Fly Further Together

MA TE HURUHURU, KA RERE TE MANU
ADORN THE BIRD WITH FEATHERS SO IT MAY FLY

O LE TELE O SULU E MAUA AI FIGOTA
THE MORE TORCHES WE HAVE (WHEN FISHING AT NIGHT), THE MORE FISH WE CATCH
THE MORE WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY, THE MORE WE ACHIEVE


[Posted 16 May 2019]

Kia Ora Koutou

The Kowhai Board of Trustees welcomes nominations for the upcoming Board Elections.

The Kowhai Board has three Parent Trustee positions available, and we would like to encourage Kowhai Parents who wish to get involved in the school to put their names forward.

Trustees are active leaders in their schools and need to work well in a team, ask challenging questions and have good communications skills. Boards need a balance of skills and experiences around the table to ensure effective processes for planning, monitoring, reporting and reviewing of the school’s performance are in place. 

Key Dates: Nominations closed at 12 noon 24 May 2019.  Voting closed at 12 noon 7 June 2019.

Process & Nomination Details: Nomination letters will be sent by mail before or on 10 May 2019.  Please return nominations with a brief statement (up to 400 words) and a photo of the candidate to the returning officer before the closing date.

Returning Office Contact: Juanita Potgieter,  09 8467534, email: [email protected]

Who can become a trustee?

Parents, caregivers, and people from the wider community can put their name forward to be on a school board during the board of trustee elections.

What do trustees do?

The board is accountable to its parents and community and for student progress and achievement. Here are some specific things a board does:

  • Sets the strategic direction and plans for the school and monitors the school’s progress against them.

  • Monitors and evaluates student achievement progress

  • Oversees the management of staff, property, finances, curriculum, and administration.

  • Ensures that the educational needs and aspirations of Maori learners, Pasifika learners, and learners with special learning

    and behavior needs are identified, planned for and met.

  • Fulfillment of the intent of the Treaty of Waitangi by valuing and reflecting New Zealand’s dual cultural heritage.

  • Appoints and supports the principal and assesses their performance.


    For more information please visit www.trustee-election.co.nz

    Ngā manaakitanga

    Wade Gillooly

    Kowhai Board Chair


The Role of the Board of Trustees

Boards of trustees play a critical role in partnership with the school principal to ensure all children at the school succeed.
The responsibility of a Board is that of governance and overview of management of the school via the Charter and Annual Plan prepared by the Board with reference to the stakeholder groups at the school.
Daily management of the school is the responsibility of the principal and the teacher team. A Board member is not expected or required to spend time involved in day to day management of school activities.
The Board meets from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm on Monday evenings once a month from February to December. There may be occasional additional meetings due to special projects etc which may involve the Board.
The Board environment is friendly and encourages input from all Board members. The Board is a member of the New Zealand School Trustees Association (“NZSTA”) and has access to all training material, courses and expert advice offered by the NZSTA. 

The current Board of Trustees members are:

  • Wade Gillooly (Chairperson)

  • Louise Broad (Principal)

  • Nicholas Taylor

  • Michael Taia

  • Tui Gilling

  • Ivala Vaaelua

  • Marieta Taulupoo-Pama

  • Martyn Nash

  • Andrea Fulton (Staff Representative)

Wade Gillooly is the board chair and can be contacted via [email protected] 

The school charter is a document which sets out the mission, aims, objectives and intentions of the school.

The analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a commentary on previous year's goals and targets.

Financial Information

If you wish to receive a copy of our latest Audit report please email our Executive Officer with your postal address at [email protected] and one will be posted out to you.

Meeting Dates

These usually occur on the third Monday of each month February through to December. Please check the calendar on the homepage.