Board of Trustees

Papakaio School Board 2021

Principal - Gary Shirley
Presiding Member - Ian Elliott
Staff Rep - Cat Cochrane
Parent Reps - Ed Finlay, Enya Fisher, Logan Ferguson, Jessica Wright
Roles, Responsibilities 
The Papakaio School Board is focused on governing the school in a way that ensures every child gets the best possible education to prepare them to be responsible and successful citizens.
This is achieved by;
  • having a clear vision and strategic plan
  • hiring and supporting quality and effective staff
  • resourcing programmes and infrastructure
  • setting effective policies and procedures
  • reviewing school and student performance
We are always keen to get feedback on our school's performance.
Gary Shirley
Cell - 021 575 705
Email -

Ian Elliott
Cell - 027 437 6670
Email -
Back Row: Logan Ferguson, Ed Finlay, Ian Elliott, Gary Shirley
Front Row:  Jessica Wright, Enya Fisher and Cat Cochrane