OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees is responsible for seven key work areas in the school, which are:
development and ongoing review of the school charter.
monitoring and reviewing your school’s progress.
putting in place a policy framework.
employing the principal.
ensuring your school’s legal compliance.
implementing the National Education Guidelines
The Kai Iwi Board of Trustees is made up of five elected parent trustees, one staff elected trustee and the Principal.
The Agenda for the up coming meeting will be available to view at the school office three days before the scheduled meeting.
Board of Trustees Meetings
Meetings are currently held on the first Thursday of every month.These are public meetings and anyone is welcome to attend. Anyone who would like to speak at a meeting would need to contact the Chairperson, prior to the meeting.
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes are available to view at the school office. Note that there is quite a delay from the time of the meeting until the publication of the minutes. This is because minutes are not published until they have been passed at the following meeting.
The Trustee Handbook section A (Members Only) states that Governance is where:
“The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school, and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the principal.
The board and principal form the leadership team, with the role of each documented and understood. The principal reports to the board as a whole with committees used sparingly and only when a need is identified in order to contribute to board work. The board is proactive rather than reactive in its operations and decision making and does not involve itself in the administrative details of the day-to-day running of the school. The board is encouraged to ask the right questions. Enhancing student achievement is its focus”.
Our school has been working with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures. We are excited to announce that the site is now live and available to our school community.
The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.
SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our board of trustees has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented. We will advise you when policies are up for review and how you can take part in the review.