The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the school and includes a mix of experienced and newer members. Parents, caregivers and friends of the Oteha Valley School are welcome to attend Board meetings, which are on the third Monday of every month. The Board has selected to have triennial elections, which means board vacancies arise every 3 years.

Our Board members are:

Rose Neal -  Principal

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Kia ora,

I am proud to be the Principal of Oteha Valley School and to work with our elected and co-opted parents and our Staff Trustee on the Board of Trustees. I value the diversity of our children, staff and parents and whanau, and feel this is a strength of our community. I feel fortunate and privileged to work in such a supportive community.


Sherryl Prangley Deputy Principal - Staff Trustee

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I am one of the Deputy Principal’s of OVS and have been the Staff Representative on the BOT for several years.  I enjoy working in this ever changing and growing community and find connecting with parents through the board has been very rewarding as we work together to make important decisions for our school.  One of my responsibilities for the BOT is Health and Safety and Property which has recently been to plan, design and work on our new 18 class building.  


Brad Hicks  -  Presiding Member -

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I’ve been living in Auckland my whole live, based in Oteha with my wife and two kids for the past 8 years.

My professional background is in I.T. Support, currently working for an imaging company based on the North Shore.  Personally, I’m a bit of a sports nut playing social Football / Touch Rugby / Cricket whenever I can, as well as coaching my son’s youth football team.

Both my son and daughter are currently attending Oteha Valley School and are thoroughly enjoying it, which has led to me joining the board to hopefully add some value to the great work the team here has been doing.  


Kitty Kong - Appointed

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I am a mother of two boys, we have been living in Oteha for 10 years. My younger son is currently attending Oteha and is in his final year. I have been a parent helper for many years, and I am enjoying my time in Oteha. As a board member of the school I hope I am able to work closely with others and add value to our community.


Rong Qi - Appointed



Thank you for giving me the opportunity to become the board of trustee for OVS. 

I am married and our son is currently a year 3 student. We moved to Fairview Heights in 2014 and ever since fell in love with our lovely community and neighborhood. My employment profession is a mortgage banker and I have been in this field for over 12 years. In my leisure time, I am an active gym lover and car enthusiast.

I look forward to working closely with our principal and other board members to deliver the best outcome for our school and community.


Farhad Mahdi Pour - Appointed



I have lived in three different countries and moved in Auckland with my wife and two children in 2016. My daughter is currently attending Oteha Valley School and enjoying it and I have seen her involved in many exciting learning activities in the school. 

I am currently a Principal Academic and a head of department in a tertiary institution working in the area of information technology. I believe my experience in the education environment including educational leadership, strategic thinking, and teaching can help me effectively serve on the school board. My aim is to contribute to exploring and adopting new opportunities and learning experiences at OVS.

I enjoy outdoor activities with my children and playing sports like badminton, basketball, volleyball and kayaking. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the school board.


Matt O'Sullivan - Appointed

My wife and I have lived in Oteha for 11 years with our three boys, all of whom have or will attend OVS.

Professionally I have worked in the banking industry since 2002, working predominantly in the commercial and corporate space.

Personally, I have a passion for basketball, and have sought to expand the game through coaching my sons’ teams and running a social adults basketball club.

As a board member, I hope to be able to improve our resources and opportunities available to the wider community.

OVS is an integral part of our growing community, and it deserves attention and investment so it can better serve the surrounding neighbourhood.