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
GBHS Board of Trustees Report - September 2018
"Only three months till Christmas, two months till senior exams and two weeks till school holidays. It seems like life is marking time between events and passing by at an ever increasing pace at the same time.
Amongst all of this, our students have been engaged in all manner of activities. Ones that stretch the brain like MATHIX; ones that stretch their fears and phobias like caving and ones that stretch muscles like netball comps and Rotoiti camp. Out of these types of activities resilience is forged.
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulty, to spring back into shape, to adjust easily to misfortune or change. This is hugely important in the formation of our students and equally important in the growth of a school. How well we as a school react or adapt to change and how well we recover from difficulty. We have shown a degree of resilience over the past wee while and some of the basis of the resilience shown is our own staff, students and board. We have all built up tools that enable us to cope with events as they unfold, more often than not without our knowing. But building resilience can be intentional too.
As a board, we can build a toolbox of policy, effective communication, relational trust and good judgement, all of which will help us get through difficult times and make us stronger. Throughout this year we have been working to address areas which required change following on from our ERO review process and these things make us more robust and more effective as a school. We have spent time on refining policies, bringing them into a form where they are more clear, more precise and more easily followed. We have worked on relationships, with staff surveys and student surveys. We are planning our community consultation hui where we will be presenting to our wider community and listening to them and their dreams and concerns.
Staff have been involved in Professional Learning and Development or PLD throughout the year and student programs like the William Pike Challenge and Hillary Challenge are developing skills in our young people.
To be an effective and empowering school, we all need to be working together developing our toolbox of skillsets. Resilience is one of these skills and one we know we are gong to need when the only constant around us is continual change."
Regards from Andy Williams (Chairperson), Linda Tame (Principal), Jack Balck (Student Trustee), Gareth Batten (Staff Trustee), Cherrie Chubb, Cynthia Sampson, Susie Struck (Parent Trustees), Vanessa Harwood (GBHS Home and School Committee Rep), Beverley Purdie (Manawhenua Ki Mohua Rep), and 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