Waihopai School Board of Trustees

Jamie Morfett (Staff Trustee)                                  email: jamie@waihopai.school.nz

Allan Mitchell (Principal)                                     email: principal@waihopai.school.nz 
John Witheford                                      email: jon.witheford@crowehorwarth.co.nz
Robert Todd                                                                   email: rakiura31@gmail.com
Trudie Hurst                                                                 email: thurst@slingshot.co.nz
Richard Aitken                                                    email: rtdm.aitken@vodafone.co.nz
Campbell Froude                                                         email: cam.froude@gmail.com                           

(Parents are reminded that meetings are open to the public)
The Board of Trustees meets in the School Staffroom          
on the following Tuesdays, at 7.00pm. 

Following are the BOT meeting dates for 2017  

14 February 2017
28 March 2017
02 May 2017
30 May 2017
27 June 2017
01 August 2017
29 August 2017
26 September 2017
31 October 2017
28 November 2017
12 December 2917 (TBC)

These dates are subject to change and meetings will be

 advertised in the school newsletter.

The Waihopai School Board of Trustees consists of 5 elected parent representatives, up to 4 co-opted parent representatives an elected representative of the school staff, and the Principal.  The term of office is for three years. 

The Board works on behalf of the Minister of Education and the school community to ensure the benefit of all its students.  It uses the School Charter, strategic plan, and governance policies as key tools in performing these tasks.  Copies of these documents are available from the school office.

The Board is concerned principally with strategic leadership, focusing on creation of the best possible learning environment and enhancement of student achievement.  It is responsible for ensuring that the school management is appropriately organised to implement and report on the school’s strategic direction.

The Board employs the Principal to manage the school on its behalf.  The day to day running of the school, management of the school budget, internal organisation of classes and teaching programmes are the responsibility of the Principal.

The Board of Trustees meets monthly.  Minutes of the Board meetings are kept at the office and are available for viewing.  Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public and advertised in the School newsletter.

Trustees welcome approaches from parents who wish to express either concern or appreciation; contact numbers are available from the school office.