Board of Trustees

 

Matheus Vermunt – Chairperson

Myself, my wife Maria and our four adult children have benefitted from the richness of the NZ Catholic Education. We believe NZ Catholic schools are a taonga gifted to us by earlier generations and that they offer our children a remarkable place to grow and be educated for their future life. The Marist spirit and way of life has been threaded into my life – as a student at St Patricks College Silverstream; then as a parent with children that attended both Marist and Sacred Heart Colleges.  My whakapapa connects me to NZ with tipuna from Rongomaiwahine in Mahia, Holland and a number of other different European countries.

My current ministries include roles in our parish and for the Auckland Diocese plus being a proprietor’s rep on the Marcellin College Board.   Past roles have included being a board member of Marist College and Good Shepherd School, with a time as Board Chair for Good Shepherd School.

Professional roles have been primarily in sales and marketing across a wide range of business segments. These roles are built on a tertiary degree in Technology with supporting commercial training.

 

 

 

Jan Waelen – Principal

I have been Principal of Marcellin College since 2015. Previously I was Deputy Principal, Curriculum at St Paul's College. I have also taught at Marist, McAuley and St Kentigern's.

My vision as Principal is to ensure that students are achieving to the best of their ability and receiving a holistic education that encourages spiritually, physical, academic, sporting and social growth. I want to see students graduating from Marcellin College, ready to take their place both in society and also within the church as active, positive contributors. 

 

 

John Twomey – Proprietor Representative

I have a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science from University of Auckland and since completing my degrees in 1990 I have been working in Banking with a focus on Commercial Banking.

I have been at ASB since 1996 and a Regional Manager of Commercial Regions since January 2007. I am currently the Regional Manager for Northern Commercial Banking looking after all Commercial teams North of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

I am married to Kath and we have two daughters at Baradene College.

I spent 7 years on the board of Good Shepherd School, Balmoral, while my daughters were there and have been a Proprietors Representative on the Marcellin Board of Trustees since late 2015 and am on the finance and property subcommittees.

 

 

Br Graeme Clisby – Proprietor Representative

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Brenda Mauger – Proprietor Representative

For the last 9 years, I was Principal of a decile two, full Catholic Primary School. During that time I hosted visiting Australian Principals for the Centre for Educational Leadership and lectured 3rd year B. Ed teacher trainees on the challenges and rewards of teaching.  I am married to Graham and have three children.

My involvement in education spans 30 years and included teaching leadership studies and presenting at conferences for the NZ Playcentre Federation. Prior to becoming a Principal, I was Head of a Year 7 and 8 Department and Director of School Organisation in a decile 9 Catholic Secondary College.

I now work as a consultant for Ahead Associates in many areas including; Principal and Senior Leadership Team Appointments and Appraisal, Senior Leadership Team Review and Restructure, Professional Learning and Development, Curriculum Design and Development and School Self-Review.

 

Daryl Ruebe-Donaldson – Parent Representative

I have been a parent of the college since 2003 with my daughter and extended family attending the college.  I have been on the board since 2003 and been an integral member of the different committees that make up the board such as finance, property, Catholic character and staff appointments and was chairperson for seven of those years.

 

 

‘Ofa Corbett – Parent Representative

I have five children that have attended Marcellin College – two of them that are still there, in Year 10 and Year 12.  I am a coordinator for Vakatautua and customer service for Auckland Airport.

I have been on the Board for the last three years – I enjoy my role on the Board as it allows me to contribute to the decision-making that impacts the school and many of its stakeholders.

Karl Lesoa – Parent Representative

I am a former student and Head Boy of Marcellin College.  I have over 15 years’ experience managing successful contact centres/ customer services teams at a regional and national level, and bring a wealth of experience around continuous improvement and customer experience.

I’ve been a member of Marcellin’s Samoan Parents’ Committee since 2012 – Chairperson for the past 1½ years, and an avid supporter of the school’s affirmation of cultural diversity.

Filemoni Timoteo – Parent Representative

I have two children attending Marcellin in Years 7 and 10.  My background is in Community and Economic Development and Management Consultancy.  In my varied roles over the last 25 years, I have developed and managed staff, oversaw and delivered complex and diverse projects, developed and implemented policy at central and local government levels, and managed multi-million dollar budgets.  I have been a consultant/ advisor to boards and recently sat on the Board of the Cook Islands Development Association NZ until 2015.  I am currently the Chief Operations Officer for a charitable trust with partners and projects across NZ and the in the Pacific.  I am a diehard Auckland Blues fan and active supporter of my kids’ sporting activities.

 

 

Paul Pua – Parent Representative

I am a proud ex-student of Marcellin College.  I currently work for local government in the commercial and finance department.  I provide operational support for various departments working towards enabling communities, providing venue and facility services, and organising events for each respective local board.  My skills include business, management, marketing and communication.

 

Gertie Wetsteijn – Staff Representative

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Karuna Motuhifonua – Student Representative

It is imperative that a student voice should be chosen because decisions relating to the school affect all students.