Board of Trustees

Who we are

The Wellington East Girls' College Board of Trustees consists of 12 people.

  • The Principal - Sally Haughton
  • Five Community Representatives, elected by the parents of the school every three years:
    • Mino Cleverley
    • Anne Hare
    • Amanda Malu
    • Erina Papp
    • Grant Rae
  • Staff Trustee - Anna Perelini
  • Student Trustee, elected by the students every year - Peta Haimona
  • Maori Community Representative elected by the Whanau Group -  Helen Lomax
  • Pacific Island Community Representatives co-opted by the Board - Bessie Fepulea'i
  • Past Pupil Representative elected by the East Old Girls' Association - Margie Wheeler

What we do 

Under Section 75 and 76 of the 1989 Education Act, Boards of Trustees are responsible for the governance of schools.Our Board’s key areas of contribution are: 

  • Representation
  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Employer role

This includes:

  • ensuring the school complies with all National Education Goals, Guidelines and Policies
  • determining the school’s strategic direction and long-term plans, and monitoring progress against them
  • monitoring student achievement
  • ensuring that there is effective communication and consultation with the school’s community
  • developing and approving policies
  • appointing the principal, and appraising and supporting her performance
  • approving the appointment of all staff and making decisions on personnel matters when required by school policies
  • overall responsibility for property and financial management (normally exercised through the Board sub-committee)
  • dealing with serious disciplinary matters through the Disciplinary Sub-committee which is convened as required

When we meet 

The Board generally meets once a month in Room 71, on the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 8:30pm. All meetings are open to the public and the minutes and associated reports from the meetings are available through the school office on request.  All meetings are open to the public and the minutes and associated reports from the meetings are available through the school office on request.  What happens at Board Meetings All meetings follow a set agenda which includes:

  • a presentation by one of the departmental HODs
  • confirmation of the previous meeting’s minutes
  • the Principal’s report
  • strategic decisions and discussions
  • a finance and property report
  • updates from the staff, student, whanau, pacifica and past pupils representatives

Becoming a Board Member 

The five community representatives on the WEGC Board of Trustees are elected every three years. The current trustees were elected in June 2016 and the next election will be held in 2019.

Contact us

Anyone interested in any matters concerning the BOT should contact the following people for more information:  Chair: Amanda Malu, Or Dee-Anne Herdman during school hours on 385 8514 Ex 820 or email