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Stanmore Bay School, 30 Waiora Road, Auckland

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Our Board of Trustees

Stanmore Bay School BOT Elections 2022

Voting has commenced for our BOT elections. Please visit our Candidate page for more information on who is running and how you can vote. You can also download a brochure of Candidate Statements here.

This is the governing body of the school, which is elected every 3 years as required by the NZ Education Act. It is made up of the Principal, an elected staff representative and a number of parent representatives. Areas of responsibility include curriculum, finance, personnel, property, policy and procedures and consultation. The Board usually meets every month, however, additional meetings may be held and parents will be informed in the school's newsletter. Meetings are public and you are welcome to attend.

Our Board can be contacted here:

Board Chair:
Board of

Matt Sides - Principal
Leigh Faulkner - Staff Representative

Sam Ereckson - Chairperson
I grew up on the Coast from age 12 and have watched the huge changes over the decades, it's grown dramatically in recent times. After travelling and living away for many years I chose to return here as a place for my family to grow up and gain their education.

My wife and I have 3 children, with Lily currently in Year 5 and Isabel in Year 3.

I work in IT and have performed various management roles over the last 15 years, moving away from the more technical side.

This is my third term on the Board, I was seconded five years ago and now elected on twice. Being a member of the Board is one way that I can contribute to help guide yours and my children’s education. Our role is about effective governance and ensuring we have the best resources we can for the students and staff.

I look forward to spending many more years of involvement with Stanmore Bay School, both supporting and also challenging the governance and decisions, so we can deliver an educational environment, which nurtures our children’s growth and aspirations.

Michael Anderson
I have a special interest in the ongoing success of Stanmore Bay School and am enthusiastic in making a contribution to the school’s future. I attended Stanmore Bay School as a student and have had an ongoing association, with my wife now working at the school and my daughter attending as a student. 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. Following this, I was awarded the Top Achievers Doctoral Scholarship to complete my PhD in Biology at Massey University. After spending a year in London, Ontario (Canada) completing a post-doctoral fellowship, I returned to Massey University as a member of staff, lecturing 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 on their educational journey with the necessary prerequisites for future success.

Claire Ellison
Hi, my name is Claire, and Chris and I have two sons. Our oldest finished years 1 – 6 at SBS and is now attending the local college, and our youngest is still enjoying his primary years at Stanmore Bay. I moved to the coast almost 10 years ago because we fell in love with the vibe of the community, the natural beauty and all the options that the coast offers to raise a family in a smaller community but still part of a bigger city.

I joined the Board as an elected member in 2016 after 2 years of seeing passionate and focused teachers making a difference at our school. Since joining the board, I have assisted in the strategic direction, recruitment of a new principal and evolving governance changes that have directly impacted our school over the years and supported the delivery of Board communications.

My career background is sales, marketing, and management with a strong emphasis on strategic business solutions and client servicing. I hope to bring my energy and commitment to this role in supporting governance for our school so that all our children can have the best learning opportunities available, and we can continue to foster and support the great community we are a part of.

Angeline Selman
My name is Angeline Selman, I am married to Tom and we have three children. Our two sons attend SBS and our daughter is a preschooler.  I have lived on the Coast for almost 30 years. After my OE, my husband and I settled in Stanmore Bay to raise our children. Stanmore Bay is a very special place and I feel extremely lucky to live in such a wonderful community.

My professional life has included nursing and midwifery, and I currently work part time as a midwife at North Shore hospital. My career has given me valuable experience working in partnership with people, good organisational and communication skills, critical thinking and decision-making abilities. I will 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 my role on the Board of Trustees and helping to shape the future of Stanmore Bay School.

Dan Walker
Ngati Ruanui
I am a proud husband to Michelle Walker and dad to Josh (8) and Tyler (6) who are both students of Stanmore Bay Primary School. We also have a daughter Maia (2) who goes to Manly ABC and Silverdale Playcentre.

I was born in Christchurch and we moved up to Auckland 12 years ago – living on the Coast for 8 years. 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.

My day job is at Microsoft, where I look after Cloud Solutions and Applications. I love helping our kiwi organisations on their digital transformation journey. I have also helped create a coding and software initiative via my tribe for our children back in Hawera Taranaki. I believe all of our children in Stanmore Bay School should be exposed to these technologies to help set them up for their future. I would like to help and support our school to do this.

I am fluent in te reo Maori and help run some of the powhiri up here on the Coast for our local marae as well as many of our schools. I am very passionate about seeing our te reo taught and used more in the classroom and the community. I would like to see this resourced better to help our teachers to do this.

Ultimately, I’m keen to support Matt and the amazing teachers of our school in their important work of enabling the best possible learning experience for our tamariki. I am proud to work with such a passionate team, great kids and awesome community.

Ko nga pae tawhiti whaia kia tata, ko nga pae tata whakamaua kia tina.
The potential for tomorrow exists in what we do today.