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
Ministry of Education lifts Statutory Intervention at Golden Bay High School
In March 2017, the Board of Trustees of Golden Bay High School realised that sometimes, we can’t do everything ourselves. Sometimes, we have to ask for help.
We believe wholeheartedly in our school. In the staff and students, and all those who support the students at home and in the wider community. As a board, we realised that we were not able to provide the environment for staff and students to flourish and strive for the best.
We agreed to ask the Ministry of Education for assistance and in late March 2017 Alison McAlpine arrived as our Limited Statutory Manager or LSM. She took over the responsibilities for all functions, powers and duties of the Board as an employer, for property and the management of financial operations.
Alison has been a real blessing to the board and the school as a whole. She has a long history of empathy with the Bay and has been a Nelson/Tasman local for a long time. Alison brought wisdom and empathy to her role and proved to be the mentor that we as a board needed. Under her coaching, the board were able to recreate the environment that we knew was possible at the school, where staff were valued and encouraged in their profession, where students were surrounded with support and encouragement and where we all felt proud to be a part of Golden Bay High School.
At the end of 2017, Linda Tame joined us as our new Principal and we have continued the growth within the board, staff and students.
Over the past few months, the board along with Alison have realized that the reasons we asked for help a year ago have all but disappeared. We feel confident in our ability to maintain and grow the environment that fosters professionalism and passion amongst staff and a desire to learn and have fun for the students.
This has been re-iterated by the Ministry of Education and after a time of visits and interviews, they believe that the board is ready to move back into a full governance role. On Thursday afternoon 1st November, the Ministry of Education handed full responsibility back to the board and it is now business as usual.
The board would like to thank all the staff, parents, caregivers and the wider community for the belief you have shown in the school, and for the assistance you have provided over the past couple of years. We would also like to publically thank Alison McAlpine for all her work. The way she has listened, hugged, spoken words of wisdom and pulled in favours for Golden Bay High will not be quickly forgotten.
As for asking for help, we realise that this can be a strength rather than a weakness.
Next week we have our annual community hui. This is where we gather with students, staff, parents/caregivers and community members to discuss our dreams and aspirations for the school, the visions, the things that we as Golden Bay want for our students. It is these discussions and the work that follows them that will make us stronger and provide a more relevant, more exciting and more promising future for all who pass through the school.
See you there.