The Greytown School Board of Trustees (BoT) would like to welcome you and your family to Greytown School. We all love having the opportunity to represent our community by helping to lead our school into the future, so all our children can succeed and have fun in their learning.
Who is currently on our Greytown School Board of Trustees?
Chairperson: Jane Cooper
Principal: Paula Weston
Staff Trustee: Derek Walker
Trustees: David Savage, Jess Isaac, David Ross, Sid Kempton
Board Secretary: Megan Wall
How can I contact the Greytown School Board of Trustees?
You can email our Board of Trustees at BOT@greytown.school.nz
What is the role of the Board of Trustees?
The role of the Board of Trustees is to help govern the school to ensure that it meets all its needs – legally and ethically as representatives from their community and as employers to the staff.
The primary foci of the BoT are to ensure that the school
- Has a clear direction for the future (Charter and Strategic Plan) that enables the school to provide future focussed and successful educational outcomes and decisions for children and the wider school.
- Upholds our SHARP values (Safe, Honest, Achieve, Respect, Pride) and positive school culture.
- Learning programmes enable our children to achieve and develop according to the vision within our NZ Curriculum (Ie: The vision of our young people as lifelong learners who are confident and creative, connected, and actively involved. “), which is captured within our four Greytown School learning values (Collaboration, Confidence, Challenge and Innovation).
- Trustees support the Principal and Senior Leadership Team to oversee all major decisions within the school eg: Property Development and Maintenance, Employment of staff, Annual Budget, Achievement and Progress of learners etc
How many people are on the BoT?
A Board of Trustees typically has 7 members
- Five Trustee members elected by parents. These are elected every three years
- The School Principal.
- A Staff Trustee elected by the Teachers and Support Staff.
In addition to these, the Board of Trustees can co-opt four additional members, so that the board can, as far as is reasonably practicable, reflect the ethnic and socio-economic composition of the school’s student body and the country’s gender balance, or co-opt for a specific skill or additional support with large projects that the current board requires.
Every year our school finances are audited by Deloitte to ensure we are complying with all financial legislation and practices.