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Board of Trustees

Every state school and state-integrated school in New Zealand has a board of trustees (BoT). Our Board of Trustees (BoT) is currently made up of nine members who are responsible for our governance.

Current Hobsonville Point Schools Board of Trustees are:

Bill Savery (Student representative)

Daniel Birch (Primary Principal)

Graeme Aitkin

Lisa Squire (Staff representative)

Marcus Hogan

Maurie Abraham (Secondary Principal)

Meredith Tourell (Chairperson)

Sandra Atkins

Sharyn Afu

BoT Policies 

Our schools first BoT election was held in December 2014 where we elected the new board. The new board includes:

  • The two Leaders of Learning as the board’s chief executive, professional advisor and educational leader
  • 5 parent elected representatives from the community
  • an elected staff representative from both schools
  • an elected student representative for a 1 year term.
  • co-opted trustees (optional)

Board’s role

Boards of trustees are accountable to parents and caregivers, their local communities, the Minister 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
  • consistently 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.