Staff & Board

KaKADIMAH_01-20090824-075527dimah School has a senior leadership team including the Principal, Deputy Principal (who is also the Junior Syndicate Head) and Middle Syndicate Head.

The special character of Kadimah is lead by the Head of Hebrew & Jewish Studies and the Head of Jewish Life. The latter role ensures that the special character is intertwined with the general curriculum.



Sue Meltzer


Deputy Principal
Sandra Stockley


Head of Senior School
Sandra Stockley


Head of Junior School
Marti Lazarus

New Entrants and Year 1

Andrea Garland


Year 1

Louise Canning


Year 2

Marti Lazarus

Year 1/2

Jessica Maclean

Year 3
Jenita Bos

Year 4/5
Huia Dargaville

Year 4/5
Sonia Saul

Year 4/5
Kedra Schwab

Year 6/7/8
Sandra Stockley

Head of Hebrew & Jewish Studies
Sue Meltzer

Hebrew Studies 
Rinat Meizeles
Hadas Ore
Ora Simhony-Peers

Claire Verry
Vicki Ross (Jewish music)

Library Coordinator
Sue Meltzer

ICT Coordinator
Jen Weightman

Art Coordinator

Jessica Maclean


Sport and Robotics Coordinator

Kedra Schwab


Senco Coordinator
Jen Weightman


School Secretary
Elaine Silverman

Finance Manager
Anna Rutherfurd and Janice Mudgway

Support Staff
Eliza Bennett
Mikaela Wilkie

Rachel Israel

Kadimah School Board of Trustees

The Kadimah School Board can up to 11 Trustees. There are five Parent Representatives who are elected for a three year term. There are four members from the GoldwaterKADIMAH_01 Trust Board, our Proprietor. They are appointed by their Board. There is the Principal and one staff representative.  The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the staffroom.

The current Board members are: Yael Lord, Nathan Lawrence, Mark Herbstein, Sue Meltzer, Ron Tenenbaum, Nadia Levy, Darya Bing, Kedra Schwab, Barbara Hill.

Board Chair
Darya Bing

Board Deputy Chair
Barbara Hill

Fiscal Portfolio:
  • Including Finance, Fundraising, KPFA
  • Chair: TBC
  • Committee: Nathan Lawrence
Environment Portfolio:
  • Including Property, Eco, Local environment
  • Chair: Mark Herbstein
  • Committee: Mark Herbstein, Nadia Levy, Kedra Schwab
People Portfolio:
  • Including Personnel, Policy*
  • Chair: Barbara Hill
  • Committee: Kedra Schwab (Policy only) Barbara Hill, Sue Meltzer, Darya Bing
Special Character Portfolio:
  • Including Hebrew, Jewish Studies, Jewish Life, Stakeholder Relations
  • Chair: Nathan Lawrence
  • Committee: Yael Lord, Nathan Lawrence, Mark Herbstein, Sue Meltzer, Ron Tenenbaum.
Communications Portfolio:
  • Including Marketing, Collateral, Publicity
  • Chair: Nadia Levy
  • Committee: Nadia Levy, Darya Bing, Barbara Hill
Security and Health & Safety Portfolio:
  • Chair: Ron Tenenbaum
  • Committee: Barbara Hill, Sue Meltzer
Strategy and Planning:
  • Chair: Yael Lord
  • Committee: TBC
Correspondence to the Board can be via the office at or to the Board Chair at


Board meetings for 2017:

February 14th
March 14th
April 24th
May 16th
June 13th
July 11th
August 15th
September 12th
October 17th
November 14th
December 11th

Community Partners:

As a school with a special Jewish character, Kadimah School relies on the support and assistance of many community partners. A special thanks to the following organisations who provide resource and support in a multitude of ways:

  • Auckland Hebrew Congregation
  • Beth Shalom
  • Zionist Federation
  • Chevra Kadisha
  • Raye Freedman Trust
  • Joyce Fisher Trust
  • Levene Foundation
  • Keren Or Trust
  • Friedlander Foundation
  • Raynish Trust
  • BA Lewis Trust
  • Bnai Brith