Board of Trustees:
Trudi Webb – Chairperson
Anna Harrison (Principal)
Bridget Sangster Deputy Chairperson
Rachael Klahn (Staff representative)
Juliet Mitchell-Bryant (Secretary)
Next Meeting: Wednesday 20th January at 6.pm. Parents and interested members of the public are welcome to attend.
A copy of all Board minutes is held in the school office, and is available to view.
Board Member Statements
My name is Kylie Bloxham and I have lived in Cromwell for 15 years. I am a mother of 2 busy children, Brynn (aged 8 in year 4) and Nate (aged 6 in year 2). Both are students at Goldfields Primary School. We enjoy a variety of sports and activities and love being part of our awesome community. Before settling in Cromwell and having my family, I traveled extensively for 6 years, living in London and Melbourne for 3 years each.
I have a finance background with 20 years’ experience. I operate my own Bookkeeping business here in Cromwell, working with small to medium sized businesses, varying from tradies to retail. I specialise in payroll and the day to day financial operations of running a business.
I believe myself to be an honest, open and approachable person, who is not afraid to share my opinion and ask the difficult questions.
Having been an active Goldfields parent for the past 4 years, I would now like to take the next step in supporting the school, by putting myself forward for the Board of Trustees and offering my skill set.
I look forward to seeing Goldfields continue to thrive through this next stage of growth and development.
My name is John Fitzgerald. Having been on the Goldfields Board of Trustees since 2012, during which time there has been much growth within our school community with roll increase, new staff, additional classrooms and an evolving curriculum and guidelines set by the Ministry. The challenges that come with each of these is varied and unpredictable.
Our Board of Trustees has been a strong, well lead team, working in cohesion toward common goals for the betterment of the children and wider community of Goldfields Primary. I seek your vote to continue this work. Thank you.
Kia ora, my name is Bridget Sangster and I have been on the current Board for one and a half years after being co-opted on at the end of 2017. Together with my husband, Rob, we have three children, two of whom go to Goldfields. I am an Early Childhood teacher and am in a privileged position of having a strong connection to the goings-on at the school within the Barnardos/Goldfields relationship. With a Board needing a variety of expertise, my strengths are the knowledge of the education sector from an Early Childhood teacher’s perspective, who also enjoys the nitty gritty of policy. I am positive, professional, and approachable, and I would love to continue to support the Goldfields team by ensuring they have the right resources and environment so it continues to be a school that seeks improvement, ensuring all our children feel safe, happy, and are loving to learn.
Hi My name is Anna-Louise Sinnott. Our family moved to Cromwell in 2006 and we own and operate our own business. We are a very busy family with three boys and one dog and we spend our time working, going to our children’s sports and maintaining our Lowburn property. I’ve been a parent of children at Goldfields Primary School since 2010 and currently have a son in year 4.
I was a member of the FOTS committee for several years and I’ve been on the Board of Trustees for approximately 18 months. Prior to our children starting primary school I was on the Toy Library and Santa Land committees. I joined the Board in order to gain a deeper understanding of the management and governance of the school and to utilise skills I have in organisation, finance, analysis and enquiry. I enjoy being involved in community groups and setting an example of community service to our children. Goldfields is a progressive and aspirational school and I would like to serve another term on the Board and contribute further to its ongoing development.
Hi, I’m Trudi Webb. My husband and I own and operate Webb’s Fruit. Simon is the fourth generation on the orchard. I manage the food safety and compliance programmes, the mail order side of the business and run the packing shed. I am also actively involved in horticultural governance. Currently chair of the Central Otago Fruit Growers Association, nearly at the completion of an internship on the MG Marketing Board and have recently been elected onto the Summerfruit NZ Board.
Simon and I have 3 children, Brooke Yr 6 and Cameron Yr 4 are currently at Goldfields, Ariana is Yr 8 at Cromwell College. I have just completed my second term on the board and have enjoyed representing the parents of Goldfields over the last 6 years.
I’m looking for re-election to again represent the parents while supporting the Principal and teachers, ensuring that our school provides our children with a constructive and progressive educational experience within an enjoyable, safe environment. I’m enthusiastic to continue being part of this growing school and make sure it evolves to meet the needs of our children, teachers and community.