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:
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. “
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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