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Board of Trustees

Louise Garthwaite - Board ChairLouise Garthwaite

Louise is the chairperson of our school board of trustees.

Louise is a lawyer and has served on a number of legal committees and Boards. Much of Louise's work as a lawyer is centred upon children and their well being.

Louise has one child at school.

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Kirsty FairbairnKirsty Fairbairn

Kirsty is a High Performance Sport Dietician with many years of experience working with top sports people in both Australia and New Zealand. Kirsty is both knowledgeable and passionate about child health and wellbeing. She has one child in our school.


Mike HawkenMike Hawken

Mike is a partner in the accounting firm Deloitte and is a specialist school auditor. He brings a deep understanding of school finances and governance to the Board. Mike's two eldest children attend our school.

Megan MartinMegan Martin

Megan is a journalist with TVNZ and has a long-standing interest and involvement in education including governance roles in both pre-school and secondary school settings. Megan has two children at St Clair School.



Melanie MasonMel Mason - St Clair School

Melanie joins the Board after successfully leading our school PTA in 2015 and 2016. She is very involved in her family business which she runs with her husband. Melanie has one child at our school.

An Stevenson  St Clair SchoolStaff Trustee - Ann Stevenson

The Board's staff trustee is Ann Stevenson. Ann is our assistant principal. Ann brings deep insights into student learning and modern learning practices to the Board.



Jen Rodgers Principal St Clair SchoolPrincipal - Jen Rodgers

Jen has been the principal of St Clair School since the start of Term 4, 2016. She came from Cheviot Area School, where she was the principal for five years, and prior to that from the Oxford Area School leadership team.

Jen has been a member of various principal associations, and was on the NZ Area School's Executive for three years.

Jen has one son who is attending Kings High School.

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Deborah MacLeod St Clair SchoolMinute Secretary / Exec Officer - Deborah MacLeod

As minute secretary, Deborah provides the board with specialist secretarial services. Although not a member of the board, Deborah's expertise is invaluable.