Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the Rector. The Board and Rector form the leadership team with the role of each documented and understood. The Rector reports to the Board as a whole, with committees used sparingly and only when a need is identified in order to contribute to board work. The Board is proactive rather than reactive in its operations and decision making and does not involve itself in the administrative details of the day to day running of the College. Enhancing student achievement is its focus.
The Rector attends all Board and Committee meetings and the Rector’s Personal Assistant acts as Secretary to the St Patrick's College Silverstream School Board and Silverstream Board of Proprietors.
Presiding Member | Parent Representative
Michelle is the current Presiding Member of the Board of Trustees. She lives in Upper Hutt and will have two boys attending our school.
Michelle leads the product development function for a software company within Datacom. She has had various roles in management and strategy across technology and banking, including ten years at Open Polytechnic involved in digital transformation programmes and initiatives to improve student engagement and outcomes.
Michelle wanted her sons to come to St Patrick's College Silverstream to learn and develop in an environment that helps to create good, kind, well-rounded men that can make positive impacts on the people and community that surrounds them.
Board Member | Parent Representative
Hi, my name is Mitchell ForbesI have been actively involved with St Patrick’s College Silverstream since 2007 when our first of four boys started at Stream.
In 2007 I joined the Stream Family and Friends fundraising committee to learn more about the College and the day-to-day activities of the boys and the College. Since 2007 I have involved myself in numerous Fundraising events, School trips and aided with the update and upgrade of facilities to deliver better resources, greater services and new capability to our Students, Staff and College Community.
I am incredibly passionate about our College and want to be involved in the continued development of our boys and our school.
I understand the role of the Board of Trustees and the significant responsibility. I want to know that St Pats will develop and grow our sons into extraordinary young men who are proud to be a Streamer.
I am an Inspector in the NZ Police. My Grandfather was a foundation student of Saint Patricks Silverstream. I did my schooling in Wanganui, primary at Marist and secondary at Saint Augustine’s College.
I first moved to Upper Hutt in 1989 as a member of the NZ Army where I joined the Upper Hutt rugby club and the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club. It was in these arenas where I enhanced my respect for the school mixing with numerous old boys.
After more than 10 years in the Army, I joined the Police in 1997 and have spent the majority of time since then Policing in the Hutt Valley. We are a Catholic family and I am passionate about the future of our community and want my sons to get the best of opportunities with their schooling. I have two sons’ here at St Patrick’s Silverstream, and a daughter currently in her second year at Otago University after her schooling at St Mary’s College.
I have experience in operational and strategic leadership in a Policing and Board environment. My governance experience includes eight years as a director on the board of the NZ Police Association and six years on the school’s board of trustees. I consider myself a good team man and am a firm believer that the best results come when you can create a positive team environment.
Kia ora koutou, malo e lelei,
My name is Selina Ede and this is my second year as a parent representative on Silverstream’s Board of Trustees. My son started at Stream in 2020 and is now in year twelve. In winter you will see me supporting on the rugby field and in summer supporting on the softball diamond. I am a teacher and have in been in the profession for over ten years. I work at St Joseph’s School where I am Tumuaki Tuarua/Deputy Principal. I love living in Upper Hutt and being part of this community.
I am passionate about Education and an advocate for change that can benefit our children and acknowledge and celebrate our differences. It is extremely important to continue to develop and maintain strong community connections, cultural inclusiveness and embrace diversity. Our children must remain at the core of what we do. I hope that when our boys leave Stream they are lifelong learners, confident to make their mark as global citizens.
It is an honour to serve the St Patrick’s College Silverstream whānau as a parent representative on the Board of Trustees. I will seek to utilise my skills and experience to ensure best practice governance of the school board for the betterment and well-being of the students, staff and wider community.
I am a proud father of six children and married to my amazing wife, Michelle. We have made Upper Hutt our home for over 20 years and my son, Mike, attends the College.
