This is a further update to my communication to you ten days or so ago when I advised that postal delays and omissions had caused some concerns around our board of trustee elections.

The error that occurred at the mailing house where the voting papers for our own parents were not despatched with all the rest is of such significance that it has caused the Ministry to cancel the election and they have asked us to rerun it.

While this is a nuisance, it is not uncommon when things go wrong. We will therefore be rerunning the election in Term 3 and I will be back in touch at the beginning of term to advise the dates.

Note that this does not affect the election for the staff trustee as this is a separate process. We welcome Ryan Pilkington to the Wairau Intermediate Board of Trustees with immediate effect.

In the meantime we still have a board of trustees in place as the previous members of the board will continue until the next election takes place. With the retirement of Antony van Iersel and Sophia Jalil Jules, the board comprises myself, Michelle Webb-Atkinson, Rachael Findlay-Clarke, the Principal and our new staff trustee.


Alan Curtis, Board chair