News from the Board
4 March 2019
Kai ora school whanau,
We hope that your year has started well and your children have settled into school. Thank you for choosing our school – our goal is that every child will be able to grow through quality teaching and a safe and fun school environment.
Much is happening in the life of our school, so we thought we’d update you on a few things.
In the first week of term, the Education Review Office (ERO) visited our school to undertake their triennial audit. It was a very transparent process and the Board feels that the ERO team understood who we are as a school and what we’re trying to achieve. Overall, we were encouraged by the process. The full report will be out in a few months time. A big thank you to all the teaching, support and admin staff for the brilliant way they hosted our ERO guests – all in the very first week of a new year! Well done.
Bottom Block Refurbishment
Our last communication to you mentioned the delays we have experienced with this project due to a funding shortfall. In the past few months we have been exploring new funding options. We have also been looking at different approaches to some of the renovations we want to make, hoping to save money. We still remain confident that we will begin a refurbishment of bottom block this year. We do appreciate your patience on this one!
2019 Board Elections
On June 7 this year, the school will hold an election for a new Board of Trustees. This only happens once every three years, so this is a great opportunity for you to become more involved in the leadership of our school. As a Board member, you will contribute to the overall strategic direction of the school, make decisions on how our Ministry funding is spent and be responsible for the education of our students. For me personally it’s been a fantastic experience, and I would like to encourage you to think about standing for election to the school Board.
We will be hosting an information night about this Monday 1st April from 6.30pm-7.30pm (in the staffroom). The Board will share more about what it means to be a School Trustee and what you can expect. Please come along to find out more.
We love to hear your feedback about our school, so please get in touch with us if you have any questions or great ideas!
On behalf of the Board,
Stephen Opie, Board Chair
Here you can read and download the agenda for our next Board of Trustees meeting on Monday 20th May 2019 at 5.30pm – please note this agenda will be available one week prior to the meeting and will be subject to change.
Here you can read and download the Minutes taken at our Board of Trustees meetings – just click on any of the buttons. Archived copies of the Minutes are kept in the office.