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: http://www.minedu.govt.nz/Boards.aspx

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 16 August 2017 – Community Update

2018 Open Day

The Board was pleased with the large turnout of prospective students and parents at the annual open day on Saturday 5th August.  We were especially impressed with the commitment and pride of our students as they guided students and parents around the school.  Our thanks to staff who contributed to this day.

Spring Gala Concert

A wonderful concert was held in the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Wednesday 9th August.  This was a wonderful presentation of our many students’ musical talents.  The evening was also preceded by a reunion of past pupils from the 1960s and 1970s.  It was great to catch up with them.  At the reunion, the college launched the Lindsay Adams Academic Endowment Fund.  This fund is managed by the Glendowie College Development Trust.  It was set up to help the college attract and retain the highest quality teachers for our students, a task which the Board recognises is getting harder for the college.

Science Block Frustration

The Ministry has advised that its final approval for this project (11 new classrooms) has fallen behind by another month.  Having appointed the architect, JASMAX, in January, the Board is highly frustrated that we have yet to discuss the design of the building due to delays by Ministry officials.  We will be starting to increase pressure on the Ministry as the need for the new classrooms is overdue and urgent.

Sydney Festival

The Board congratulates our students who travelled to Sydney in the last school holidays where they competed in an international music festival and won a gold award.  Many thanks to Mrs Myrhe and the other staff who travelled with the students.

Steve Collier
Board of Trustees Chairperson

 

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