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

November Meeting : Wednesday 18 November 2020 – Community Update

Dear Glendowie College Community,

The year is drawing to a close but the Board continues working across the governance areas of the school.  The Science block is nearing completion and will be in use at the beginning of next year.  It is great to see the new cricket nets up and being used.  The new Learning Centre (Hammer block) has been designed and construction will start in the middle of Term 1 next year with completion due by the middle of Term 2.  Our future property plans have been put on hold due to the change in our ongoing financial situation.  We have reviewed the immediate needs of our students and are planning to use available funds on student welfare spaces.  These include seating and sheltered areas throughout the school.  Consultation and designing will begin in the new year.

Special wishes to Mr Praveen Chand who retires as Deputy Principal after many years’ service at GDC.  He has our gratitude for his significant contribution to the students and staff over the years.

To our amazing staff, we acknowledge your extraordinary efforts this year.  Our students would not be where they are without you.  To our senior students, we wish you every success in your NCEA exams.   We bid farewell to our Year 13 students and wish them the very best wherever life takes them.  To our GDC families, we thank you for your support of the school this year and wish you brilliant summer holidays.  And to the entire Glendowie College community, let’s hope 2021 is a good old-fashioned normal boring year!.

Kind regards,

Garry Ivill
Board Chairperson


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