Board of Trustees

The Board is responsible for the governance of our school setting the direction and meeting the legal and statutory requirements. This specifically includes the responsibility for implementing the Charter, setting and reviewing goals, implementing policies and assessing performance in relation to these. The Principal, (as Chief Executive), is charged with the responsibility of achieving these objectives through effective day to day management of the school’s staff and resources.

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  • The Board of Trustees functions with specialist sub-committees; Finance, Human Resources, Property, Policy, Communication and Parent/Teacher subcommittee (P.T.S.).
  • Term of Office – Board members are elected by the school’s community once every three years.
  • Board meetings are open meetings and are held monthly.
  • Notification of each meeting is via the weekly newsletter.

Current Board of Trustees – Who are We?


Principal – Janice Adamson
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Staff Representative – Alison Laxon
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Parent Representatives Elected June 2016

Nicky Hall

NickyI was elected onto the Board of Trustees in June 2013. I am married to Peter Meredith. We have two children at Victoria Avenue School (William in Year 6 and Fergus in Year 4).

I have a legal background with over 20 years’ experience, both in-house and in private practice. I am currently a senior litigation lawyer at Simpson Grierson. I am also a faculty member of the New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills Programme.

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Michael Holloway

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In Dec 2015 I was co-opted to the Board to assume responsibility for the Treasurer role from Andrew Cleland.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, currently working as Head of Funds Management for Australian private property company, Vinta. Prior to Vinta I was General Manager of Property at Trust Management for 7 years. My responsibilities included involvement with schools on behalf of the Board of Proprietors for St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools Trust Board and Te Aute and Hukarere Schools Trust Boards.
I am married to Claire. We have two daughters, Hannah (9) and Lucy (7), at Victoria Avenue in Year 5 and 3 respectively.
Our family has been part of the marvellous Victoria Avenue School community for 5 years and we enjoy getting involved with school events and fund raising.

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Anna Scott

Anna Scott

I was elected onto the Board of Trustees this year (2016). My husband, Tony, and I have 2 children, Zach in year 4 & Abby who will start at VAS in Term 4. I’ve been on the PTS since Zach started school in 2012.

I have a degree in Engineering Science (Auckland) and have worked in Construction finance & project management in Kuala Lumpur and Investment Banking in London.  In addition to being an at-home Mum I also perform ad-hoc business consultancy to help companies optimise their structure and procedures. I am currently consulting in Health & Safety.

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Bob Weston

BW mugshot Aug 2013 cropI have served on the Board of Trustees since November 2011. My wife Anna and I have three sons; Toby finished at VAS in 2012, Zachary is in Year 6 and Nicky in Year 3.
I was raised in Auckland, and have B.Com and MBA degrees. I own and run an engineering company which provides equipment and specialist services to the power generation and oil/gas industries, with a current staff of around 60 located in Auckland and Taranaki.

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Katie Williams

Katie Williams for BOT PageI am the mother of Louis Houtman who left VAS at the end of 2014, Evie in Year 4 and Vita in Year 1. I joined the Board in late 2012 and have been the Board’s representative on the PTS sub-committee since January 2013. I’ve been on the PTS since Louis started school in 2010.

I am an Organisational Psychologist working in HR at Vodafone. I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the Board to support our school to be its best, always.

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