About the Board Members
Mark Callaghan – Our family has been living in the area and have been part of the community for the past 17 years. In that time we have raised 2 beautiful girls, both of which have attended CHCH South Karamata Intermediate . Over the years I have been involved with various sports coaching roles, committees and school boards (current Chair at CSKI and also current member of Somerfield te Kura Wairepo board) I am very keen to continue representing the community on the board here at CSKI. For me being a part of the board of trustees is an honor, being able to give something back to the community and the school that nurtures and educates our children is amazing. I know that we are all busy parents so having the opportunity to be part of the parent/community voice is extremely rewarding. Our school plays a very important part of your child’s education in that it helps prepare them for the next step in their education journey (High School) and from what I have seen so far having one child complete that step and the other about too, I am IMPRESSED! I see the great work that our principal and all the staff have done in raising educational standards, developing a passion for learning, building independence, celebrating diversity, embracing challenge and generally installing the “South Way” in all of our children. I thank you in advance for your support.
Deana Wood – I am standing for the Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate school board (profile 3318). I live with my husband Nathan and my three children. We have been part of this community since buying our first house in 2004 and our children have been in the privileged position to be a part of Hoon Hay School Te Kura Kōaka, Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate and Cashmere High School. As a family we love spending time together, whānau comes first and foremost in our lives. Sport plays a big part of life in the Wood household, cricket for all three children, netball, and football as well as our children taking on other sporting opportunities that school provides. I have worked in Early Childhood for 21 years and have been at my current kindergarten for 16 years. My educational background has enabled me to take on various roles in the early childhood field. I believe the skills and experience I have gained throughout my career will help support your school and community to achieve the best possible outcomes for your children. I have just completed my first term as a board member at CSKI and look forward to continuing the role as we support our last child through her intermediate years.
Catalina Sleghel – I am an ambitious and accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in operations, supply chain and purchasing, customer account management, business development and project coordination, marketing and sales management experience. I have been a member of the Board with Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate for the last 3 years and enjoyed being able to be part of the community and assist to the best of my abilities in making informed decisions for The School. I am a strong believer in education and consider that helping our children and wider community to grow in a loving and caring environment, enhancing their best and varied abilities is the future of our generations. Would much appreciate the opportunity to continue be part of the school board and assist in making the right decisions for the benefits of our community. With thanks and kind regards, Catalina Sleghel.