Ormiston Campus Board of Trustees (BoT)

Every state school and state-integrated school in New Zealand has a board of trustees (BoT). Our newly elected Board of Trustees is made up of ten members from OrmPS and Ormiston Junior College which is wonderful for consistency across our Ormiston Community Campus.  Collectively they are responsible for our governance and includes:

  • the two leaders of learning
  • 6 parent elected representatives from the community
  • an elected staff representative
  • a student representative
  • co-opted trustees (optional)

Our Board of Trustees (BoT) is tasked with governing Ormiston Primary School and Ormiston Junior College and they meet regularly to monitor the progress of our school and all matters pertaining to governance. They  create policies & procedures and co-construct our school Charter, amongst other responsibilities.

Board’s role

Boards of trustees are accountable to parents and caregivers, their local communities, the Minister of Education and the Ministry of Education, other government agencies and the public, for their actions and performance.

The board is the employer of all the school’s staff and is responsible for:

  • setting the school’s strategic and policy direction in consultation with parents, staff and learners
  • ensuring that the school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its learners
  • overseeing the management of curriculum, staff, property, finance and administration
  • constantly monitoring and reviewing progress against targets to inform future planning.

The board must have a charter, which sets out long-term goals and annual targets determining the school’s priorities. The board must monitor and report annually to its community and the Ministry of Education on progress towards those goals and targets.

“We strive to consult with the local community to ensure that the school meets community objectives. The establishment board is provided with a modest administration budget by the Ministry of Education. The board’s task was to develop the initial vision for the school, advertise for and employ a Leader of Learning and to put in place the policies and procedures required in order to open the school. It is an exciting journey for us all!”

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“Trustees bring a depth of experience and expertise to their roles, and are continuing to build individual and collective capability. The Establishment Board is also responsible for the establishment of Ormiston Junior College. Trustees are considering strategies to ensure a well-managed transition to an elected board of trustees to serve both schools in 2017.” (ERO, 2015)

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