Garry was elected as a Board member (parent) in 2016. He was previously on the St Heliers School Board where he was Chairperson for six years.
Garry is the GM of Metrix Imports, an importer and distributor of European bathroom brands. He is a trustee and director of ICE, a provider of training for apprentice plumbers, and is a past chairperson of the Plumbing Industry Charitable Trust, an industry initiative that raised money for organisations involved in helping Youth at Risk. Recently he was appointed as a director of a company that provides innovative apprenticeship training in the plumbing sector.
Garry has two GDC students in his family – his son is in Year 13, and his daughter graduated in 2017. He is a keen cricketer and manages the GDC Boys 1st XI, and has worked with a group of parents and teachers to improve the standard of cricket at GDC in the past few years and into the future.
Garry strongly believes that improving student achievement, experiences and opportunities through the GDC environment will benefit our wider communities in the future.
Matt has a daughter in year 10, and a son who finished college in 2018.
Matt has been a Board member for the past three years. In particular, Matt is keen to ensure that the programme of property projects now in progress comes to a successful completion, after all the challenges and hard work.
Matt has found his first term as a Board member really rewarding. With the dedication of staff, students and parents see the ongoing success of the College, both academically and in a range of extra-curricular activities.
Matt is an experienced financial manager and Chartered Accountant. He believes his background of financial management, financial planning, governance, risk management, budgeting and commercial decision-making is beneficial in the role of Trustee. Matt has worked as Head of Finance or Financial Controller for several organizations, including Southern Cross Health Society, the leading not-for-profit health insurer. Matt has originally worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Matt is currently working for Evolve Education Group in the early childhood education sector, and has worked in the health sector for a number of years. This experience is very relevant for a College Trustee, in particular the challenge of trying to balance ever-growing demands with finite resourcing.
Matt was a keen sportsman, and now takes an active role in supporting his children’s numerous sports. He has umpired both boys and girls College cricket 1st XIs, and has been part of a group seeking to boost the quality of cricket at the College. Matt enjoys Saturday mornings watching the various teams competing and enjoying their sports.
As a history graduate, Matt considers it vital to continue to support the arts and humanities, as well as technical and scientific education, to ensure students achieve a rounded education.
Gordon is a long-serving staff member of Glendowie College and has been appointed as Principal in August 2020.
Gordon started teaching in 1983 at Queen Elizabeth College in Palmerston North. Since arriving at Glendowie College in 1986, he has had a range of responsibilities being a Dean and the Head of Social Sciences Faculty. Gordon has been a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the college since 1997.
Gordon started teaching as a Geography and History teacher. His qualifications include an M.A (Hons) Auckland and a Diploma in School Management. He was fortunate to be awarded the Woolf Fisher Fellowship in 2007 and used the opportunity to study Professional Learning practices in Canada, the United States and Britain.
Gordon is passionate about providing a quality holistic education for the students of Glendowie College. Gordon considers that the college has a responsibility to prepare young people for whatever career or educational direction they want to pursue as well as giving them the skills to be positive, caring and engaged members of society.
Gordon and his partner, Jo, have two adult children, both of whom work in education. As both a parent and teacher, Gordon has been actively coaching, managing, refereeing and scoring a wide range of sports. Occasionally he is able to make it out onto the golf course.
Moana Oh is Ngāti Rārua me Rangitane o Wairau. She is a born-and bred-Cantabrian, and a long-term resident of St Heliers. She has been married to husband Chris for 28 years, and they have two children. Their daughter Laura is currently a Year 13 student at Glendowie College.
Moana’s previous role as a Student Development and Engagement Manager at the University Auckland provided her with a good understanding of the tertiary education sector. Her portfolio focused on student achievement, retention and completion - particularly for government-identified strategic cohorts. Specifically, she was tasked with enabling and facilitating access to opportunities in education for all students, with a special emphasis on wellbeing and resilience. Moana is currently employed in a part-time role with a Māori Research Centre at the University of Auckland. She has also enjoyed previous careers with Air New Zealand and as a registered nurse.
Moana holds an MA in political science, along with a number of other post-graduate qualifications. She recently completely a total immersion Te Reo Māori course, and is continuing to build her te reo capabilities. She holds trustee responsibilities for a number of whanau/hāpu trusts, and has previously been a board member for a community-based disability service provider.
Moana’s canny understanding of people has served her well throughout her career.
Warwick was elected as a Board Member (Parent) in 2019. He was previously on the Glendowie School Board for six years and frequently held the Chair position during the absence of the elected Chairperson.
Warwick is a stay-at-home Dad having retired after 33 years with a major International Airline. He is a Volunteer with the New Zealand Police, however all Volunteer duties are currently on hold pending a Safety and Security review. He is currently President of the Canadian Club of New Zealand.
Warwick is married and has one child in year 10 with the College. He participates wherever possible to support the College’s Junior Boys Underwater Hockey Team.
He looks forward to the opportunity, wherever applicable, to bring his previous experience to Glendowie College. He is passionate about the need to provide a First Class education to all students and hopes his involvement with the College’s Board will contribute to that end.
Campbell has been elected as a Board Member (Parent) in 2019.
Campbell is an experienced General Manager and is currently employed as the Country Manager for Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres NZ. He has worked across a number of different industries in various accounting, sales and marketing roles. He has been a member of Chartered Accountants ANZ and retained his Chartered Accountant designation. Campbell is confident that his broad commercial experience and determination to drive positive outcomes will be of benefit in his School Trustee role.
Originally haling from the Hutt Valley, and following nine years in Melbourne, Campbell has been a resident of St Heliers for over a decade. He is married to Tracy and has a daughter in year 13 and a son in year 11 at Glendowie College. Campbell has a variety of interests, particularly adventure travel which has led to some thrilling experiences, including self drive 4WD safariing thru the Gobi, Africa and India. In recent years, he has enjoyed being involved in kids sport in a number of voluntary capacities and assisting early career Accountants via the CAANZ Mentoring program.
Campbell firmly believes that education is the 'best' investment we can make towards a strong community with positive values and a prosperous future. He looks forward to the challenge of leveraging his experience to help Glendowie College shape an environment where students can excel whatever their talents.
Bridget has both primary and secondary school training and experience. As well as lecturing business management at a tertiary institution. This means that she has an understanding of the educational flow and some of the challenges faced by students at each level.
She has taught at Grosvenor Girls’ High School (South Africa), Technikon Natal (South Africa), Howick Primary, Kadimah College and has been part of the Glendowie College staff since 2007. She teaches Economics and Enterprise and is the Teacher in Charge of Year 13.
She is married with two daughters who also attended the school.
Jono is a year 11 student at Glendowie College and elected as a Board Member (Student) in September 2020.
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