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

February Meeting : Wednesday 24 March 2021 – Community Update

Tena Koutou Katoa

Dear Glendowie College Community,

Due to the recent lockdowns, the Board met on Wednesday 24 March 2021, a week later than originally scheduled.

At the start of the meeting, the Board received a presentation from Clare Jennings (Faculty Leader Arts) and Andrew Lile (Head of Music) about the activities within their area. The number of activities listed is extraordinary! The Board would like to recognise the energy and efforts of the Arts staff in enabling all of this, much of which is outside of normal school hours. We also noted that most of this is funded locally, and not by the Government, hence the significance of school donations for us continuing to be able to offer such opportunities to our students.

After Easter, the Boards of the College Kāhui Ako, or Community of Learning (CoL), will meet for the first time this year. The Kāhui Ako comprises of Glendowie College and the three local primary schools: Glendowie Primary, Churchill Park School and St. Heliers School. The Government provides some funding for this to foster closer working relationships between the schools and to help learners achieve to their full potential. This funding has provided the Kāhui Ako with six Learning Support Coordinator positions, three of which are based at Glendowie College. As a result, we are better able to identify students with learning needs and provide support structures for them. 

The Kāhui Ako involvement has led to the creation of Across School and Within School leadership positions focusing on school and Kāhui Ako goals.  Last month, the Kāhui Ako was awarded 400 hours of Professional Learning time over two years to work on local curriculum and related school and Kāhui Ako goals.  By collaborating and sharing expertise, students’ learning pathways are supported and their transition through the education system is improved. We are fortunate to have a collaborative and effective Community of Learning, which benefits all students within this community.

At the meeting, the Board approved the allocation of local funds for an upgrade of the toilet block as part of the Hammer Block Learning Centre refurbishment. The existing toilet blocks will be replaced by individual cubicles similar to those in the new Dykes Science Building. The College is mindful of feedback from students and parents regarding the toilet blocks, and noted that this as an important component of the programme to improve these facilities at the College.


Kind regards,

Matt Veal
Board Chairperson


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