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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

March Meeting : Wednesday 18 March 2020 – Community Update

Dear Glendowie College Community,

A month can be a long time in schools.  Our environment has changed dramatically from the last time the Board met in February.

Firstly, our Principal, Mr Dykes announced his resignation to take up the role of Headmaster at Nelson College on Queen’s Birthday next term.  We congratulate Richard on this appointment.  He has led an incredible amount of positive change in his five years as Principal, and our school is now extremely successful on many fronts … and is poised to improve even further.  This is in no small part due to his vision and leadership of the school.

This means that we are now looking for a new Principal.  The Board has appointed Edsol to manage this process on the school’s behalf.  An advertisement is now in the Education Gazette.  All things going well, we hope to appoint the new principal mid-Term 2, and have her or him start in Term 2 or 3.

Of course, the school is grappling with the COVID-19 coronavirus along with the rest of New Zealand.  The impact on our school is immense.  Mr Dykes ran the Board through the impact so far, what the school is doing to maximise student and staff wellbeing, and to maintain students’ learning.  We appreciate the work of the staff with our rangatahi.

The Board approved the proposed 5YA (10YPP) plan, presented by Mr Dykes.  This is our 5-year plan for major capital property expenditure at the college. Once it isalso approved by the Ministry, the plan will see a significant amount of overdue maintenance occur at the school, along with the building of a new integrated student wellness centre.  We are excited by this vision, and look forward to implementing.  In the meantime, the new Science Block is making excellent progress.


Kind regards,

Garry Ivill
Board of Trustees Chairperson


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