2019 Common Election results
For 5 parent representatives
info Alphabetical order
We therefore declare the following duly elected:
Materoa Kanuta, Tiana Manu, Luisa Tuakoi, Mr David Junior Tuaru Temu and Virginia Howell Witika.
Meet your representatives
Greetings to all
My name is Mat Kanuta and I am standing for re-election to the Glen Innes School Board of Trustees.
It has given me great pleasure to have served our great school and community for the past 9 years. I’m a happy Maori mum of 4 children and a nana to our grandson who is starting school at Glen Innes next month. All my siblings and my children have attended GIS and are living through the changes in our community.
My work in schools as a Teacher Aide were at Glen Innes School, St Pius X and I am currently working at Panmure Bridge School, so know the school environment quite well.
I look forward to again being involved as a Trustee in our school making connections for a better future for our children. Let’s do it for our children.
With thanks Mat Kanuta
Malo e lelei … My name is Tiana Manu I am 35 years old. I have two children attending Glen Innes School, in Year 5 and Year 7.
I’m working for Plunket as a Health Worker. In my role as a Health Worker I support families in their parenting journey. My passion is to support our community. Joining The Board of Trustees is an opportunity for me to work together with other members to develop the school’s mission and strategic goals.
I look forward to serving our school community on your behalf.
Malo e lelei … My name Luisa Tu’akoi. I have four children attending Glen Innes School, in Years 3, 4, 6 and Year 8. I’ve appreciated the work the school has done for my two children who have come through the school and are doing well at college and would now like to give back to the school by working for our community on the Board. I’ve always enjoyed fitness and sport, so would like to see Health and PE being promoted even more here at school with our students having opportunities to be challenged in a wide variety of competitions. Healthy eating is also so important in the development of good habits for our children. I will be encouraging all parents to get more involved in the life of the school through the various activities, but more especially those that will have the biggest effect on their learning. Really looking forward to serving the school community. Luisa
Kia Orana, my name is DJ and I am honoured to be considered for Glen Innes School’s Board of Trustees.
Being heavily involved in governance operations for the past 11 years; nine of which I have served as a Trustee at Glen Innes School. Now having built-on knowledge and experience in governance I wish to continue to serve you and our community to ensure that the work we are doing continues to build and sustain the legacy of our school.
I bring to the board experience in Disciplinary, Personnel, Health and Safety, and Policy matters. The latter being my strength. But through these skill-sets, being able to connect with people is my gift. To understand and relate to our community through personal experience with the intent to support and strengthen is my what I do best
I am of Cook Islands descent and am a proud 'whangai'-parent to a three and a half year old son. The second eldest and eldest son of ten children. i am blessed to have a very supportive family and to also be surrounded by professionals who continue to inspire me,
The experiences faced during my tenure at Glen Innes School has helped shape my understanding of strategic guidance and challenged my cultural concept of strategic thinking. The digestion of these two concepts has allowed me to balance my decision making capacity to doing what is right for our community at large. This mindset aided in my appointments as Chairman for our only local Community Recreation Centre; Founding Chairman of Te Where Piringa - Our Place; Deputy Chairman for Tamaki College; Trustee for Ruapotaka Marae; and a member for Oranga Tamariki’s Care and Protection Resource Panel.
My mantra is to do right when nobody's watching; having faith in doing what is right for the betterment of many; and doing what I can with whati have in the hope that we can all succeed. I believe that a better tomorrow starts with our young people.
I hope to have your favor and support in this election
Te Atua te Aroa Otira ua,
DJ Tuaru Temu
My name is Virginia Howell Witika and I am standing for Glen Innes School Board.
Ki te taha toku Papa, Ko Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa nga iwi ki Motukaraka Ki te taha toku Mama, Ko Ngati Raukawa Ki Te Tonga no Tainui Marae ki Otaki Ko Virginia Howell Witika taku ingoa. E noho ana ahau ki Te Ukutoia .
I was born in Glen Innes and I started my schooling at Glen Innes Primary School. Three (3) of my six children attended the school & I have six (6) mokopuna currently attending. I work well in a team and can put plans in place that follow the vision that Glen Innes School has for the educational development of our children and the school's future. I have served on several whanau and community committees utilising my skills in administration support. I currently serve on the Ruapotaka Marae Board as part of the Executive in a Secretarial role providing governance for our Marae and to further the vision of our Marae redevelopment. My experience with Strategic Planning and governance I feel will hold me in good stead to be an active BOT member in asking the challenging questions and I being able to interact with diverse peoples to further the vision of Glen Innes School.