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

September Meeting : Wednesday 18 September 2019 – Community Update

Term 3 is nearly over and the Board are mindful of the work of staff, students and parents/whānau to support our students so well.   The Board is pleased that the major building projects (Science Block, Weights Room, New Garages) are now under way, with the new Weights Room and Garages scheduled to open by 2020, and the new Science Block in 2021.  We are also looking at the next projects that form part of our campus vision, and are working with the school to identify and realise these.  The Board is mindful of the constantly evolving political environment in education with changes to NCEA, Tomorrows’ Schools (yet to be announced), changes to school funding and donations, Learning Support and is working closely with the school to position Glendowie College well going forward.  The Board affirmed the importance of parents’ contributions to the education of our students, and will continue to inform our community around this.  The Board was pleased with the outstanding achievement of our students at the various sports tournaments recently and acknowledges the work of staff and volunteers to make this happen.  We also thank the Parents’ Association for their organisation of the 'Big Wine Out' which, in spite of the Board team not winning, was a wonderful evening for our community.  Noho ora mai … stay well. 

Garry Ivill
Board of Trustees Chairperson


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