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 - 9 Feb 2018
What a start to the year. Expected drought conditions followed by record temperatures and almost record rainfall, king tides and blood blue moons. For those who believe in omens, please don't tell me what it means.
I do know what augurs well and that is our school year ahead. A new Principal, Linda, who has hit the ground running, new staff both permanent and fixed term and hopefully a refreshed and re-energised staff as well.
The board are rearing to go and get our teeth into the nuts and bolts of the governance side of the school operation.
As governors of the school, your board sets the direction for the school in its charter and policy framework and monitors progress towards achieving your expectations. The principal is delegated responsibility for how the school will achieve the board’s expectations, working within the law and the board’s policy framework.
The board’s role has four main aspects:
• looking forward – designing the future
• looking back – being accountable for the school’s performance
• looking out – acting on behalf of the board’s stakeholders
• looking in – being a good employer
The Hui last year along with many conversations with parents, students and staff have contributed to the decisions and direction which will determine our pathways this year. Please remember that both the governance and the management of the school are ready to hear of your dreams, aspirations and concerns for our and your school. As has been mentioned many times before, we have an awesome school, students, staff, parent support and community support. We can become better and more awesome, but it will take all of us acting positively to build on the pride and expectations we have in our young folk. We all have different job descriptions, whether it be Principal, teacher, support staff, parents or student, but our goals are the same. To educate and engage our students with varied, high quality learning programmes and to provide opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and personal resources to lead satisfying, balanced and responsible lives. AND HAVE FUN DOING IT.
Enjoy the year ahead.
Andy, Bev, Cherrie, Cynthia, Gareth, Jack, Susi, Vanessa, Linda and Alison.
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