About our Board of Trustees
The Campbells Bay School Board of Trustees includes parents, one staff representative and the Principal. Elections for the board take place every three years.
The Board of Trustees meets in the school conference room, as near as possible to the fourth Wednesday of every month during term time. Board meetings are open for anyone to attend, but they are not public meetings. This means members of the public may attend, but will be asked to leave when the board goes into committee, and do not have speaking or voting rights.
Elected Parent Trustees: Vicki Caisley (Chairperson), John Fraser-Mackenzie, Jennifer Hanton, Doug Whitcombe, Jennifer Orman
Principal: John McGowan
Staff Trustee: Janice Brown
The Campbells Bay School Charter is the founding document of the school laid out by our Board of Trustees to the Government. It is an undertaking by the Board and outlines how the school is best managed and organised, the expected conduct of the school, and how our administration works.
The Board’s responsibilities towards the school curriculum are outlined in the National Education Guidelines, the National Administration Guidelines and National Curriculum Statements. These are considered part of our Charter. The Board is authorised to include local curriculum goals that reflect the particular values and needs of our community. These values and needs are evidenced by the school’s mission statement and local goals.
Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees
In order to ensure good oversight over our main activities, the members of the Board of Trustees are allocated governance portfolios related to the school’s key functions. The day-to-day operational management of the school is the responsibility of the principal and the leadership team.
|Jennifer Hanton||Board Charter/Governance
Legal and Policies
Ministry of Education
|Principal John McGowan||Friends of Campbells Bay School
Board Secretary (by protocol)
|Janice Brown||Health and Safety|
About the Governance of Campbells Bay School
The Board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders in Campbells Bay School, and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the standards and vision for the school, and ensures Campbells Bay complies with all legal and policy requirements. Policies are made at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the Principal.
Along with the Principal, the board serves as part of the leadership team, and the Principal reports to the board as a whole. In serving the school the board is proactive rather than reactive, and does not involve itself in the daily operational matters of the school. The board places student achievement as its focus, and aims to ask the right questions to best advance the success of the pupils.
If you are interested in reading more about the governance of schools in New Zealand, the New Zealand School Trustee Association website is a good place to start.
Role of the Board
The Board of Trustees is accountable for the management of the school. It ensures the goals laid out in the school’s Charter are achieved through good practises. The Board serves a number of practical purposes, including setting strategic goals, determining board policy, delegating powers to the appropriate groups of individuals, and reviewing how well all of those functions are being performed.
The Principal manages the school within the parameters set by the policies of the Board. The Board and Principal work in partnership to provide and maintain overviews of school activities, develop and review board policy, provide strategic direction and keep track of progress on all these fronts.
2014 Financial Statements
2013 Financial Statements