I believe it is a great privilege to be a parent representative on the WHHS board of trustees. I have not previously been on a board of trustees but I am enjoying the challenge. My connection to the school is through my two boys who are students here, one in Year 11 and one in Year 9. I have been involved in School camps and the two rugby trips to Malaysia as parent helper. Also I have been actively involved in the Cactus mentoring programme held at the school over the past three years. As a Police officer with over 20 years experience this programme has assisted in removing some of the barriers between youth and Police. I am currently the officer in charge of youth and community sections at Rotorua. I have experience in human resource matters, rock on truancy programme, coordinated emergency management systems and conflict resolution to name a few. I enjoy finding better ways of doing things and improving areas that need it..
Kia Ora my name is Roger Ngatai,
I am a Western Heights High School old boy. I am also the proud father of 2 girls, my oldest girl Renee was the deputy head girl, captain of the IX hockey team, and is the current IX hockey coach. My youngest daughter Leah is currently in year 12.
I have a passion for sports and education. I am actively involved in the Ngongotaha community as the coach of the Ngongotaha Senior A rugby team and as a member of WaitetiMarae.
I am the operations Co-ordinator for Kop-Coat NZ based at Red Stag Timber. I have held this position for 5 years.