Kia ora kotou,
My name is Corren Ngerengere and I was successfully selected as the Ngaa Poutiaki representative to the Cambridge High School Board of Trustees.
I am the mother of two amazing girls who both attended Cambridge High School. My youngest is in her final year as a Year 13 in 2021. I have had over seven years experience as a parent at Cambridge High School.
In the over fifteen years I have resided in Cambridge I have had many years experience in educational governance both as a board member and as chair in various schools. I am currently the Chair of the Care and Protection panel with Oranga Tamariki and professionally, I am a Community Advisor with Waipa District Council. Prior to this I worked in the social services sector.
I have an in-depth working knowledge of the many and varied complexities and challenges our children face both inside and outside the school context. Having an influence on ‘how our children arrive’ through the school gate is what drives me. Without reservation I have an unapologetic focus on well-being inclusive of staff. While I in no way profess to know what is ‘cool’ to children these days, I do believe in creating and providing opportunities for our children to explore, grow and succeed, whatever that might mean.
I feel privileged to apply my world view and skill set to this position and look forward to ensuring our children feel reflected and represented here at Cambridge High School.