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Board of Trustees

article picmonkeyed 2The Board of Trustees are given power under the Education Act 1989 Section 75 to control the management of the school. They are the legal bodies (body corporate) with legal obligations to govern the school in accordance with the Acts and Regulations of Parliament and within the schools own charter.

The Board of Trustees

Chairperson Linda Glasgow
Acting Principals

Sandra Jamieson

Suzanne Newton

Members Don Van Onselen, Audra Given,  Fareena Taukamo, Rebecca Roper-Gee and Ashley Masters (Staff Trustee)
Board Secretary Shelley Wilson

What We Do

The Board of Trustees acts on behalf of both the school community and the Ministry of Education. We are accountable for providing an environment that enables our students to achieve. We have overall responsibility for the school, including certain legal obligations covering property, safety, personnel, school finances, and reporting to the Ministry and the school community. Each year, we must send an annual report to the MoE and to our school community. You can read it here.

The Board has a hand in ensuring effective delivery of the curriculum, establishing strategic goals, developing and reviewing policies, monitoring performance, employing staff, and supporting the principal in the management of the school. Practically, this means that we make decisions in a range of areas, from what the school’s educational targets will be, what to spend money on, and planning for the future. We do this while keeping the best interests of the school, our students, and our school community in sight at all times.

In 2012, the Board has seen the completion of our most successful ever ERO review; the completion of purchasing ActivBoardand interactive whiteboards and digital devices for each classroom, as well as the planning of a large new challenging playground.

In 2013 we had a new playground installed which was then completed in 2014 with the addition of a flying fox. Since the quakes we have had our fields repaired and four new classrooms on site to cater for the large increase in new students. In 2015 we will begin our building refurbishment as part of the Christchurch Renewal Plan. This will include the demolition of our Rakau block and the building of a new learning studio, which will include a multi purpose/hall space, library and learning spaces for up to 300 students. Our Kakano block will also be remodelled to provide more flexibility for our learning programmes.

You can read more about our plans for this year in our charter

Board Meetings

Meetings of the Board of Trustees are usually held on Thursday the fourth and eighth week of each Term at 7.00 pm in the staffroom. The meetings are advertised in the school newsletter at least a week prior to the meeting. All parents and caregivers are most welcome to attend the Board meetings. 

Click here for the current agenda.

Minutes of Board of Trustees meeting:

Next meeting scheduled for 14 November 2017, 5:30 pm

28 September 2017

31 August 2017

6 July 2017

1 June 2017

8 April 2017

2 March 2017