School Board

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 strategic plan and policies).

Board meetings are generally held on the third and eighth Thursday of every school term, with an extra meeting at the start and end of the year.  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 uses a 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 school board are:

Kieran Finnigan

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. 

Dax Harris

Dax was brought onto the School Board by selection as a parent representative trustee.  He has two children attending Glen Oroua School and has the responsibility to manage the finance portfolio in addition to his governance role.

Cassandra McTavish

Nigel Will

Shayna Crawford

Andrew Pedley

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 three children attending Glen Oroua School.