Roger Venn


I am lucky enough to act as Chair of the Board of Trustees. I'm also fortunate to be supported by a talented, engaged and passionate Board. As a collective we share the goal of maintaining the schools excellent standards whilst always searching for ways to improve.

The Board and I are tasked with ensuring that appropriate governance and strategy guide the school. We welcome and encourage feedback from the school community and I would urge all parents/guardians/whanau to get involved and contribute to the continued success of the school.

Hayley and I have two children, Noah and Lola, who love walking through the gorgeous Churchill Park, past the cows and ending up at such a treasured and privileged learning environment.

Elizabeth Gunn


I have been the principal at Churchill Park School for nearly ten years. It has been an absolute privilege to be working with such a superbly learning focused, interactive and positive community. Our inclusive school philosophy, dedicated and experienced staff and hugely supportive Board of Trustees and PTA ensure all learners receive the support they need to maximise their potential.

Churchill Park School is situated in a wonderful park setting. This sets the calm and environmentally focused approach to learning which sees all our learners thrive and achieve success within our 21st century, future focused and personalised learning and teaching model at Churchill Park School.

I am married with two adult sons and one new granddaughter who is teaching me all about the continuous cycle of learning and life.

Sharyn O'Brien

Staff representative

Having worked as a teacher at Churchill Park in a wide variety of roles, I felt it was important to support the Board of Trustees in my role on the board, as staff representative.

For the past 14 years I have been teaching in the Intermediate Department, and have the Syndicate leadership role. All of my three children have been through Churchill Park School and I'm still here!

I believe the strong community support and the physical environment makes our school a unique and inspiring place for students, parents and teachers alike.

George Hulbert

My wife Liana and I have three sparkling children who really enjoy their life at Churchill Park School – Luke, Eloise and Thomas.

I enjoy the role I play as an enthusiastic participant on the Board of Trustees, asking 'how will xyz decision or policy help all students at Churchill Park School?'

As a passionate supporter of Churchill Park School, I am always keen to find ways for us all to celebrate how good it is. Equally, I am open to ideas from parents and community, so do ask if you have a question or idea that we should consider.

John Shale

Nicky and I have three kids at CPS – Sophie, Vanessa and Zach – and enjoy being actively involved in the school community. I am a CA and have a background in finance and management.

It is a privilege to represent the parents of CPS, a vibrant school with high academic standards and an environment supporting technology, sport, the arts, culture and fun. As a Board we consistently seek better outcomes for our students so please approach any of us with your questions or ideas.

Richard Blackburn

Hello! I'm Richard, father of David and Beatrix, and delighted to be playing a role on our school Board of Trustees, which for me is all about governing, developing and protecting our superb school.

It is humbling to see the school work so hard to grow confident learners, and an exciting challenge to work to improve performance and outcomes using my leadership, strategy, planning and policy skills. I think our community is tight and connected which positions us well for success. Please share your ideas openly with the Board.

Victoria Day

My husband Adam and I have two children at CPS, Elizabeth and Joshua. They love CPS and we love the caring environment which is enabling them to grow and develop.

I am a civil engineer and project manager working on the City Rail Link project. My background is in light and heavy rail so it's exciting being involved in such a project.

I'm enjoying giving a little more to CPS and being on the Board of Trustees.

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