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.
Putting Things Right
Concerns and Complaints Policy
Covering Letter to Parents and Caregivers from Andy on behalf of the BOT
MOE ERO Review Report
News from the Board of Trustees - 7 July 2017
From Andy Williams - GBHS BOT Chair
It was our privilege as a Board to again hear four GBHS staff members report on the past year for their departments, with achievement results, challenges, aspirations and goals of the coming year. I was reminded of our late Fred Dagg, where he sings " We don't know how lucky we are boys.....".
We have an awesome staff, both teaching and support, and this shows in the well-balanced, enthusiastic and very employable students who leave each year.
We have had some challenges over the past year, with staff changes, an ERO review and a level of uncertainty about the year ahead. But we get through these times because of trust. Trust in the professionalism of staff, trust in our students’ ability to be resilient, trust in our community of support here in the Bay. From the Board, we thank you all for this trust.
The recent ERO review showed us some areas where we need to do some work and reinforced the areas in the school which we know we are good at. The review will be made public this week and I will be writing an explanation of the process, to be attached to the review on our website. Although the report details some areas where work needs to be done, it has some very positive things to say about what makes our school a special place. Student wellbeing and the range of choices students have were among the areas ERO highlighted as positives.
As we turn the corner on mid-year, let’s all look ahead to the next 6 months. Senior students gearing up for exams, junior students starting to think about choices for next year, teachers looking at additional support around exam prep, building programmes starting, a Board Charter review and many other events. We have an awesome school, great staff, wonderful kids, supportive parents/caregivers and an environment and community many others envy. Let’s string all of these things together and lift Golden Bay High School to a new level of achievement and excitement, building on where we have come from and believing in where we might go.
The current Senior Leadership team until the end of the year are:
Acting Principal - Richard Baker
Deputy Principal - Coralie Stopford
Acting Deputy Principal - Peter Mitchison.
Alison McAlpine (Limited Statutory Manager)
Dear Parents, Whanau and Friends
Many of you have been notified that Golden Bay High School now has a Limited Statutory Manager – Alison McAlpine - sitting on the Board of Trustees.
This letter explains more about what Alison will do and the reasons why Alison has joined our Team.
Please remember, the Board have the best interests of all staff and students at the front of our minds, and this interest drives our actions. We have an awesome school, with wonderfully dedicated and skilled staff and our children, who are growing in skills, determination and enjoyment of life in this great place deserve the very best we can provide them.
Andy Williams, Chair, Board of Trustees