Welcome to the world of school governance and trusteeship

Nau mai ki te ao kāwana me te tiaki kura

Congratulations on being elected as part of a school board as a trustee.

It may seem rather daunting to start, with all the terms and processes which can seem so foreign and difficult to grasp, but we have good news! We are here to help and support you and your board of trustees.

Explore our website; it's packed with information, resources, learning modules and even videos designed to upskill and enable trustees and boards in their crucial role so that all our students are given the best possible opportunities to reach their individual highest possible potential in education.

We also offer one-on-one professional development and support to boards in governance and employment areas, along with a nationally delivered series of workshops - start with Governance Essentials in your region.

Boards are encouraged to have a governance framework that clearly defines the roles of governance and management and the expectations of these relationships.

The commitment you have made to trusteeship carries with it a responsibility to perform this role to the highest possible level have a look at the Trusteeship Guide (members only). 

Need to advise an update for your Board of Trustees? 

Complete Appendix 2 - Change in Membership of Board of Trustees. This online form is to be completed for every new trustee that takes office following any parent, staff or student election; any parent, staff or student by-election, any co-option or selection to a casual vacancy of a trustee, and when there is a change in principal or chair. 

Log-in to our Learning Management System and complete the Welcome aBoard module.

Note: the form does not have to be completed for re-elected trustees.

For governance advice contact 0800 782 435 (option1) and for employment advice contact 0800 782 435 (option 2)


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