Board of Trustees News

Introducing our Board of Trustees 


Each week we will we be introducing a member or two of the board so you can get to know them a little better.

The questions they have answered were put together by a group of Year 3 children based on what they would like to know about an adult.



Introducing: Mike Collis—BOT Chair

What do you do when you go to a meeting? 
        To work on plans to help Edmonton kids turn into super heroes in their own     family and  the community.                  

How do you get to be on the Board? 
        Parents vote for us every 3 years, parents can also volunteer.

What is your favourite food ?                 Butter Chicken    

What is your favourite movie?               Braveheart

What is your favourite website?            Trade Me         

What is your favourite colour?               Blue
What is your favourite sport?                 Motor racing.  

What is your favourite game?                Galaga

What is your favourite thing to do?       Spend time with my family.

What do you eat for breakfast?              Muesli and yoghurt.




Introducing: Ruth Rosby

Hi, My name is Ruth Rosby.
I’m a former student of Edmonton Primary, as is my eldest daughter, Jessica and my son Jacob. My children Emma, and Elijah currently attend Edmonton. I’ve been actively involved in the school: painting the backdrops for productions, helping out in classrooms, and organising last years school gala.
As your board representative, I am a passionate advocate for keeping Edmonton a fun, safe school that the kids are excited to attend, and would ensure all us parents have a strong voice in its future.    

Do you have kids?                               Yes,  2 girls, 2 boys             

What is your favourite food?               Chocolate!!!!!

What is your favourite animal?            Polar bear   

What is your favourite sport?              Sailing/water sports  

What is your favourite colour?            Blue              

Do you have a dog or a cat?                No we have bunnies! 


Introducing: Venessa Blakely


Kia Ora, my name is Venessa Blakely.  Currently I have two boys Stanlee and Michael at  Edmonton and my daughter Brooke was here previously.  I have been a member of the Board or Trustees for the past 3 years and have loved working with the school and the families to make this the best school it can be.  In my eyes we have moved milestones but there is still more we can do. 

I work full time but love being involved in the school and all that the children do.  The school has become a large part of our lives and it is important that we continue to grow and succeed in the right direction.  We are a school that many are starting to look at.  It is important help ensure that all parents and staff have a say in how the school evolves and in which direction we grow and the decisions that are made.

I am open minded, enthusiastic and approachable, I am going to be around for quite a few years still to come and will enjoy being around to support the school and the students.

As a member of the board I feel it important to participate in our children’s future and this is one way I can.


How old are you?                              45

What is your favourite food?             Nandos

What is your favourite book?            BFG

what is your favourite animal?         Tiger

Do you have a dog or a cat?              Yes 1 dog, 1 cat and 2 birds

What is your favourite kind of car?   Mustang


Introducing: Warwick Carrol


I have served for the past 3 years on the board of trustees. I have seen a lot of changes happen in the past years and I am very proud and happy to have been a part of it. Seeing the school move into the 21st  century has been a rewarding experience.

I have a child that is a part of the school, and I would like to be apart of his and all the other   students journey at Edmonton Primary and to help them move forward and understand the world through the eyes of education.

My vision for the school is to have a multicultural environment, promote education and respect for others.

I have studied for the past few years in Personal Training, as a Teachers Aide and now Nutrition mainly for children as they are the future and we need them to be healthy.


 What is your favourite game / sport?           Rugby

What is your favourite food?                          Steak

what is your favourite colour?                       Green

what is your favourite animal?                      Tiger / Jaguar

Do you have a dog or a cat?                           Yes a dog

What is your favourite kind of car?               Holden




Introducing: Omprasad Bachu 

Om is our newest Board member and has been a parent at Edmonton School for two years. His son Ishan is in Room 12 and is six years old. One of his favourite things to do is spend time with his family.

What is your favourite food?           Indian, pizza and Burgers (of course Fries)               

What is your favourite website?     Now it’s Skoolbo, Reading eggs, NZ Herald              

What is your favourite fruit?            Banana and Kiwi fruit                          

What is your favourite game?          Rugby      

What do you eat for breakfast?        Milk and Weetbix  

Do you have a dog or a cat?             NO

What is your favourite kind of car?   Any decent family car 

What is your favourite colour?          Blue   

What do you like to watch on tv?      News, sports and movies         

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