Board Of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Kia Ora Koutou

The new Board of Trustees (BOT) was appointed in July and while some long serving members have left, some new faces will bring fresh eyes and ears to ensure Malfroy School continues to be a great place of learning for our children.
A big thank you to out-going trustees Elizabeth Dunningham, Sally Unka and Cherie Bennett who have put in many hours of personal time and energy for the benefit of the school community. Special mention must go to Elizabeth for her strong leadership and commitment as chair of the Board for most of the past 9 years. Lynda de Silva stands down as staff rep but remains in her minute secretary role.
Welcome to new members Ashleigh Mountney and Jennie McLaren who have joined returning trustees Makeo Ropitini, Jackie Leggett, Ngapi Coffin, Margaret Metcalfe. Cherie Bennett has agreed to be co-opted to the end of the year to support the transition to the new Board.

Being a member of the BOT is a privilege that every one of our Trustees takes very seriously.

If you would like to discuss anything regarding the School or the Board of Trustees you are welcome to contact me at: or by leaving a message at the School office: 
Phone 348 8588.


Margaret Metcalfe

The Team

  • Margaret Metcalfe (Chair)
  • Toby Brash (Deputy Chair)
  • Ngapi Coffin​
  • Karena Ngata
  • Nicky Brell (Principal)
  • Jennie McLaren (Staff Rep)
  • Lynda de Silva (Minute Secretary)

Meeting Dates

2021 Meetings held at school at 5.00 pm:

  • 28th June
  • 23rd August
  • 27th September
  • 29th November