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Rowan Milburn


Rowan leads our student wellbeing team. She leads our staff in shaping how our students engage with learning, with each other and with our teachers. Rowan directs our school calendar, events, day to day student operations, as well as promotes opportunities for student participation and leadership.

Melanie Morris

Presiding Member (Finance Committee)

Kia ora.
I am delighted to have joined the Board in April 2021, prior school board experience is with Lyttelton Primary School as Parent Trustee and Chair. I firmly believe that all students should have the opportunity to learn in an inclusive supportive environment so they can achieve their best outcome. I am particularly impressed with the student wellbeing support Hagley provides. My son joined Hagley in year 9, he is currently in year 12.
My work history has centered around finances, so I am also pleased to join the finance committee.
Very much looking forward to supporting Hagley anyway I can as a Parent Trustee.

Paul Ballantine

Deputy Chair of Board and Chair of the Finance Committee

Kia ora.
I joined the Board in early 2021; the same year that my daughter Isla started at Hagley as a Year 9 student. When choosing a school for our daughter, my wife and I were impressed with the student centric focus of Hagley where student well-being is seen as a priority. The values and culture of the school are also why Isla was adamant that Hagley was the right school for her.

I was born in Ōtautahi and have lived here for the majority of my life. I have a passion for lifelong education, and am a Professor and the Head of School at the University of Canterbury Business School. Outside of work I greatly enjoy getting into the outdoors, especially if it involves a bike of some kind.
Ngā mihi, Paul

Suzanne Waters

Staff Representative and Policy Committee

Tēnā tātau
Ko Whakatere-tū-tonu te maunga
Ko Hakatere te awa
Ko Te Tiriti o Waitangi te waka
Ko Ngāti Pākehā te iwi
Kei Ōtautahi taku ngākau
Ko Suzanne Waters au
Tēnā koutou
Tēnā koutou
Tēnā koutou katoa

Originally from Ashburton, with Mt Hutt as my mountain, I now think of Christchurch as my home as it is where I have settled and raised my family.
I came to Hagley as a trainee teacher in 1988 and it felt like I had found the perfect place to work as soon as I walked into the school. All these years later I still feel this to be the case; I love working with our students and especially value the support and regard of my colleagues.
During my time at Hagley I have also raised three children, all of whom have been students here. This has allowed me to see the school not only from a teacher perspective but also with my “mum” hat on, while at the same time getting a better understanding of the student view of the school.
My role as Director of Junior College and Year 11 means I work with teaching staff from every department across the College and numerous support staff. This has enabled me to establish connections with staff and develop a big-picture understanding of the College while being familiar with the types of issues and concerns that individual staff and groups of staff have. Having been at Hagley for a long time I have been part of the many changes and growth that the school has experienced. Hagley is now a bright light for Christchurch and I’m proud of the progress the school has made.
As the Hagley College staff representative on the BoT I am honoured and privileged to work with and for our staff as we all work together to make Hagley an even better place for all who work and study here.

Phillipa Weir

Parent Member (Policy Commitee)

Tena Koutou katoa,
My name is Phillipa Weir, I’m married to Tim, and I’m a mother of 3 children, and foster mother of two.
My 15 year old daughter is currently in Year 11 at Hagley, and my 13 year old son with is in Year 9.
I have a background in Social Work, and I currently working in the area of Community Development, at Delta Community Support Trust, and I am Co-Director of Nourish Oraka, which is a Social Enterprise based in Shirley, providing school lunches through the Ka Ora, Ka Ako, Healthy School Lunches Programme.

Zelda Yates

Parent Member (Policy Committee and Pre-School Trust)

“Kia ora tatou,

My name is Zelda Yates. I am a very proud former student of Te Puna Wai o Waipapa -Hagley College and a proud mother to my daughter Brooke who is currently navigating her way through Hagley as I once did. I am fortunate to have been a student of the college, Hagley Theatre Company and the After 3 classes over the years, as well as having the privilege to be married on the front steps of the school in 2011, when our previous venues were destroyed in the earthquakes.

Professionally, I have worked in the Telecommunication business for 19 years, across many roles and departments. I am currently the Programme Manager for the Public Sector at 2degrees, I am passionate about equity, inclusiveness, and creating mana-enhancing pathways for our youth to become change makers in the future.

I spend my volunteer time mostly in governance, previously serving as a trustee on the Spark Foundation board, and currently as a mentor for Primary School Principals as a partner for the Springboard trust helping with their 3 year strategies, and as a board member at Knights Stream school.

I find every opportunity to promote Te Puna Wai o Waipapa -Hagley College, with its unique fluid learning opportunities and inclusiveness for all students. It is such an honour to be on the Board and be able to give back to a special kura that has given me so much.”

Ngā mihi nui,

Charles Mullins

Parent Member (Finance Committee)

Paolo Vallero Reid

Student Representative (Te Urungi)