Board of Trustees Members

Zoe Batt

Board Chair

I am a parent of Gus in Kororā (Year 4) and Franklin in Room 4 (Year 2). We have lived in Berhampore since 2017, and enjoy being part of such a caring, inclusive community.

I worked as the office manager at an early childhood centre for the last 8 years. I supported and worked closely with the governance group, which has given me a good understanding of governance and management, and of the importance of each function.

School Principal

Mark Potter

Staff Representative

Amelia Ward

Tēnā koutou katoa,

I have been teaching in the Pohutukawa Team at Berhampore School since July 2018 and have been a member of the board since the middle of 2019.

Board Member

Miriam Zeier

Originally from Cornwall (south-west of England) I’ve been in NZ since mid-2003 & lived in Berhampore since late 2006. I’m a trained gardener (my first job was working for the prime minister) aromatherapist & masseuse, and currently working in retail (mainly concentrating on warranty issues).

I’ve been part of the school board since mid-2019 & enjoying being part of a team who are working hard to improve the communications between the school & community to make life at school better for our small people.

PPMET Representative

Richard Chapman

I love the diversity, drive and creativity of the children at Berhampore School and want to do what I can to make sure that it continues. My two daughters, one in year 6 and one in year 3, skip to school every day. I am an actor, musician, and baker. Also, I have amazing eyes.

Finances

Sam Green

My name is Sam Green and I have two energetic boys, Seb and Teddy, who attend Berhampore School. I also have a daughter Gabriella, but she is a few years away from starting school. I have been an accountant, in some shape or form, for almost 15 years and enjoy applying some of the skills learnt in my profession to my role as trustee on the Berhampore School Board – a position I have held since July 2020.

Parent Trustee

Kate Lee-Gleisner

Tēnā koutou katoa. I’m Kate, Mum to Jessa (Y6, Kororā) and Livie (Y4, Rm 12). I’m a management consultant with a particular interest in strategy, planning, impact and change management. My background is in international development, and although I no longer work directly in that sector I am still very passionate about diversity and inclusion, including in our own community.
Our family has lived in Berhampore since 2010, with a 2-year stint in London from mid-2018.

Schooling in the UK is characterised by lots of rules and direction from teachers and not much free time or kids being empowered to make good choices for themselves. So, when we returned to NZ, I was quickly reminded of all that is precious about primary education in New Zealand and at Berhampore School in particular.

I want to help preserve and celebrate these qualities, while also ensuring the school continues to improve and evolve to reflect and serve its community.

Co-Opted

Susan Fullerton-Smith

Logan and I have 2 children, Matilda aged 12 who is at SWIS and Frankie aged 6, at Berhampore School. We also have a dog called Flo.

Having worked across many Government agencies, I’m currently a communications specialist within Primary Health Care, which includes work towards the on-going COVID response. I’m also a musician, playing viola with Orchestra Wellington.

As a family living with Autism, I have a special interest in advocacy for those children and their families needing additional support.