Board of Trustees Elections
Every 3 years school communities around the country select a group of people to govern their schools. All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board is the employer of all staff in the school and is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and for ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration.
Board Membership: Trustees are elected by the parent community and staff members although the board can also co-opt additional trustees for gender, skill or ethnic balance.
Our board of trustees’ membership includes: 5 parent elected representatives, the principal of the school and one staff elected representative.
Board Elections: Boards of trustees hold elections every three years and these will be held in May.
What makes a good Board trustee? The current BBPS trustees are experienced, most having been in the position for 6 years. They seek new Trustees who show the following qualities:
- Commitment to BBPS
- Able to communicate well
- Works very well with others
- A team player
- Has common sense and is able to make good judgements
- Able to put in some work between meetings
- Willing to represent everyone in the community (no personal agendas)
- Can see the big picture
- A commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
- In addition, prospective Trustees may bring specific skills e.g. in law, finance, property, HR, marketing
For more information, please use the link below.
If you might be interested in becoming a Trustee, you are invited to come and talk with me or the current Board Chair, Penny Jones, about the role.