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

March Meeting : Wednesday 24 May 2023

Dear Glendowie College community,

The Board met on 24 May after the school break in April. With the recent unfortunate fatality on a school caving trip, we asked for a presentation on Glendowie College’s policies and procedures for Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC). This was provided by Deputy Principal Mrs. Hewetson, who oversees the process. We were left reassured that there are robust procedures in place to mitigate the risks of harm to students and staff while on a trip. 

We also had a presentation from Mr. Worsnop, the Deputy Principal responsible for Curriculum. This covered upcoming changes to the curriculum, especially NCEA, and the College’s approach to the changes. We will keep you updated as the changes come closer to implementation.

The latest Principal’s newsletter mentioned two very big recent events in the school calendar – the school production and school ball.  The Board would also like to express its thanks to all those who contributed so much to the outstanding success of these two events.

I would also like to mention again how crucial the school donation is to fund many of the activities which fall beyond the funding provided by the Government.  Thank you again to all who have donated.  The level of donations received this year is lower than last year.  The College has recorded a deficit for the last two years, which has been manageable but cannot continue indefinitely.  So, we please urge you to make the donation, to enable the College to offer the opportunities for students it aims to. As noted in the last Board update, you could consider SuperGenerous ( to help claim a tax rebate on your donation.

Ngā mihi nui,

Matthew Veal
Board Chairperson


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