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

June Meeting : Wednesday 22 June 2022

Dear Glendowie College Community,

At the Board meeting yesterday, it was really pleasing to hear how many events and activities are going on at the College currently, which is a very welcome change from the periods of covid-related restrictions recently. Unfortunately, there are too many to mention individually, but we would like to acknowledge all students, staff, parents and community members who have participated and helped with these. 

One notable event was the Cultural Evening held on Tuesday. This was such an entertaining and enjoyable evening, showcasing the diversity and talent within the College. The support and involvement from the audience really contributed to making it such a great evening. Particular thanks go to Ruth Richardson for pulling the event together so ably. 

The Parent/Teacher/Student interviews were held on-line in May. While this may not be as good as meeting face to face, they were still a valuable way to discuss students’ progress. We would like to acknowledge the efforts of the staff involved, with some holding 70 interviews over the two days! 

The Principal’s Newsletter mentions a meeting of the Parents’ Association on 28 July 2022. Unfortunately, the Covid restrictions have hampered the Association recently. We do hope it can resume its valuable contribution to the College community. If you are interested in helping, please do come along to the meeting – your contribution would be very welcome. 

Finally, thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey. The feedback is really valuable, giving plenty of food for thought. The College is working through this in preparation for focus group meetings in Term 3 and a second survey later in the year. Again, we encourage everyone to participate and have your say.

Ngā mihi nui,

Matt Veal
Board Chairperson


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