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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees election.

Please read the information about the election process.



Annette Gage


Kia Ora. My name is Annette Gage and I am excited and proud to be a parent representative on the Board of Trustees for Pomaria for a second term. Over the last three years I have learnt a huge amount about how the school functions and I feel privileged to be a part of such a learner focussed and progressive school. I work part time as a midwife at National Women's Hospital which is a job I love and on the days I am not at work I like to spend some time at school. I have three children. Henry is enjoying his first year at Henderson intermediate, my other two children currently attend Pomaria and love it as much as I do.

Yours Annette


Jackie Rogers

Deputy Chairperson

Tena koutou katoa, Ko Puhinga Tohara te maunga, Ko Otaua te awa, Ko Ngaitu te hapu, Ko Nga Puhi te iwi, ko Hakiraina taku ingoa.

Hi, my name is Jackie and my whanau reign from the beautiful Hokianga area in the far north. I attended Pomaria Primay along with my three of my siblings some years ago. We have lived in West Auckland for over 30 years and i'm proud to be called a "Westie".

I currently have one son at Pomaria Primary, three daughters who have been and gone,  and one more son to come.  My two grandsons also attend Pomaria along with numerous nieces and nephews.  This is my second consecutive term on the Pomaria Board of Trustees but i have served five other terms in the past when my girls were here.

I am extremely passionate about family and education.  I am pleased to be able to represent our community as a member of the Pomaria Board of Trustees.  In my time on the board I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people.  Our management team & staff are truely amazing and I love their enthusiasm and passion for ALL Pomaria Learners to be the best that they can be.  I am proud to be part of our Pomaria whanau.

Our cornerstone values - Turangawaewae, Manaakitanga, Whanaungaatanga & Matauranga are prominent in our school and are wonderful values to instill into our learners and their whanau. As a board we are proud to provide a safe, loving, caring environment with a strong sense of belonging and recognition of individual cultural identities for all our learners. We have a beautiful modern learning environment which allows our Pomaria learners to seek knowledge and absorb all that is offered to them.

I am proud to be part of a reflexible, visionary board who always puts our learners at the forefront of every decision we make.

Together we achieve more


Patrick Moore

Elected Parent Representative

Patrick  Moore
My name is Patrick Moore. I work in the IT sector and have lived on and off in West Auckland for the last sixteen years. I am the proud father of two girls, with the eldest in year 3 at Pomaria Primary. During her time here I have witnessed the commitment of the whole Pomaria community to teaching and guiding their learners, not only academically but in all areas of their life.
I have put my name forward for the board of trustees in order to help in any way I can with Pomaria’s efforts to achieve its goals of Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Turangawaewae and Matauranga, as well as its drive toward continual growth and self-improvement.



Fender Maeva

Kiaora my name is Fender Henare Maeva

 I have a beautiful daughter that is currently attending Pomaria Primary who bosses me into volunteering my passion as a Music and Dance Teacher for her class.

At 16 years of age I was the Founder and Choreographer for Sweet and Sour dance crew who won NZ’s first gold medal in the world hip hop dance Championships held in Las Vegas in 2008.

I have a strong passion for all our tamariki and truly believe I can offer an exciting and diverse creative direction for Pomaria Primary. 

 Poipoia te kakano, kia puawai

‘Nurture the seed and it will blossom’


Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. 




Elesha Thomas

Hello, Kia Ora, Malo e lelei and Bula Vinaka!


My name is Elesha Thomas.  I absolutely have a passion and a genuine love, care and respect for all families I meet and have been so proud to witness them blossom in their own unique way. It is an absolute honour to be a part of the ‘Pomaria Family Unit’.

I come from a vast background including Human Resources, Real Estate (in general) and administration.  I currently have three children enrolled at Pomaria, with another three children who will also be enrolled in the future. My family is of mixed origins including Pakeha/Kiwi, Tongan and Fijian.  So I understand and have experience in bringing the different values and cultures together and hope that this influence could also benefit others too.


Thank you, Malo Au’pito, Vinaka Vinaka Vaka Levu 


Jacqueline Emerson

Staff Representative

Prior to working in the education field, Jacqueline’s working background included retail, medical and hotel industries.  She has also lead parent facilitation courses to support families with the difficult task of raising 21st Century children.  Her passion for connected and meaningful education comes from working and being actively involved in these areas and sincerely believes that having this experience, as well as being a parent, makes for a connected and understanding teacher.  Jacqueline has two adult children of her own and a 3-year old grandson.