Board of Trustees

All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a Board of Trustees.

Boards are also responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school and overseeing the management of personnel, property, finance and administration. Parent trustees are elected by the parent community. The Principal is also a member of the board.

The Ilam Board of Trustees governs the school in a very professional manner. This small group of people do a lot of work behind the scenes ensuring that the school is run according to legislation and that the children benefit as a result. The staff appreciates the support they receive from the Board and the positive working environment that exists.

If you would like to contact the Board Chair please email

The Ilam School Trustees are:

  • Kate Mitchell (Chairperson)
  • Hamish Avery
  • Sean Barnes
  • Julie Penno
  • Zahra Emamzadeh
  • Kirsten Aaron  (Staff Representative)
  • Paul Dolan (Principal)

Pictured from left to right:

Front Row:  Zahra Emamzadeh, Julie Penno, Kate Mitchell (Board Chair) and Kirsten Aaron (Staff Representative)

Back Row:  Paul Dolan (Principal), Hamish Avery and Sean Barnes


Ilam School Grounds