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:
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: http://www.minedu.govt.nz/Boards.aspx
Glendowie College's Board of Trustees Election Information leaflet may be downloaded here.
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May Meeting : Wednesday 15 May 2019 – Community Update
The meeting opened with a presentation from Lesley Walker on the International Student Programme at GDC. The college is well regarded in this environment with student achieving great results including two scholarships last year, one in Geography and one in Calculus. The students attending GDC come from across the globe with 5 countries from South American, 9 from Asia, 2 from the Pacific, 4 European and Russia, and interest is coming out of Scandinavia.
The new courts are up and running and have been well received by students who are now using them. Speaking of sports, this year we again have a really high participation rate, in order to support the various teams we do need to have volunteer help from parents and caregivers, particularly around transporting teams to and from games. Thanks to everyone who is managing a team this year, your help is really appreciated. If you have child(ren) playing sports, please work with your team manager(s) with regards to game day transport, so that the commitment of the teams through their training is supported and being able to play games.
As we head to the middle of the year, the parent donations are behind what was expected as well as what was received to the same time last year. Thank you to everyone who has paid their donation, this is appreciated, the BOT will be sending out donation letters in the next week to explain the importance of these donation to the college.
For the senior students, their annual ball is coming up in a couple of weeks, and it is looking like being the biggest one to date, a huge thank you to Mrs Rothtbart and the Ball Organising Committee for the work you have put into this event.
Finally, the tender requests have been issued for the Science Block, these will be reviewed and the tender awarded, and we are looking at a start of this project in July. This has been a very long journey, I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this, your commitment and support has helped us to this point.
Steve CollierBoard of Trustees Chairperson
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