Board of Trustees

The Taradale Primary School board of trustees consists of the principal, one staff representative and up to seven parent representatives. Elections for the parent representatives are held every three years. The board meets monthly, usually on the third Wednesday of the month. Parents/caregivers are welcome to attend to observe the meetings.

Contact details for the Taradale Primary School board:

Matthew Spencer (Chairperson/ Property) 
Rebecca Blunden (Health and Safety/ Legislation) 
Rhonda Simpson (HR/ Curriculum) 
Jo Macdonald (Communications and Community) 
Marty Hantz (Principal) 
Steven Harkness (Finance) 
 Greg English (Staff Representative) 

What does the board do?

The board’s role is to govern the school – ‘what do we want our school to achieve?’

The principal’s role is to manage the school – ‘how do we achieve this?’


If you have concerns about issues regarding your child at school, please raise them firstly with your child’s teacher. If you are still concerned, please talk with Marty Hantz, our principal. If the issue has not been resolved to your satisfaction, please then raise the issue with one of the board members listed above.