Gladstone School Board of Trustees (BOT) Gladstone School is governed by a Board of Trustees (BOT).  The Board consists of five members elected by the parents, the principal and a staff representative.  The Board of Trustees can co-opt up to four additional members. Elections for Board members are held every three years. Our school has opted for a staggered election cycle which means that half the number of its parent representatives are elected at an election held at mid-term and the remainder are elected in election year. Meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to the public. When a meeting is scheduled it will be advertised through the school newsletter.  These are normally held at 6.15pm on the Monday of the fourth and ninth weeks of each term.  We welcome anyone who wishes to attend.

The 2019 Gladstone School BOT members are:

Sara Orsborn – Chairperson

I have 3 children at Gladstone School, married to Sam, and I work in both our family businesses, Sharpes Stock Feeds and MyTrucking. I manage the Marketing & Sales parts of the businesses. We are also farming, and I am involved in a number of community and sports groups in the area. I joined the school BOT in 2015.

James Doyle – Deputy Chair & Property

Married to Sarah and we have three children presently at Gladstone School. Born and bred in the Wairarapa, I went farming after leaving College.  Sheep and Beef farmer for twenty eight years then decided to have a change. Tutoring at Taratahi and then H&S advisor for Hazardco. Presently I am in the forestry industry working as an Operation Supervisor for Farman Turkington Forestry Ltd. My role on the board is the property portfolio.

Brian Freeman – Health & Safety

I live in Gladstone and have two children attending the school. In the UK I worked as Associate Director of Facilities Management, responsible for the provision of maintenance and hotel services on three hospital sites. I have led multiple teams within the health sector in the provision of patient focussed quality services. I am currently employed as Building and Property Services Manager at Wairarapa Hospital. I have been a volunteer youth worker and also assisted on school camps, supervising groups of school children travelling around European countries on four week adventure excursions.

Angela Falloon – Finance

I joined the Gladstone School Board in 2016 and became Treasurer in 2017.  I live on a sheep and beef farm in Longbush, together with my husband Willie and two children Tom and Rosie.  I have worked for BNZ since completing my studies, initially in Financial Markets and currently in the Agri-business team.  I am also a member of the Friends of Gladstone School (FOGs) committee.

David Wallace

I am married to Maddy with 1 child at Gladstone. I am an owner and director of a company importing and distributing plumbing and heating products from Europe.  My wife’s family farm in Gladstone and mine outside of Masterton. I joined the BOT in Dec 2017.

Belinda Bunny – Principal of Gladstone School –

I started at Gladstone School at the beginning of Term 2 2019. I am excited to be working with such an amazing team of students, staff, parents, whanau and community. Together we have an exciting journey ahead.

I am married to Matt and have three children – Amy, Sarah & Sam. We live in Masterton and are both from the area.

Graham Brown – Deputy Principal – Staff representative on BOT

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