by Mount Aspiring College


Niamh Shaw has been elected Chair of the MAC School Board.

Niamh Shaw has been elected Chair of the Te Kura o Tititea Mount Aspiring College School Board following the completion of Dr Ian Hall’s tenure as a co-opted member of the Board.

Niamh says she is looking forward to continuing the fine work of Dr Ian Hall in his role as Chair.

“Ian has been an exemplary board chair and provided outstanding governance and guidance of the board members and the senior leadership of the college. Like Ian, I am committed to ensuring excellent governance of the college with a focus on wellbeing and communication.”

First elected to the Te Kura o Tititea Mount Aspiring College School Board in 2022, Niamh brings extensive governance experience to her new role, including a three-year term as a Queenstown-Lakes District Councillor from 2019-22 and as current Chair of Path Wānaka | Ara ki Wānaka.

Niamh says that supporting programmes and policies for students and staff that build resilience around risks facing young people was a focus for her.

“I believe the most healthy and positive outcomes for our young people are achieved when we have open engagement among students, teachers, staff, parents, caregivers, whānau, and the wider community.

“As a board, we recognise parents and caregivers and the broader community as our partners in supporting our young people to strive for success and achieve their personal goals.

“The current leadership of the college is working hard to ensure an inclusive and sustainable learning environment supported by wide-ranging pastoral care.

“It’s wonderful to see students engaging in the many facets of college life and reflecting the school’s values in the way they support each other.

“Our aim is to provide a place for every student to grow and be proud of who they are.”

Niamh’s tenure as Chair is for one year after which a further election will take place.

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