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

August Meeting : Wednesday 14 August 2019 – Community Update

The Board met on Wednesday 14 August for a very busy meeting which included the following matters:

  • New Student Trustee
    The Board welcomed Laura Oh as the new student trustee.  Laura will be in year 13 next year.
  • Principal’s Feedback - Woolf Fisher Fellowship
    The principal gave feedback on his recent fellowship to Canada, USA and UK, including his attendance at a leadership course at Harvard University.
  • Year 11 Curriculum and Assessment
    The Board listened to, and supported, the college’s recommendation to replace Level 1 NCEA with a locally developed curriculum and assessment.
  • Cellphone-free Policy
    The Board discussed and supported the college’s proposal to make the college 'cellphone-free' during the school day.
  • Learning Support Coordinators
    The Board was pleased to hear that the college has been included in the first tranche of Learning Support, an initiative of Minister Tracy Martin.
  • China Trip 2021
    The Board gave initial approval for the proposed Business Studies trip to China in 2021.

The Board is aware that a lot is happening at the college as the school continues to grow, and the education system in New Zealand is rapidly changing.  It is pleased that the two major construction projects are almost under way and, the Board looks forward to the new Science Block, Weights Rooms and Garages becoming a reality at the college.

Garry Ivill
Board of Trustees Chairperson


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