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Trustee Elections

December 2017

Our school’s vision is “To Grow the Heart, the Mind and the Spirit”

Kia tipu ai te ngakau, te hinengaro me te wairua

Trusteeship at Green Bay School

Green Bay School have opted for a staggered election cycle where half of the Parent Representatives retire and are eligible to stand for re-election every 18 months.  We are now looking for 3 Parent Trustees willing to stand for a 3 year term. You do not need to be a parent to stand for election.

Nomination form, which will be posted to all parents/caregivers on or are available from the office.

At the conclusion of our Board Meeting on Wednesday 25th October 2017, we will be holding a briefing and Q & A session for prospective new Trustees.  This meeting is at 7pm.  We would encourage any prospective Trustees to attend this meeting to gain an understanding of the way the Board works and what is involved in being a Trustee.

What makes a good School Trustee?

Trustees are committed individuals who can give their time, want to make a difference,

and may have the following skills and attributes which will add value to a Board:

Attributes:

  • An external, work based perspective.
  • A willingness to challenge assumptions.
  • A willingness to promote innovation.
  • A willingness to listen.
  • A desire to represent and help their community.
  • An ability to work in a team.
  • A genuine interest in the school and in raising our achievement standards.

Our School has established a clear distinction between Management and Governance.

Management of the school is performed by the Principal, with help from his Deputy Principal, Associate Principal, SENCO and Whanau and Curriculum Leaders.  They are responsible for the day to day running of the school and for making sure that the policies as established by the Board and guidelines set by Government are adhered too.  The Principal reports to the whole Board.

The Board is responsible for Governance, which includes:

  • Setting the vision and providing strategic leadership.
  • Developing a set of policies for all curriculum areas, for effectively managing the resources entrusted to it and to ensure the wellbeing of staff and students.
  • Ensuring that the school complies with all     legal and policy requirements.
  • A focus on student achievement above

    all else.

  • The key areas of work for the Board are:
  • Setting and reviewing the vision, mission and values, in consultation with the school community.
  • Setting out a credible Strategic Plan.
  • Approve and monitor the Annual Plan.
  • Development and continual review of the general policy direction.
  • Monitor and evaluate student learning outcomes.
  • Appoint, assess the performance of and nurture the Principal.
  • Act as good employer.s
  • Provide governance over the school’s finances, property and other material resources.
  • Approve major policies and curriculum initiatives.
  • Manage risks to the wellbeing of staff and             pupils and to the school’s material resources.
  • Ensure that good quality professional development is delivered to Management, Staff and the Board.

Build strong links with the community.

Exercise governance in a way that fulfils the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi by valuing and reflecting New Zealand’s dual cultural heritage.

Our Board currently meets at 6:30pm, typically on the third Wednesday of each month (An incoming board will re-evaluate this and set meeting times to suit the needs of the members).

We need trustees who are focused on supporting teaching and learning and the ongoing improvement of student achievement.

Please ask for a nomination form at the school office.

For further information, please contact:

Board Chair: Amelia Day

Ph: 021430321

Returning Officer:   Marilyn Logan

marilyn@greenbay.school.nz

 Ph: 817 6666 etn 202

NZ School Trustees Association:www.nzsta.org.nz

Nomination forms will be posted to every parent or caregivers registered on the roll as at 1st November 2017.




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