St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Te Aroha - Learn to Love, Love to Learn

  • 41 Koromiko Street, Te Aroha 3320, New Zealand

Board of Trustees

Vicky Oosthoek
General Information

Hi. I’m Vicky Oosthoek. I work at Matamata-Piako District Council in an administration role and am married to Walter who is a tanker driver at Fonterra, Waitoa. We have three girls; Charlotte, Samantha and Annabelle. I have always enjoyed being involved in my children’s education.

Debbie Burge
General Information

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

Julia Stringer (Board Chair)
General Information

My name is Julia Stringer. I have 4 children, 3 of whom go to school at St Josephs. I grew up in Te Aroha and went to St Joseph’s School when I was a child and moved back to Te Aroha so my children could go to the same school I went to. I studied Politics and Public Policy at Waikato University and I look forward to working and helping the school to continue to grow and evolve.

George Warren
General Information

Talofa lava, I’m Georgina Warren and I am proud to serve as Catholic Proprietor on our St. Joseph’s B.O.T.
Now in my third term, in addition to my general responsibilities as a trustee, my role is to offer guidance, support and encouragement to the board in the area of Special Catholic Character which is the essence of our beautiful little school.
A mum of five, I have seen three of my kids graduate from St Jo’s and go on to St. John’s College and Sacred Heart College where they are excelling in a competitive high school environment. Our three others attending St. Joseph’s, are thriving in the close and caring atmosphere that is the hallmark of the Special Catholic Character we encourage and the faith we profess.
I am happy to discuss any aspect of our Catholic faith as it pertains to our school and children and their place in our Parish community.
God Bless, George Warren.

Ryan Johnston
General Information

I reside in Te Aroha with my wife and three young sons. I have been a police officer for 10 years and specialise in Youth and Communities policing, working in south Auckland before moving to Te Aroha in 2014. I have long admired Catholic Schools for their achievements in education and for producing bright, well-rounded, contributing members of society.

Steve Warren
Nicole Koolhoven
Julie Gilliver