Family, faith and community are cornerstones of who I am. I believe in striving to do my best and making a significant contribution to whatever I apply myself.
I am a Charter Financial Analyst, CFA and a member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand and have completed the Institute’s Company Director’s Course.
I have spent more than 30 years in investment banking both in New Zealand, Asia, the UK and continental Europe, holding senior positions and interacting with large corporate and government organisations.
As your representative, I will work to ensure the school is well managed and meets its statutory obligations and adheres to the stated policies of the school.
Board Member | Rector/Tumuaki
Rob is a Board Member of the School Board.
Board Member | Staff Representative
Tēnā koutou My name is Kevin Havell and I am the Staff Representative on the School Board. I have been a Religious Education teacher at the College since 2010. Apart from teaching, I have been keenly involved in the extra-curricular life of the school coaching and managing football, futsal and athletics. My two sons, Nick and Marcus, attended Stream and received a fantastic education which provided an excellent foundation for their adult lives. I am very passionate about excellence at our College be that spiritual, academic or sporting.
It has been a privilege to represent all staff to date and to serve on the School Board.
Board Member | Student Representative
Kia ora koutou
My name is Kobe Betham and I'm a Year 12 Student. I have had the privilege of serving on the School Board for two years now. Giving the Board a student perspective is very important to me and essential for effective governance of the College.
I enjoy participating in many aspects of Stream life, including the Jazz Band, choir, Enviro Group, Prem A debating team, and the Manaakitanga group. I always aim to be approachable and ready to listen to the ideas of others.
Board Member | Proprietors Appointee
I have been a BOP Appointee on the Board of Trustees since 2012, a member of the BOP since 2019, and the Chair of the BOP from 2020 to the end of 2022. I have had four boys attend the College and we have been happy with the education and opportunity that has been offered to them. I am committed to seeing that the College continues to deliver quality education for the boys and to help them develop into compassionate and just citizens. As a BOP we are responsible for the Boarding school and ensuring that the boys are well cared for and can flourish in this environment and this is an important part of St Patrick’s College Silverstream.
I come from a Catholic family and my faith is a central part of my life. Ensuring that St Patrick's is a place for boys to learn about and grow in their own faith is very important and something that I will promote through my role on both the School Board and the BOP.
Damian sits on BOP and the School Board
He uri ahau o Hinekorako, e noho rā ki ngā wairere o Te Reinga, ki te hononga o ngā awa e toru o Hangaroa, Ruakituri me Kaitarahae, i raro i te maru o Whakapunake. E mihi ana tēnei uri o Ngāti Hinehika, o Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa ki a koutou katoa. Tēnā koutou.
My name is Damian Stone. I joined the Board of Proprietors in August 2022 and at the same time became the Proprietors Appointee on the Board of Trustees. I have two sons who are boarders at the school. I am a Marist old boy, having boarded at Hato Pāora College many years ago. I am a judge in my day job. I hope to use my skills to make a positive contribution to both boards, focusing on the fundamental school values of Faith, Unity, Support, Courage and Humility.
Kia mau ki te whakapono
I am Susan Holloway, a Board of Trustees representative for the Board of Proprietors.
I am newly appointed to the board and provide a Finance and HR focus from the commercial role I have at Resene Paints in Naenae.
I have one son at St Patrick's and my family and I are keen football supporters of the St Patrick's team and Upper Hutt.
An important part of a Board’s role is self-review. As part of this process, we welcome your feedback on our Charter, Strategic Plan, our Goals, Policies, and on any aspect of our governance and leadership.
If you wish to bring matters to our attention, we invite you to email the Board Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org, who will forward your email to the Presiding Member and the wider Board as necessary.
St Patrick’s College Silverstream School Board meets regularly. These meetings are not public meetings, however, they are 'open to the public'. That means that even if you're not a board member you are welcome to attend as an observer.
We value all feedback this assists the Board in reviewing the operations of the College, so that we improve the way we operate to better support student progress and achievement.
