Board of Trustees 

Welcome

Please take some time to learn who is on the Board of Trustees, what their responsibilities are and you can be involved. 

Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.00 pm in the school staffroom. Parents are welcome to attend as observers and may apply for speaking rights by emailing trustees@wgp.school.nz


 

Key Responsibilities

What is 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. A Board is made up of the principal, a number of elected parent trustees and an elected staff trustee.

What is the Board’s role?
The Board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the schools 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.

What is the Board’s main objective?
To ensure that every student at the school is able to attain his or her highest possible standard in educational achievement.

What does the Board not do?
The Board is not directly involved in the day to day running of the school. A school's principal is the Board's chief executive in relation to the school's control and management and he or she has complete discretion to manage the school's day-to-day administration.


The Board’s focus is governance - What do we want to achieve?
The principal’s focus is management - How are we going to get there?

Meet the Board 

Elections

Boards of trustees must hold elections for parent and staff trustees every three years (i.e. at each triennial election). A board may also decide to adopt a mid-term (staggered) election cycle where half the parent representatives are elected at a mid-term election (18 months after the triennial election) and the remainder are elected at the triennial election.

Whangaparaoa School will hold elections for the Board in 2022.

Meeting Minutes

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.00 pm in the school staffroom. Parents are welcome to attend as observers and may apply for speaking rights.

Click on the year and month to download archived minutes below.

2019

December 

November 26.11.19

October 29.10.19. 

16.10.19

September 

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

AprilNo meeting

March 2019

February

27.2.19

4.2.19   

 

 

2018

DecemberNo meeting   

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

AprilNo Meeting

March 2018

February 2018