Board Members

Hi I'm Nikola Webster.  I currently have three children who attend Elmgrove, Annabelle, Fletcher and Hugo, no doubt you would have seen (or heard) us in the playground or walking Argyle St.  I keep myself busy by working part-time as an Accountant at Yardley Lo in Mornington and helping my husband Kurt with the admin of his building business amongst other things. I have a hands on approach to parenting and enjoy playing an active role in my children's busy lives.  I am honoured to be selected as a member of your board of trustees and will work with enthusiasm and commitment to represent the school community going forward. 

Nikola Webster - Board Chair

Hi I’m Dave, I’m married to Donna and I have 3 children, Will, Ella and Sara.  I have enjoyed working on the Board to gain a good understanding of how the school will encourage the growth of our children and also to begin contributing to the school community. I am currently employed as a Senior Commercialisation Manager for Otago Innovation (a wholly owed subsidiary with the University of Otago).  I am responsible for a team whose job it is to take research discoveries to the point where we can set up a company around the idea,  or license or sell its rights to another party.Outside of work there’s plenty to do.  We have a small lifestyle block, children who like to be busy and are beginning to be involved in team sport and other activities, and a parenting journey with a steep learning curve and a few blips along the way.  And I certainly enjoy adding good food, good wine and good company to the mix!
davec@elmgrove.school.nz

Dave Christensen

Hi, I’m Jared Campbell, a financial adviser for Dunedin firm Polson Higgs Wealth Management.  I have pretty much always lived in Mosgiel and attended Elmgrove (then Mosgiel West) before heading off to Taieri College and university.

 

My wife, Anna, and I have two children, Heidi (starting Elmgrove in August) and Cooper 2½. 

 

This is my first school Board of Trustees role and I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting involved with the running of our fine school.

Jared Campbell

Hi, I’m Gemma Jenkins. My husband, Chris, and I have two children – Lucy who is in the middles at Elmgrove and Heidi who starts next year. I work as a consultant at an Agri-business company, AbacusBio. As well as working on science projects, I’m involved in strategy development, reporting to the board and represent our company on a national council. I’m a member of the Institute of Directors and have completed their governance development programme and finance essentials course. I believe that in Elmgrove we have a great school – a hardworking and quality team of teachers, support staff, fundraising committee and engaged school community. It is a privilege to have been elected to the Elmgrove Board of Trustees and I look forward to being involved at the board level and contributing to the school community.

Gemma Jenkins

Hi, I'm Steve Robertson, together with my wife Nic we have two boys, Sam and Jax, both attend Elmgrove School. Although I grew up in Dunedin I am now firmly a Mosgiel Lad! Our family love our town and our great community, with so many things going for Mosgiel, why would you live anywhere else.
I work in the construction industry as a roof contractor, this is family owned business that I run with my brother and have done for the past 20 years. I have a special interest in commercial building compliance and building code standards, this along with my experience in the construction industry will be a benefit to the board.
Serving on the Elmgrove School board of trustees is a great privilege and I am looking forward to contributing to this outstanding community and school.

Steve Robertson

I am the current staff representative on the current Board of Trustees. I have had previous experience at the Board level as an elected parent (my three children are past and present pupils at Elmgrove).  It is a great opportunity to now be involved in the board with my 'teacher hat' on. I bring a number of personal strengths and interests to the role such as Maori language and tikanga perspectives but my role is primarily to bring a staff perspective to the Board alongside the parent representatives. It is a privilege to be involved in the decision making processes at a board level and to have a say in the direction we take for the tamariki at Elmgrove School. 

Amy Clark - Staff Representative

Elmgrove Learners will be resilient, caring and engaged.

They will learn skills and attitudes that enable them to participate positively within their community.

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