St Matthew’s Primary School Boards

St. Matthew's Primary School is governed by two Boards: the Board of Proprietors (BoP) and theBoard of Trustees (BoT).

St Matthew’s Primary School is state-integrated, and our special character is as an Anglican school.


The Board of Proprietors

The Board of Proprietors is made up of members of the Waiapu Board of Diocesan Trustees. This Board appoints three representatives to the school's Board of Trustees. The BoP are responsible for preserving the special Anglican character and maintaining the land and buildings of our school.

The BoP are also members of the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

St Matthew’s Board of Trustees (BoT) are responsible for the governance of St Matthew’s Primary School including financial responsibility and setting the strategic direction for the school with the best interest of the student at the centre.

The Board employs all staff at the school, including the principal, who manages the day-to-day operations of the school on behalf of the Board.

The Trustees (except the principal and the proprietors) are elected every three years. The Presiding Member of the Board of Trustees is also elected.


The Rev’d Alister Hendery, The Board Presiding Member

Andrew Eagle, Principal


Parent Representatives:

Lovely Sunder
Timothy Stevens
Roisin van Onselen


Staff Representative:

​​​​​​​Nicola McCollough


Proprietor Representatives:

The Venerable David van Oeveren (Priest in Charge of the Parish of Greater Hastings)

The Rev’d Alister Hendery (Associate Priest of the Parish of Greater Hastings) - Board Presiding Member

Ms Colleen Kaye (Diocesan Registrar and Secretary to the Waiapu Board of Diocesan Trustees)


Board Meetings:

Our BoT normally meets on the 3rd and 9th week of every term, on a Thursday, at 5:30 in the staffroom.

They are meetings held in public, so you are more than welcome to attend any of those meetings. Contact the school office to get the next meeting date.