Board of Trustees

The Board focuses on strategic leadership rather than administrative detail and recognises a clear distinction between board and management roles. The Board has delegated all authority and accountability for the day-to-day operation of the school to the Principal. It concentrates on the future, whilst monitoring the present and is pro-active rather than reactive.

The Board has a notice board in the corridor between the staffroom and the library to keep our community updated.  Please check this out as it has our current goals, targets and agenda displayed. All members of the community are welcome to attend the Board meetings. The Board is contactable via the BOT email:


The 2019-2022 Board is made up of five elected trustees, two co-opted trustees,  a staff representative and the Principal. Tania Blucher is the Board minute taker for meetings.

Chairperson Deena Anderson
Secretary Kai Khaw
Finance Andreas Heuser
Trustees Nicky Sievert
  Glenn Goad
  Pania Dewes
  Margie Bargh 
Principal Stu Devenport
Staff Representative Holly Hughes

Next Meeting

Refer to the Community Calendar  for the date of the next Board Meeting. All Board meetings are held in the Staffroom. You are welcome to join us.

Notice of Intention to Select Trustee to Fill Casual Vacancy of an Elected Trustee

Selection Process

The Boulcott School Board of Trustees will have a casual vacancy for a parent representative with effect from 17 April 2021.  The Board has resolved to fill the vacancy by selection.

It is the intention of the Board to select a replacement Trustee by 29 April 2021, provided that the Board does not receive objections to the selection process from 10% or more of voters eligible to vote in the parent election for the Board by 19 March 2021.

If any parent does wish to register an objection, they must register that objection by emailing or by mail to Board of Trustees, Boulcott School, 21 Boulcott Street, Lower Hutt 5010 by 19 March 2021.

If there are objections from 10% or more of the eligible voters, the Board will run a formal by-election process.


Eligible parents are invited to self-nominate (or be nominated by another parent) by 19 March 2021 by emailing the Board (  Please set out:

  • Name
  • Children and their ages
  • Background
  • Skills and experience
  • Confirmation of intention to stand for election to the Board in 2022 (to provide for further opportunity for continuity of the Board of Trustees)
  • Other attributes that you wish to outline