Board of Trustees

All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees are the parent elected group who represent the Witherlea School community. They oversee the governance of the school and are the employer of all staff in the school. The are responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students.

The current members of the Witherlea School Board of Trustees are;

Board of Trustees

Khalid Suleiman

Board Chairperson

Andrea Harnett


Naomi Anderson

Staff Representative

Marion Terpstra

Policy / Community Liaison

Jarrod Dunn

Principal Appraisal

Emma Morrow


Sarina Ibbotson

Deputy Board Chair / Personnel

Jen Sim