NetNZ Charitable Trust

Meet Our Trustees.
The NetNZ Charitable Trust is elected by our members and holds ownership of the limited liability company.

Maurie was first involved with e-learning as Principal of Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, when OtagoNet was formed in 2001 and later through the role of Lead Principal of OtagoNet. In 2008/9 Maurie was seconded as a Leadership and Management Advisor at the University of Otago College of Education working in the First Time Principals Programme before moving to Auckland as the Foundation Principal of Ormiston Senior College in 2010, New Zealand’s newest secondary school at the time.

In 2014 Maurie was appointed as the Head of Salmond College, one of the halls of residence affiliated to Otago University.

    TRUSTEE, Deputy Principal Ashburton College
    Kia ora. My name is Jono Hay and my role is Deputy Principal at Ashburton College. Prior to this I was a Head of Faculty – Science. As a passionate advocate for education, I see NetNZ offering huge value for all of our kura now and into the future as a leading light in the effective implementation of e-learning. I wish to join the Board of NetNZ to support and advocate for this important mahi in a rapidly changing educational landscape.

    I would bring to the role governance experience from the education and health sectors including seven years on school Boards of trustees (primary and secondary) and two years as a director of the Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service.

    I have an interest in future focused education and using digital technologies to support schools in meeting the needs of all of their diverse learners.

    Areas of strength developed in previous roles within schools and the Hakatere kāhui ako include strategic planning, communications, evaluation, cultural capability, employment and financial stewardship. Ngā mihi maioha.

    Anne is a very experienced eDean who has significant institutional knowledge that she has brought to the board. She has experience in leading thinking around effective student support and was previously the staff rep on the CantaNet Management Committee. Anne is passionate about the potential for eLearning in education, and walks the talk – evident in the very strong support for online learning within Ashburton College.

    Other relevant experience includes:

    • Has led the eDean Community of Practice for CantaNet
    • Was a member of the governance group for Mid Canterbury Fibre Connected Schools
    • Has taken professional learning sessions around eLearning/blended learning at Ashburton College and for Mid Canterbury teacher groups.
      Michele O'Carroll
      Michele has been an educator for over 20 years having come from a commercial background into teaching. She is the e-dean and online facilitator for Twizel Area School, a role that she has had for the last 12 years. Her belief for successful e-learning is building student self-efficacy and ensuring there is robust communication between students, e-teachers and e-deans.

      Michele has been part of the e-Dean support team assisting new e-deans into their roles. She has been the specialist teacher at Twizel Area School implementing the new Digital Technology curriculum with Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. Alongside this role, she created a Code Club for teachers within the Mackenzie District to learn strategies to teach the new Technology curriculum within the primary school area.

      Her other roles at Twizel Area School include being the Principal’s Nominee, Careers Advisor and Gateway Co-ordinator.