The following parents/caregivers were elected to the Logan Park High School Board of Trustees on 3 June 2016: Ruth Barnett, John Bradfield, Ronda Grills, Cindy Hall and Tracy Rogers. Also on the Board Kristan Mouat and Peter Hills (Co-Principals), Paul Fielding (Staff Representative) and Sophie Sun (2018-2019 Student Representative).
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Open session Board Minutes
Information on the role of the student trustee here.
John has been a teacher of maths for the last 20 years including a five-year period in the USA.
He began his working life as a sheep shearer. John is married to Bee who is also a teacher.
They live with their three daughters in St Leonards. Their oldest two daughters are at Logan
Park High School and one more will come on board in a couple of years.
Ronda has extensive experience working in dispute resolution both as an advocate, legal
representative, and in a quasi judicial role. She has been on many boards and panels at both a
local and national level. She is married to Walter Grills and they have two past Logan Park High
School students, Reva and Josh Grills, as their children. Reva is in her gap year, and Josh is
studying at Polytech while working part time.
Paul has been a senior humanities teacher at Logan Park since 1985. He is House Dean of
Aoraki and a keen coach of cricket, badminton, quizzes, Model United Nations, and enjoys
playing squash, football, golf and twilight cricket. Paul is married to Karyn who used to teach but
now is with the Ministry of Education. They have two daughters who are currently studying at
the University of Otago.
Sophie is a Year 12 student passionate about all aspects of academic life. She enjoys doing
math competitions, science research and explore a wide range of different ideas and concepts.
She also loves playing the piano and competes in several instrumental competitions, including
the annual chamber music contest. Sophie wants to further extend her knowledge and culture
experience by studying in America after leaving high school.
Cindy is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in trauma and women’s mental health
and with a private practice near Port Chalmers. She served on the George St Normal School
Board of Trustees for two terms, acting as Deputy Chair for one of those terms. Cindy comes
from a long line of educators and is passionate about NZ education and the role of governance.
Cindy and husband Jamin have two children at LPHS, a Year 9 and a Year 12.
Tracy is a doctoral candidate in education at the University of Otago. She is researching gender
inequality in secondary education in Cambodia. She will complete her degree in semester two,
2017. Tracy is also a qualified English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. Prior to
commencing her studies, she worked as an ESL tutor at University of Otago English Language
Centre and Foundation Studies. Tracy and her husband, Ian, have two children who are seniors
at Logan Park High School.
Ruth is a medical doctor who graduated from the University of Otago in 1985. She is the
granddaughter of a teacher, the daughter of two teachers, married to a teacher, and is herself a
teacher at the University of Otago, School of Medicine. She also works in general practice
where she is constantly learning. Ruth and her husband Alan have three children who are ex-
pupils of Logan Park High School, a school which has equipped them well for their adult lives.