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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.

New Principal Appointed


The Howick College Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dale Burden as the new principal of Howick College, effective as of Term 1, 2023. After an extensive consultation and recruitment process the Board is confident that Mr Burden is the best person for this critical role, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. For more details regarding his appointment, please click on button above.


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


Dr Paul Bennett

Acting Principal

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

Introducing Our Newest Board Members
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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

Annual Plan

Audited Financial

Board Meeting Minutes 2023

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