Board of Trustees 2019

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! My name is Erika Harvey, but most people know me as “Pipers Mum.” I’m married to a local longline fisherman and our daughter Piper has been attending GVS for 3 years and is currently in year 4.
In 2018 I was co-opt on to the Board of Trustees to assist GVS with their financial troubles, due to the lack of funding provided by the government. After understanding the issues, I decided to write an open letter and create a video which I released online to PM Jacinda Ardern. These soon gained local and national attention bringing key government officials to GVS to work with us in getting our finances back on track.
At the beginning of this year, I managed to have the big yellow swing (liberty swing) donated to our school at no cost (valued at $100k) from Variety Charity which has given our school its first piece of inclusive playground equipment that our treasures can enjoy during their free time.
We have a difficult year ahead with our amazing Principal Anne Mackintosh retiring and our continued struggles with funding so I’d be grateful to be voted back on to the board as your parent rep so I may continue the work I’ve been doing. I’m passionate about creating a positive impact and making a difference for our community, school, staff and Tamariki. Let’s do more amazing things together this year and I look forward to meeting you.

Melanie Sio

I want to introduce myself and my whanau. My name is Melanie Sio. My husband Chris, is an emerging self-employed home based graphic designer, and we have four children together, Alana age 10, Jessica age 9, Aiden age 7 and Quentin age 2. Also 2 foster for life children aged 7 and 8.
We moved the Sio kids to GVS at the beginning of 2018 to join with their new foster brothers who attended GVS already. The Sio kids were excited about this school change as it meant they got to be at school all day with their favourite cousins too, the Wells whanau. Moving to GVS has felt like moving into an extended family making the transition for the Sio kids seamless.
During the day I work full time for Marra Construction whom are a Greerton based company, employing approximately 50 staff building in the commercial sector. I have been with Marra for more than 6 years. I am their Office Manager / HR Manager. I have found my Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Primary with Honours helpful in this role and presently studying part time towards a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
If I had to surmise I would say I am somewhat formally educated, live with 6 children so excellent at dealing with noise, stress and chaos. I study, work full time and juggle sports and mother / wife commitments so amazing at multi-tasking and organisation of others. Pretty good people skills and naturally likeable to most and 99% of the time able to remain calm under pressure.

Amelia Giles-Moore

Kia ora tatou!
My name is Amelia Giles-Moore. I am a mother of two young boys - Zach (5 years old) - who attends Greerton Village School, and Harry (almost 3 years old).

I have a degree in Early Childhood and have been a qualified teacher working in Tauranga for the past 13 years. Through various positions, I have had opportunities to work as a team leader and Centre Manager. This has given me great insight into the workings of the Ministry of Education and the Education Review Office and allowed me to build my leadership skills and current knowledge about educational trends.
I pride myself on being inclusive of all and believe in a holistic approach enabling development of the ‘whole child.’ I value sport, arts and culture as being critical to this holistic development.
As a Board member, I believe my role is to support the teaching staff and Principal 100% to ensure that they can get on with the job of teaching and learning. I have energy and enthusiasm and would appreciate the chance to contribute to our local community.
He aha te mea nui o te ao?
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

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 have been on the Board of Trustees for the last three years and chairperson for the last 18 months. It has been an amazing opportunity to be a part of the team that helps guide learning and cares for the Greerton Village School students. I wish to continue being a part of this privilege and help continue the magic that I have seen happening at GVS.
Kind regards
Desiree Burborough

Kimberley Henderson-Ginns
Reuban Ginns
Staff Representative/Property
Rachel Ratana
Minutes Secretary

For more information about School Boards visit –

BOT Meeting Minutes – Download.pdf 

 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