All of New Zealand's state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.
At the start of the year the decision was made to focus on six areas of priority over the coming year.
- Working with the school management to develop a Master property plan (including community liaison processes)
- Overseeing school self-review processes (including working with the learning advisory committee)
- Consolidating Board processes and updating the Trustee Handbook as required
- Developing a communications plan for the Board so there is more of a connection between Board activities and our community.
- Developing processes so the Board can review its own performance.
- Taking responsibility for the Principal's appraisal.