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Welcome from the Board of Trustees

The Pinehaven Board of Trustees consists of a group of elected parents, the Principal and a staff representative. The Board of Trustees undertakes the responsibility for the governance, while the Principal and Leadership Team has the responsibility for the day to day management of the school.

The Board of Trustees believes that quality education for children at a young age sets the foundation for their progress and contribution to the community as they develop into the adults of the future. The Board is therefore committed to ensuring that the school provides the highest quality education possible in a respectful atmosphere of teamwork and quality leadership.

We place great emphasis on community involvement in the school, as this enables us to deliver the best possible learning environment and results for our students. We have high expectations that our students achieve their personal best, both in respect of their academic achievement and also in their adherence to the values we promote at Pinehaven School.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Russell Browning

Parent Representative (Presiding Member)

Tamara Betteridge

Parent Representative

Sarah Smith

Parent Representative

Emma Holderness

Parent Representative

Hayden Thorne

Parent Representative 

Penny Jones

Staff Representative



Phillipa Whiteman

Principal & Privacy Officer


Board of Trustee meeting times and dates are advertised in our school newsletter and are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are open to the public, so anyone is welcome to attend.

Our Board's work plan provides an overview of the year in terms of the work of the Board.  We use it to determine agenda items for meetings.  Minutes from meetings are available in the School Office.