Board Of Trustees 2016
Christine Wilson-Greatbatch - Chairperson
Aaron Krahagen - Deputy Chairperson
Dr Jack Dzenis
Murray Overton - Principal
Hayley Henderson - Staff Representative
Tracey Moore - Secretary
Boards of Trustees are accountable to parents and caregivers, their local communities, the Minister of Education and the Ministry of Education, other government agencies and the public, for their actions and performance.
The board is the employer of all the school’s staff and is responsible for:
- setting the school's strategic and policy direction in consultation with parents, staff and students
- ensuring that the school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students
- overseeing the management of curriculum, staff, property, finance and administration
- constantly monitoring and reviewing progress against targets to inform future planning.
The board has a charter, which sets out long-term goals and annual targets determining the school’s priorities. The board monitors and report annually to its community and the Ministry of Education on progress towards those goals and targets.
The Board typically meets once a month between February and December. Board of trustees’ meetings are open to the public. However, the meeting will be closed to the public when the board is discussing confidential matters.
Standing for election
Anyone who wants to stand for election as a school trustee must confirm that, to the best of their knowledge, they are eligible to be a trustee. You don’t need to have a child at the school, or be a parent, to be a trustee. Sections 103 and103A of the Education Act 1989 list the categories of people who aren’t eligible to be elected, appointed or co-opted as trustees.
Board elections are held every three years. If you’d like to be on our school’s board of trustees, watch out for the next election which will be advertised on the Ministry of Education’s website or New Zealand School Trustees Association’s website and through our school newsletter, website and Facebook page.
Occasionally board members resign before their three-year term is up. If this happens, the board may hold a by-election to fill the casual vacancy. This will be advertised in the school newsletter and/or on this school website.
If you’re interested in joining our Board, please contact Tracey Moore (temporary Board of Trustees Secretary) in the first instance.