All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school and is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and for ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.
Every three years state and state integrated school communities elect their parent and staff trustees to help govern their schools. Our next election is to be held this year – 2019.
Korari: This is a programme (workshop) that provides you with governance training to help you understand the role of school boards of trustees.
The New Zealand School Trustees Association NZSTA will be rolling out workshops for Korari in March/April this year. NZSTA will support anyone who advises them that they are interested in becoming a trustee, by way of the workshops but also providing access to their Learning Management System where online modules re. school governance, student achievement etc. can be completed.
If you would like more information about this programme and the support available you can complete the Korari form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org