Board of Trustees

The Rotherham School Board of Trustees are a group of elected members who are made up of three parent representatives, the Principal and a staff representative.  The Board of Trustees set direction and long term plans for the school then together monitor progress.  The direction and plans are determined by the Education Act and the National Education priorities set by the New Zealand government.  Together we all work together to achieve a common goal of an environment where children are learning to their fullest potential while being in happy and safe surroundings.


  • Renee Dampier-Crossley ~ Chairperson: 03 315 6339
  • Cheryl Barbara ~ Principal: 021632030
  • Rachel Howser ~ Staff Trustee: 0272782413
  • Melody Popplewell ~ Minutes Secretary: 03 315 8231
  • Lou Boissard ~ Health & Safety: 03 315 6147
  • Berry Neppelenbroek ~ Property/Buildings: 03 315 6653
  • Kate Jopp ~ Community Liaison: 0212900305
  • Alistair Kenyon ~ Treasurer: 0272959321


The Rotherham School Board of Trustees develop various projects to benefit our children and keep the school looking great.  Some recent projects include the foyer upgrade in 2019 and installing a new playground. Some future projects include a new carpark and updating the toilet area.