Board of Trustees

Introducing our very hardworking BOT 2017:

Ken Knight
Ken is a father to five of the greatest girls on the planet, who – for term four of
this year- all attend Stanley Avenue School! Willow, his youngest has just
started in Room 5, and Mekayla, his eldest is in her final year here. Jenee (12),
Ella (8), and Evie(6) also contribute to the growing numbers of our school.
When he’s not hanging out with his wife, Laura and their kids, you might catch
Ken round the countryside offering kiwisaver investment advice to Waikato
locals and beyond. Ken’s a firm believer in investing in our future and growing
well rounded, intellectual, and emotionally intelligent kids is one of the
greatest investments we could ever make.
Lori Potts

Hayley Williams
Hayley has lived with her family and taught in Te Aroha for the last three years. You will find her in Room 5 with our New Entrant class. On weekends you will often hear of Hayley and her children – Caitlin and Levi, exploring our local attractions, taking walks and checking out the beautiful beaches on offer.It was her interest in the bigger, school wide picture that drew Hayley to put her nomination forward for the Staff Trustee on the board. By being on the Hayley believes she has a better understanding of the Board of Trustees role within schools and is able to bring her classroom knowledge to meetings.

John Byers
John is a father to three wonderful kids Jakob (10), Ayla (7), and Moss (3) and husband to his supportive wife Julie. John lives within the Matamata – Piako District and is passionate about growing positive and contributing young men and women. John joined Stanley Avenue School as a Deputy Principal in 2013 and gained the Principal position in 2015. John is honoured to be part of a future focused board and excitied about the educational opportunites ahead over the next few years for the school.

Sharon Coombe
Sharon and her husband Allister have 2 daughters – Hayley and Talia, currently attending Stanley Avenue School. She is an Chartered Accountant , who works locally. Part of this role involves preparing monthly management reports and Financial Statements for a number of primary schools, giving her a deep understanding of financial matters with the education sector.
Sharon believes that Stanley Avenue School delivers quality education to children and that parent representatives on the board, ensure decisions being made reflect the voices of parents, staff and students to continue the growth of both our school and students.

Mark Baillie
Mark has lived most of his life in Te Aroha and currently has 3 daughters and a son attending Stanley Avenue School. He is an Associate Chartered Accountant and finance manager for H G Leach & Co Ltd. Mark strongly believes in providing children with a solid foundation for their futures.

Angela Daysh
Angela has a business background in administration and finance. She loves spending time with her husband Glen and three children Katelyn, Rebekah and Aaron. Angela has been a part of our community for many years by being involved in various committees and clubs, including Te Aroha Kindergarten and the Te Aroha Athletics Club. She believes that every child deserves to thrive, dream and achieve; whether it is in the classroom, out on the sports field or in our community.


From left to right : Angela Daysh, Sharon Coombe, Hayley Williams, John Byers, Mark Baillie, Ken Knight, Lori Potts.


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