The Board 

The Board 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 is as follows:

  • Five Parent Elected Members
  • The Principal
  • One Staff Elected Member
  • One Student Elected Member (Annual election)
  • Co-opted Members (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 Election Information leaflet may be downloaded here

Click here to contact the Board via email.


Latest News

May Meeting : Wednesday 22 May 2024

Dear Glendowie College community,

The Board met on Wednesday 22 May and had a great meeting hearing about all the wonderful activities occurring at the college.

We had a presentation from Ruth Richardson, Kaiārahi. Ruth’s connection with the Māori and Pasifika students and families is testimony to her warmth and understanding of their requirements. If you would like more information about what’s happening in this space, you are welcome to attend the Taurere Whānau meetings or reach out to her directly.

The number one highlight of the year is the Senior School Ball which will be held this Saturday 25 May, and I am looking forward to welcoming all the students dressed in their finery. The second highlight is the Culture Celebration Night on Tuesday 25 June. Tickets will go on sale today, make sure you book early as you don’t want to miss out on this great celebration of culture, colour and dance.

Winter sport has taken off with bang and students, coaches and referees are representing the college with great pride.

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Parents’ Association Quiz night on Saturday 22 June, 7pm. The Board looks forward to taking a table and seeing you all there.

The Parent/Teacher/Student conferences were a huge success. Whilst exhausting for the teachers, their preparation for the meetings enabled successful interactions for all. We are also very grateful to the parents who provided the delicious dinner meals to sustain our teachers.

With all that Glendowie College provides for our students, it is apparent that the donation is a vitally important revenue stream.  We appreciate what we have received but need ongoing donations to support all the college initiatives for your children. To spread the load of outgoings, the portal balance for your student can be easily managed, so payments can be made whenever it suits you. Please click here for payment instructions on how to make part payments. If you would like to arrange regular instalments, please contact Student Accounts on 09 575 9128 ext.117 or Students attend school for 40 weeks a year, so for one child at $595 that equates to $14.88 per week. Your child will benefit from you forgoing that coffee and muffin!

You can receive a tax rebate from the IRD, we are also reminding you of the option to ‘reinvest’ this rebate back to the college, via ‘SuperGenerous’ ( which is a digital service that helps people to claim a 33% tax rebate on their charitable donations. You can sign up directly with ‘SuperGenerous’.  If ‘SuperGenerous’ secures the rebate, they take a small fee. You can choose to keep the remaining rebate or pass it on to the College. ‘SuperGenerous’ is an approved Inland Revenue Tax Agent.  They work directly with individuals to claim donation tax rebates. The role of the College is just to provide the donation receipt.


Ngā mihi nui,

Belinda Sutherland
Presiding Member


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