Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees is accountable for the governance of the school by making sure that the school achieves its Charter goals through excellent practice.


  • Employs all the staff in the school.
  • Defines the school’s purpose by overseeing the development of the Charter
  • Sets policies within the school
  • Appoints the Principal and assesses her performance in meeting the educational goals of the Board.
  • Supports the Principal in her delegation to manage the school.
  • Ensures the school and the Board are communicating effectively with the community.


PRINCIPAL: Karen McMurray

Kia-ora koutou katoa 

I have been involved in education for  over forty years. I have been Principal over  27 years across three schools in Auckland. All schools have been full Primary Schools with students ages ranging from 5-13 years.

I am the foundation Principal of Randwick Park School which I’m proud to say I have served in for 25 years. We celebrate the cultural diversity of our RPS whanau. The cultural mix of our school which is Maori (35%) and Pacific Island (44%) students. We have increasing numbers of Asian and Middle Eastern students (18%). In recent years  our community “Randwick Park” won the prestigious national “Community of the Year Award” recognising the work our leaders in the community have done to make this a place where the residents are proud to live.

Our school focus is on developing agentic learners. Adopting the “Reggio Emilia Philosophy” we aspire to create collaborative, problem solving, confident learners. Starting with the wealth of resource personnel within our own community. 

We look forward to welcoming you as part of our RPS whanau.

Ngā mihi nui

Karen McMurray

Tumuaki / Principal


My name is Lisa du Preez I joined the RPS Board of Trustees in 2016, as a Board Member.  I then took up the mantel of Board Chair, after Donna Waterworth’s sad and unexpected passing in 2020.

I grew up in Panmure and went to the local Panmure Bridge Primary followed by Tamaki Intermediate and Tamaki & then Edgewater College. 

I have had a varied career starting off as an Office Junior for a local plumbing firm before embarking on her Big OE, becoming a nanny in London.  I then moved into the financial sector as an Assistant and then my last job in England I was an Executive Assistant to the Chair and Chief Executive of a Hospitals Trust (3 hospitals). 

I moved back home to Tāmaki Makaurau with my South African husband and two girls, who have been raised in Randwick Park, and now proudly attend RPS.  I have been the Chair of the local Papakura Parents Centre which I enjoyed for 3 years.

Other Board Members:

Briar Johansson,

Satinder Singh,

Paul Davidson,

Shafeel Dean,

Sala’a Lologa (Staff Trustee)

Juliana Warid.

Board members can be contacted through our school office.

Please click the links below to view our Financial Statements and Analysis of Variance:

2017 – Financial Statements and Analysis of Variance Reports

2018 – Financial Statements and Analysis of Variance Reports

2019 – Financial Statements and Analysis of Variance Reports

2020 – Financial Statements and Analysis of Variance Reports


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