My name is Debbie Burge and I am very happy to be elected onto the Board of Trustees.
My husband Justin and I have three children, Tyla, Harrison and Millah. Apart from eight months living overseas, I have lived in Te Aroha my whole life and have a very good understanding of the local community.
I believe that the BOT needs parent representatives who can ensure that the decision making of the board reflects the voice of the parents.
I am approachable and my aim is to co-ordinate between parents and the board to make sure the best interests of the students is achieved, making sure the best decisions are made and the right direction is taken.
My children have been provided with an excellent start at St Joseph’s School and I am excited to have the opportunity to support the teachers and staff to contribute to the future of the school. Education plays such an important role in our children’s future and they only have one opportunity for quality schooling