Contacting the Board
If you are unable to email then written messages can be left at the office.
All New Zealand state and state-integrated schools are required to have a Board of Trustees under the New Zealand Education Act.
What does the Board do?
Essentially the Board governs the school whilst the Principal manages the day to day running of the school. The Board is the Crown entity responsible for the governance of the school. The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school, overseeing the management of personnel, property, finance and administration. It is the Board’s responsibility to deal with employment matters, as well as ensuring the school communicates effectively with the community. The Board are required to manage the school according to the school charter and the National Administration Guidelines (NAGs) stipulated by the Ministry of Education.
Meetings are held twice a term on a Thursday at 6:30 pm at school. Meeting dates are posted in the school newsletter. Members of the school community are welcome to attend and observe at any Board meeting.
First speak to the relevant staff member, and then the Principal, before taking your concerns to Board level.
Who is on the Board?
Trustees are elected by the parent community. The Board of Trustees is made up of five parent representatives, one staff representative and the Principal