2019 Common Election results

For 2 parent representatives

info Alphabetical order

Successful representatives
Votes
Bing de Jesus
22
Catherine Falstie-Jensen
37

We therefore declare the following duly elected:

Mr Bing de Jesus and Mrs Catherine Falstie-Jensen.

Unsuccessful
Votes
Semi Asafo
21
Edward John Carter Bing
15
Mary-Elizabeth Broadley
17
Invalid Votes: 0

Meet your representatives

Bing de Jesus
Elected

My name is Bing de Jesus, I'm the eldest child of three. We migrated to New Zealand in September 1991 from the Philippines and since then we've been a part of Holy Cross parish. I am a father of two boys and two girls, my eldest girl Hailee is in year 8 and her last year at the school, Elijah is now in year two and Oliver is starting school at Holy Cross in August this year. I am standing for re-election for the Holy Cross School Board of Trustee. Being a part of the board of trustee gave me an in depth understanding of the procedures, policies and planning our school puts in place for our children to ensure they are well equipped.

Catherine Falstie-Jensen
Elected

My name is Catherine Falstie-Jensen and I wish to stand for the Holy Cross School Board.

My son Anton is in year 5 and my daughter Clara has just begun year 1. I have been so impressed with the quality of education and care provided by our teachers at Holy Cross and I would like to offer my service to the school by contributing my skills to the Board.

I have a long background in the arts both on and off stage and a strong belief that opportunities for cultural expression are so important for young people. I started drama classes at age 9 - who could have known it would lead to a life-long love and a 20 year career in the arts?

Most recently I worked in a Managerial role at Creative New Zealand - New Zealand's national arts funding agency. Knowledge of funding and fundraising opportunities is a strength I can bring to the board along with strong financial and analytical skills. I also hold a post graduate diploma in Secondary teaching (Drama and English), so I have some understanding of the challenges teachers face. I have a great deal of respect for the work of our Holy Cross teachers and enormous appreciation for their dedication and commitment to inspire our children to be their best.

If you see me at school – I'll usually be around the junior school at drop off and pick up time – please do come and say hello; I am more than happy to have a chat.

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