Wellesley Parent’s Association

Families are the very heart of our school. The Wellesley Parents’ Association (WPA) is a group of Wellesley parents who foster that sense of community and help families to engage with and support school events, building lasting relationships with each other and staff, ensuring that the school always feels like a ‘big little family’.

The WPA works with the School and Foundation to support their initiatives and events.  For example, coordinating wonderful parent volunteers for special events like Grandparents’ Day, Athletics Days BBQs and ARTBOURNE, and helping run events like the school Sunday Funday.

Each year we have a great team of class representatives who organise class or year-group events which are designed to encourage engagement within the Wellesley parent community.

Join us!

Joining the  Wellesley Parent’s Association is a great way for parents to get involved,  to contribute meaningfully to the school community,  and to discover the best of what Wellesley has to offer.

We encourage parents and whānau to consider joining the WPA or to come along to a meeting and see what we’re about.

The meetings are held in the Wellesley staffroom and run from 7.30pm until 8.50pm.  These are attended by the Acting Principal, Veronica Stevens or by one of his senior staff members along with staff representative (& current parent) Rosie Torbit. All parents are welcome to just turn up.

Current WPA 

Rebecca Fitzpatrick – Chair (Year 2 & 4), Rebecca Clancy – Deputy Chair (Year 5),  Sam Batchelar – Secretary (Year 2), Rosie Torbit – Staff Representative and Deputy Secretary (Year 7), Robert Pritchard – Treasurer (Year 4), Paul Fryer  – Deputy Treasurer (Year  3), Chloe Bridgeman (former parent), Nicola Maurd-Mackenzie – Class Rep Coordinator (Year 8 & 4), Melanie Taylor (Year 8), Greta Ardern (Year 7), Bridgette Smithson (Year 6), Sarah-Jane Hays (Year 6),  Emma Worthington (Year 4 & 5), Melanie Main (Year 4), Melissa Curry (Year 3), Caroline Drury (Year 3), , Ding Wang (Year 2), Nicole Noldus (Year 2),

If you would like any further information, please contact Rebecca Fitzpatrick

WPA Minutes

WPA meeting dates for 2021


  • Monday 15 February 2021, 7.30pm

  • AGM & Committee Meeting – to be held Monday 12th April, 7.00pm in Wellesley Staff Room

  • Tuesday 18 May 2021, 7.30pm

  • Tuesday 29 June 2021, 7.30pm