Board of Trustees 2021

The Board of Trustees’ role is to govern the school in partnership with the Principal, Staff and Community.

The Principal’s role is to manage the school in partnership with the staff, Board of Trustees and community.

Current Board Members are:

Erika Harvey
Chair Person

Kia Ora, I’m Erika Harvey, but most people know me as “Pipers Mum.” Piper is one of GVS’s treasures diagnosed with Autism.

In 2018 I was co-opt on to the Board of Trustees.

My professional experience spans two decades in senior level corporate sales and marketing roles across multiple industries (in NZ and abroad) and currently I’m the managing director of Lobby for Good, a consultancy firm helping small businesses, communities and not-for-profits make a difference in areas that matter to them most.
I’m also head of innovation for a longline fishing company, a keynote speaker, an accredited mentor for Business Mentors NZ, a member of NZ Institute of Directors, a Young Enterprise Scheme program judge and sit on a number of advisory committees including, TCC’s Marine Precinct Advisory Group, BOPDHB Child Development Services Committee and the Tauranga Youth Development Team.

I’m passionate about creating a positive impact and making a difference for our community, school, staff and Tamariki and feel privileged to be part of this amazing team. If you see me around, be sure to say hello and let’s do more amazing things together. “

Rick Wells

Kia Ora,
My name is Rick Wells and I have been on the board for the last term. My son Legacy attended our school last year in the boys room and absolutely loved his time in the Brotherhood, His brother Chance is now in there and enjoys this class as well and My daughter Sade loves everything about our school.
As parents both my wife and I chose Greerton Village to build the blocks of education for our Whanau, and we are all Greerton hard through and through.
This electoral term I would like to see more opportunities for our kids through our sports programs, and am also working on a swimming program for all of our children.. With your support we can create greater opportunities for all who attend Greerton Village.

Desiree Burborough

Kia ora I'm Desiree. My husband Nick and I have three daughters. Olivia who's at Tauranga Intermediate, Sophie who's here at GVS and Emma who's at Greerton Village Kindy. I'm a trained primary teacher and I taught here at GVS in 2019. Currently I work for Tauranga City Council in the Travel Safe team, helping schools with road safety education. I love being on the school board and am strongly motivated to help create a culture where all tamariki can enjoy school and achieve highly.

Kind regards,
Desiree Burborough

Rebecca Kit
Parent Representative

Kia Ora kotou, ko Rebecca tōku ingoa.

Tokorua aku tamariki. Ko Willow taku tāmahine. He tauira ia i te kura ō GVS.

Hi GVS family! My name is Rebecca. I have two children Willow (6) and Bodhi (3).

My daughter Willow is a student at GVS.

I’m enthusiastic about being involved in our beautiful community.

My interests are op shopping, gardening, learning te reo, learning about different cultures and cooking yummy and healthy kai!

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Parent Representative-Rick Wells
Hi my name is Rick, all three of my children legacy, Chance and Sade have attended GVS and we love our school.

Our family are huge supporters of Greerton village, and you will usually find me wondering around the rugby fields at Greerton marist throughout the week and weekends.

Kimberley Henderson-Ginns
Reuban Ginns
Staff Representative/Property

Kia Ora Whanau my name is Reuban Ginns. I started here at GVS 13 years ago as a beginning teacher and in my time here I have; implemented the Boys Only Class, have been Sports Coordinator, Team Leader of Ranginui, am now Deputy Principal. I was elected as Staff Rep on The School Board 4 years ago and re-elected in the last election round. On the School Board I have had Portfolios of Property and Health and Safety, Data, and Pastoral Care. My role is to be the voice of the staff and to report back after meetings.

Rachel Ratana
Minutes Secretary

For more information about School Boards visit –

BOT Meeting Minutes – Download.pdf 

 Minutes BOT Meeting1 November 2021

 Minutes BOT Meeting 27 September 2021

 Minutes of Meeting 30 August Lockdown

 Minutes BOT Meeting 28 June 2021

 Minutes of Meeting 31 May 2021

 Minutes BOT Meeting 4 May 2021

 Minutes BOT Meeting 29 March 2021

 Minutes BOT Meeting 22 February 2021

Meeting BOT Minutes 4 December 2020

 Minutes BOT Meeting 2 November 2020

 Minutes BOT Meeting 21 September 2020

 Minutes BOT Meeting 17 August 2020

 Minutes BOT Meeting 25 May 2020

 Minutes BOT Meeting 23 March 2020

 Minutes BOT Meeting 12 February 2020

 Minutes BOT Meeting 16 December 2019

 Minutes BOT Meeting 4 November 2019

 Minutes BOT Meeting 16 September 2019

 Minutes BOT Meeting 12 August 2019

 Minutes BOT Meeting 17 June 2019

 Minutes BOT Meeting 20 May 2019

 Minutes BOT Meeting25 February 2019


Minutes BOT Meeting 26 March 2018.pdf

Minutes BOT Meeting 28 May 2018.pdf

Minutes BOT Meeting 25 June 2018.pdf

Minutes BOT Meeting 20 August 2018.pdf

Minutes BOT Meeting 24 September 2018

Minutes BOT Meeting 29 October 2018

Minutes BOT Meeting 3 December 2018