Parent Teachers Association

SUPPORTING

STUDENTS AND SCHOOL

The ANI PTA has been supporting the students and School for many years and in 2009 became a Charitable Entity. The ANI PTA aims to provide financial assistance and additional resources to ensure our students have the best opportunity to succeed in reaching their full potential. 

 

PTA Office Bearers

Julie Rope
Julie Rope
Chairperson
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Ali Hunter
Secretary
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Paul Nixon
Treasurer

PTA Committee Members

Kate Syers WB circle
Kate Syers
Kim Herrick (NB)circle
Kim Herrick
Siva Sritharan (NB)circle
Sive Sritharan
Lata Mistry
Lata Mistry

ANI PTA Fundraising Contributions

For a small group of dedicated parents, the ANI PTA raise a huge amount of money through the chocolate fundraiser, mufti events, socials and a-thons. In the last 4 years over $160,000 has been donated by the PTA for resources that Ministry funding cannot provide.


FUNDS DONATED TO ANI FROM THE PTA:

2020: $40,660
2019: $41,280
2018: $41,670
2017: $36,725

Resources that the ANI PTA have provided

2020

• 4 house teardrop & house flags
• 4 places for students at Y8 camp
• Branded Kit for Sports Tournaments
• Cultural festival resources
• Indian Dance group
• Kapa Haka costumes

• Lunch for Year 8 graduating students
• Upgrade of playground equipment
• Netball court line marking
• Netball hoops
• Upgrade of Outdoor Learning Spaces
• Pasifika costumes

2019

• AIMS
• Arch-gola shelter for the scooter park
• Camp
• Climbing blocks for playground
• Compost bins & gardening projects
• Lunch for Year 8 graduating students
• Outdoor furniture

• Outdoor tables
• Pool matting
• Running club vests
• School Production – Hairspray
• Scooter racks
• Space-net playground climbing frame
• Sports equipment
• The Writer’s Novel

2018

• Basketball nets
• Basketball systems
• Basketball tower
• Cheerleading costumes
• Hall lighting system

• Laptops
• Outdoor furniture
• Soccer nets and goals
• Supper & photobooth for Year 8 Graduation
• Tracksuits
• Water fountains

2017

• BBQ
• Bean bags
• Disco lights
• Dryer
• Headphones
• Online learning resources

• Outdoor furniture
• Outdoor play equipment
• Pasifika costumes
• Robotics
• Shade sails
• Supper for Y8 Graduation

PTA Office Bearers

Julie Rope
Julie Rope
Chairperson

I am a senior physiotherapist with over 20 years neurological clinical experience in the UK and New Zealand. I established a neurological Rehabilitation service  with the vision of creating a neurological clinic supporting the rehabilitation needs of the neurological population. I am currently the Acting CEO, National Clinical  Lead and a Trustee for the Duncan Foundation founded in 2017. www.duncanfoundation.orgThe Foundation is a charitable trust that provides access to clinical  assessment and rehabilitation from disorder-specific clinicians to patients who have been diagnosed with progressive neurological conditions.  

I am also a part of the Neurogenetics Research Clinic research team, working alongside New Zealand’s leading neuromuscular clinical team at the University of  Auckland and Auckland City Hospital. I am proud to lead expert teams of Neurological clinicians in Auckland and across New Zealand.  

When I am not working I enjoy an active lifestyle which includes coaching and watching my daughters play sports of which they are both very keen participants  and spending time with our lovely Dog Vader and as a family escaping to the beach. I have 2 daughters of which both are at ANI this year (yr 7 and yr 8) and as  this is my second year on the ANI PTA, I wanted to be a part of the school as it is only 2 years spent here but 2 very important years and I didn’t want to lose  touch with the school systems, staff and other parents.

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Ali Hunter
Secretary

All three of my children have been through ANI, with my youngest daughter now in Year 8. My son, a keen rugby player, is at Auckland Grammar and my  daughter is at Lynfield College. I have previously been a member of the Three Kings School PTA, where I was the Treasurer, and have been the Secretary of the  ANI PTA for almost 2 years. 

I have a post graduate honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from Victoria University and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from  Waikato University. I love travelling and what started out as a two year OE to the UK, turned into a seven year adventure. During this time I lived and worked in  London and Edinburgh before heading to The Netherlands where I worked for the United Nations (ICTY) International Criminal Court for three years.  

Since arriving back in New Zealand and starting our family, I have been involved with HR and Recruitment, having worked in both agencies, and in-house  recruitment teams across multiple industries, including building products, insurance and veterinary. I’m also involved with career transition services, delivering  workshops and one on one coaching sessions to support people through change to land new and more rewarding careers. 

As a family we enjoy the outdoors, travelling in New Zealand and spending time with family and friends.

paul
Paul Nixon
Treasurer

Currently I run operations for two US based companies, one established and one start-up, working with some of the largest trading firms and exchanges in the  US. My roles cover Finance, HR and Information Security across both companies. I joined the PTA in March and was elected Treasurer.  

Originally from Palmerston North, I moved to Auckland 25 years ago and have spent most of my time here living in East Auckland, currently residing in Orakei.  I love living close to the ocean and the CBD. I share custody of my daughter and our family time is immensely precious to me. She is in her first year at ANI and  we are grateful for the opportunities to learn and grow that the school provides.  

