Board of Trustees

Tēnā Koutou Katoa

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to welcome Caroline Chawke as the new Principal of Papatoetoe South School. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Jennie Moore who has been acting Principal since the departure of Mark Barrett.

The new structure of the Board is as follows:

Parent Trustees:

  • Debbie Keung (Chair)
  • Andrew Greenslade (Vice Chair)
  • Paul Heremia
  • Bridget Fowles
  • Terrence Gunanayagam


  • Caroline Chawke

Staff Trustee:

  • Lorrall Tippett

Board Secretary:

  • Christine Hutchby

The Board's primary role focuses specifically on the progress and improvement of student achievement. Therefore, ensuring ALL children at Papatoetoe South School experience academic success underpins the Board's decisions and actions. Together, with Caroline and staff, we constantly strive towards the vision of creating well rounded students who leave this school with the potential to become successful global citizens.

We are also responsible for the non-educational matters such as property and finance. An additional role this Board has committed itself to, is the building and maintaining of strong links with all our parents/whanau. Our monthly meetings are open to public attendance so we encourage you to take the opportunity to come along and see what we do. The school's newsletter and website will have the dates and times of these meetings. We do hope you take up our invitation to attend a Board meeting in the near future.

Working together, we have the power to make Papatoetoe South School the best educational experience for your children.

Nāku noa

Nā Debbie Keung


School Charter and Strategic Plan

Charter 2018.pdf
Strategic Plan Snapshot 2018.pdf

Annual Report for the Year Ended 31 December 2017

Financial Accounts 31 December 2017.pdf