Kia ora, my name is Brooke de Vries (nee Healey), and I am your Board of Trustees Chairperson.
Born and raised here in Galatea, I was lucky to enjoy this beautiful paradise we call home throughout my childhood and teenage years, and now find myself settled back in the valley. I have many fond memories of my primary school years spent at Galatea School and now have the pleasure of seeing my two children doing the same.
Professionally, I have a business degree from Waikato University and have worked in tourism management for many years. I am now self-employed supporting various businesses with financial services and consulting, which is a great fit being able to work remotely from my Galatea home. In our spare time my family and I will often be found in the bush or at the beach, exploring the outdoors is certainly our happy place.
I joined the Board of Trustees in 2021 and so far, have really enjoyed learning about what goes on behind the scenes to make a school tick. There is still much for me to learn in this role, but I’m passionate about the future of our school and our students and feel privileged to be part of the amazing team that makes up the Galatea School staff and board.
I pride myself on being a friendly, approachable person and welcome you to reach out to me anytime on firstname.lastname@example.org.