Ms Gill Chappell 

Gill and her husband Rob Everitt have a daughter at Baradene.  Gill is a barrister who specialises in resource management and local government law, having previously worked in areas of commercial law, health and safety and risk and resource management.


Mr Edmund Lawler
Proprietor's Representative

Edmund is a Proprietor’s representative appointed to the BOT. His wife (Adrienne Downey) and three daughters have attended Baradene. Edmund operates own law firm practice.  He has been involved with the Board for a number of years and believes the College provides a very strong Catholic centred education for all of our students with outstanding results.


Mr Richard James
BCL Representative

Richard and his wife (an Alumna) Sarah Stone, have three daughters Mollie, Jemma and Nina  who have all graduated from Baradene. Richard is Chief Executive of investment management company, NZ Funds Management.


Ms Catherine Ryan
BCL Representative

Catherine and her sisters were all boarders at Baradene College following on from their mother who was a day girl. Two of her nieces currently attend Stuartholme School in Brisbane. She has many years of experience in education and was recently principal at Marist School, Mt Albert.


Mr Michael Stowers
Parent Representative

Michael and his wife Elizabeth have four daughters, three currently at Baradene. They are keen supporters of College Cycling and Samoan Group. He is a chartered accountant who has extensive governance experience in education, business, Pacific Health and other professional sectors. Michael is currently Chair of Northern Health School and an Auckland Regional Councillor of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.


Mrs Eva Cornforth
Parent Representative

Eva and her husband have two daughters at Baradene.  Eva currently manages the science department of a large secondary school and has over 20 years experience in the Education system.  Eva was the recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Scholarship in January 2019.


Miss Sherna Matta
Staff Representative

Sherna is Head of Biology at Baradene College. An experienced teacher of Science in Catholic schools, she was awarded a Science Teaching Leadership Programme Scholarship in 2015, concentrating on the ‘Nature of Science’ curriculum component.


Sr Elizabeth Snedden
BCL Representative

Sister Elizabeth is a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart and is a lecturer in theology and spirituality at Good Shepherd College, Ponsonby.


Mr Robert McDonnell 
Parent Representative

Robert and his wife have two daughters who currently attend Baradene.  Robert has previous board experience and is currently the General Manager for Technology at New Zealand Post and was previously the Head of Digital Enterprise for Air New Zealand..


Mrs Liz O’Neil
Parent Representative

Liz and her husband have twin daughters at Baradene College.  Liz is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for CocaCola Amatil and prior to this worked at Fonterra and Spark.  Liz is a current board member for SpringBoard Trust and is a member of the NZ institute of Directors.


Mrs Sandy Pasley

Sandy started as Principal of Baradene College in August 2011, and prior to that was Principal at St Mary’s College Ponsonby for nine years. Originally from the South Island, she was educated at Teschemakers, a former Dominican Sisters College in Oamaru. She comes from a Science teaching background and holds a Bachelor of Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Science (Otago) and a Masters of Educational Administration First Class Honours (Massey University). Her career has covered a range of state secondary schools in both the South and North Islands. She is the past President of the Secondary Schools Principals’ Association of New Zealand (SPANZ). She is married to David Pasley and they have four adult children.


Valentina Serrano
Student Representative

Valentina is a Year 12 student who values excellence in academics, sports and the arts. She is involved in a large number of extra-crricular activities, including the BEST programme, 2nd XI Hockey, tutoring and debating. She has also represented NZ in Touch and AFL.

Strategic Plan

BOT Meetings

The BOT will meet on the following dates at 6:00pm in the Parlour at Baradene:

18 February
18 March
20 May
17 June
19 August
16 September
11 November
2 December



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Guidelines on the Use of Physical Restraint

Annual Report 2018