Halcombe School Board of Trustees - School Governance
The Board of Trustees has the rols of school Governance, with
its core focus being raising student achievement and improving
the learning outcomes for all students. Parent representatives
are elected onto the Board for a three-year term.
The Board usually meets in Weeks 3 & 8 of each term.
Meeting details are advised in the weekly newsletter. The agenda
and minutes of each meeting are available to view at the school
office. Parents are most welcome to attend meetings to observe
Board process. Please contact the Board Chairperson if there are
issues you would like the Board to discuss.
Our Board of Trustees:
Pettersson (Chairperson), Richard Dodunski, Shane Casey, Andrew Managh, Dianne Simpson (Staff Representative),
Sue Simpson (Principal).
Board Secretary (not a trustee):
At Halcombe School, five elected
parent representatives, plus any co-opted trustees, join the
Principal and a staff trustee to form the Board.
held every three years (our current Board was elected in June 2016). Co-option can occur between
elections. We are always happy to hear from
parents & caregivers that are keen to be involved on the Board!
What does the Board do?
Board of Trustees' core focus is
raising student achievement and improving the learning outcomes
for all students.
The Board's role is to make sure that our school is run in the
best interests of our students and our community.
The Board is responsible for
school governance. Governance
is the "BIG PICTURE" - developing a strategic direction and setting policy for the
school. The Board is not involved in the day-to-day running of
Board's duties are set out in the
Halcombe School Governance Manual
Board is responsible for developing the school's
The Charter is our contract with the Ministry of Education and
provides the strategic direction for the school. It sets out our
plans and goals for the year ahead. The Charter includes our
targets for student achievement in spelling, reading, writing
and maths, which are set against National Standards. It outlines
how the school will achieve its Vision and respect its Values.
The Board is responsible for school
policy, community consultation, finance, property, health &
safety, curriculum development, student achievement, employment
and staff development. The Board maintains a regular process of
self review to make sure it is achieving its goals. The
Principal provides the professional knowledge necessary to guide
the Board in its duties. Trustees receive comprehensive training
for this challenging but rewarding role! The Principal is the
Board's "chief executive" and is responsible for all aspects of
school management (the "day-to-day running") of the school.
Board of Trustees resources:
New Zealand School
Trustees Association Guidance and
information for school trustees on all aspects of their role.
The Ministry of Education's website.
ERO: our latest school review - June 2015
ERO publication "School Trustees" Helping trustees ask the
Halcombe School Annual Report 2014: financial
statements and student achievement analysis to 31 December 2014.
Halcombe School Annual Report 2013: financial
statements and student achievement analysis to 31 December 2013.
Education Counts: information and statistics about Halcombe
School, including National Standards data.