Westland High School Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees 2017
Latham Martin
Chairperson
Elected Trustee
Kim Judd
Deputy Chair
Elected Trustee
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Trevor Jones
Principal
Trustee
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Michael Waller
Staff Trustee
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Rhys McAuliffe
Student Trustee
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Carol Martin
Elected Trustee
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Ellie Sutton
Elected Trustee

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Susan Wallace
Co-opted Trustee
Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio
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Phil Johnston-Coates
Co-opted Trustee

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Dave Ritchie
Co-opted Trustee
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Lisa Chant
Minutes Secretary
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Meeting Calendar

Committee

Date

Time

Place

Board of Trustees

20 February 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

20 March 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

24 April 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

22 May 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

19 June 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

24 July 2017

(postponed)

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

21 August 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

25 September 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

24 October 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

20 November 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

Board of Trustees

14 December 2017

6:00pm

WHS Staffroom

  Minutes Folder Link:  Board of Trustees' Minutes

WHS Board of Trustee Minutes

Minutes Archive 

What is a school board of trustees? 

Every state and state-integrated school in New Zealand has a board of trustees.

School board membership includes elected parent representatives, an elected staff representative and the principal. If the school has students above year 9, the board also includes a student representative

What do trustees do?

First and foremost a board is accountable for student progress and achievement to its parents and community. The board has the overall responsibility for the school. This includes legal obligations covering curriculum, property, personnel, finance and health and safety.

Here are some specific things the board does:

  • Sets the strategic direction and long-term plans for the school and monitors the board’s progress against them.
  • Monitors and evaluates student progress and achievement.
  • Oversees the management of staff, property, finances, curriculum and administration.
  • Ensures that the educational needs and aspirations of Māori learners, Pasifika learners and learners with special education needs are identified, planned for and met.
  • Fulfils 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.

What skills do trustees need?

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 to ensure effective processes for planning, monitoring, reporting and reviewing the school’s performance are in place.

Also Check out http://www.trustee-election.co.nz/ for more information regarding trusteeship

Who can become a trustee?

Parents, caregivers and people from the wider community can be nominated for election to a school board. Your school will be happy to help you find out more about standing for election or nominating someone else.

How is a board elected?

The school staff and parents elect boards of trustees every three years.

All parents of students who are enrolled full-time in a state or state-integrated school can and should vote in the elections for parent representatives.

Click on the this link for an easy to understand parent guide on the roll of the board of trustees: http://resources.nzsta.org.nz/Parent_Guide/