy being actively involved and interested in education and strive for how we can get the best results for all our children. This is especially true in the Christchurch I have known since my time as a board member both here at Papanui and when I was on the Board of Queenspark School. We have faced some unique times that have challenged us to constantly rethink and review our processes, to continue to do our best to ensure our children are safe and have support to continue their education. Past Treasurer of our local kindergarten, a number of years as a PTA secretary and Chairperson, 6 years as a Board member at Queenspark School and 3 years on the Board at Papanui has only strengthened my commitment to continue supporting all our children towards their best outcomes. In my youth I spent many years travelling and feel confident that I relate well to many different people. I have a varied work background that has given me a multitude of diverse skills that include experience in sales, accounts, and the building industry in which I am currently employed. Finally, I would like to say, “our children are our future” and if elected I would like to carry on assisting with the good work Papanui High School has done over the years in continuing to help lift student achievement and turn our wonderful teenagers into fine, principled young adults. Sincerely Tina

Michelle Donna Bergman
Elected

Tēnā koe Nō Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga ahau. I tipu ake ahau ki Kaiapoi kei raro te korowai o Ngāi Tūāhuriri. Ko Michelle Bergman tōku ingoa. Kei Bishopdale tōku kāinga inaiānei.

Kia ora rā, My name is Michelle Bergman and I whakapapa to two iwi in the North Island, Ngāti Rangitihi from the Te Arawa waka and Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga from the Tainui waka. I was born and raised in Kaiapoi where our whānau connected with Ngāi Tūāhuriri. I have two children, Jayden who is in the workforce and Caitlyn who is in Year 9 of Papanui High. My niece Jessica also attends Papanui High and is in Year 11, while my nephew is a Papanui High alumni.

I currently work at the University of Canterbury as the Māori Outreach Advisor and have a passion for supporting young people navigate their way through secondary school into tertiary education. I am especially passionate about supporting taiohi Māori as they work towards their own aspirations and helping to re-connect to their taha Māori (Māori heritage). I feel it is important that as parents of Papanui High we collectively support the school to provide the best environment possible for our children and teachers to succeed together, both academically and within their chosen interests. I look forward to our time at Papanui High over the next 5 years. Tōku Kura, Tōku Tiketike, Tōku Haepapa | My School, My Success, My Responsibility.

He waka eke noa! | We are all on this waka together!

Karen Brandon
Elected

I would like to be considered for the Papanui High School Board. I am the mother of four daughters and the younger two currently attend Papanui in year 11 and year 9. I have 27 years banking experience. Currently I sit on the Board of Trustees for Rawhiti Primary School in North New Brighton and I am not seeking re-election there this year.

My board experience includes 12 years of service on the Boards of Freeville, the Rawhiti merger board and Rawhiti School. For approximately 8 and a half years of this time I have held the position of Board Chair of Freeville and Rawhiti. Duties held during these years include, finance, staff recruitment committees, property representative for the building of Rawhiti School post merger, student suspension and stand down meetings, development of school vision and charters and various other duties.

I believe that my experience has given me a sound knowledge and ability to understand the difference between governance and management and I can use these skills on the Board of Papanui High.

Thank you for considering me as an applicant and I hope that I will be able to support Papanui High to continue to be the great school that it is.

Lana Marie McCarroll
Elected

Kiā Ora whānau, Ko Lana McCarroll ahau. Ko Waikato tōku awa, Waikato is my river. Ko Tainui tōku waka, Tainui is my canoe. Ko Purekireki raua ko Taarewaanga ōku marae. Purekireki and Taarewaanga are my family marae. Ko Ngāti Maniapoto tōku iwi. Ngāti Maniapoto is my tribe. No Murihiku ahau, ēngari, ko Waikato te tūrangawaewae o ōku tūpuna. Ko Otautahi tōku kainga. I am originally from Southland, however the standing ground of my ancestors is in the Mighty Waikato yet I have made Christchurch my home.

Having two daughters and two stepdaughters currently at Papanui High, and a stepson who graduated from Papanui High in 2018 means that I will continue to be part of the school community for many years to come. This is one of the reasons that I am standing to become a Board member for Papanui High.

The main reason for standing this year is that I am very passionate about the future of our young people and I believe that High school is one of the most important and challenging times for them. It is essential to have a Board that sets strategic goals for our school to empower and inspire our teachers and students because they are our future. The Board is responsible for setting the academic and cultural standards for the school and I am fully aware of these responsibilities. Being Board Chair at Bishopdale School has shown me what it takes to build and maintain a positive school culture, to ask the hard questions and to expect a high quality of learning while maintaining our own core values and cultural diversity.

The needs of our youth remain at the forefront of my mind, and being on the Board is the perfect platform to help continue to build on the solid foundations and values that have been embedded in our school for many years. I look forward to being part of a team that leads our school and most importantly our tamariki into the future.

Ngā mihi nui

Lana McCarroll

Shane Watson
Elected

My name is Shane Watson. I am the current Chairperson of the Papanui High School Board of Trustees and seeking re-election. I have lived in the area for 20 years with my wife Megan and have been associated with the school for 12 years, as firstly my daughter Alice and son Jayden attended the school. My youngest son Connor is currently attending the school in Year 12. I am keen to continue providing a contribution to the governance and leadership of a very well respected and inclusive school during a time of exciting change for both the school and education system. I have some strong attributes to provide the board and school as a result of my education and profession. I am currently the Network Strategy and Transformation Manager at Orion and hold a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration both from Canterbury University. My business experience has given expert knowledge in managing asset, staff and contractors to achieve reliable assets providing high levels of service to the community. I am currently a representation on a number of industry national working groups and in particular represent the Electricity Distribution Industry as a trustee of the Power Engineering Excellence Trust, and Director of the Electrical Power Engineering Centre at the University of Canterbury. I have an ability to take a broad perspective to issues allowing me to provide pragmatic viewpoints and solutions to complex situations. I feel strongly that all students should have access to a quality education providing with the chance to achieve to the best of their ability and that Papanui High School can offer this in their unique way. I believe Papanui High School is in good shape and I I believe I can continue to make a positive contribution to its future

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