Our Board

The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction to the school in a governance role, led by the Presiding Member. Through parent consultation and ongoing review, the Board seeks to develop the school and adhere to Government legislation. 

Board members welcome you to contact them and share information about what is going on in the school through regular updates in the school newsletter. Board meetings are public events and you are welcome to attend.

The Ward School Board of Trustees 

John HickmanPresiding Member – john.hickman@ward.school.nz

Carey HuriaPrincipal – principal@ward.school.nz

Kieran Hickman Parent Representative – kieran.hickman@ward.school.nz

Hannah ThrossellParent Representative – hannah.throssell@ward.school.nz

Simon TodhunterParent Representative – simon.todhunter@ward.school.nz

Locky Taylor – Parent Representative – locky@ward.school.nz

Deborah Klenner – Staff Representative – dklenner@ward.school.nz

Shelley Bedingfield Secretary – shelley.bedingfield@ward.school.nz


At least 2 meetings are held every term at 5pm and dates are published in our school calendar.