Board of Trustees

Mr Karl Thornton

Mr Karl Thornton


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I feel extremely lucky to reside in the wonderful Cambridge Area, the centre of the mighty Waikato and to raise my family here with my wife Faye.

The heart of any rural community is its high school and we have a fantastic school in CHS where our students excel in academic achievement, sport, culture and the arts.

I am very proud and privileged to be the Chairperson of the CHS Board of Trustees and work with a great board to support our Principal and his leadership team in continuing to make CHS an even better school than it is today.

Our purpose is to develop fine young people who can navigate easily and competently into the life beyond school. Our school vision at CHS is that our students will have a sense of purpose and direction, they will understand who they are and where they are going.

The CHS Board of Trustees is fully committed to ensuring that our teachers, support staff and leadership team are enabled so they can reach our strategy objectives for our students.

Having had one son (Daniel) complete his schooling at CHS and a daughter (Gemma) mid-way through her schooling, I am extremely thankful for the opportunities that they have been given at CHS.

I am grateful to be given the opportunity to return something to the school via the Board of Trustees.

I have gained much leadership experience while working in management positions with Police and of more recent times on assignment as the Regional Director of an Interagency Government Pilot, aiming to reduce family harm in our communities.

I look forward to working with you all in keeping CHS a great place to learn, achieve and grow for our students and staff.


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