St Joseph's School Balclutha
Ben Cameron - Parent Representative/Chairperson
Ben feels privileged to serve on the Board having become a member in 2014 and is now serving as our current Chairperson. Ben and his wife Vicki have three daughters attending St Joseph's. They have lived and worked on the family farm at Lovell's Flat for 10 years, having previously lived in Ireland and Hawkes Bay. Ben is a strong advocate for the values based education the children receive at St Josephs. He believes all students should be provided with educational opportunities that enable them to realise their unique potential. Ben enjoys working with the Board, staff, and greater community, to help achieve these goals.
Laura Irwin - Secretary
Laura is married to Chris and they have three young daughters who attend St Joseph's school. Laura has been a member of the Board since 2017 and has now taken on the Secretarial role. Laura enjoys working with a dedicated group of people who all want to make a positive contribution to the school and their children's learning. She believes that St Josephs is a great school with wonderful committed staff and a fantastic community spirit and thinks it's an honour to represent the parent interest.
Niamh McElrea - Staff Rep
Glenn May - Proprietors Representative
Glenn was appointed to the Board in 2017 as a Proprietors Representative, and is married to Melissa. They have a son and daughter attending St Josephs. Glenn brings with him a wealth of business acumen and practical experience which has already seen him become a valued member of our strategic team.
Maria Hill - Proprietors Representative
Annette O'Mahony - Principal
Along with her busy roll as Principal, Annette also sits on the Board, providing essential insight and experience.
Annette's monthly Principal's Report provides the Board with regular feedback on student achievement.
Julia McBride - Parent Representative
Debbie Barron - Parent Representative
Father Jacob is our wonderful Parish Priest who is an integral part of our school and Parish community, we enjoy seeing his face around the school every Tuesday morning when he comes over to spend some time with us.