Our board, on behalf of the parents and the proprietor, governs the school and sets policies. You are most welcome to attend BOT meetings at 6 pm in the Meeting Room; meetings still to be held this year on 13 June, 8 August, 12 September, 31 October and 5 December.

Look out for details of upcoming meetings published in the newsletter.

Parent Representatives


Lesina Petelo

Talofa Lava, my name is Lesina Petelo. I have one child at NBC School. I am also a member of the Catholic Parish of Christchurch East, and regularly attend mass at this church which is affiliated with the school.



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Blair Forrester
Hi I’m Blair and I have 3 children at NBC. I am married to the lovely Kirsty. My hobbies include camping, fishing and hunting. I am looking forward to working with the board.
Screen shot 2017-02-09 at 8.04.27 AM  Meika Reid

I have two girls at NBC. I work as a Vocational Consultant for the NZ Spinal Trust. I believe that every child is entitled to the best education available and look forward to working with the Board.

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I have 2 children at NBC. I aim to help ensure all children are given every opportunity to learn to their full potential. I look forward to my role in the BOT.

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 1.01.35 PM Natasha Lyon

I have one child at NBC, and work as a Community Support Advocate, for a community organisation. I look forward to working with the rest of our board to achieve fantastic outcomes for our children and community.

Bishop’s Representatives

Trina Trina Morgan – Chair

I have strong links to the school community through leadership from both the PTFA and the Whanau Group. I enjoy working with the parents and members of the board to ensure we can achieve success for the students of NBC

Sr Amelda Lindsay  Sr Amelda Lindsay RNDM

As a Proprietor’s representative with responsibility for the maintenance of the Catholic Character of NBC she brings years of experience as a teacher and Principal in Catholic and Secondary Schools and a commitment to supporting parents in their God-given task of the education and faith formation of their children.

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Proprietors Representative Maureen brings a wealth of experience as an educational advisor and past principal of a catholic school.

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I emigrated to NZ from Scotland in 2013 with my husband James and daughter Arielle,

who is now in year 4 at NBC – Mary Immaculate. I work part-time in childcare.

Staff Representative 

Rosey Rosey Hart

I am the Teacher at New Brighton Catholic. I am involved in the Whanau Group at school. I am interested and enjoy teaching history, art, music and science.




Deb Daines

As CEO of the Board, I am involved in all aspects of the BOT governance and take these through to management for implementation in the day-to-day running of NBC.