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

On Tuesday 14th March, the Board ran a very successful and enjoyable ‘Combined Boards Meeting’ for the Boards of Trustees from our contributing schools – St Heliers School, Glendowie Primary and Churchill Park School.  Linda Bendikson from the University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership spoke about her research into effective leadership, and then the Boards stayed on to talk informally.

The Board continues to work with St Heliers School, Glendowie Primary and Churchill Park School, towards forming a Community of Learning.  This is part of the government’s 'Investing in Education Success’ initiative which is funding schools to work collaboratively in their communities to enhance students’ learning across all year groups.  The intention of the four schools is to have this initiative in place by the start of 2018.

Steve Collier
Board of Trustees Chairperson


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