Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for seven key work areas in the school, which are:

  • development and ongoing review of the school charter.

  • monitoring and reviewing your school’s progress.

  • putting in place a policy framework.

  • employing the principal.

  • managing assets.

  • ensuring your school’s legal compliance.

  • implementing the National Education Guidelines

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Huirangi School is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of five elected trustees, a staff representative and the Principal. Trustees are elected for a three-year term. Elections are held every 18 months as the school runs a staggered cycle to ensure continuity of good governance.

THE ROLE OF THE BOARD

The Board is responsible for governing the school and in consultation with parents, staff and students sets the educational vision, values and direction through the School Charter. There are two Board meetings a term, which are advertised in our school newsletter.

THE SCHOOL CHARTER

The Charter includes long-term goals and annual targets for the strategic management of curriculum, personnel, finance, property and administration that ensure the provision of a safe, inclusive environment and quality education for all students.

The Principal and staff are responsible for delivering on the Charter and annual targets, supported by the Board of Trustees.

Educational leadership and management of the school are the responsibility of the Principal.

ANNUAL REPORT

Each year the Board prepares a report that includes a summary of the progress the school has made in relation to goals and targets that support student achievement.

COMMUNICATION

The Board welcomes communication from parents in relation to the overall governance of the school. Contact can be made via the school office at Ph. 06 7520606. Copies of meeting minutes are available at the school office.

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Zara Ryan: Chairperson
  • Sharon Williams: Parent Representative
  • Karla Gichard: Parent Representative
  • Kate Topia: Parent Representative
  • Shaun Johnson: Parent Representative
  • Natalie Looney: Principal
  • Kristy Barnao: Staff Representative