Mahi tahi ai tātou mo te oranga o ā tātou tamariki

The priority of the Arataki School Board of Trustees are our tamariki. 

Together we make informed decisions about strategic direction, finances, human resources and legal requirements, all with the focus on raising the achievement of our tamariki.

The Board of Trustees

Megan Clarkin – Board Chair
Megan was elected onto the board in May 2018. She has two children here at Arataki School.

Alan Davies – Health and Safety Representative
Alan has been an Arataki Trustee since 2013.
He has a long history with Arataki School, with tamariki and mokopuna coming through the school.

Andrea Wirihana – Kopukairoa Representative
Andrea has been an Arataki trustee since 2016.
She has two tamariki here at Arataki School.

Lee Steer – Staff Representative
Lee has been an Arataki trustee since 2016.
He began teaching at Arataki Primary in 2009.

Tina Hiamoe – Kopukairoa Representative
Tina has been an Arataki trustee since 2016.
She has three children, two who have gone through Arataki School and are now at Mount College and one half way through his time at Arataki.

Charlotte Yates – Montessori Representative
Charlotte was seconded onto the board in 2018.

Shelley Blakey – Principal
Shelley, as Principal, has been an Arataki trustee since 2015

Strategic Direction

Arataki Board of Trustees work with the staff and the community to develop the School Charter.  The School Charter outlines the priorities for the school.

School Policies

Policies are developed and reviewed to provide direction to the school management and staff on how Arataki School will achieve its requirements.

To view the policies, click the heading of each group


–       Curriculum

–       The Treaty of Waitangi

Review and Documentation

–       Reporting to Parents and Caregivers


–       Staff Appraisal and Teacher Attestation

–       Principal Performance Review

–       Classroom Release Teacher

–       Equal Employment Opportunity

–       Use of Salary Units

–       Protected Disclosures

–       Appointment of Staff

Property and Finance

–       Financial Management

–       Theft and Fraud Prevention

–       Property Management

–       Credit Card Management


Health and Safety

–       Health and Safety

–       Child Protection

–       Cybersafety

–       Concerns and Complaints Policy

–       School Uniform

–       Animal Welfare

–       Managing Challenging Behaviour and Physical Restraint


–       Privacy

–       Keeping the Record of Schools Attended and the Cumulative Record of Summary

–       Promotion and Classification



Arataki Board meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month, during school term time.  The date of our next meeting can be found on ‘Te Papa Panui o te Board of Trustees’ in the school’s office foyer.

Arataki Board meetings are held in public, and as such you are welcome to attend.  If you would like to have a voice on an agenda item, please click here for the ’Rules for Public Attendance at Board Meetings.’

Ratified minutes from our meetings can be found in a folder by Te Papa Panui o te Board of Trustees, in the school office foyer.

Concerns and Complaints

If you have any concerns or complaints, there is a clear procedure to follow to ensure that your concerns are addressed to your satisfaction.  Click here to see the ‘Concerns and Complaints Procedure.’