For details on the next Board meeting date or to obtain a copy of board minutes please contact the Board Secretary email@example.com
Parents who have experience in accounting, legal and building areas are warmly invited to apply in writing to the Rector or Board Secretary if they would like to sit on this Board. Because of the responsibility the Board has for the Catholic Character of the College, it is required that all members of the Board should be Catholic.
In addition to its other responsibilities, the Silverstream Board of Proprietors also plays a crucial role in guiding and supporting the school's long-term property vision as outlined in the School's Masterplan, a strategic 10-year plan that shapes the future of the St Patrick's College Silverstream campus and invites you to to view this here:
The Silverstream Board of Proprietors values your feedback on the Masterplan and invites you to complete the following survey:
Pat has been a member of the Board of Proprietors for five years and Chair from March 2024.
Previously he had many years on the School Board of St Brendan's. Pat is an active member of the local parish and works in the finance sector bringing a number of governance skills to the Board.
Board Member | Proprietors Appointee on the School Board
I have been a BOP Appointee on the Board of Trustees since 2012, a member of the BOP since 2019, and the Chair of the BOP from 2020 to the end of 2022. I have had four boys attend the College and we have been happy with the education and opportunity that has been offered to them. I am committed to seeing that the College continues to deliver a quality education for the boys and to help them develop into compassionate and just citizens. As a BOP we are responsible for the Boarding school and ensuring that the boys are well cared for and can flourish in this environment and this is an important part of St Patrick’s College Silverstream.
Board Member | Proprietors Appointee on the School Board
Kia mau ki te whakapono
Managing Director of AIB Group Insurance Ltd.
Old boy from 1989-1992.
I have 3 children, one of them attending St Pats currently.
I’m passionate about supporting the school in its next phase of development. Working with the BOP in guiding the school with its great history, values and potential for our boys.
Mark is a retired commercial law firm partner, and "big four” consultancy firm partner - now working as an independent consultant in Wellington and around the motu. Mark exclusively focuses his practice on working on a pro bono basis for not-for-profit organisations. He is a board member of KidsCan and is a member of numerous community and charitable organisations.
Mark is committed to achieving good outcomes for people, communities, public and private enterprises through inclusive, transparent and results-focused governance. Mark has a strong background in a range of sectors including education, energy and resources, infrastructure, the arts, faith-based organisations, sports and technology.
Mark is based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Wellington with his wife and two sons.
Kia ora. I am a mother of three past pupils and am married to Tim Mannix, the College’s Director of Rugby who is also an Old Boy of Stream. I have enjoyed a rich relationship with our College over many years, where I have been fortunate to witness the way of Mary = Marist way, in our student body and staff. I feel privileged to be serving on the BoP, where I will continue supporting the delivery of our strategic goals.
Francis (86 – 90) joined the BOP in 2013 and lives in Lower Hutt with his wife and three children. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and has worked in various roles in structural design and civil construction management over the last 25 years. Francis has a special interest in property matters at Silverstream and has most recently been guiding the college through the master plan development and rollout. When time permits, he enjoys tramping in the Tararua’s, hitting the mountain bike trails, and catching up with his mates at pub quizzes.
Tony has been on the Board of Proprietors for the last six years. He has three sons all of whom have either been through St Patrick's College Silverstream as boarders or are currently in the boarding house and attending school. Tony has been in the construction and development business for over 20 years. His role as Managing Director focuses on liaising with clients and consultants while also managing the complaints department.
I am a former Old Boy, as was my brother and my son was a Boarder at the College. I have been a Sports Administrator for over thirty years having previously worked at New Zealand Rugby. For the past twenty-five years, I have managed professional rugby teams at both a domestic and international level. I am also an active Volunteer at Wellington Coastguard and also serve on the Wellington Coastguard Board. My son is currently in his final year as a cadet at Smedley Station and Cadet Training Farm.
Managing Representative | Rector/Tumuaki
Rob attends the Board of Proprietors as Rector of the College and is a member of the School Board.
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