The Board’s Role
The St Teresa’s School Board of Trustees works strategically and collaboratively with the principal, staff and students to realise the school community’s mission, vision and values and achieve the community’s agreed goals. Board scrutiny focuses on valued student outcomes, transparent sharing of information and ongoing evaluation of performance in relation to goals and targets focussed on the question, “What difference will this make for the children at St Teresa’s, and how will we know?”
The board delegates all authority and accountability for the day-to-day operational organisation of the school to the principal who must ensure compliance with both the board’s policy framework and the law of New Zealand. For detail see Policy Framework.
New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) information about School Boards of Trustees.
The Principal reports to the Board of Trustees on day-to-day management of the school, such as:
- Catholic Character.
- The progress and achievement to the Board of Trustees. These reports detail school-wide achievement, progress against targets, and the progress and achievement of specific groups of students who, historically have not succeeded as well within our school system. These students are referred to as “priority learners” in the New Zealand Education system.
- Progress against goals in the Strategic Plan.
- Health and safety.
Board of Trustees meetings take place approximately twice each term. The meetings are held in the St Teresa’s School Library beginning at 7.30pm and finishing by 9.30pm.
You are very welcome to attend Board Meetings as an observer. The Board Meeting minutes are available in print in the school foyer once they have been signed as an accurate record.
Compaints to the Board
If you have a concern, please follow the correct process
Complaints are only received by the Board if they are signed and dated, and if the correct process has been followed.
Sarah Simmons (Board Chairperson, Proprietor’s Appointee) firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr Ron Bennett (Parish Priest, Proprietor’s Appointee)
Mike Smith (Proprietor’s Appointee)
Blair Renwick (Parent Representative)
Rebecca Dymond (Staff Representative)
Geoff Ward-Marshall (Parent Representative)
Kate Single (Parent Representative)
Deirdre Brown (Proprietor’s Appointee)
Brad Gallen (Parent Representative)
Brendan O’Ceallaigh(Parent Representative)
Mary-Angela Tombs (Principal) email@example.com