Heidi Parlane


heidi Parlane

Hi, I’m Heidi Parlane.

My husband Simon and I moved to Stanmore Bay 9 years ago so we could be closer to the beach and enjoy the amazing lifestyle this gorgeous area offers. It’s a fantastic place for families – there is so much on our doorstep, and I love that our children can lead that “kiwi” lifestyle I enjoyed as a kid. I have been a member of the Board of Trustees at Whangaparaoa College for 3 years, and the Chair for the last 16 months. I have a daughter in Year 11 and a son in Year 8.

I believe a school should not only support and challenge all learners to achieve to their academic potential; it also plays an important role in developing well rounded, confident adults who are positive, collaborative and open to new experiences. I would love to be able to continue working with the Board in supporting the College to ensure all learners, regardless of their capabilities, leave school well placed to succeed in life. Self-belief and confidence are particularly critical qualities. School has a huge influence developing these by providing a safe and supportive environment where kids can explore a diverse curriculum as they grow into young adults.

I run my own business as an executive coach and facilitator, and love helping individuals, teams and organisations to thrive, grow and perform. With 20 years’ senior management and governance experience in business, I bring an excellent set of skills to contribute to the direction of Whangaparaoa College. Additionally, with 12+ years in human resource management, I have extensive experience in talent management, leadership coaching, developing high performing teams, and transforming organisational culture; all of which are essential ingredients for schools to reach their full potential.

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