School Board 

Aimee Hooper-EdePresiding

Presiding Member Introduction

Kia ora, my name is Aimee. I am Stratford born and raised.

I's a local business owner, a committee member at Avon Kindergarten and the Presiding Member of the Avon School Board. As a mum of 3: Jack, year 9 who attends Stratford High School, Jasper, year 7 who is at Avon School and Bella, 4 years old at Avon Kindergarten, starting at Avon School in January 2024. 

With having one child at Avon School and another about to start, I have a strong and ongoing interest in our kura. I want to ensure it delivers the best possible education outcomes and be an amazing learning environment for all tamariki. 

I joined the board mid 2022 and am passionate about making sure the Board heads in a positive direction with the right skills, resources and knowledge so that our tamariki and their whānau can have opportunities to thrive. 

As a Board, we support our principal to enable all tamariki have equitable opportunities in learning. We work hard for our whānau to form strong connections with the school. I am proud to be working along side a great bunch of wonderful people. I can’t wait to learn more from our community  and continue to grow our kura.

Ngā mihi nui, 


   Peter McNamaraProperty Board 

Property Member Introduction

Tēnā koutou, my name is Peter.

As a parent and a grandparent, I believe we should all do our best to ensure our tamariki receive the best we can offer in education and life skills.  We must ensure the world we borrow from is sustainable for future generations and is left as well as if not better than the one we inherited from our tipuna.

Ngā mihi nui, 


Hayley LoveridgeBoard 

Tēnā koutou, my name is Hayley. I have come on board to help the already hard working board members and staff continue to grow Te Kura O Ōtākaro, Avon Primary School. 

I believe all ākonga in Aotearoa, New Zealand should have access to great education and no one in our Stratford community should miss out on an amazing primary school experience.  I bring to the role previous board experience having been on the Stratford Primary School Board. 

I look forward to being part of the exciting future of Avon Primary School and helping all our ākonga reach for the STARS.  

Ngā mihi nui, 


Tash CoulsonStaff 

Kia ora, I'm Tash and I'm the staff representative on Avon School Board.

I look forward to being able to provide an educational point of view to the governance of the school through the Board. I am excited to be able to support the Board in providing the best opportunities for our ākonga to grow and learn.

Ngā mihi, 


Barbara ReidBoard 

Kia Ora Koutou.I am Babara and I am a grandmother on the Avon School Board. In my time I have seen many changes, and it's bright and wonderful now.

As a child I attended Avon School many many years ago,  when I was in the primers. 

What I love about Avon, is seeing everyone happy including our tamariki. We pride ourselves on our strong senses as whānau within our school, where tamariki will experience a rich and vibrant learning environment. Our tamariki are the future and if our school is a happy place these memories will last for ever.

We are surrounded by many wonderful people with great will and power in all areas: management, Board, staff, whānau, supporters, sponsors, and off cause our tamariki who are a credit to our school's survival. We are very rich in aroha and that is what we want the public to see on arrival at our kura.

Ngā mihi nui, Barb