St Canice’s Parish owns St Canice’s School and so the Parish Priest has always been very involved in school life. One of my tasks is to be an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees. In the various parishes I have served in, I have generally been on the BOT of the parish school, and have been the chair on two occasions. I bring to our current BOT many years of experience on boards of trustees, and also, with the other proprietor’s representatives, a watching brief on the faith implications of what we discuss. I have also been a teacher, so am familiar with some of the challenges teachers face both in delivering the general curriculum, and in endeavoring to pass on the faith to our tamariki.