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.

ERO Visit

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.

Nominations for parent representatives close at noon on Friday 24th May 2019. The nomination form should include the school name Hampton Hill School and School Profile Number 2852 and should be posted or delivered to the Returning Officer, Hampton Hill School, 4 Rimu Street, Tawa, Wellington 5028.

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 5th August 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.