Board Of Trustees

Barbara ReidPresiding

Rik AllenPrincipal/

Tessa ReidStaff

Dominique PeeblesBoard MemberHealth &

Dave SwansonBoard


Nau mai haere mai ki te whānau o te kura tamatane o Avon,


Our recent improvements to the School Hall means that it is now a comfortable space for large groups to come together and celebrate what is happening in the school.

The Board is committed to engaging with and consulting families and whānau about its strategic direction and the development of the localised currlculum. The Principal and staff are working on a survey that will be distributed to our wider community during Term 2.


While there are three months remaining for the tenure of current Board Members, there has been increased interest in the work that the Board does. We have had a few parents sit in and observe meetings since March which is a good sign. I am pleased to confirm our Members recently co-opted Amy Hooper-Ede onto the Board. Our focus is now preparing for the NZSTA Board triennial elections in September and Delwyn Swanson will be the School’s Returning Officer.


The Toi Foundation’s 2022 focus is on events and programmes. We’re planning an activities week at the end of this year and the Board is seeking funding for this. To access TOI funding, school outcomes must deliver in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Increasing engagement of parents in their children’s learning

  2. Lifting engagement, wellbeing and /or the educational achievement of children with special education needs and those children coming from low socio-economic backgrounds.

  3. Connecting families, w’ānau and communities to schools

The school must be able to demonstrate clear and specific evidence of those outcomes. Planning for the activities week is being developed.

Barb Beid