Board of Trustees

Michael Mayne (Chairperson/Health & Safety)

Occupation: National Coach Development Manager

I am the husband of an ex Roto Ngahere student and proud father of a current student who enjoys his education in Rumaki Teina. 
I am currently the national manager of a Coach Development department in a National Sporting Organisation. This has let me combine many of my skills and experiences and my love of sport and education.
Previously I have been a Secondary School teacher where I was a Dean, lead teacher of an Outdoor Education department and taught Health & PE. I have previously served on tertiary education advisory groups and was a Te Pae Here Kahui Ako teacher at my previous school.
I am mad about the outdoors and have a passion for the country we live in. I joined the board in 2021 to help support the Health & Safety portfolio and most recently have been nominated Board Chairperson.
I look forward to continuing to support the staff, tamariki and whaanau by providing positive educational experiences that enrich their lives and those around them.

Christine Jessop (Principal)

This is my 25th year at Forest Lake School and my 20th year as Principal. I’m still here because I love our school and our community.
Nothing ever stands still in education and it’s these changes that continue to challenge and motivate me as I strive to lead and have a positive influence on our children’s future.

Paula Douglas (Personnel)

Occupation: Cardiac Physiologist
Two children at Forest Lake School
Shaun Hitchens (Community)
Occupation: Storeman
Children: Xavier & Braxton

Bruce Gordon (Staff Trustee)

Occupation: Teacher
I joined the Board as the Staff Representative in 2018 and am excited to continue this role. I have worked at Forest Lake School since 2015, as a teacher and Team Leader. I have also held various roles acting up as Deputy Principal, Assistant Principal, SENCO, and lead teacher of a Boys’ Classroom and E-ako (digital learning). I enjoy being a part of the governance of Forest Lake School and being able to provide a staff perspective to assist with this.

Evan Mayo (Property)

Occupation: Architect

Natalie Palmer (Policy)

Occupation: Lawyer

Greg Hobson (Finance)

Occupation: Teacher of P.E and Health
Children: Willow

I am an ex-pupil of Forest Lake and have coached a number of sports teams at Forest Lake School. I’m passionate about our Kura and ensuring that our children get the best possible education that they deserve.
Faith Pompey (Secretary)
Occupation: Administrative Officer
E mihi ana ki a koutou katoa i runga i ngaa aahuatanga o te waa. Ko Ngaati Wairere te hapuu, Ko Hukanui te marae. I am an ex-Rumaki pupil of Roto Ngahere and so has my son before his move to Australia. I have been working in the Kura office in my fifth year now and have enjoyed working alongside our kaiako and kaiaawhina as well as meeting all our current and new whaanau as they navigate their education journey with our kura.

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