The Board of Trustees has a governance role and sets the vision for the school. By assisting and supporting the Principal, the board helps define the long - term aspirations and strategy of the school. Specifically, the board is responsible for curriculum and policy, finance, property, health and safety, discipline and the employment and remuneration of senior staff.
The Board is not responsible for the day-to-day management of the school; this is the responsibility of the school Principal.
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News from the Board of Trustees - 18 November 2016
Each year, in April/May, the Board including the Principal, release an Annual Report on Student Achievement. In this report, the results of each year group who are assessed against either National Standards or NCEA are compared with the targets set in the School Charter. Following discussions and analysis by the Principal, Staff and Board, the differences and possible reasons and remedies are outlined and compiled into a document called the Analysis of Variance. This document highlights to you, our school community, the progress we have made in achieving the aims and targets set out in our Charter.
Looking back over the past couple of years, there has been good progress in some critical areas of student achievement and there is every indication that these gains and others are continuing.
Kat and the staff will be compiling data collected throughout the year and, along with the results of the current NCEA exams, will feed this into the 2016 report.
Achievement gains for 2014/15 were right across the board, from Year 7 to Level 3. In National Standards, gains were a reduction of students below target, and an increase in students at target. This good news was countered with a slight reduction of students above target. With NCEA, there were gains across all three levels, with great gains in Level 3. We are looking forward to analysing this year’s data to determine our continued progress.
We are very proud of our staff here at GBHS, and in the desire they have to see the students achieve all they can, to push and stretch them towards goals they may not have thought possible. We only have to reflect on the recent senior prizegiving ceremony, both for those who received awards and those whose accolades were less obvious, to see our student’s success. We have a school full of talented, gifted and multi-faceted children who can do anything they set their minds to.
We, as a Board, are equally committed to their success; after all they are yours and our children. We meet later this month for a review of our Strategic Goals and have a review of our Charter coming up as well. Data will be analysed and the Analysis of Variance drafted, charter, budget, targets and resourcing drafted and ratified, then shared with you all. In March the Analysis of Variance will be submitted to the Ministry and we start the process all over again.
One thing you can always count on is that Kat, the staff and the Board are deeply committed to your childrens’ education and wellbeing, and will always look to improve the outcomes for them during their time here at GBHS.
Kirsten Nalder, Andy Williams, Cherrie Chubb, Cynthia Sampson, Suzi Struck, Nikki Winter, Gareth Batten, Jett Bennett, and Kat Hutton