The Role of the Board

In partnership with the Principal and teaching staff, the Board of Trustees plays an important role in ensuring that educationally, all children at Milford School are provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The responsibility of the Board is that of governance (control or authority) and an overview of management of the school. The Board is responsible for ensuring that legal obligations are met and that all resources (people, property or financial) are managed in compliance with relevant legislation and in the best interests of the school. The Board sets the school policies which can all be accessed through School Docs on our Policies page.

The Board of Trustees comprises five elected parent trustees, the Principal and a staff trustee. The elected parent trustees and staff representative usually serve a three year term.

The school’s charter and annual plan reflect specific needs and priorities. The Board sets strategic long term goals, develops and reviews policies, monitors performance of the Principal and staff and ensures high quality curriculum delivery. Daily management of the school is the responsibility of the Principal. The Board is not involved with the day to day management of school activities.

Current Board Members

  • Carlee Paterson (Chair / Presiding Member)

  • Jeremy Quiding

  • Michelle Liao

  • Roz Cowen

  • Sue Cattell (Principal)

  • Bev Boyd (Staff)

Board Meetings

In general the Board of Trustees meets at 6.30pm on the 3rd and 8th Wednesday of each term, in the Pupuke Room (school office).  Meeting dates are advertised in the school newsletter and on the school calendar. Board minutes are available upon request to the Principal or Board Chair.

If you have any queries, concerns, or suggestions please address these with the school, either through the class teacher, Deputy Principal, or directly with the Principal,, in the first instance.  You can address any governance questions to the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, at