Board of Trustees

John Wolff
Board Chair
Hi. I live here in Cannons Creek, work locally and have been on the Board with Windley School since my son enrolled 4 years ago. I enjoy contributing to the school from the Board level as well as engaging with staff, students and the Windley School community. It has been great to see some of the progress the school has made and I am looking forward to the future of Windley School.

Eunice Sio
Elected Parent Representative
Talofa lava. My name is Eunice Sio and I am married with two sons. I have a passion for education and I want my two boys and all the kids to have the best of what is available to them. I strongly believe in voicing my views and speaking up for those who are too shy to voice their’s. I will challenge any injustice that I believe will hinder our children’s education but at the same time provide support to our staff.

Kim Willis
Elected Parent Representative
Kia Ora, My name is Kim Willis.
My husband and I are blessed with 4 boys and 2 girls, 4 of whom attended Windley School when they were younger, and 2 are still attending. I became a board of trustees member not only to support my own children but also all  the children at the school plus the principal, teachers and staff so we can be the best we can be.

Helaina Walters
Elected Parent Representative

Kia ora, Ko Helaina Walters toku ingoa
Ko Tanui te iwi, Ko Ngati Maniapoto te hapu
Ko Waipa te awa, Ko Kawhia te moanaI have 4 sons who have all attended Windley.  I am a nanny to many mokopuna who live near and far.  I worked at Russell School for 7 years as a teacher aide as well as doing Administration in the school office. I have been on the board for many years and have learnt a lot about how the school runs and the processes around it.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the board and will continue to stay on the board.

Melanie Gill
Elected Staff Representative
My name is Melanie Gill. I have lived in Porirua for 17 years and in Waitangirua for almost 15 years. I am married with 3 children. All three of my children attended Windley School. I taught at Windley in the past and returned to teach here three years ago because I love the community and school vibe.
This is my 20th year of teaching and I still wake up everyday loving my job and looking forward to work. Yes the job is hard, yes the job is time consuming but I feel that at this time in my career, I have found a balance that best fits my family, my students and myself.
As a staff member of this school I feel that I am open and honest with everyone. I always try to build strong relationships with people. I work hard, have high expectations and enjoy a good laugh. 

Rhys McKinley
Principal

I am proud to be the principal and a member of the Windley School board of trustees. I have always been inspired by the school vision, “E tipu nga rakau iti.” This drives our board’s decision making. The board’s  focus is always about nurturing, growing and strengthening our young students so they become adults who successfully participate and contribute to their local, national and global community.