2019 Common Election results
For 5 parent representatives
info Alphabetical order
We therefore declare the following duly elected:
Mr Gregory John Robert Bourke, Mata Emile, John Hymers, Mrs Dionne Johnstone and Mrs Nicola Ann Murray.
Meet your representatives
Kia Ora, I believe that Catholic education is precious and offers substantial value to the community. I am an active member of the Wairarapa Catholic Parish, reside with my family in Carterton, hold two graduate qualifications in finance and management and am completing a Masters of Education. I have worked in Catholic schools and can help support a culture of engagement, partnership, and excitement for the future. Nga mihi
As a committed parent of Chanel students, past and present, I have actively supported our college by being a coach and parent helper whenever required. I am proud that my family belong to a school that has such a proud tradition of providing quality Catholic education. I offer myself to the role of a board member because I believe in supporting our school community and I offer a Pacific voice to enable true cultural collaboration and cooperation. I would also like to provide support on the board for other cultures with less representation, because I believe all voices should be heard and respected. We teach our children that they must uphold gospel values, we as adults should be their role-models for upholding gospel values, and I am committed to that positive challenge.
I have been a board member for two previous terms and was board chair for two years.
I have had four children attend and finish to year 13 at Chanel and they have all gone onto very successful futures. I believe that Chanel has provided an extremely good grounding for them, not only academically but as well socially round adults, which has allowed them to excel at further tertiary, university and in sport.
I have a strong passion for the school and believe that Chanel will become the first choice of schools in the Wairarapa and second to none. Education is experiencing some significant changes, especially with the discussions at Government level and the changes in which education is being offered to our young people.
I believe my management skills and pervious experience would serve as an asset to the Chanel Board and I have a strong belief that our children are the wealth of our community and should be treasured and nurtured, with education and the principals of the Catholic faith playing a significant part of this.
Yours Faithfully John Hymers
I am a busy Mum to four children Nikita, Rico, Phoenix and Montana. We moved to Masterton from Upper Hutt 4 years ago for a better work/life lifestyle. We have loved it here from the first moment and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. I enjoy reading books (often more than one at a time) and expressing myself through putting pen to paper (or keyboard) and often get told I have a way with words. I also love dancing, singing and am currently learning how to play the guitar. In business and in life I consider myself to be loyal, dedicated and honest. I have the ability to react quick on my feet and to think outside the box. I am enthusiastic with a positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team. I do not shy away from helping out and I love to feel like I can make a difference. The most valuable asset I have to offer anyone is my time. Time to listen to understand, time to help when others need and time to work to make a positive difference for our children, parents, teachers and school community.
My name is Nicola Murray and I seek your vote to return me as a trustee on the Chanel College Board. I am married to Brendon and we have four children; Emily (Y11), Charlotte (Y10), Jack (Y8) and Olivia (Y6). I have worked in the accounting industry for the last 24 years and outside of work, life revolves around our children. Our family enjoy spending time together and in the last few years have caught the travel bug! Through my children I am involved with the Masterton Swimming Club and have recently been named as a finalist in the 2019 Wairarapa Sports Awards Volunteer of the Year category. I have just completed 10 years as a Trustee, having been first appointed to the St Patrick’s School Board in 2009. I was appointed to the Chanel College Board of Trustees in March 2015 and have enjoyed getting to know the intricacies of being a trustee on a college board. Early last year I took over the Chairperson’s role and I hope to continue to lead the Board in the good work that has been achieved over the last 18 months. I thrive on the challenge of strategic planning and governance and have spent many hours upskilling to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for our students. I have worked closely with our new Principal, the Board, staff and wider community to ensure that Chanel College is the educator of choice for our Catholic community. I am passionate about Chanel College and providing an education to our students that ensure they each achieve their own personal excellence. Through hard work and dedication I believe we can continue what we have already started and grow our school. By updating technology, improving our facilities and introducing new and different initiatives we will stand out from the rest. I am proud of all our students, they truly are fantastic and deserve the very best. Thank you for taking the time to read this, I would appreciate your vote for me - Nicola Murray
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