Board of Trustees


Filemoni Timoteo – Chairperson
 I have three children attending Marcellin in Years 7, 10 & 13.  My background is in Community and Economic Development and Management Consultancy.  In my varied roles over the last 25 years, I have developed and managed staff, oversaw and delivered complex and diverse projects, developed and implemented policy at central and local government levels, and managed multi-million dollar budgets.  In the last two years, I co-founded a Management Consulting company. As Consulting Director of the company, I work in the area of governance, management, project and programme development with a focus on community and economic development.
Dean Wearmouth – Principal
I am very proud to be the Principal of Marcellin College. I became Principal in term 4 2019 after working at the school as Deputy Principal and before that as HOD Religious Education. I am passionate about Catholic education and have grown to love the Marist charism and how we can shape and grow our rangatahi to be strong in their faith and service; gentle in their actions and support. I love being the leader of a high achieving multicultural school where everybody is valued for who they are and treated as family. Mostly though, its our wonderful students and families who place themsleves in our care that motivate me to make the school the best it can be. 
John Twomey – Proprietor Representative
I have a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science from University of Auckland and since completing my degrees in 1990 I have been working in Banking with a focus on Commercial Banking. I have been at ASB since 1996 and a Regional Manager of Commercial Regions since January 2007. I am currently the Regional Manager for Northern Commercial Banking looking after all Commercial teams North of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. I am married to Kath and we have two daughters at Baradene College. I spent 7 years on the board of Good Shepherd School, Balmoral, while my daughters were there and have been a Proprietors Representative on the Marcellin Board of Trustees since late 2015 and am on the finance and property subcommittees.   
Brenda Mauger – Proprietor Representative
For the last 9 years, I was Principal of a decile two, full Catholic Primary School. During that time I hosted visiting Australian Principals for the Centre for Educational Leadership and lectured 3rd year B. Ed teacher trainees on the challenges and rewards of teaching.  I am married to Graham and have three children. My involvement in education spans 30 years and included teaching leadership studies and presenting at conferences for the NZ Playcentre Federation. Prior to becoming a Principal, I was Head of a Year 7 and 8 Department and Director of School Organisation in a decile 9 Catholic Secondary College. I now work as a consultant for Ahead Associates in many areas including; Principal and Senior Leadership Team Appointments and Appraisal, Senior Leadership Team Review and Restructure, Professional Learning and Development, Curriculum Design and Development and School Self-Review.  
Chrestine Green– Parent Representative
Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Malo E Lelei, Pagbati, Kia Orana, Vanakkam, Namaste, Ni Hao, Greeting My name is Chrisy Green, am a mother of five children with the youngest two attending Marcellin College. I am of Maori/Moriori decent Ngati Mutunga, Te Ati Awa and a trustee of our whanau trust.In working with youth most of my career I have the belief kaupapa (philosophy) of the community brings up the child.I am honoured to be selected as a parent representative on the Board of Trustees and to do the very best for this community.Nga mihi nuiChrisy  
 Claudia Koenig– Parent Representative

My name is Claudia Koenig. My husband Marcus and I have five wonderful children between the ages of six to 16. Our two eldest boys attend Marcellin College, while our three youngest currently attend a Catholic primary school.

I like to think of myself as an organisational and management powerhouse, especially with children. I have always had jobs where I’ve worked closely with kids. As my kids have been younger I worked at my home and in the homes of others and looked after the children of other families. My last job was to manage a kitchen in a daycare center this included to organize, cook and make sure all needs for the kids diet have been well looked after. Through all of this, I have learnt the importance of a strong relationship between children, their families, and the people entrusted with their care and education. A year ago I decided to stop working as a center chef and started managing my own growing family this involves coordinating the kids’ busy schedules, juggling their many sporting and musical engagements and also I’m a director working and office manager of our business.

I will soon have three of my children attending Marcellin College. I’ve nominated myself as a BoT-Parent representative because I am passionate about seeing the important student-parent-school relationship grow. If I am appointed as a representative, I look forward to working with other like-minded parents to ensure Marcellin’s Catholic values are upheld and built upon. I am excited about the future of the school and the children who are the future leaders of our communities.

Richard Brown – Staff Representative
Lesley Sasalu– Student Representative  
Bula Vinaka & Malo e Lelei, my name is Lesley Sasalu and I have been selected as the student representative for 2021. I am in Year 12 and have been attending Marcellin College ever since 2016 as a Year 7. Being selected as the Student Representative was a real privilege and honor to get, because to me this helped me to boost up my confidence and communication skills but also gave me the privilege to speak on behalf of those who don’t have a voice to stand up and speak. This role is important to me because everyone’s opinions and ideas matter so having the opportunity to do so makes me proud to be the Student Representative on the Marcellin College board.

