Board of Trustees

Waihopai School Board of Trustees

Linda Compton (Staff Trustee) email:

Andrew Smith (Principal) email:

John Witheford email:

Kieran Middleton email:

Reece Oliver email:

Richard Aitken email:

Rosie Stather email:

(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 2021

23 February 2021

30 March 2021

01 May 2021

29 June 2021

27 July 2021

31 August 2021

28 September 2021

26 October 2021

30 November 2021

14 December 2021

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.

Waihopai School - Our Strategic Plan 2020-2022