The School Board is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The Board's key areas of contribution are in Representation, Leadership, Accountability, and the Employer Role. It is responsible for student achievement (monitored through data and analysis in the Principal's report) and setting the strategic direction of the school (through our charter and policies).
Board meetings are generally held on the third and eighth Thursday of every school term, with an extra meeting in the first week of Term 1 and the sixth week of Term 4. Notice of meetings is in the school newsletter.
Elections are held every three years and any parent or community member may stand as long as they are nominated by a parent or caregiver of a currently enrolled student. The school board recently adopted the staggered election cycle which means that 3 parent representative trustees are elected in a triennial election year (any year divisible by 3), and 2 parent representative trustees are elected during a mid-term election.
If you think you might be interested in becoming a trustee please check out this 5 minute video from the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA):
Our current Board of Trustees are:
Kate was elected our staff board member, by our staff at the last election. The staff board member brings a staff perspective to the board in the same way that parent elected representative bring a parent view. The staff representative is a full member of the board with the same roles and responsibilities as other board members.
Kieran is a parent representative trustee on our school board. He has one children currently attending Glen Oroua School, and one about to start. He looks after the Property portfolio in addition to his governance role.
Renee is a parent representative trustee on our school board. She has one child currently attending Glen Oroua School and looks after the Grants portfolio in addition to her governance role.
Andrew was elected the presiding member (chairperson) of our school board at the start of 2021. With a long standing family connection to the school as a former student himself, Andrew currently has four children attending Glen Oroua School.
Cassandra is a parent representative trustee on our school board. She has two children currently attending Glen Oroua School and looks after the Health and Safety portfolio in addition to her governance role.
Dion was elected to the School Board as a parent representative trustee. He has one child attending Glen Oroua School and has the responsibility to manage the finance portfolio in addition to his governance role.