Board of Trustees

Our Omihi BOT meet twice a term.  These are public meetings and the dates are on our calendar.  You are very welcome to attend.  Our Principal Maree Lucas is also part of our BOT.


Ingrid Davis

My Story

David and I have two boys, Griffin at Boys High and Ace in year 8 at Omihi. We live on a small farm (100 acres), just north of Amberley. We have our own aerial topdressing business which covers a lot of the South Island. I also work part time at Arthur Burke in Amberley. I like to play tennis and netball and love to get away road tripping in our bus whenever time allows.

It is a privilege and I am excited about taking on a role with the Board as I see an exciting future for Omihi School. I look forward to helping the school community continue to grow and offer our children the amazing opportunities that they currently enjoy.


Ruth Lowry

My Story

My husband Mark and I farm sheep and beef in the beautiful Omihi area. I am the Board Secretary and also the Administrator at Omihi School.

We have three children, Skye, Angus and Allie who have all attended Omihi School from Year 1-8. Our children have loved the family atmosphere and country setting of Omihi School.

Bridget Banks

My Story

I grew up in Canterbury but moved to Wellington once I completed my accountancy degree. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant I enjoyed a long stint working in London, then returned to New Zealand with my husband Chris and two children Alice and Jeremy.

My time is now spent assisting not for profit organisations with their accounting and helping out on the family farm. My favourite things are spending time with friends and family and enjoying all that the amazing North Canterbury has to offer!

My role on the Board of Trustees is as the Treasurer and I look forward to the growth and development of Omihi School for the amazing children of our community.


Leighton Croft

My Story

I am an ex-Omihi pupil, a sheep and beef farmer and live on a farm with my wife Jane and three children Evie, Max and Monty.

I am currently on the Omihi School board of trustees and all three children attend Omihi Primary School.

I am passionate about Omihi School and our community and think the opportunities our children have in our school are fantastic. My interests outside of family and farm include squash, tennis, rugby, water skiing, fishing, hunting, boating and generally all outdoor activities.


Jennie Manson
Staff Rep

My Story

I am very excited about 2018 and becoming part of the fabulous Omihi School and community, as I have heard many wonderful stories about you all.

For the past 6 years I have been living in Pegasus with my husband Sam and our children Lachlan and Isla, and we are enjoying all that North Canterbury has to offer, from swimming at the Ashley Gorge to hiking Mount Grey.

I have been privileged to teach part-time at our local schools, Tuahiwi School, Kaiapoi Borough School and Waikuku School (before it relocated to Pegasus). Before I had children I was teaching on the hill at Mount Pleasant School and at Mount Aspiring College when we lived in Lake Wanaka.

As a junior teacher I aim to inspire your children to love learning, and grow as an individual who is mindful of others. Our classroom focus is on Play-based learning through which the children can experience a wide range of activities that connect to the classroom programme and create individualised programmes to cater for all of their needs. My door is always open and I welcome your fantastic ideas, thoughts or concerns, and especially welcome any handy helpers.

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Nick Hamilton
Deputy Chair/Health & Safety

My Story

I'm married to Megan with 3 children. James is at Boys High, Poppi at St Margarets and Maggie is in year 5 at Omihi. I have been on the board for 6 years and my current role is Health and Safety.

We have a sheep and beef farm in Omihi. In my spare time I am secretary/treasurer for Omihi Tennis club, team captain for Omihi Squash, coach of Glenmark Netball Future Fern 6's, Hurunui Drought Response committee member and committee member for the Omihi/Waipara branch of the Hurunui Water Project.