Methven Primary School Board

The Methven Primary School Board is responsible for the governance of our school.

The Methven Primary School board consists of six elected parent representatives, the principal, and a staff representative. The Board:

  • ensures every student can reach their highest possible standard in student achievement
  • is the employer of all staff in the school
  • sets the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, whānau, staff, students and the wider school community
  • is responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration

We have a ‘rotating’ board, which means that we have Board elections every 18 months where only half the positions come up for election rather than all positions every three years.

The Board members do an amazing amount of work behind the scenes to ensure that the school runs according to legislation – we appreciate their support and the positive working environment that exists.

Cameron Glass
Presiding Member

Chris Gibbs
Deputy Chairperson

Matt Turner

Pascal Kootstra

Victoria Leov

Andrea Toms

Sue Furndorfler

Cheryl Isherwood
Staff Representative

Michelle Bungard

For more information on school boards, read the Community member guide to the role of school boards or check visit the NZSTA website.

About our School

School Type

  • Contributing Years 1 to 6

School Gender

  • Co-Educational

School Roll

  • 264 Current Students (14/02/2024)

Student Population


  • Preparing for our future through Making Pathways to the Stars.

STAR Values

  • Sporting
  • Trustworthy
  • Accepting
  • Responsible

Pathways to Learning

  • Communication
  • Hauora
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Self-regulation


Plans & Reports

Please refer to our Plans & Reports page to view the below information:

  • Strategic Plan
  • Annual Report (Financial Statement)
  • Education Review Office (ERO)

2024 Meeting Dates

  • Wednesday 28 February
  • Wednesday 03 April
  • Wednesday 22 May
  • Wednesday 26 June
  • Wednesday 14 August
  • Wednesday 18 September
  • Wednesday 06 November
  • Wednesday 11 December

Meetings are usually held at 7:00pm in the Staffroom.

Please refer to our Event Calendar for up to date information.