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

February Meeting : Wednesday 19 February 2019 – Community Update

Dear Glendowie College Community,

A warm welcome from the Board of Trustees to our school community, especially to new students, families and staff.  The beginning of a school year is generally a whirlwind of activity, and 2020 is no exception.  Reading this gives great insight to the myriad activities that have kicked off Glendowie College’s new school year.

From the Board’s perspective, the 2020 external environment is looking like a year of flux, with legislative changes, the usual election year inertia, and the uncertainty of coronavirus.  We have not seen external factors of this magnitude affecting our school and the wider school community for many years. 

Nevertheless, we continue with our campus vision for the school.  The fitness centre has been completed, the science block is well underway, and initial planning for a coordinated wellness centre has begun. 

On the academic front, our students are achieving overall excellent results.  The number of scholarships achieved in 2019 was a school record, the percentage of students gaining NCEA with endorsements is considerably above the New Zealand average as is the percentage of students achieving NCEA at the three levels.  Congratulations to senior students for their collective results, and our gratitude to our amazing teaching staff who teach, assist, inspire and motivate our students to achieve to such high levels. 

Finally, a word on the school donation.  Your donation plays an incredibly important role in enabling the school to provide “more and better” for our students.  Without it we will struggle to keep making the many small and big improvements across school life.  The $550 donation for one student, or $880 for a family, is excellent value for money and probably the best investment you can make right now for your children.  The Board of Trustees’ commitment is to ensure the school is providing the best academic and co-curricular experiences it possibly can.  We can only keep doing this with your commitment to pay the school donation.  Thank you.


Kind regards,

Garry Ivill
Board of Trustees Chairperson


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