"Be the best you can be ..."


The Awakeri School Board is responsible for seven key work areas in the school, which are:

  • development and ongoing review of the school charter.

  • monitoring and reviewing your school’s progress.

  • putting in place a policy framework.

  • employing the principal.

  • managing assets.

  • ensuring your school’s legal compliance.

  • implementing the National Education Guidelines

A.S.B. MEETINGS are generally held on Thursdays once per month. Parents are welcome to attend.

Awakeri School Charter and Strategic Plan 2021-2023.pdf
Signed and audited accounts 2019.pdf


Lindsay John

Presiding Member

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Dermott Sweeney

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Brett Grindrod

Craig McDonald


Louise Howard

Staff Representative

Lara Akers-Douglas

I am married with two children and we emigrated from the UK 8 years ago. I work as a clinical psychologist in a private practice in Whakatane. In my spare time we enjoy tramping, biking, travelling, and being by the sea.

"Kia Toa, Kia Manawanui"