Trentham School

Learning and succeeding together


Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees are elected/co-opted members of the community and are in term for a period of 3 years from the election date.  The Board’s role within the school is Governance. Their responsibility is to ensure that the school is run in the best interests of the students and the community.

Trentham School Board and their roles of responsibility:

Chairperson James McLennan
Property Karey Stokes
Finance Bryan Lambert
Health & Safety Lucy Askew
Policy Steve Taylor
Principal Suzanne Su'a
Staff Representative Benjamin Garner

The Board of Trustees work in partnership with the Principal and Leadership of the school to adhere to the legislative obligations set by the Ministry of Education. Some of these requirements include:

  • Ensure all students receive quality education and improve student achievement
  • Professional development for staff
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Property management
  • Policy management
  • Health and Safety

Alongside these obligations, the Board works together with the Principal and Leadership to develop the School’s Charter.  The Trentham School Charter sets out the goals for the coming three years.