Board of Trustees


Trudi Webb – Chairperson

Anna Harrison (Principal)

Bridget Sangster Deputy Chairperson

John Fitzgerald

Kylie Bloxham

Huw Murray

Mark Naismith

Rachael Klahn (Staff trustee)

Juliet Mitchell-Bryant (Secretary)

A copy of all Board minutes is held in the school office, and is available upon request.

Links to Board information

Board Policies

School Review and school wide assessment

Strategic Plan

Current ERO report

Governance Manual 2021

Board Member Bios

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 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, 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, Cameron Yr 6 is currently at Goldfields, Brooke and Ariana are at Cromwell College.

I 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.

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