The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the School’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. Enhancing student achievement is its focus.
Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the Principal. The board and principal form the leadership team with the role of each documented and understood. The Principal reports to the board as a whole with committees used sparingly and only when a need is identified in order to contribute to board work. The board is proactive rather than reactive in its operations and decision making and does not involve itself in the administrative details of the day to day running of the school.
Chloe Hill - Chairperson
I am a stay at home mother to four young daughters two of which attend Westshore school, Zoe who is in year 3 and Hunter who has just started year 1. I also have a two year old daughter Willow and my new baby who I spend my days with. We live with my partner Rob in Westshore, just a couple of houses down from the school. I am passionate about my community and am excited to be able to contribute with decisions to continue to make Westshore School a wonderful part of this community.
I have a background in sales and Early childhood education but am so proud and fortunate to now be able to spend my time at home with my family.
As a family we love to spend time with our extended family, go walking and swimming.
When I am not at home with the children I enjoy a wine and dancing at a good concert.
Dave Johnson - Parent Representative
I live in the Westshore community with my wife and three young children, the eldest having started Westshore School this year.
I am a builder by trade and have been self employed for the past 12 years. I enjoy the flexibility and challenges of managing my own business.
Our family is part of the Tri Hawkes Bay club and I enjoy running, swimming, biking and coffee with fellow club members.
As a family we like to spend time in the outdoors at the beach, parks and pathways in our area.
I look forward to meeting other kids, their parents, and getting involved in the school community.
Martin Madden - Principal
A product of Colenso High School, I left school in the 7th form only wanting to take my sport seriously. At the age of 31 I went back and trained as a primary school teacher and started my first teaching job in 1998.
I have only spent a couple of years out of Hawke’s Bay, one as a Deputy Principal at Hiona Intermediate School in Masterton and one as Head of Mathematics Secondary School Al Jeezera Academy, Doha, Qatar. Both jobs were very challenging and rewarding.
I’m 29 years happily married to Melaney with three sons and a daughter and two grandchildren who currently live in Melbourne. Life outside of school for me is largely taken up with sport, coaching both intermediate level rugby and cricket and of course, spending time with my family.
Ailne Bradley- Parent Representative
I have one daughter Evie attending Westshore school who is 8 years old, she is the absolute delight of my life.
Personally, I am passionate about community and have various business interests in the community.
My back ground is in digital marketing and have now evolved into business coaching and board facilitation via “The Alternative Board”.
I am keen to see positive growth in communities and have previously been a board member of both Napier Inner City Marketing and the Ahuriri Business Association.
I look forward to positively contributing to our school.
Fiona Broad - Staff Representative
Born and raised in the UK, I moved to New Zealand in 1999. Where I have since trained as a teacher. First with a Degree in English and Linguistics through Massey University and then a Teaching Diploma through Victoria University.
For the last 22 years my husband Gary and I have lived in Hawkes Bay where we have raised our, now teenage boys.
As a small school I believe Westshore has a unique community spirit and it has been great to be part of a school environment where all the students look out for each other.