About Us

Who we are

Meet our team

Helping DRIVE our learners' futures

Chris Symon

Principal

Jo Fugle

Deputy Principal

Sam Knox

Assistant Principal

Lesley Alyward

Office Manager
Chris Symon
Principal
Room 1
Jo Fugle
Deputy Principal
Blake Team Leader
Year 0/1 Teacher
Room 2
Jasmine Hanly

Year 1 Teacher

Room 3
Linda Taylor

Year 2/3 Teacher

Room 4
Tere Bissell

Year 3/4 Teacher

Room 5
Julie-Anna Martin

Year 5/6 Teacher

Room 6
Susan Thompson

Year 5/6 Teacher

Room 7
Courtney Brown

Year 7/8 Teacher

Room 8
Sam Knox
Assistant Principal
Hillary Team Leader
Year 7/8 Teacher
Room 1
Heidi Morton
Year 0/1 Teacher
Lesley Alyward
Office Manager
Sue Robertson
Teacher Aide
Stacey Williams
Teacher Aide
Robert Campbell
Caretaker

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BOT) are responsible for the governance of the school – they oversee all aspect of school operation. The Board and Principal work together to achieve the best possible learning and teaching outcomes for the students.

Some of the Boards roles include:

  • Setting the Vision, Philosophy and Values 
  • Developing and reviewing the general policy direction
  • Monitoring and evaluating student learning outcomes
  • Providing financial stewardship and overseeing resources
  • Approving major policies and programme initiatives
  • Building a broad base of community support
  • Managing Risk

The Board of Trustees includes five elected trustees, the staff trustee and the principal.

Our current Board members are:

Tracey Rowe

Chairperson

Shannon Johnston

Parent Representative

Rua Crofskey

Parent Representative

Gareth Young

Parent Representative

Beth Clark

Parent Representative

Bud Christensen
Jo Wishnowsky

Staff Trustee

Chris Symon

Principal

Parent Group

Newbury Parent Group helps our school by encouraging parent involvement, supporting our teachers, assisting with family events and doing a bit of fundraising.

They are a voluntary organisation made up of interested parents and teachers who get together on a monthly basis to hear what is happening in the school and discuss ways that we can help to support the teachers and our children.

All parents are welcome to come to meetings. You can just come to hear what’s going on or if you’ve got some spare time you can offer to help out with our occasional fundraising activities and voluntary jobs.

It is a great way of getting to know other families in our school. At Newbury we truly value the partnership between our parents, teachers the school and our children.
I enjoy the swimming sports because I love the water
Student: Laird Hamilton

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