St Canice's SchoolOur Board of Trustees
Fr David Gruschow
My wife and I have three daughters, two of whom currently attend St Canices School. Everyone can be proud of the nurturing environment that is a testament to the hard work of past and present staff, management and governance as well as the parents and children that make up our school community. My decision to join the Board of Trustees was underpinned by a willingness to share knowledge and skills for the betterment of our school community contributing to a team of likeminded people who strive for the best learning environment for our children. My experience includes senior leadership/management positions in the civil and construction industry over the past 10 years. These roles have provided me with the ability to think critically while also being able to relate well to people of all ages and backgrounds in order to achieve desired outcomes. Formal training completed has included leadership and governance courses.
I am William’s mum and, since he started school, I have been so impressed with the strong sense of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga that we have experienced.
I attended St. Canice’s myself and my dad served on the Board of Trustees then so it’s a bit of a case of back to the future! I feel very honoured to now serve on the board myself and hope to support the positive culture of the school and contribute to the wellbeing of our tamariki.