Board of Trustees

Board of Trustee Elections

These have been delayed until September 2022. If you are considering standing for the Board or would like to know more about what’s involved please feel free to contact the principal, Andrew Smith or our Board Chairperson Reece Oliver. Meanwhile at our last Board meeting the Annual Plan for 2022 was submitted. This will focus on raising achievement in Maths, continuing to develop our knowledge and integration of Te Reo and Tikanga, as well as trialling revised curriculum areas as part of the Curriculum Refresh the Ministry is undertaking.

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 2022

22 February 2022

29 March 2022

24 May 2022

28 June 2022

23 August 2022

27 September 2022

October 2022 (TBC)

November 2022 (TBC)

December 2022 (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.

Waihopai School - Our Strategic Plan 2020-2022