Ms Gill Chappell
Chairperson

Gill is a self-employed environmental lawyer and works with other barristers in the city. She and her husband Rob have three children. Their daughter Emily was Head Girl at Baradene in 2019 and two sons attended Sacred Heart College.  

Mrs Sandy Pasley
Principal

Principal of Baradene College since August 2011, Sandy’s career has involved a range of secondary schools around New Zealand. Sandy has a science degree from Otago University and a post-graduate qualification in chemistry. She is a past President of the Secondary Schools Principals’ Association of New Zealand (SPANZ). She is married to David and they have four adult children.

Sr Elizabeth Snedden
Proprietor's Representative

Sister Elizabeth lives in community with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart at Baradene, some of whom were her teachers when she was a student at Baradene in the 1940s and 50s. She has been a staff member and Board member for many years, and shares with the other Sisters a duty of praying constantly for all members of the school community.  Sister Elizabeth recently stepped down from lecturing Theology and Spirituality at Good Shepherd College, where seminarians are trained for the priesthood.

Mr Richard James
Proprietor's Representative

Richard has recently stepped down after 10 years as Chief Executive of NZ Funds, an independent wealth management firm, but remains a shareholder and semi-executive director of the company. He also acts as an adviser to a small number of privately owned companies and family offices. Richard is married to Baradene alumna, Sarah Stone, and their three daughters have all graduated from Baradene in the last few years.

Ms Catherine Ryan
Proprietor's Representative

Catherine is the Vicar of Education for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland.  Prior to this appointment, Catherine’s career included 20-plus years as Principal in three of Auckland’s Catholic primary schools. Catherine’s paternal grandmother, mother, and sisters are all alumnae of Baradene. Catherine and her sisters were boarders at Baradene and her nieces have attended Baradene and Stuartholme School in Brisbane.


Ms Mary Anne Shanahan
Proprietor's Representative

Mary Anne attended Baradene College from 1971 to 1975 inclusive.  She is a solicitor practising in New Lynn.  She represents Baradene College Limited as a Director on the Catholic Education Services Board and the Auckland Common Fund Limited

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Gabrielle Smyth
Staff Representative

Gabrielle is the Year 10 Dean at Baradene and teaches Social Studies and Gateway at the college.  

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Samantha Daly
Student Representative

Samantha is a Year 12 student and plays for the First XI Hockey Team.  She is also involved in Young Enterprise and a volunteer in the Second Step organisation which donates second-hand shoes.

Mr Michael Stowers
Parent Representative

Michael is a Partner in Stowers Butterworth chartered accountants, and has extensive governance experience in education, business, Pacific health, and other professional sectors. Michael is Chair of Northern Health School and is on the executive committee of the Pacific Island Chartered Accountants Network. He is married to Elizabeth and has four daughters, two of whom are currently at Baradene.

Mr Robert McDonnell
Parent Representative

Rob is GM Technology for NZ Post, splitting his time between Auckland and Wellington. Rob and his wife Gina have two daughters, at Baradene and a son, who attended St Peter’s College.

Mrs Liz O’Neil
Parent Representative

Liz is Chief Financial Officer for Coca Cola Amatil NZ Ltd and is a Board member for SpringBoard Trust. Liz is married to Kevin and they have twin daughters at Baradene. Two of Liz’s sisters (also twins!) are alumnae of Baradene.

Mrs Eva Cornforth
Parent Representative

Eva and her husband have two daughters at Baradene. Eva is currently an Assistant Principal at a large secondary school and has over 20 years’ experience in the Education system.  Eva was the recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Scholarship in January 2019.


BOT Meetings

The BOT will meet on the following dates at 6:00pm in the Parlour at Baradene:

22 February 2021

29 March 2021

17 May 2021

21 June 2021

16 August 2021

20 September 2021

1 November 2021

6 December 2021

Minutes

Agenda

Policies

Policies can be found at SchoolDocs. https://baradene.schooldocs.co.nz

Overseas Educational Experiences Policy

Strategic Plan

Annual Report 2019

Charter 2021