Staff 2021



Leadership Team 
  • Principal - Kate Staniford
  • Deputy Principal - Neil Potter
  • Assistant Principal - Kay Potter
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator - Alison Holden
  • NCEA Principal’s Nominee - Michele O’Carroll
  • Te Āo Māori Leader - Karati Metcalfe


Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are: 

  • Presiding Member: Bevan Newlands
  • Board Members
    • Joy Paterson
    • Nicola Graham
    • Sharon Blanchard
    • Collette van der Westhuizen
    • Bruce Mincham (Finance)
  • Staff Representative: Michele O'Carroll
  • Student Representative: Monique van der Westhuizen
  • Board Secretary: Chelsea Lousley


The Board of Trustees meets monthly at 5.30 pm in the Meeting Room with meeting times and dates notified in the school newsletter. The Board of Trustees' role is to provide governance of the school.

Our school policies are available for viewing and reviewing on our Schooldocs website. We invite you to visit the site: twizel.schooldocs.co.nz. Our username is "twizel" and password "twizelarea".

More information regarding our school policies and where to find them is available here: twizel.school.nz/our-school/school-documents. If you would like to find out more about trusteeship or would like to contact the Board of Trustees, please email [email protected].



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