Board of Trustees
Waihopai School Board of Trustees
Andrew Smith (Principal)
Reece Oliver (Presiding Member)
Nickalette Marie (Staff Rep)
Ann Walker (Board Secretary)
(Parents are reminded that meetings are open to the public)
The Board of Trustees meets in the School Staffroom
on the following Tuesdays, at 6.00pm.
Following are the BOT meeting dates for 2024
27 February 2024
09 April 2024
28 May 2024
02 July 2024
20 August 2024
24 September 2024
05 November 2024
03 December 2024
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.