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:




Sarah Webb    Chairperson


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.)


Vicky Williamson    Deputy Chairperson

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.










Ngākuhu-Tui Pāpuni    Community / Iwi Representative

He hōnore he korōria

He maungarongo ki te whenua
He whakāro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa
Pāpāmoa Primary School is located within our lands of Ngā Pōtiki.
Ngā Pōtiki is our iwi that encompasses our 2 marae, Tahuwhakatiki and Mangatawa.
At Tahuwhakatiki, we have our ancestor Rongomainohorangi and at Mangatawa we have his son, our ancestor Tamapahore.
As a husband and a father of 6 children, it is an honour to be in my whānau.
We are also thankful to be in our hāpori of Pāpāmoa where we continue to build and grow choice relationships with the people who have called our lands, their home.
It is important to me that the best possible education is provided to all tamariki and mokopuna.
What I have learnt as a board of trustee member, is that we, the board, have an integral role in the foundation for success in our schools.
I have served as a board of trustee member for some time now and view it as both an honour and challenge.
An honour to steward the governance at the highest possible standard to encourage, edify and exhort our staff, students and whānau alike.
A challenge in that we are serving communities and it is important we are proactive in acquiring the appropriate knowledge and understanding to help our staff, students and whānau succeed.
In my opinion, this is achieved through relationships.
Cultivating relationships that provoke us to do a more excellent job for our schools.

Mark Divehall  Parent Representative

Hi I'm Mark, husband to Kirstin and father of Brody (year 6), Archie (Year 3) and Ella (Pre-school). Tauranga born and bread and over the last 14 years based here in Papamoa. I have a strong passion for everything Papamoa and I am really looking forward to contributing to our vibrant school. 

Our family loves where we live, its people and the community and are proud to call Papamoa our home. I have strong links to the community through sports notably as the foundation President of the Papamoa Cricket Club. My passion for cricket runs deep and the opportunities that we have created in such a short time for the youth of Papamoa through cricket has been phenomenal. 

I've joined the BOT as my way of giving back to the School. My Professional experience ranges from finance and accounting to relationship management and sales, which I feel will offer a valued different perspective. 

I look forward to the opportunity of working for the School and representing the community. In my short time on the BOT I am very pleased to see the passion of my fellow BOT members, Staff and Leaders within PPS. It's a real exciting time for PPS and I feel privileged to be part of it. 


Toni Stanaway  Parent Representative

Kia ora koutou

I’m mum to one gorgeous daughter who currently attends Papamoa Primary.  We treasure this special part of the world and I’m intrinsically invested in supporting the school, to ensure our children (and our community overall) thrive. 

I was brought up on a farm just outside of Rotorua and am of Ngati Maniapoto (Tainui) descent.  I moved here in 2014 (after time spent in Rotorua, London and Wellington) and we just love it - even after travelling extensively I can’t imagine a better place to live!

Workwise, I’m a self-employed HR/Business Consultant, providing a wide range of services across a number of industries and business (small to corporate).

I have extensive senior leadership experience, both here in NZ and abroad (including within education).  This includes significant experience in:

  • governance

  • strategy and planning

  • operational excellence

  • collaboratively leading transformation/change and

  • building culture, workforce and high performing teams. 

My passion is bringing people together to pave a shared journey of growth and achievement.

When not working I enjoy time with family and friends, anything to do with the beach (including a passion for fishing), hiking, bike riding, reading, gardening, cooking and being creative.

I look forward to meeting as many students, parents, staff and members of our community as possible; to represent the collective well and foster ‘generation of tomorrow growth’!

Tracey Price   Staff Representative

I have worked at Pāpāmoa Primary School since 2016 and I love our school.  I have spent this time teaching in the Tūhua team, with Year 3 & 4 tamariki.   I have also been involved in varying curriculum and extra curricular activities.  These have included the Te Rōpu Tautoko within the Māori Curriculum Area; team representative for Literacy; Jump Jam; Kapa Haka; leading a Professional Leadership Group and most recently as Pod Leader of Taonga for 2020 and 2021.


I have an interest in governance which stems from my career prior to teaching during which time I was involved in varying committees, community and council meetings in various capacities.  I find it really interesting to be involved in what is happening in the background and it provides a better understanding of why things happen the way they do.  I am very proud to be the Staff Representative of the Board of Trustees to support our school as a link between governance and on the ground teaching staff.  


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