My original background, post-graduation from Massey University, was in HR. Following my move to Auckland, I worked for 3 years at Telecom in project  co-ordination roles prior to spending 20 years in the fitness industry. While I enjoyed my time in the fitness industry, I was ready for a change and in 2017, I  completed a copywriting and online marketing course and set up my own business. This morphed into an opportunity to work with a friend of 25 years based  in the US, which I have been doing ever since.  

I am passionate about learning and personal growth and am always willing to take on new responsibilities and recommendations for books! I am an avid  supporter of the Black Caps and the All Blacks and have a generic interest in most sports, cricket being my passion. I played competitive cricket for Eden-Roskill  for 23 years and now play T20 for Cornwall, purely for the social and camaraderie aspects.  

I’ve enjoyed my time in the PTA so far and look forward to making further contributions to its benefit.

PTA Committee Members

Kate Syers WB circle
Kate Syers

Tēnā koutou katoa 

I have a busy lively family consisting of my husband Hayden and four children. My eldest daughter is year 7 at ANI and my son and twin daughters attend Mt Eden  Normal Primary School. I Whakapapa back to Whakatohea, Opotiki and have lived in Epsom since birth. I attended Epsom Normal Primary School and then ANI.  My time at ANI was extremely formative and I have many fun and positive memories at this school, still holding friendships from back then! I attended Epsom  Girls Grammar and then headed to Otago University and studied Nutrition and Dietetics. In my early 20’s I travelled to London and spent 8 years working and  adventuring with Hayden before moving back in 2009 to live in Mt Eden.  

I am a community spirited person, during my children’s early years I attended Eden Epsom Playcentre for nine years where I held roles of Treasurer and  Coordinator finishing in 2020. It then felt natural to move on and join the PTA at ANI along with managing my daughters Netball team. I look forward to many  years of PTA involvement with ANI in my three children’s future.  

I am very passionate about health and wellbeing, working part time as a Dietitian in private practice (Mint Nutrition and Shelly Beach Practice) supporting clients  with all types of challenging eating behaviours. I work alongside psychologists and other health professionals to support my clients to embrace their bodies and  build a peaceful relationship with food.  

Along with family life I enjoy cooking, keeping fit, playing badminton and spending time with extended whanau and friends.

Kim Herrick (NB)circle
Kim Herrick

I am a proud member of the ANI PTA and Mount Eden Normal Primary School (MENPS) PTA. I have Daughter at ANI in Year 8 and I currently manage her Netball  team. My son is year 4 at MENPS and a keen football player. 

I have over 20 years professional experience working in Human Resources in New Zealand, Australia, Romania and the United Kingdom. I currently work at  KiwiRail in Auckland in Diversity and Inclusion to create a more engaging and inclusive culture for all employees from all walks of life.  

My background is post graduate honors degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from Victoria Univeristy in Wellington. I went to Wellington Girls’  College, and Kelburn Normal Primary school.  

I am a keen ocean swimmer, trail runner, indoor netball player and skier. As a family, we enjoy tennis, skiing, camping and mountain biking. We all enjoy our  stunning beaches in New Zealand including some boogie boarding.

Siva Sritharan (NB)circle
Sive Sritharan

Kia ora koutou, 

My name is Siva Sritharan and I am a Business Transformation Lead at Southern Cross Health Society, a not for profit Health Insurer with a goal of helping New  Zealanders live their healthiest lives. I have a background in public health and financial services and I consider myself very lucky to be able to work with an  incredible team who are focussed on making health and wellness services available and easily accessible to all our members.  

I have one daughter who is a year 8 student at ANI and this is my second year of involvement with the PTA. It has been an amazing opportunity to get some  insight into how the school system runs and to meet some of the other wonderful parents at ANI. Previously I have been involved in the PTA at Maungawhau  School, where my daughter was a student for 5 years. I have also been involved at a committee level in many sports clubs particularly Tennis and Badminton. 

I have lived on and off in Mt Eden for over 15 years – first as a teenager and later moving back when my daughter was 4 years old. Having loved the warmth of  the local community, many walks on our maunga and the vibe of our little village, I am now passionate about contributing back to our community especially  preserving and enriching the places where our tamariki spend their time learning and playing. 

Ngā mihi

Lata Mistry
Lata Mistry

I’m Lata Mistry and I joined the PTA as my son started in year 7 at the school in 2021. I’ve always considered volunteer work an important part of society and  what better way to provide a benefit to the community, than helping out at the local school. Plus it’s a great way to get involved and help make a positive impact  on your own child’s school life. 

My previous volunteer work was with Radio Lollipop (a children’s charity based in hospitals) for eight years and I was elected chairperson of the Radio Lollipop  Starship branch for two years. I also volunteered with Red Cross and delivered the Meals on Wheels service, for five years. As a legal executive, in the Banking  and Finance sector, I’ve worked at a number of law firms and am currently working at a property consultancy company. I’ve studied Horticulture and love  gardening and teaching gardening and enjoyed running gardening workshops at the local primary school. 

My family and I like getting outdoors, exploring new places, running together and spendIng time on my child’s interests and sports.