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

Please note that October's Board Meeting will take place on the 21st October 2021 at 4.30pm in the Library.

The Board of Trustees meet every second Thursday of each month (with the exception of January) at 4.30pm in the school library. Please email if you would like to present something to the Board. Please note during level 3 and 4 lockdowns BoT meetings will be held over Zoom. Please email the secretary if you wish to attend.

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Latest 2021 Meeting Agenda

Our current Board Members are: Board Chair is Dan Asquith

 Dana Vaughan  Board Member  Community Consultation
 Amanda Scobie  Board Member  Finance & Student Welfare
 Jean Waretini-Paul  Board Member  Staff Rep
 Daniel Asquith  Board Member  Board Chair & Student Welfare
 Finley Archibald Board Member  Student Rep
 Kane Jones   Board Member  Property
 John Wright  Principal  
 Linda Kendall  Secretary  

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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