Parent Elected Board Members
Dave Harrison (Chairperson)
Julian Cone (Appraisal Committee)
Keryn Davis (Assurance Committee)
Rua Murray (Appraisal Committee)
Craig Reynolds (Assurance Committee)
Rachel Westaway (Appraisal Committee)
Staff Elected Board Member
Melody McCombe (Assurance Committee)
Members of the school Senior Leadership Team, Polly Hutchinson, Cade Englefield and Rebecca Marryatt, often also attend Board meetings.
Dave Harrison (Chairperson) - I am employed as a teacher at Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo. I believe schools are an essential hub in a thriving community. As an intermediate school, South plays a special part in the lives of our tamariki, providing a wonderful connection between its contributing schools and Cashmere HS. Having been a trustee since 2012, I am passionate about the quality public education that South provides.
Melody McCombe (Staff Elected Trustee) - I am a Team Leader at Christchurch South Intermediate School and the staff elected member of the Board. Being passionate about public education, I am honoured to contribute to the governance of the school. As a staff member, I am actively involved in the life of the school, as Head of Mathematics, organising and coaching a sport, co-producing our school's Major Production and Showcase, and running clubs, other activities, and teaching.
Rachel Westaway (Board Member) - I was co-opted to the Board of Trustees in June 2017. I have two children, Callum who was in Year 8 at Christchurch South last year and Leah who is currently in Year 7 at South. I currently work as a Project Manager for CORE education and have also spent a number of years working in local government, public health and IT. I have a long association with Christchurch South (attending as a student myself) and am very excited to able to make a contribution to my children's education and the community South serves.
Craig Reynolds (Board Member) - Commercial Pilot, Missionary in Papua New Guinea, IT Manager – all things that have stemmed from a passion to live a fulfilled life, serving and developing people around me. Now board member at South, I’m keenly aware of multiculturalism and the challenges that brings for our society, how technology is a tool, not a reason and how dreams are possible with sacrifice and commitment. I love my one wife, three school age kids, two old kids, two cats, two chickens and a schnauzer.
Rua Murray (Board Member) - Michelle and I have two children, with our youngest in Year 8 at South. As a former student of South (mid-80s) and child of this neighbourhood, I've jumped back into the school community with co-option to the board. In between, we lived in the UK, Canada and Kirikiriroa. I bring to the board a passion for the transformative power of education and success for every student (which also drives my daily work as a research mathematician and teacher).
Julian Cone (Board Member) - I am passionate about my family, my community, information technology and the intersection of them all. I am proud to be a two term trustee at South, involved in governance and sports coaching while my two sons have enjoyed their time here. I am a graduate of Canterbury Uni, and have worked at Landcare Research, had roles as a co-founder/early contributor at a number of local startups (YikeBike, Ministry of Awesome) and am currently an engineer at SLI Systems.
Keryn Davis (Board Member) - I was co-opted to the Board in March 2015. I have two sons - Tom (Year 9) and Harry who is in Year 7 at South. I’m married to Tony, and we live in Somerfield. I’m a classroom researcher and education consultant and have been on a number of not-for-profit boards and committees over the past 20 years.