Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets at least once a term. The meetings are held in the Staffroom, commencing at 6:15pm. Details are in the school newsletter. All parents and members of the community are welcome to attend the Board Meetings.

Board of Trustees

  • Chairperson - Rachel Green

As Chartered Accountant I am able to bring my financial skills to help assist with other board members in assisting with the governance of Aka Aka School. I have 2 children Aden & Samantha who attend the school and love it. I enjoy being part of the Aka Aka School and community.


  • Principal - Michaelene Nu'u

I first came to Aka Aka School in Term 3 2015 as a relieving principal and was appointed permanently the following term. I am passionate about providing an environment where kids can flourish by being allowed to be their best selves, and adults feel valued and supported.


  • Staff Representative - Christina van de Worp

I took on the role of office administrator at Aka Aka School in June 2017. My role includes office duties such as answering phone calls, emails, maintaining accounts (invoicing and payments), liasing with staff and parents, preparing lunches, updating / maintaining school website and student management system (new arrivals/leavers/attendance), payroll, first aid, newsletters, banking etc. I live in Pukekohe with my husband William. We have 2 adult sons.


  • Parent Representative - Rebecca Van Dijken


  • Deputy Chair - Rebecca Liefting

My husband and I live and farm in Aka Aka. Currently we have two sons at Aka Aka School in Year 6 and Year 2. Our other two children (and myself) have also had the privilege of attending Aka Aka School. Prior to my current role as a manager/owner in our farming business I spent 13 years as a Human Resources Advisor and Recruitment Team Leader with the Queensland Department of Education. As a new Board member I look forward to contributing my skills and knowledge to the successful operation of our school. My intention is to support the great staff at Aka Aka School in providing a well-rounded learning environment where all students have the opportunity to achieve their academic potential and to develop their individual talents.


  • Co-opted - Stu Muir

Stu Muir owns and operates a 500 cow farm with his wife Kim Jobson, as well as an eco-tourist operation. They have 4 children who like their great grandfather, grandfather and father have attended Aka Aka School. Stu is currently Deputy Chairperson of the Lower Waikato River Catchment Committee and as Associate Direct at Dairy NZ. He is a former Fonterra Shareholders Councillor and a member of the Dairy Environmental Leaders Forum. Stu is actively involved in environmental restoration work which is recognised at both a local and national level.