My name is Michelle Jenkins and I have 3 wonderful children with my husband Scott and all three have gone to Cambridge Primary, with the eldest now in Year 7, having graduated from Cambridge Primary in 2015. Originally I studied Engineering and these days I lead large, complex projects for more than 10 years. Governance plays a significant role with these large projects and over the last few years I have been able to Chair the Cambridge Primary ‘Cool Pool for My School’ Committee. It was great to be able to work with like-minded parents that saw us formally open the pool during the recent Sesquicentennial events last February. It has been satisfying to see the huge benefit the pool has made to students, staff and the community.
I would like to apply my skills and experience to help develop a collective vision for learning for both our staff and students. As well as providing experience with property, finance and staff leadership, I feel that I bring common sense and a desire to improve educational outcomes for our children.
My name is Shaun Baker. My wife Karen and I are the local Salvation Army Officers and we moved to Cambridge from Queenstown at the beginning of 2016. We have 3 children at Cambridge Primary School (Cholae 10, Joel 8 and Liam 6).
Almost 12 months ago Karen and I became the School Chaplains and we have found this role to be extremely rewarding. The main purpose of our chaplaincy work is to provide support to any of the school community (students, staff and parents/caregivers) who may be dealing with difficult circumstances and we are very grateful that the school and The Salvation Army have allowed us the opportunity to function in this way.
One of my passions at Cambridge Primary School is making sure that we have great support systems in place, not just for the students but for the entire school community. I’m extremely passionate about seeing families ‘thrive, not just survive’ and to a large degree I’m able to feed this passion through my role as a Salvation Army Officer and as a Chaplain.
My aim as a board member is to represent the families of this school in a way which helps and inspires our children to achieve greater things than they ever imagined while at the same time, maintaining great support networks for the entire school community.