Board of Trustees

The governing body of our school ‘The Board’ meets monthly at 7pm usually on the third Tuesday of the month in the staffroom.

Parents/caregivers are welcome to attend these meetings. The Board will keep you informed via the school newsletter and welcomes feedback from the school community.

Georgie Miles (Chair person)

I am from the UK and came to New Zealand for a few years....10 years later I am still here. I have been Chair of the Board since 2016.  

I have two children who attend MCS.  I enjoy participating in the variety of school events.  I also organise and coach the 3/4 netball teams. I have worked in the Finance and Insurance sector for over 15 years.  

My experience includes managing business change,  IT implementations, legislation changes and running operational teams.  

I am very committed to ensuring all children at MCS get the opportunities to achieve to their very best. 

Nathan Meyer

I have lived in Miramar for the last eight years and have three children one currently at Miramar Central School and another starting next year. 

I have worked in a number of different roles in the food industry from restaurants to sales and currently have my own business involved in the manufacturing of food. 

I look after the Finance and Property Portfolio.

Rachel Burke - staff representative

I am the Staff Representative for the Board of Trustees.  I teach year 5 and 6 at MCS and have been teaching for 10 years.  

I have taught a range of different year levels during this time, but feel that I have found my niche teaching the older kids!

My passion is teaching the Arts and I am part of the Arts Active Team.  I have two children aged 21 and 16, and I live in Miramar.

Peter McFarlane 

I'm currently working as a business analyst, but have previously worked on foreign fishing trawlers, in a nickel and cobalt refinery in Western Australia and in the road, sea and rail transport industry. I've been actively involved in Wellington club rugby since 1990. Other interests include cricket, scuba diving, fishing, playing and listening to music and of course, like you all, supporting my son in his education and all of his interests as he grows up.

Stephen Tulia-Shand 

I have been a parent representative on the board since 2016 and have a son in year 3 at school. My husband and I have lived in the Eastern suburbs since moving to Wellington in 1995 and have lived the last 12 of those years in Miramar. Retail management is my background but I currently work on a casual basis as a business analyst so as I can spend more time with our son. I am passionate about our wonderful school and have spent a lot of time as parent help before taking on the Board of Trustees role. I see my role on the Miramar Central School Board of Trustees as a wonderful opportunity to give something back to the school and community.

Julie Griffin

Julie is a parent trustee who has a son who is in year 4 at MCS.  Julie has lived on the peninsula for over 20 years. Julie enjoys spending time with her family and their beautiful black lab - Bess.  Her background is in human resources (HR).