Have your say on Logan Park High School’s Future Leadership

Tēnā koe,

Welcome back to the school year! We hope you are settling in well. 

As we begin the process of recruiting our new principal or co-principals, we’re keen to understand the diverse viewpoints of our community. We warmly invite you to participate in an engagement survey.

Survey Details:

This survey provides an opportunity for you to share your thoughts on the co-principalship model, the qualities you believe are essential in our leadership, and your aspirations for the future of Logan Park High School.

For more context regarding the school’s current leadership structure and insights from the University of Otago’s research on the co-principalship model, we’ve provided some additional background information.

Community Hui:

Join us in-person to further discuss and share your views:

  • For parents and whānau: Tuesday, 13 February (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM), Staff Room (drop-in session)
  • For all staff: Monday, 19 February at the General Staff Meeting

These hui are a great opportunity for direct dialogue and to contribute further to shaping the future of Logan Park High School.

We deeply appreciate your time and perspectives. Your insights are crucial in guiding our decision-making process during this pivotal period for our school. 

He mihi nui,

The Logan Park High School Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Members

The following Parents/Caregivers are serving as elected parent representatives on the Logan Park High School Board of Trustees: 

Davies, Michael
Kewene-Doig, Dr Louise
Thomson, Tessa
Tokona, Ronda
Yip, Li-Syn Dora

Signed
Gemma Harris
Returning Officer 

Also on the Board are Peter Hills (Principal), and Paul Fielding (Staff Representative). 

Board Secretary:  Gemma Harris gemma.harris@lphs.school.nz

Board Members’ Profiles

CHAIR: RONDA TOKONA

Ronda Tokona (Ngaiterangi, Ngati Porou, Te Arawa) brings considerable experience to her role on the LPHS Board of Trustees.  She is the current Board Chair, has been on the board for a number of years.  She is married to Walter and had two children, Reva and Joshua Grills, attend the school.  She is a Senior Solicitor at Business South Inc advising employers on their duties and obligations to employees, and the myriad of matters that arise in the workplace. She has had extensive governance experience locally and nationally sitting on Boards, Panels, and Councils, and she is very aware that the role of governance inevitably results in decisions being made that people may not agree on.  The key is that “we have a team of individuals that can robustly debate issues, listen to the views of others, and make decisions that show leadership, and integrity.” She looks forward to providing further service to the Logan Park High School students, staff, and whanau.  

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE: PAUL FIELDING

Paul Fielding has been a senior humanities teacher at Logan Park for the past 35 years. He is a House Dean, as well as a keen coach of cricket and badminton. He has been involved in facilitating overseas travel for numerous student groups to destinations including Vietnam, South Korea and the US. He is married to Karyn, who works for the Ministry of Education. They have two daughters. Paul has been the Staff Representative on the LPHS Board of Trustees since 2016. As one of the longest serving current staff members, it would be an understatement to say that Paul loves the school and intimately understands its spirit and strengths. 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: GRACE FAGERLUND

Gracie is a Year 13 student at Logan Park. She has been involved in a range of school activities, including the School Show, Kapa Haka, and hockey. 
She is passionate about drama and writing, and in her free time she enjoys sewing and reading. When she is finished with school, she hopes to go on to study health science or design.

PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: LOUISE KEWENE-DOIG

Dr Louise Kewene-Doig (Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto) is a policy analyst and an independent ethnomusicology researcher. Louise has governance experience having been on the North East Valley Normal School board and is chair of the Māori and Pasifika Education Trust. Louise has experience in music creation and production as well as lecturing in Studio Production at the University of Otago. She is passionate about mātauranga Māori within the education system and uplifting students and whānau. She is married to Steve and their eldest daughter currently attends Logan Park High School.

PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: DORA YIP

Dora Yip is the Chief Marketing Officer for Kiwi software company, PocketSmith. She’s the proud mum of two boys, Jordan and Jonah, and married to David. Dora brings an open-minded and empathetic approach to governance, and almost twenty years of marketing and media relations experience. She believes honest communication and mutual respect are at the heart of all healthy relationships, and is committed to working together with the other Board members to support LPHS’ wonderful community of students, teachers and leaders.

PARENT REPRESENTATIVE: TESSA THOMSON

Raised on the northern coast of Dunedin, Tessa now lives in Ōpoho with her whānau. Her two sons have attended/currently attend LPHS. She brings her experience in community and NFP groups to the board, along with project management skills and a focus on clear and inclusive communication. 
Tessa currently works in a corporate planning/policy role and is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the school community in a small way. 

Board of Trustees Policies

CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS