Our Board of Trustees is a hard working parent group who are committed to the high standards and strategic goals of our school.  They represent our parent community and provide leadership and direction to the school management. The Board meet once a month in the staffroom and these meetings are always publicised in the weekly newsletter.   Parents are welcome to attend as observers and may apply for speaking rights.

The Board’s Role

The B.O.T assume a governance role within the school. Governance is a “hands off” process whereby the Board ensures that the school is well managed and led without itself doing the managing. Therefore the B.O.T is not directly involved in the day to day running of the school. Concerns or complaints regarding staff, pupils or school organization should be first directed to the teacher then Deputy Principal, or Principal. Should a satisfactory resolution not be achieved using the above system an approach to the Board by letter outlining the situation is appropriate.

Generally the Principal will deal with the vast majority of situations.

Contact with the Board

If you wish to contact a Board member you can do so by going through the school office or by email at [email protected]

Meet the Team

CaroHi, my name is Caroline Hudson and am currently Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. I have been on the Board for 6 years and have twins in Year 5 and a son who is now year 9. Windy Ridge School has been a huge part of our lives so I jumped in and joined the Board to share my expertise and passions to help our school be the best it can be. I want our school to be proud and our students to be keen, eager learners who can follow their passions.


Jane 2

Hi, my name is Jane Brown and I am the staff trustee on the Board. A board member since 2010, I have always been passionate about our school, our staff and students, and the vision for its future. It is this which motivates me to be a part of the team with the entrusted role of representing the views of the staff, alongside the overall interests of the school. Nga mihi, Jane.



Marie Cheeseman BI’m Marie Cheeseman, I have two daughters at the school, one in year 4 and one in year 2, and I also have two younger boys. I have been on the BOT since late 2017 and am currently responsible for the Property Portfolio. I joined the BOT because I wanted to be involved in helping our school be the best it can be. My vision for Windy Ridge school is that all children are supported to reach their potential.


OlivierMy name is Olivier, I’m Belgian my wife is from Japan. We have 3 daughters and 2 at WRS in room 9 and room 6. I’m an IT professional, currently working as a  Solutions Architect. I’ve been on the board of trustees for the past 3 years.
I’m trying to represent the mix of all the different nationalities present in our school.   My vision for WRS is to embrace new technologies but not putting aside the foundations which are required to be ready for the next challenge.  This year, I joined the Code Club to help teach the basic principles of programming to our older WRS students.
 Kia ora, ko Stacey toku ingoa.  I am a parent elect on the board and currently have two children attending WRS, Kayla in Year 5 & Kalen in Year 2, however you may have also seen my younger son, Mac around making himself very comfortable!   I am passionate about all children being able to come to school, enjoy learning in a safe, happy environment & create great friendships.  I believe it is our role on the board to help the school and community provide a place for all students to shine. Windy Ridge is a great little school, and I am looking forward to helping it, along with the staff and community, continue to grow into an innovative, forward thinking, enjoyable community school.  Ngā mihi.
JamesHi all – I’m James Stuart, and I joined the Windy Ridge School Board of Trustees in late 2017. My wife and I have three daughters; two are students at Windy Ridge and the third will follow. I joined the Board to share some of my professional expertise with the school: I’ve previously served on another school board, and I also have a background as a chartered accountant. At WRS I look after the finance portfolio. Since joining the Board I have developed a much better understanding of how our school is managed and what a great job the school’s leadership team and teachers are doing for the students and our wider community. I am very excited to be part of this chapter of the school’s journey – if you see me at the school please come and say hello.