Mrs Andrea Donaldson

I joined the Waihi School Trust Board as a Board Appointee mid-way through 2017. My youngest son, Wil, is currently in Year 6 and is a fourth generation Waihian, with my brother, father and grandfather all attending Waihi. My eldest son, Ben, finished at Waihi in 2018 and is now boarding at Christ’s College in Christchurch.

I completed a Bachelor of Nursing in Dunedin and then worked for a few years in Christchurch Hospital before travelling and working in the UK for four years. I also have a Diploma in Occupational Health. At present I work part time as a practice nurse for a GP in Timaru. I am married to Nick with three children and live on our farm near Albury. Nick has worked as the Chief Financial Officer at PrimePort Timaru for the past six years.

Being an active Waihi parent and Trustee of the Board, I am passionate about boys' education and their general wellbeing, and making sure the boys obtain a very well-grounded education ready to start high school and beyond. It has been a big learning curve for me but I feel very privileged to be able to contribute to the running of the school with dedicated staff.