Who we are and what we do
NZSTA is a membership-based national organisation representing the interests of its member boards. Membership of NZSTA is open to boards of trustees of any New Zealand State, State Integrated or Partnership School | Kura Hourua.
School boards of trustees are the largest single group of crown entities in the country, accountable directly to the government and the local community for the quality of education in their school. There are approximately 18,000 people currently serving on 2,425 state and state integrated school boards. Approximately 2,232 school boards of trustees are NZSTA member boards of (92 percent of the total number).
NZSTA has a contract with the Ministry of Education to deliver a fully integrated range of services free to all boards of trustees to support and enhance boards’ capability in governance and employment. NZSTA is also an active party in relevant education related decisions and national policy formulation and works alongside the Ministry of Education in negotiating Collective Agreements with unions.
NZSTA is a not for profit incorporated society with charitable trust status.
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