Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school.  The Board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students.  The Board is also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.

The structure of the Glendowie College Board of Trustees is as follows:

  • Five Parent Elected Trustees
  • The Principal
  • One Staff Elected Trustee
  • One Student Elected Trustee (Annual election)
  • Co-opted Trustees  (currently none)

The Board normally meet eight times per year, and also operate a 'Finance and Property' sub-committee.  Parents and other members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend the Board meetings as observers.

Further information on the role of the Board can be found here:

Glendowie College's Board of Trustees Election Information leaflet may be downloaded here

Click here to contact the Board via email.


Latest News

December Meeting : Tuesday 3 December 2019 – Community Update

Dear Glendowie College Community,

With senior exams completed and the junior school winding down for the summer holidays, the Glendowie College Board of Trustees has been active with meetings and supporting the various end of year events.

The Year 13 Leavers’ Dinner was a fantastic evening for students and their families to celebrate the completion of five years at Glendowie College, and the junior school awards ceremony celebrated academic excellence amongst our Year 9 & 10 students.

In the last Board of Trustees communication, we talked in broad terms about the longer term property vision we have for the school.  This includes a new learning centre, student wellbeing centre, whare wananga, new staffroom, new food technology rooms, cafeteria, and modernised English and Media Studies spaces.  These projects all became a sudden and unexpected step closer to being a reality when last week, out of the blue, the government announced a new funding package for school building upgrades, with Glendowie College receiving a welcome $400,000 funding boost.  To say that the Board of Trustees was shocked and stunned is an understatement – however we know exactly how to use this Christmas present from the government.

Glendowie College is in great shape – primarily because we have wonderful staff lead extremely well by an excellent senior leadership team.  In order to express the community’s appreciation of our staff and leadership team, the Board of Trustees hosted a morning tea and presented gifts to all staff.

With a short time left before Christmas and the summer holidays, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy 2020.  Special wishes to the senior students who will be spending their Christmas holidays in Nepal.


Kind regards,

Garry Ivill
Board of Trustees Chairperson


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