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Debbie Scott


General Information

Hi, my name is Debbie Scott and I’m mum to nine year old twins who are in year four at TAPS. I’m also Step-Mum to two boys, 17 and 24.

Our family moved to Te Awamutu in 2005 when my husband and I started a Fire Engineering business here in town. We both love living here and think it’s a great community to live, work and raise our children. In my spare time I manage my daughters TAPS netball team.

When we first started looking at local schools there were some people who suggested we look at others for our children, however after we visited TAPS we were impressed and decided to give it a try thinking we could always move if it didn’t work out. I’m pleased to report that TAPS exceeded all our expectations.

I believe it’s important to give back to the community that gives us so much that is why I joined the Board of Trustees in 2013. It’s been a great opportunity for me to learn about education and hopefully to contribute to developing a school that enables all our children to succeed. After the recent triennial elections (2016) I was nominated as Board Chairperson. I look forward to taking on the added responsibility that the role of Chair brings and would like to thank Craig Sanders for his time as Board Chair over the past few years.

My time on the Board (to date) has given me an insight into the challenges faced by the teaching staff and management of the school. But more than anything it has shown me first-hand how lucky we all are as parents to have such an amazing team of dedicated, hardworking and loving individuals at TAPS. I had no idea how much time, effort and commitment goes into making our school the wonderful place it is for all our children.

We are also lucky to have some great parents who contribute their time and resources to help make TAPS the great school it is and I encourage anyone who hasn’t taken the opportunity, to get involved if and when they can. Whether it is by joining the Board, being part of the PTA or by supporting your children and school in numerous other ways, I assure you that you will get much more from experience than you give.

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