Board of Trustees

This is where you can find information relating to the MBAS Board of Trustees.

If you would like to contact any of our Board Members, please email

The Board of Trustees meet every third Thursday of each month (with the exception of January) at 4.30pm in the school library. Please email if you would like to attend in person and present something to the Board. 

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Our current Board Members are: Board Chair is Dan Asquith

 Dana Vaughan Board Member  Community Consultation & Student Welfare
 Amanda Scobie Board Member  Finance & Student Welfare
 Jean Waretini-Paul Board Member  Staff Rep & Student Welfare
 Daniel Asquith Board Member  Board Chair & Student Welfare
Hannah Hardy Board Member  Student Rep & Student Welfare
 Kane Jones  Board Member  Property & Student Welfare
 John Wright Principal  
 Nikki Mc lachlan Secretary  
 Craig Lidgard Board Member Staff Rep & Student Welfare
Lorraine Macallister Board Member  
Joe Davis Board Member  

Role of the Board of Trustees

"All of New Zealand's state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration." - New School Trustees Association Website 2018

For more information about boards, how they run, trustees and becoming one please see the NZSTA website -

For more information regarding Mercury Bay Area School's Board of Trustees please contact the board chair via email at


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