The Board of Trustees is the controlling authority. It meets regularly and has wide powers and responsibilities.
All correspondence for the Board should be addressed to: Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Christchurch Boys' High School, P O Box 8157, Christchurch.
Members of the Board - 2013
WOODS, Peter Chairperson
I was co-opted onto the Board as a Parent Trustee in 2011. I am currently the Chair of the Board's Audit Sub-Committee and the Disciplinary Committee.
I am married to Wendy and we have one son and two daughters. Our son is currently in Year 12 and both daughters are at Christchurch Girls' High School.
I am an Old Boy of the School and strongly support the School's vision of being a community educating each boy to be a fine young man. I have enjoyed participating on the Board and believe that the School has exciting times ahead, including the appointment of the new Headmaster and the huge investment in the buildings and infrastructure over the next few years.
I am a Partner in Anthony Harper Lawyers and am the head of the Dispute Resolution Team. I am also on the Boards of two charitable trusts and was previously on the Board of Elmwood Normal Primary School for five years.
I have been part of the Christchurch Boys High School community for the past 3 years. Craig and I have 3 children: Kathleen and James are both tertiary students and Sam is in year 10.
I have been involved with education for the past 27 years both as a teacher and as a parent on PTA committees. In addition, for the last 3 years I have been a parent representative on the Board of Trustees for Heaton Normal Intermediate. While the greatest credit must go to the principal and staff, last year Heaton was given a coveted 4-5 year ERO review cycle.
Originally training as a secondary school teacher specializing in English and Science teaching; I have taught in tertiary education for the past 23 years. I first worked as a Literacy and Numeracy teacher providing remedial teaching for the Christchurch Academy and for the last 15 years I have been lectured in communication at CPIT, most recently for the Department of Business. I have also been a moderator for NZQA in Core Skills which includes Unit Standards that are taught at both secondary and tertiary level.
Academic success to the best of each person’s ability must be a priority at high school, but it is also important to provide a range of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. We need to encourage each student while providing them with the skills necessary to become confident and successful fine young men, and lifelong learners. I am appreciative of the excellent schooling that my sons have had, and are having, at CBHS. I relish the opportunity to foster the important partnership amongst staff, parents and students and assist the school to continue to provide quality education by serving on the Board of Trustees.
I am married to Nikki and together we have 3 children, with our eldest son attending CBHS in year 10. I am currently employed as a Senior Partner with BNZ, where I have been for a number of years. At BNZ I look after a team of 15 staff across numerous disciplines. This role has assisted in developing numerous skills across many areas, including finance, people management and change management to name a few.
I have also been on the Board at my children’s primary school for 5 years and been the chair for the past 12 months. I have really enjoyed utilising my above mentioned skills and applying them into an educational / governance model. In my tenure at Russley, the things I am most proud of would be, seeing the achievement of our children increase as a result of the strategies we have implemented, the development of our teaching staff, who I believe are second to none and the resulting strength of the Russley community, who are passionate about their children and their school.
As a result of this I am keen to continue my governance journey and see CBHS providing me with this opportunity.
When I’m not working I am a passionate follower of my son’s rugby and of course the Crusaders. I am also involved with Athletics Canterbury as a track official. My leisure time is spent at Kaikoura, relaxing with the family and getting on or in the water to fish.
Kia ora, I am John Osborne, I have a son Jack in year 9, he is the third generation of Osborne’s to have attended Boys High. I have a daughter at year 11, and Jennifer my wife is an adult education trainer who is also finishing her doctorate.
I have nine years of experience as a Board of Trustee member, both at St Albans Primary and Heaton Intermediate, a total of four of those years as Board Chair.
I have a BSc in Psychology from Canterbury and a professional background in IT with a focus in creative design. I tutor digital skills at CPIT in the Art and Design Department as well as running an IT consulting business.
Our children’s education is one of the greatest gifts we as a community can provide to ensure their success in life and I see the partnership of school and community as being critical for this to succeed.
I believe a successful school focuses on ensuring that its students are performing at their best, staff are well supported and receive the appropriate professional development as education shifts focus to meet societies needs in this changing world. I also believe that a successful school has a good, well-defined governance and management structure to oversee that this happens.
If elected I would hope to serve the school community, to see that Christchurch Boys High with its long history, extensive list of world influencing past pupils, and record of high student achievement is ready to grasp opportunities, or create its own and go from strength to strength “making fine young men”..
I am Mark Walls and have a farming property outside of Ashburton. My wife and I also run a business servicing the dairy industry throughout Canterbury. Our son Ben is in his first year at Boys' High and is boarding at Adams House.
I am about to finish a six year term on the Board of Trustees at Ashburton Borough School, having served as Chairman of this Board for the past two years. Ashburton Borough has a roll of approximately 350 students and runs two sites, one a rural site and the other the main site in Ashburton township.
My time on this Board has given me an understanding of governance and how to function within guidelines and budgets to provide the very best learning environment for students. To provide superior resources and opportunities Boards must continue to be innovative and progressive.
The history and tradition of Christchurch Boys' High is an integral part of the school. It is also a strength and asset to be fostered.
I believe my experience as a Board member will allow me to make a positive contribution to Boys' High and it would be a privilege to be involved with a school with such an impressive history.
Anne Johnston - Secretary
Anne has been the Board’s secretary since 1992 and is employed by Canterbury Education Services.