Meet the Board of Trustees

The school's Board of Trustees is a group of parents and staff elected to govern the school. Their role is to oversee the school's strategic direction and to ensure that funds from the Ministry of Education, as well as those raised locally by our community, are allocated effectively in order to have the greatest benefit to our students. As Principal of the school, Marian Caulfield is automatically a member of the Board. Makia Gibson is the elected staff trustee.

Jonathan Boow (Chairperson)

Hi, I’m a local Morningside resident, married to Anna and we have two children, Maria who’s 16 and finished at Mt Albert Primary in 2014 and Tessa who is 7 and is now in Year 3. I put my hand up for the Board of Trustees because, having already been a parent at the school for 8 years (and looking at a further 4 years), I would like to be able to give something back to the school and be part of maintaining the school’s vision for the future.

I would like to improve the visibility of the board of trustees to the wider parent/caregiver community and help improve communication between the school and parents/caregivers.

At work, I have a background in the natural sciences and I have been with the Auckland Council (and prior to that Auckland Regional Council) for the last 12 years. I am in a conservation management role with the Biodiversity team, focused on protecting Auckland’s natural environment. I am passionate about protecting our natural and cultural heritage for future generations, and I acknowledge the critical part our schools play in this.

I look forward to working hard for MAPS and invite you to attend any of our Board meetings.

Charles Lynch

My name is Charles Lynch, I’m an I.T. Consultant, originally from Scotland (but I have lived in New Zealand for the past 20+ years). 
I’m a long term resident of Kingsland with my wife, Morven, and two sons (one finished at MAPS in 2015 and the other is currently in Year 5). 
I’ve have been closely involved in education for a long time as my Mum, Dad, Sister and Wife have all been teachers, and early in my career I worked at Glasgow University’s teacher training facility.
One of my areas of interest is in raising student achievement and especially looking at how technology can help with that. I firmly believe that Mt Albert Primary has the potential to be a truly great school and I want to do everything I can to help it achieve that potential.

Alicia Murray

I was elected to the Board of Trustees in June 2016. I live locally and have two children at the school. My family enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere at MAPS. 

I am an experienced lawyer, with the skills necessary to make a meaningful contribution to the Board. I'm excited to be on the Board and involved with the opportunities and challenges ahead for the school in light of its increasing roll growth.

Caroline Mahood

Raj Valabh