Auroa School BOT
Hi, my name is Rod Mullin and I have been a board member for around five years and during that time have taken on the property role, personnel role and this year the role of Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.
I am a 50/50 sharemilker in Te Kiri with my wife Laure and we have four children. Evie, Declan, Teague and Lorelei. All have attended Auroa School with the two eldest now attending Opunake high.
I grew up in the area attending Te Kiri school and Opunake High. I worked as a carpenter and also in building supplies before going farming.
During my tenure on the board it has been my privilege to be part of the team that introduced BYOD to the school, saw us undertaking our own tech program and constantly striving to raise student achievement. I am looking forward to continuing our work to make this a school where we have a high quality curriculum and facilities. And where all students are valued and enjoy a wide variety of opportunities to succeed.
I am a past pupil of Auroa School and Dairy Farmer in the local community. I have three children at Auroa; Fergus, Harriet and Kate. My wife Rachel is currently teaching at our school. I have been Chairperson of the Hawera Aero Club for the past five years, a role which has enabled me to meet new people and learn new skills.
Since 2011, I have been impressed with the inclusive nature of the school, children, staff, parents and the community, all actively involved in events and programmes which enhance the students educational experiences. I believe all children should have equal opportunity and quality learning in order to reach their full potential. I also feel the things Auroa represents ; fairness, pride and respect; are very important.
I see my role on the BOT to assist other representatives on the Board and support the staff to help strengthen our position.
Hi my name is Shaun Kalin. My wife Claire and I farm on the Rama Road. WE have four fabulous children, Ebony, Mcallum, Lauren and Lochie who all attend Auroa School.
I grew up in Manaia and attended Manaia Convent School, then onto Francis Douglas Memorial College.
I feel Auroa School is the heart of our community and it is something that we as a family are very proud and passionate towards. Where my wife and I can assist in our children’s education, sporting or cultural activities we are always willing to participate.
I have been an active member of the Auroa School PTA for four years, which is something I thoroughly enjoy being a part of. I feel the Board of Trustees is the next step for me as a parent. I admire the way the school is run today and the direction it is taking. I want our school to continue to be a leader and strive for excellence in education and sport for my children and yours.