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School Board

Our lovely board members help keep Kaurilands awesome. They are a mixture of parents and staff, elected by our community as their representatives. They help with decision making and governance of our school. Board Elections will take place in June 2021 for the next 3 year cycle 2019-2021.

Welcome to the Kaurilands School Board page.

On behalf of the community, the School Board is responsible for the governance of our school. The Board sets the school’s strategic direction and is accountable for the school’s performance. Our primary focus is ensuring that our children are continuously improving and achieving to the best of their abilities.

The Kauriland's Strategic Plan outlines the 3 year strategic plan that guides our thinking. Monitoring progress towards the goals outlined in the plan is a key focus for the board as is asking the hard questions to ensure we make the right strategic decisions for our community, our staff and our children.

Our Principal, Jo Augustine, is the Board’s Chief Executive and is responsible for the management of the school. The Board’s role is to support the principal as they work within the school’s policies to lead the strategic direction. If you wish to view our school policies please email [email protected]

The School Board meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm.

2020 Board Members


Sarah Barrett - Hamilton

"Kia ora. My daughter Lauren is in Year 7 at GEIS and my son Aidan is in Year 3. I am a teacher at Green Bay High School and I am very proud to part of the Kaurilands School community. "


Nick Summerfield

"I have a son, Ben, in year 4 and a daughter, Emma, in year 2. I’m a partner in a national law firm and in my spare time I enjoy running and travel. I’ve been on the board since 2016 and chair since June 2019. I enjoy being on the board and feel privileged to play a part in the Kaurilands School community. ."


Ian Ferguson

"My son Leo is in Year 3 and loves the school. I work as an economist in the airline industry; my wife is a primary teacher.

Kaurilands is a great school and I enjoy working with the school community."


Katharine Brown

"I'm really excited to be able to support Kaurilands School as a new School Board representative. I'm a clinical psychologist, and have a strong interest in continuing to consider the positive mental wellbeing of our teachers, children and their families in all the decisions we make as a board. My son Thomas is in Year 4 and my daughter Anna is in Year 2 and they both love being part of our school community."


Susanna Barthow

"Kia Ora, I am married to Daniel and we have a daughter in Year 3 and a son in Year 1. I work part time at Habitat for Humanity Auckland. I'm privileged to have time to support the wonderful teachers and kids at Kaurilands by helping in the classroom and when I'm not doing anything else, I like to read, pray and go swimming at the beach. I'm excited to be on the Board and serve our school community."


Josh Farrell (Staff Representative)

"It is my pleasure to represent the kaiako and ākonga at Kaurilands school as the Staff Representative on the School Board"


Jo Augustine (Principal)