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;

Witherlea Board

Khalid Suleiman

Presiding Member

Marion Terpstra

Deputy Presiding Member
Policy and Community Liaison

Emma Morrow


Jarrod Dunn


Sam Forrest


Naomi Anderson

Staff Elected Member

Symon Beattie


Jen Sim


Ryan Lock

Property (Co-opted 2024)