Board of trustees
Garrick Wood


I am married to Cate and we have two children at Greenacres School. 


I have been a Board of Trustees parent member since June 2019. 


I have held several leadership roles in the public sector with teams that design and implement policy.


Being on the board is my opportunity to give back to the Greenacres whanau and community. 


I look forward to representing you and ensuring Greenacres provides the best learning environment for our children. 

Abby Leota

Parent Trustee

I have over 20 years of experience in adult education with a particular focus on programme management and strategic planning. Over this time, I have had exposure to governance boards in both the private and not-for-profit sectors and so I feel privileged to join a strong Board of Trustees. Married to Amos, our son is in Kano so I have a long and invested relationship with the school and wider community. He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata. [What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people].

Ray Nafatali

Parent Trustee

Warm Greetings,


I have recently joined the Board of Trustees and thankful for the opportunity to give back to a wonderful school where my daughter attended and valued her time here.   My son is currently in Māhuri.


My professional background is in Human Resources and my wife, Josie, and I have a passion for leadership development and empowering community groups, both locally and in the Pacific.  I was also on the Board of Trustees at Evan's Bay School and I hope that I can utilise the skills that I have learnt there.


I look forward to help craft the best learning environment for our children.

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Kat Clark

Parent Trustee

Kia Ora,
I’m really excited about being part of a great team. I have been heavily involved within the school for many years now. I am the lead of the events committee.  As a result I have come to know many of the families within the school community.  Amelia, my eldest,  is now at Tawa Intermediate and Jack, my youngest, is currently in Puāwai Rua. I have my own fruit and vegetable business.  Prior to the kids I worked at Kimi Ora school for many years.
I am passionate in helping Greenacres continue to thrive and create as many learning opportunities for our tamariki.

Mike Thomas


Ange Lamb

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.