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30 Waiora Road, Auckland
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Stanmore Bay School, 30 Waiora Road, Auckland

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The Stanmore Bay School Board of Trustees Election 2022

Election Notice
At the close of nominations our school received more nominations than vacancies required. Therefore all parent/caregivers will be receiving a sealed envelope with one voting paper, listing the names of those candidates nominated, a candidate's statement,  if this is not in your envelope you can view all candidates statements on our school website and a copy will be held at the school office.  You will also receive a cover letter explaining how to vote and and a return envelope for you to place your voting paper in. Please return your vote in one of the following ways.

It is important that votes are valid.
This means;
1. Votes have 2 ways to be returned.
    a.    Returned in the official envelope provided via NZ Post, please ensure you provide a postage stamp on the envelope.
    b.    Returned in the official envelope and placed in the ballot box provided at the school office.
2. There must be only 1 voting paper per envelope. Families who have more than one parent/caregiver wishing to vote, will have received their own voting paper and return envelope. Please keep your return envelope safe, if you return your voting paper in any other envelope your vote will be counted as invalid.
3. All votes must be received by 4 pm 7th September 2022.
4. Any voting papers that are incorrectly filled out or have been tampered with will be counted as invalid.

We look forward to the forming of a new board of trustees for 2022-2025.  Results will published in our school newsletter and HERO.
The new board of trustees will take office on 14th September.

Michelle Mowat
Returning Officer

Candidate Statements

For a full brochure of statements and photographs, please click the link: Stanmore Bay School BOT Candidates 2022

Dr Michael Anderson
I have a special interest in the ongoing success of Stanmore Bay School and am enthusiastic about continuing to contribute to the school’s future. I attended Stanmore Bay School as a child and have had an ongoing association since, with my wife having worked at the school for the past ten years, and my daughter and twin boys attending as students. My mother also spent eight years working at Stanmore Bay School, as both a teacher-aide and the school librarian.

After leaving Stanmore Bay School, I studied at Orewa College, before commencing tertiary studies (bachelors and masters) at the University of Auckland, then a PhD in Biology at Massey University. After spending a year working in Canada doing a post-doctoral fellowship, I returned to Massey University, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as completing research. As such, I am familiar with the skills that students need at a tertiary level to succeed and I would like to see Stanmore Bay School students given every opportunity to advance their educational journey with the necessary prerequisites for future success. My science background also means that I have skills in data analysis, critical thinking and written communication that are useful for a school board.

I was elected to the Stanmore Bay School Board in 2019 and have attended every meeting during that term. I have also been actively involved in upskilling by attending a variety of board-related workshops. Over the past three years, I have focused on student achievement, health and safety, and community engagement. During my current term on the board, we have also dealt with many unexpected challenges, providing a lot of invaluable experience. I would be enthusiastic to help as the school recovers from this challenging period, and to assist the students, the teachers, and the school leadership to be successful for the next 3 years. .

Lizette Du Preez
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Media and Advertising and I've been working in this exciting industry for 14 years. Starting my career in Radio, I worked in all areas of the business from producing, and event management to Sales. For the past 4 years, I've worked in Digital Advertising at Trade me as a key publisher in the NZ market. With a keen interest in Education and continued learning, I was a board member of AMASA (Advertising Media Association of South Africa) for 4 years. I managed the Education Portfolio to facilitate the grooming of young talent within the media industry. I was also the parent member on the board for Lady Buxton Pre-primary and Educare centre for 1 year while both my kids attended the school. I am experienced in growing and managing key stakeholder relationships as part of my Business Development and Account Management function, as well as bringing along key communication, Marketing strategy, and time management skills. I look forward to working with the board to achieve our goals at Stanmore Bay School.

Kayne Franich
Hi, I’m Kayne and I live on the Hibiscus Coast with my partner Jo and our daughter Sadie who is currently in Year 2 at SBS. My partner Jo was born and raised on the Coast and is a former Stanmore Bay primary school student. After our OEs and living on the other side of the bridge, we decided on moving back to Stanmore Bay as we knew this would be a wonderful place to raise a family I’m hoping to be elected to the Board as a parent representative, as I feel it’s extremely important to support the school’s direction, progress and student achievement. I’m passionate about the connection and communication between our school and families, and ensuring students are happy, feel safe and get the best out of their time at school.

Bhavya Raghavan

Hello, Kia Ora, and Namaste. My name is Bhavya Raghavan, and I am the mother of a Stanmore Bay School Year 1 student. I am running for School Board Parent Elections because I am enthusiastic about our children's education, as well as the experiences and values they get from it. I believe in open communication between the school and the families of the students who attend, as well as the larger community in the neighbourhood. I will actively promote and be a voice for our children’s educational environment representing inclusion and diversity, whether it be racial, social, cultural, or recognition and respect of individual capacity. Taking a comprehensive approach to helping with our children's education will allow us to empower them now so that they may face tomorrow with confidence, awareness of their own potential, and belief in their own achievement. To ensure that the teachers can continue educating the children without interruption, it is also imperative that we pay close attention to them and provide them with the resources they need.

My family moved to New Zealand just as I was approaching my adolescence. I went to intermediate and high school in South Auckland before moving to Central Auckland to begin my college degree and moved to Stanmore Bay a year ago with my little family. My career is established in the construction industry as an Estimator which has presented me with incredible possibilities for growth and learning, despite holding a Bachelor’s in Health Science with a major in Psychology. My personal interactions with various educational providers have been quite varied, first in my native country, then as an immigrant, and finally as a young adult trying to find my path. But the assistance and resources made accessible during that era of an individual's life, particularly in the early years of getting formal education, stand out the most to me. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the Board and represent the children, parents/caregivers, and the wider community in order to ensure that Stanmore Bay School remains a fun, safe, and positive environment as we continue to support our Tamariki on their journey to becoming leaders in their own right. My objective is to be an active and informed representative in the Board's many diverse areas of improvement, concern, and challenges.

Angeline Selman
My name is Angeline Selman. I am married and have three children. I have a son currently in year 5, and a daughter in year 2. My older son also attended Stanmore Bay School and is now at Whangaparaoa College. I have lived on the Coast for 30 years and work part time as a midwife at North Shore Hospital. I am a current standing member of the Board of Trustees, elected in 2019.

My career has given me valuable experience working in partnership with people, good organisational and communication skills, critical thinking and decision-making abilities. I draw on these skills within my role on the Board of Trustees. I am passionate about ensuring every child feels safe, healthy, and happy within their school life - thus optimising their educational and social development potential. I am excited about another term on the Board of Trustees and helping to shape the future of Stanmore Bay School.

Dan Walker - I am husband to Michelle Walker and dad to Josh (11) who is a proud former student of Stanmore Bay School. My other two tamarki are Stanmore Bay School students now - Tyler (9) and Maia (5). I come from Taranaki, grew up in Christchurch and we moved up to Auckland 15 years ago – living on the coast for 8 years and we love it here. My ancestral ties are to Scotland and Ireland through my dad and to Ngati Ruanui, Nga Ruahinerangi, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Maniapoto, Tuhourangi through my mum.

I feel privileged to work on the board to support Matt and this leadership team to make our school a better place for our teachers, students, parents and our community. It has been hard on our community through Covid and I acknowledge how everyone, (staff, parents, students) has helped each other through this tough time. Now we are ramping up in a post-Covid world, I want to help create safe, healthy and thriving work/play spaces for our tamariki. My passion is utilisation of technology for learning and skilling, te reo Māori and health/mental wellbeing.