Neill Little – Proprietor Representative  

I grew up in Mt Roskill and the St John Vianney parish completing my schooling at St Therese, Three Kings and Marcellin College (1978 – 1983). I have lived most of my life in central Auckland.

After management studies I worked and travelled overseas before completing a one year program in funeral service with a UK funeral home. I then returned to New Zealand and joined our family business, Davis Funerals, as a fourth generation Funeral Director. I have since had the privilege of a 30 plus year involvement in the funeral profession. I am passionate about the service Davis provides to the Auckland community and in particular, the Catholic community. 

Married to Angela we have three adult daughters schooled at St Michael’s Catholic School and then Baradene College.  Angela has worked for many years as Communications Manager at Sacred Heart College.

During my working career I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve in various roles at an industry association, church and community level. I have held the roles of President and Board member of the Funeral Directors Association of NZ, President of the Rotary Club of Epsom and Chair of the St Michael’s Parish Council.

I’m enjoying a reconnection with my former college and look forward to working alongside my fellow board members and staff as a proprietor representative on the journey ahead.  I’m passionate about developing a strong alumni network for the college and look forward to having this established.

Si’iva Stanley-Schuster – Parent Representative  

Talofa lava, my name is Si’iva Stanley-Schuster, I am a NZ born Samoan with 4 children (2 are school age). One is Year 9 here at Marcellin College, with one more to follow next year. I am a Probation Officer with the Department of Corrections and am currently posted to the family violence team, which is part of a coalition led by NZ Police. I also co-facilitate a Men’s Non Violence programme in the evenings. I have worked for the Ministry of Education and NZ Police for many years before this current role. I am married to a Police Officer who is based in Counties Manukau district. We live in Mangere where I grew up, so I am very familiar with the community. Currently I serve as the Chair Person of Bader Intermediate School Board, where I was a foundation student 40 years prior. I also serve on the Fale Pasifika Women’s Refuge Board which is based in Mangere. My family attend the Mangere Pacific Islander’s Presbyterian Church and my service to the community helps me to stay grounded and ensuring that I do my part in keeping whanau safe, empowered and excited about life.

Meroma Taito – Parent Representative  


Kia ora, my name is Meroma Taito, I am 46 years of age.  I am happily married to my husband Patolo Taito and am of Samoan descent.   

We have five beautiful children ranging from the age of 21 – 13 years of age.   

I am currently in my final year of studying towards a Bachelor of Education (early childhood).  I work full-time as a teacher in training at an early childhood centre and am really enjoying the endless journey of learning.  

My interests involve spending time with family, walks on beaches, reading and watching my children’s jiujitsu, rugby and league journeys.  My husband and I voluntarily assist families in our local community that are in need of assistance.

I value my faith, family and education.  These aspects are important to me because they are my support systems faith, family and wisdom.    


Bernie Tovio – Parent Representative    

Talofa lava.  I am an old girl of Marcellin College having attended with my five younger brothers a few years back. I am a first generation NZ Born Samoan, a mother of four children aged between 11-29 years, and a super proud nana of a five-year-old granddaughter.  My son Darius is currently in Year 7 and thoroughly enjoying his time at Marcellin, while my daughters are all grown up.  My background has primarily been within the Social Services Sector as a Public Servant and a Contracted Service Provider having worked with Ministries of Social Development, Education, Justice and Housing.  I have over 30 years operational and strategic management experience with have a high level of business administration skills.  I have held a number of Governance roles having served as a Parent Representative on a Board of Trustees (6 years), Council Member on the MIT Board of Council (14 years), Counties Manukau DHB Health Committees (7 years), Pacific Sub-Committees for MIT and DHB, and am currently an Accredited Provider with the New Zealand Schools of Trustees Association.  

As my children have grown up over the years, I found myself volunteering as a sports coach (school, club, representative levels), team manager (up to NZ Level), provincial administrator, tour manager, running touch modules, been a taxi driver, caterer, uniform distributor etc.  You name it, I’ve done it.  Anything so our kids, and everyone else’s kids could play.  Because of my extensive skills and experience, I am currently extremely honoured at being able to work within the sport sector, as the General Manager of CLM Community Sport, one of the four partners to the Auckland Approach to Community Sport for the Counties Manukau Region.  I have the privilege of leading and working alongside our team of 25 staff using sport, active recreation and play as a vehicle to engage our community groups, churches, primary/intermediate/secondary schools, sports clubs, key agencies and organisations.



The Marcellin College Board of Trustees will meet on the following dates at 6:00pm in the School Boardroom.

Term 1

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Term 2

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Term 3

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Term 4

Wednesday 3  November 2021

Wednesday 24  November 2021



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