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

June Meeting : Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Community Update

Wednesday was the first meeting of the Board of Trustees after the recent elections. We welcomed our two new parent Trustees, Campbell Gough and Warwick Beadle, as well as Moana Oh, Garry Ivill and Matt Veal returning for a second term as parent Trustees.  We join Mrs Bridget Rothbart (Staff Trustee), Fletcher Milne-Ulrich (Student Trustee) and Mr Gordon Robertson (Acting Principal).

Garry Ivill has been appointed as the new Board Chairperson, and Matt Veal as Deputy Chairperson.

The Board would like to thank Steve Collier (former Chairperson) and Anne van der Straaten for their valued contributions to the College over the past few years, and wish them all the best for the future.

As usual, life at the College remains very busy. An annual highlight is the Ball, which was held on 25 May at Eden Park.  This was a memorable and much-enjoyed evening.  We would like to express our thanks to Mrs Bridget Rothbart and the ball organising committee for successfully staging such a successful event.

Another notable occasion was the Nigel Latta seminar organised by the Parents' Association on 6 June. Over 400 parents and guests turned out, it was very well entertained and informed. We would like to again thank the Parents' Association for their valuable effort they put in to raise funds for the benefit of the College. Please look out for the next event scheduled for 24 August.

Finally, we would like to update you on the progress with the property programme of work.  Work on the major new Science block is scheduled to begin soon.  One enabler of this project is the demolition of the garages and sheds by gate 3. This will take place during the upcoming school holiday. Replacements will be situated over by the gym. We are also planning to have the new weights room completed this year.

Please do try and keep warm and dry as the winter weather arrives.


Matthew Veal
Board of Trustees Deputy Chairperson


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