Deacon David Randall
Chairman & Proprietor's Representative
Deacon Dave has been a member of the SJS board since its inception in 1989. His connection with the school and parish spans 50 + years. Deacon Dave was a past pupil and parent of the school. He was also involved on the PTFA and school committee. For 20+ years Dave has been chairman of the SJS board.
As well as continuing to be an active member of the school board he has been very involved in the life of the parish as a deacon.
The school is fortunate to have the benefit of "institutional memory" with Dave on the board.
In 2012 Deacon Dave was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the NZ Catholic Education Office for his services to Catholic education - a well deserved acknowledgement for his sterling service to the school and parish community.
Parent Representative - Board Secretary
Leilani was an only child of her Samoan mother from Falealili in Samoa and her Fijian/Irish/Scottish father from Suva in Fiji. Her son Noah, is in the junior school and he carries an Atiuan-Cook Island background from his Dad-Henry which according to Leilani makes his heritage rather like a “mixed bag of lollies”.
Over the last 10 years, Leilani has worked as a Careers Advisor where many of her students (aged over 16) did not do well in school. She has seen first-hand the need for our children to do well in their education and to aspire to worthwhile careers in the future.
Leilani believes the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is very true. Parents cannot just rely on a school and a school cannot just rely on its parents to see children learn successfully. A combination of passion & drive is needed to see every SJS student achieve and that is why she wants to be involved at a governance level.
Joe and his wife are proud parents of three children; two are currently students of St Josephs - Makaya and Jamesyn. He also has several nieces and nephews who have previously attended and are currently attending St Joseph’s.
Joe attended St Joseph’s Otahuhu though his brothers, sisters and cousins all attended St Joseph’s Onehunga. He also attended De La Salle College under the guidance of Principal Brother Pat Lynch from whom he learnt the importance of setting goals and achieving results through hard work, patience and persistence.
From college Joe began working in the security industry which led to work in Retail Loss Prevention, and later Sky City Ltd where he worked for 9 years in the Security Department leading to the role of Assistant Team Manager. He now works at Coca Cola Amatil.
Joe has previously been involved with St Joseph’s PTFA and applauds the achievements they have accomplished to date. He is a parishioner at Holy Cross Parish Papatoetoe where he grew up in and was once a Sunday school teacher within the Samoan community. In the past he has worked with Youth at Risk in Otara guiding them to make positive choices in life and escape the darker paths of society.
He is keen to advocate for the needs of parents and their children.
Herb is a New Zealand born Samoan originating from Mangere where he was educated before furthering his education at Auckland University of Techology gaining an NZCE (mechanical / metallurgy) and NZCD (drafting / architecture).
Herb moved to Onehunga 10 years ago and is married to Pip. They have two sons, one at St Joseph’s and one to come.
Herb is self-employed, running a building and maintenance business.
As well as an interest is sport he is a freelance DJ. doing such gigs for weddings, 21st birthdays and dance parties.
Herb sees his involvement on the board as a great opportunity to be closely involved not only with his son's progress and achievement, but also with the school's.
Kathryn and her family moved to Auckland from Nelson in 2015.
Kathryn is a teacher by profession and is a busy mother of five children - two of whom attend St Joseph's.
Kathryn's Catholic faith and family are important to her and she brings a young, fresh perspective to the board.
Carolyn is Assistant Principal and has been on the staff since the beginning of 2016. As well as being on the senior leadership team she also leads the learning in the area of ICT. (She also enjoys beating the children at table tennis!)
Carolyn was prevoiusly a senior teacher at Sancta Maria Primary School in East Auckland and is the mother of four children all of whom are currently attending Catholic schools.
As staff rep. Carolyn provides a valuable link for the board between the governance and management roles and those people on the staff working directly with our children.