Board of Trustees


Shelly REEt (Chairperson)

“The more you read, the more you will know, the more you know, the more places you’ll

go.” (Dr Seuss)

I am very grateful to be re-elected to the EBIS Board of Trustees, and privileged to be able to take on the role of Chair as we work together as a new Board to ensure that all of the students who come through EBIS are supported to reach their potential in becoming well-rounded young citizens in our community.

The support and assistance of parents and whanau is central to the achievement of this potential, and I look forward to hearing ideas and receiving feedback on how the Board can better represent, and work, with you. Evans Bay Intermediate is an integral part of our local community, and I personally wish to see the connections to our community grow even stronger.


Sam Hoben

It’s an honor to be on the Evans Bay Intermediate Board, which I joined at the 2019 BOT elections. I have a son in his second year at EBIS in 2019 and a daughter who’ll be at EBIS 2020-21. I’m here to support the ambitions of school staff, students and parents to make our kids’ time here the most rewarding, fun and positively memorable it can be. If you see me out and about, please stop me for a hello and chat.

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Lynda McGregor

e Āti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Scottish and Irish descent.

My name is Lynda McGregor and I am proud to be re-elected to the EBIS Board of Trustees. I am passionate about my community and I am passionate about the schools my two children attend.  I am a single parent of two awesome children, Max and Arabella. I bring to EBIS a background in governance and fundraising.  This year, with the help of friends and whanau we are hoping to open a second hand uniform pop up shop for our community. I love cooking and growing my own produce.  I believe that everyone is responsible for better education outcomes for the children in our community.  That is why I am on the board.



Tim John

Hello, my name is Tim John.

 I spent my first 32 years in South Wales and originally trained as a civil engineer but soon gravitated towards computers and IT. I’ve been an IT Professional for the last 25 years. In 2001, my wife and I emigrated to New Zealand. In 2005 and 2008, our two daughters Zoe and Jessie joined us. Zoe’s past through EBIS and is now year 10 at East while Jessie is enjoying her 1st year at EBIS. Outside ‘normal’ work, I am an avid DIY’er and have spent the last 5 years renovating our house in Miramar by removing the roof and adding a new story, but the two-month build is still ongoing; I think it’s called scope creep … I ride a Triumph motorcycle, have two cats and this is my chance to repay the Eastern Suburbs community by helping the EBIS Board of Trustees. 



Tracey Piper

Thank you for the 2019 EBIS Board vote.

We have a two daughters Year 7 at EBIS and Year 5 at Miramar North School.

I enjoy helping out at school, you will find me volunteering where I can especially if it comes to fundraising, doing arts and crafts or helping teachers and our kids. Let's work as a team with our teaching staff to better our kids journey at EBIS and feel free to stop me for a chat.


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Elize Maritz (Staff Representative)

I have joined EBIS at the start of 2018 and felt right at home from the start. It is a fantastic school that makes it possible for all children to try something new. I have been a teacher for 21 years and have also worked as a teacher aide and a tutor for students with learning difficulties. I have a very soft spot for students who find learning hard and therefor try to find opportunities for each student to achieve success in. I believe that the only test students may never fail, is that of integrity. I love reading, swimming, animals and have a wicked sense of humour!


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Lou Bray-Burns (Principal)

Kia ora koutou, I have been at Evans Bay Intermediate as principal since July 2015, having been principal at 2 other school prior to coming to Evans Bay. I knew when I started, that this was the place I wanted to be. The year 7 and 8 age is great fun to work with, they are so articulate and engaged and are a real joy to be around.

In my spare time i love to walk, tramp and dance. I have a small dog called Murphy and two grown children, one in NZ and the other in America, both of whom I am very close to. I am very proud of them as the adults they have grown into and they are I feel my biggest success in life.

Evans Bay Intermediate has developed in many ways since I have taken over the principal role and I am very proud of all that we have achieved.