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What is the Board of Trustees?

Board of Trustees conflict of interest guideline 

Board of trustees Behaviour Guideline.


The Board of Trustees is a crown entity and is accountable for the performance of the school to parents, the school community, and the crown, and in particular, the board is accountable for the ongoing improvement of student achievement. 


The Board is responsible for designing the future of the school ensuring plans and targets are developed, monitored, and reviewed.  The Board ensures decisions are made in the best interests of all students with respect and integrity and ensures culturally appropriate processes are in place.


The Board of Trustees is the employer of all staff at the school and must ensure that all requirements of a good employer are met.


The Board consults with the community as a critical part of developing and monitoring the school charter, and for the Board to be assured that community expectations and aspirations are considered in the decision-making process.


The Board communicates with the school community through regular updates on how the school is performing in relation to the strategic goals and targets and ensures that effective regular reporting on student achievement occurs. the Board of trustees delegates all day to running and decision making of the school to the principal.

the board of trustees sticks to a strict code of conduct that ensures the integrity of the school, board, and staff is maintained.


The Whenuakite School Board of Trustees consists of five parent trustees together with the Principal and one Staff Trustee, and a Minute Taker.


The Whenuakite BOT, 2019 - 2022 are:

Melissa Pauling          - elected Parent - Chairperson

Crystal McGovern      - Elected Parent

Davor Popadich           - Elected Parent

Rochelle Palmer          - Elected Parent

Deirdre van Beynen   - Elected Parent

Nicola Riedinger        - Elected Staff Member

Eamonn Kelly             -  Principal

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