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Candidates for Triennial Board of Trustees Election of Parent Representatives 2022

At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Wednesday 3 August 2022 the following nominations were received for five parent vacancies on the School Board.

Papers on how you vote electronically will be distributed by email on Wednesday 10 August 2022 by returning officer Canterbury Education Services (CES).  Any parent/caregiver on the school roll without a valid email address will be mailed voting papers for a paper vote.  

Voting closes at 12 noon on Wednesday 7 September 2022

Candidate Statements

SA'U, Rev Aneterea aka Andrew
I have a very strong background to advocate for people in our community through housing and union. Furthermore, profession as a Pastor in our local community, whereby I help out so many people in counseling etc. I believe in Diversity and equality can build relationships. I am also involved in Pacific Parents Committee as a collective for Sacred Heart College, here we support our Pacific Students through polygroup and language Week. I also work alongside with the principal and staff to deal with any issues that arise. I have three girls and niece attending at our College. Vote for transparency and Action.

Sincerely.
Rev Aneterea Sa’u aka Andrew.

PEREZ, Kelekolio
Kia ora. My name is Kelekolio Perez and I wish to be elected as a member of your Board. I am adaptable to work closely with staff, parents and its wider community of Sacred Heart College to assist all students be confident, resilient, faithful to the gospel values and encouraging excellence and full potential.   I also wish to assist in all areas of students’ academic, well-being, cultural, spiritual, sporting and leadership opportunities, and encouraging Māori and Pasifika and other ethnicities to achieve equity of outcomes.  I have no experience in school Board of Trustees, but I am happy to utilise my experience in governance and management and relevant qualifications to enhance and support the continuous and long-term success of the college. This includes a six-year term as a Member of the Tokelau Legislative Assembly (General Fono), Store Manager experience, member of the Stewardship Committee of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Petone, Executive Officer for our Nukunonu Tokelau Wellington Association, past Councillor for Nukunonu Village Council, Tokelau, and past member of the Education Committee of Nukunonu Council, Tokelau Education committee. My qualifications include a degree in Accounting, Certificate in Tikanga Māori and a Certificate in Christian Studies (Catholic Ministry). I look forward for more engagement and involvement in more activities of the school and its community, in addition to my involvement in Volleyball, Pasifika Parents Group and local parishes.

FLETCHER, Jonathan

My family and I have lived in the Hutt Valley for just over a decade, attending and being actively involved in the life of our church in Petone. Our three children have all been raised and educated here. As a parent of a Year 9 student, I have enjoyed getting involved in the life of the school in different ways, in particular managing our U15 Rugby team.

Our family are both pākehā and Māori, and we enjoy and celebrate both cultures.  I have worked for the global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, World Vision for over nine years and prior to that worked in the banking and finance sector.

Along with many years of management experience in the business and charity sectors, I have several years governance experience, most recently on the board of a Māori social service provider in Whanganui and a housing social enterprise.

I will bring to the board my experience as a father of a local family, business acumen, a concern for social justice and most importantly a heart for our girls.

ABBOTT, Natasha
Hi, my name is Natasha Abbott and I am standing for the Sacred Heart College Board of Trustees. I currently have two daughters attending Sacred Heart with a third due to start in 2023. For many years, I have actively volunteered where needed to ensure that our young people have the opportunity to partake and excel in activities, from giving something a go for the first time to being a seasoned athlete in sports that make their hearts sing. I've decided to stand for the Board of Trustees, to help our school to continue to successfully navigate through the unknown waters and challenges that the last 2-3 years have bought to us.

MEDWAY, Nic
Kia ora, Ko Nic Medway ahau.  He uri ahau no Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahine. I am Nic Medway, my iwi are Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahine.

I am seeking re-election to our Sacred Heart College Board of Trustees. I have had the honour of being a Parent Representative since 2019. I find reward in supporting and serving our Sacred Heart College Communities and am actively involved in opportunities that encourage and empower our daughters to benefit from an education built on Gospel values, that provides opportunities for leadership and continued excellence encouraging every one of our daughters to thrive in her chosen pursuit(s).

I think a successful Board requires people with a mix of talents, skills and experiences who represent and reflect the communities who they seek to provide stewardship.  I am the daughter of scrap metal dealers, the sister, the aunty, and confidant of many. I studied at Victoria University, I am multilingual, a sports team manager, an elected sports committee member and a fiercely proud Wellingtonian!  I am guided by Te Ao Māori values, grounded in trust, hard work and respect, with an emphasis on attaining meaningful outcomes. I endeavour to inspire and empower others, to share and impart my knowledge, whilst also challenging myself to grow with each new experience.

I offer knowledge and expertise in Public and Sports Administration and have a background in regulatory compliance, human resources, legislation and policy development, global intelligence and risk management, finance, employment relations, health and safety, and service delivery.  I have had significant involvement in developing and implementing the Crown investment into Māori language and tikanga initiatives, large scale payroll projects (implementation and remediation) and regulatory compliance initiatives across various industry and systems.

I trust in the education system and the expertise we have amongst our teaching staff at Sacred Heart College. I truly believe in paying it forward and want to ensure our school is well supported to deliver great educational outcomes for every one of our daughters to be inspired to reach her full potential.

Ma iti, ma rahi, ra rapa te whai – Working together, we will achieve!

SKIPPER-KING, Tyler
My name is Tyler Skipper-King, and I am standing for the 262 Sacred Heard College School Board.  I am putting myself forward as I believe I have the skills, knowledge, and experience to add make a valuable contribution to the governance of Sacred Heart College. The time spent at secondary school is some of the most challenging and rewarding years of many lives. It is essential that those appointed to the Board of Trustees are there to support the school to ensure that they do everything possible to help the students reach their potential during their time at the school. Id love to continue supporting Sacred heart college as parent representative, I believe our children’s time at school is essential their development and growth as individuals. I have been a member of the Sacred Heart College School Board of Trustees since 2020. I have been active in school managing junior or senior volleyball teams at Sacred Heart college School since 2019. In my day job I am a youth development specialist helping young people improve their education training and employment opportunities.

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