Hanley Farms Primary School
Design starts for Hanley’s Farm School
Board of Trustees for Queenstown’s new Hanley’s Farm Primary School is starting
work on early designs for construction.
Mayor Vanessa van Uden is one of the
five members appointed by Education Minister Chris Hipkins recently to
the first Board for the new school, due to open 2022.
Mr Hipkins says
he’s delighted to confirm that Board chairperson Genevieve Hollyer is joined by
Ms van Uden, Dale Lloyd, Amanda Robinson and Judith Soper.
experienced group has already met several times, and is considering how the
school should be designed, and its vision.
“I know they’re
keen to get out and about and discuss with the community what is needed for
this new school, and how to best reflect this in the vision and values.”
The school is being
planned initially for 600 students, and with the capacity to expand.
Mr Hipkins says “we
know that the Wakatipu Basin is an area of high population growth. This new school is part of our long term plan
to accommodate this growth, and was signalled in the recently released National
Education Growth Plan.”
The Board can be
contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of Trustee members:
Vanessa van Uden
is a former chairperson for Remarkables Primary School, and has also held governance
roles on range of community organisations. Vanessa was a member of the
Queenstown Lakes District Council for 11 years, including six years as
Mayor. She is currently on the Board of the New Zealand Transport Agency.
has experience as a governance trainer and facilitator for New Zealand School Trustees
Association (NZSTA). She also has also been the Board chairperson for St
Joseph’s School (Queenstown), and is currently on the Board of Wakatipu High School.
Gigi has also held governance roles with the New Zealand Kindergartens
Association and other community organisations.
has 12 years’ experience as a Board member at primary and secondary schools in
Queenstown. She is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Youth Justice
Committee and is the Central Otago representative for the Otago Branch of
the New Zealand Law Society, as well as the regional representative for the
society’s Family Law Section.
has been involved with the New Zealand Plunket Society National Advisory Group
member. She was a staff representative on the project team for the
relocation of Wakatipu High School.
Judith Soper (Jude)
was Principal of ACG International School in Jakarta and an early childhood consultant
in New York City. She is currently the South Island regional services manager
for Beststart Educare. Jude has had previous experience as a Board of
Trustees Chairperson at a secondary school.