Our People and Partners

Our People and Partners

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It is recognised that the Board of Trustees has the overall responsibility for the school, but to enable a school to function effectively, the Board of Trustees and Principal work together in a climate of mutual goodwill, respect, trust and co-operation. 

The four major roles of a Board of Trustees are -

  1. The overall governance of the school.
  2. In its governance role, to be primarily responsible through the Charter, for the establishment of goals for this school. This requires the Board to establish school policies after due consultation with the Principal, staff and school community; to monitor and evaluate their results and to review policies regularly.
  3. To support the Principal in his management role by providing the delegated authorities in education, administration, personnel and finance matters to allow the Principal to manage effectively.
  4. To select the Principal and approve the appointment of all staff.

At Papamoa School we operate a staggered election system where half of the Board of Trustees are elected every eighteen months.  All parents and caregivers are entitled to vote and stand for office.

If you wish to email our Chairperson, please click here.

Board of Trustees Current Members:







Jake Crockford   Chairperson

I am 41 years old and married with three children, one currently attending Papamoa Primary. I grew up in Katikati and attended Katikati Primary and College but have lived in Papamoa and worked in the area since 1996, currently  as environmental manager on the Tauranga Eastern Link project. I consider myself ‘old school’ with more traditional academic values and believe a strong, positive, dynamic school environment is essential to enable a child to reach their full potential both academically and socially. I am looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the governance of the school as it evolves to meet the changing needs of the next generation of children, who will eventually shape the future of New Zealand.  We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and in my spare time I celebrate this with my family by participating in a range of outdoor activities including surfing, fishing and mountain biking.

Kim Chamberlain   Parent Representative

I have two children attending Papamoa Primary School.  My husband Steve and I have lived in Papamoa for seven years.  Our family loves the great outdoors and this area provides a very good playground.

I currently work part-time as a Veterinarian for Te Puke Vets.  Prior to having my children, I was partner in a veterinary practice in Auckland for 5 years.  My field of employment allows me to view issues with a broad perspective and find solutions to complex situations. 

I feel strongly that all students should have access to a quality education providing them with the chance to achieve to the best of their ability.  Papamoa Primary is such a great school and it has been a pleasure watching our kids achieve academically, socially and in sports.  I am passionate about education and excited by the opportunity and potential challenges that being on the Board of Trustees will provide.  


Shannan Ing    Teacher Representative

I started teaching at Papamoa Primary School in 2013 and have loved every moment. I believe that we are lucky to live in such an amazing environment and to have a community so focused on positive outcomes for our students.

After working in schools in Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland, I am really happy to say that I have found my place as part of an amazing staff here at PPS. Being a teacher involves taking on a variety of roles, and I am looking forward to representing the staff once again. 








Vicky Williamson    Parent  Representative

I have lived in Papamoa for the last 12 years having moved down from Auckland with my husband.  We have two boys who currently attend Papamoa Primary School and lead a very active life revolved around numerous sports and social activities.

I have spent my career in senior marketing and sponsorship roles before, eight years ago, moving to a Branch Manager role within the property sector for a not-for-profit membership organisation.  Throughout my professional career l have experienced many aspects of senior management, HR, finance and management of operating budgets.  

I believe in the importance of education – both in class and outside.  I believe kids can thrive with passionate teachers who are provided with the right tools and now more than ever we need to keep those passionate teachers who are leading, teaching and mentoring the next generation.  The more opportunities our children can experience at a primary age, the more well-rounded and informed they will become throughout their life – set them up with the right learning and discipline foundations early on and they will positively develop in the future.

As a family we love biking, going to the beach, walking around the Mount and participating in sports – basketball, football, swimming, tennis, touch rugby and l also still try to play a bit of netball if time allows.

It is exciting to be given an opportunity to contribute and make a difference for our current and future generations.









Sarah Webb    Parent Representative


Tēnā koutou katoa.

My husband and I have a daughter in year two at Papamoa Primary School, which means I bring a fresh perspective to the Board.

I am a born and bred Taurangian, returning back home from Auckland in 2010. It is my intention to give back to the community that raised me, through being a trustee on this and other Boards.

Prior Board experience means I have a range of skills including goal setting and evaluating, long term planning, budget management and strategic thinking.

Over the last two decades I have been working in television, marketing and advertising including two years in London. Since 2014 I have run my own Production Company specialising in creating television and video content. This means I am a people person who is adaptable and solution focused.

I am constantly impressed by the staff, parents and students of Papamoa Primary School who are so passionate about our school. My goal is to govern to the best of my ability and ensure representation for everyone. A chance for every child to reach their full potential academically and socially.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? (What is the most important thing in the world?)

He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata. (It is people, it is people, it is people.)






Eugene Bogun    Parent  Representative

My wife and I have a son in year 2 and a daughter who will attend in the near future. I am a high school teacher in Rotorua and have taught overseas in the UK and Japan. Teaching overseas has taught me about many different educational perspectives and I hope that this knowledge will benefit Papamoa Primary School. I am a keen sport enthusiast who loves participating, coaching and spectating most sports.

I am excited to give back to our local community, especially Papamoa Primary as it is such a key institution for our children and their future. I am thankful that my children attend a school, which offers such a wide variety of opportunities both in and out of the classroom and I look forward to contributing to this.




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