The Te Kura Tuatahi o Te Koau Grant’s Braes School board of trustees was elected in mid-2019 for its current three-year term. Our board comprises five elected parent members, the principal and a staff representative. As a team, we are all passionate about using our skills to the best of our ability to assist all children to reach their potential at Grant’s Braes School.

The board is responsible for the governance of our school which means we are focused on setting educational goals and strategic direction, monitoring student progress and achievement, deciding how to manage the school’s funding, and supporting staff development. We ensure that we provide the necessary foundation so we can fully support Gareth (in his principal’s role) and all of the staff in their day-to-day running of our school.

As a board, we are proud of our school, and are fortunate to have a team of dedicated and talented teachers who are led by our highly respected principal, Gareth Taylor. Our staff provide a consistently high quality of education and we appreciate all they do to ensure our children receive enriching and fun learning experiences. All this is not possible without support from our whānau, parents, and caregivers, and we truly value the input we receive from our wider school community and to the many people that volunteer their time. There are so many ways in which people contribute, including helping with activities such as spelling and swimming, kapa haka, coaching sports teams, or fundraising events organised by our PTA.

As a board we want to ensure that Grant’s Braes School continues to live up to its well-earned reputation as a friendly and inspiring place to learn. We also endeavour to keep you informed of board activities as they come to hand, so please keep an eye on the school newsletter for regular updates!

2024- 2025 Strategic Plan

Community consultation was undertaken in 2023 and a new 2024 - 2025 Strategic Plan was constructed using the information gathered. This will be used to construct the 2024 Annual Plan will be be made availabel to the community shortly. The 2024 - 2025 Strategic Plan can be read HERE

2024 Annual Implementation Plan

The 2024 Annual Implementation Plan can be read HERE.

Grant's Braes School's 2023 Annual Report

Click HERE download a copy of our 2023 Annual Report.

Grant's Braes School's Cultural Narrative

Click HERE to download a copy of our Cultural Narrative.

A Brief History of Grant's Braes School - Written by Gordon Parry 

Click HERE to download a copy of our this document which explores the first 50 years of our kura.

Contact The Board of Trustees

To contact the Grant’s Braes School board of trustees, please call or email the school office, or use the form on our contact page HERE.

Board of Trustees


Paul Stevenson

Elected Member

Nic Wall

Elected Member

Desiree Wispinski

Staff Representative
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Gareth Taylor

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Narelle Jakeway

Elected Member
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Mike Burrowes

Elected Member