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Board of trustees
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Liz Jull

Presiding Member

Kia ora,
I’m an HR professional in my day job and have spent the last few years working in the vocational ed
ucation sector.  I believe the strong foundations built at primary school set up our tamariki for successful futures and I’m excited by the opportunity to join the school board and support the growth of Greenacres kura.

As a mum of 3, I’ve been a part of the Greenacres whanau since 2016, with our oldest recently starting at Tawa Intermediate, our daughter in Puāwai and youngest now in Māhuri.  You’ll see my husband, Vaughan, helping out around school and at the various events organised by our fundraising committee.  In my spare time (Ha! What’s that, with 3 active children?) I enjoy getting out in the garden, spending time with my family, socialising with friends and trying to make my way through the Whitcoulls top 100 books.

I look forward to working with the other passionate parent representatives and board members, ensuring Greenacres is a stimulating, safe and inclusive learning environment for teachers, staff, students and the community. 

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Cam Turner

Parent Trustee

I love our Greenacres community and I'm excited to serve on the board of trustees. With over 20 years of experience in business management and growth, I bring a unique perspective and expertise to the role.


As a parent of 2 children who have attended or currently attend Greenacres School, I have a deep understanding of the school's culture, values, and educational approach. I am passionate about ensuring that all students have access to high-quality education that prepares them for success in the 21st century.


I have a proven track record of leadership and community service and pride myself on my ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people and to make sound, evidence-based decisions.


In my role as a trustee, I am committed to ensuring that Greenacres School provides a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment for all students and we continue to be dedicated to promoting the well-being of students, staff, and the wider school community.


I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing success of Greenacres School and am committed to working collaboratively with the other members of the board to achieve its goals.

Carly Skerrett

Parent trustee

Kia ora koutou. 

I have a big, beautiful, mixed family with a total of 7 kids. Only Nikau currently attends Greenacres, with his little brother Elias chomping at the bit to join him (he just has 2.5 years to wait!) 


I have recently moved to the public sector after flipping my life on its head to do Bachelor of Health. Stats NZ have welcomed me to the world of public service by taking me in as a Policy Advisor in the Data System Policy team. Prior to this, I worked for 12 years in the electrical wholesale industry.


As most parents, I wish the best for all students and my energies will always be set towards that goal. I focus on openness, accessibility of information, and collaboration to ensure that we all play whatever part we can in ensuring the success of our tamariki.


As a board member as in my personal and professional life, I intend on growing into the role of tangata tiriti. A true tiriti partner. I believe that learning Aotearoa's history, engaging with te reo and learning and respecting tikanga (Māori customs/practices), can bring only benefit to all tamariki at Greenacres school.

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Peter Dear

Parent Trustee

Kia ora


I have recently joined the Board of Trustees and am exceptionally grateful for the opportunity to give back to the Greenacres school, whānau and community. My eldest two children are currently in Māhuri and Kano.


I am a Police Officer in the Hutt Valley and in my spare time have coached my son’s rippa rugby team.


I look forward to making sure that Greenacres is an exceptional place for our tamariki to learn.

Karen O'Rourke

Parent Trustee

I’m Emma, Grace, and Austin Whyte’s mum.


We’ve been at Greenacres since 2015. Grace and Austin are learning in Puawai and Māhuri, Emma is Year 8. Being involved with our kids’ school is important to me, so over the years I’ve volunteered as and when I could, and I'm keen to help further as a Board member.


My work history is construction based; I’m employed as a quantity surveyor, and own and operate a door manufacturing business with my partner Matt. In both jobs, I work with a range of people on planning, financial, and operational issues. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with the school and be of service to the Greenacres students and their families.

Mike Thomas


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Sarah Alve
Staff Trustee

Our Board of Trustees is elected by the school community and focuses on enhancing student achievement. In partnership with the management team, the Board ensures that the values of the school community are reflected in the way our school operates.


The Board has a governance role and regularly reviews policies to maintain compliance with legal and Ministry of Education requirements. It does not involve itself in the administrative details of the day-to-day running of the school. Board meetings are held Week 3 and 8 of each term, starting at 6pm on Tuesday evenings in the school boardroom. Dates are advertised in the newsletter and on our website. Parents and members of the community are welcome to attend.

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