Julian was elected to the board following the 2016 elections as a Parent Representative and has been on the Resources Committee since then. Julian has also Chaired this committee since the start of 2018. He has 2 daughters at the school, Sophie in year 12 and Emily in year 10. Julian has been involved in several private commercial businesses and brings the knowledge and skill set gained during this time to his new role.
Currently the CEO of Mainland Football, he is also able to draw on the many experiences and insights from the sports sector to see how the concepts and processes cross over into the Education sector. He values the ability of the school to empower young women through academic, sporting, and cultural activities that will help prepare them for life after Christchurch Girls’ High School – Te Kura o Hine Waiora.
I was invited to join the school board in 2017 and am also a member of the resources committee.
My daughter, Gabby, started at CGHS in 2016, and through her involvement with this school I sought out the opportunity to serve as a trustee.
I was lucky enough to attend a state girls school, as an out of zone student, and have always been grateful for the excellent education I received there, but more importantly for the inspiration and confidence the school and its teachers gave to me as a young woman.
Now, as a company lawyer and director, I understand the importance of good governance and see this role as an opportunity to share my experience with the board and support the achievement of the school's vision for our girls. On a personal level I want my daughter to be part of a school which she can be proud of, and to be able to look back at her time here and appreciate the opportunities and strength this school and its teachers gave to her.
Co-opted Trustee Rosalind (Ros) Robertson
Staff Trustee Alastair Blyth
Student Trustee Isla Clarkson
Having been a student at CGHS for 3 years now and being lucky enough to be elected as the student representative on the board for 2018-2019, I am excited to fulfil my role in the upcoming year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my CGHS experience and I am optimistic about the next 2 years and hope to make a positive difference on the Board of Trustees.
Acting Principal Peter Sawyer