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Howick College Board

The Howick College Board, in consultation with parents, staff and students, provides strategic direction for the school and develops, monitors and reviews school policy. The principal, senior leadership team and staff, align the operational plans and activities with the strategic objectives set out, to ensure we provide high quality education and a safe learning environment for all our students. 

If you wish to bring matters to the attention of the Board, please contact the Presiding Member.

For more information about the role of the Board, please visit New Zealand School Trustees Association.

School Board Mid Term Elections
Nominations Round

Howick College will be undertaking a midterm parent election for THREE School Board vacancies. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 22nd September 2023


CES has been employed to undertake the election process on behalf of Howick College. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place your nomination into the CES School’s Election website will be emailed to you by CES if we have your email address in our database or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database. 

The nomination papers and cover letter can also be downloaded by clicking here. Nomination forms can be returned to the school and they will be sent on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.

Nominations close on Wednesday 11th October at 12 noon. Election day is Wednesday 15th November 2023.


We look forward to your participation in this process.

Wayne Jamieson

Returning Officer


89 Nazareth Avenue | Middleton | Christchurch | PO Box 414 | Christchurch 8140

P (03) 338 4444 | Cell 021 399 744 Web

Student Representative 2023/24


Kaide Toia (Y12)

Congratulations to Kaide Toia on her election to the Howick College Board as our Student Representative. Kaide sees her role as an advocate for her peers who can see issues objectively, listen to all opinions fairly and treat all individuals with kindness. 

We wish Kaide the very best in her endeavours and thank our out-going student representative, Sophie White, for her service. We would also like to thank all the nominees and acknowledge their courage in putting themselves forward as candidates.  

Our Board Members

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Mr Miles Stratford

Presiding Board Member


HR/Curriculum Committee 


Community Development/

International Students Committee

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Ms Michele Heywood

Deputy Presiding Board Member


HR/Curriculum Committee Chair

Community Development/

International Students Committee


Mr Dale Burden


HR/Curriculum Committee

Finance Committee

Property/Health & Safety Committee

Community Development/

International Students Committee


Mr Richard Tosh

Property/Health and Safety Committee Chair


Finance Committee Deputy Chair

HR/Curriculum Committee

Community Development/

International Students

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Ms Carin Newbould

Community Development/

International Students Deputy Chair

HR/Curriculum Committee


Ms Sharon King

Staff Representative


Finance Committee

Property/Health and Safety Committee

HR/Curriculum Committee

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Mrs Lorraine MacKereth

Board Secretary

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Dr John Donaldson

Parent  Representative


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Ms Rebecca Rose

Parent  Representative


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Mr Bruce Barret

Parent  Representative



Sophie White

Student  Representative


Board Meeting Dates 2023

Wednesday 15 February

Wednesday 22 March

Wednesday 10 May

Wednesday 14 June

Wednesday 2 August

Wednesday 6 September

Wednesday 25 October

Wednesday 29 November

Upcoming Meeting Agenda

Board  Policy Statements

Complaints Procedure

Complaints Procedure

School Charter

Annual Plan

Audited Financial Statements

Child Protection Policy

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