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944 Mt Eden Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1024 Ph: 09 625 7208 | Email: [email protected]

The school is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising parent representatives, a teacher representative and the Principal. The Ministry of Education requires schools to have a Board which is structured in this way to ensure the interests of the wider school community are represented.

Representative members are generally elected for a three-year term through Board elections. The next election will be held in 2019.

Some of the key roles of the Board of Trustees:

  • To provide a safe environment and quality education for all students
  • School governance including property, personnel, and the proper management of school finances.
  • To support the Principal as the Professional Leader and Chief Executive Officer of the School.
  • To liaise closely with the community, particularly through key groups such as the PTA.

The Board of Trustees meet 4 – 6 weekly, and parents are welcome to attend the public meeting (as observers).For more information, please contact the Board Chair (Megan Mathie).

Correspondence can be provided to the Board of Trustees via the school office, or at the following email address: [email protected]

Chair Megan Mathie
Deputy Chair Andrew Steele
John Wilson
Brenda McNaughton
Alex Findlay
Richard Watkinson
Sarah Berry
Ben Youdan
Principal Moira Blair
Staff Representative Steve Sutton
Secretary

Board of Trustees Triennial Election 2019

This year we will be holding the Triennial Election for our Board of Trustees. The date of the election will be

7th June 2019 and our school community will elect five parent representatives.

Please look for notices relating to the election shortly, there will be a call for nominations. Later, there will be information about who is able to vote in the election and how that can be done.

Becoming a Trustee

Parents / caregivers and people in the wider community can be school trustees, and we invite you to consider taking on this challenging but very rewarding role.

Being a Trustee is a hugely important job: to support the professional leadership of our Principal and school leadership team, to represent the diversity of our school community, and to ensure that all children and their learning remain at the heart of everything we do.

Note that training and support is provided for all trustees, to ensure they are effective in their role.

If you are thinking about standing and would like to know more about what a trustee does, there is further information on the NZSTA website (www.trustee-election.co.nz/becoming-a-trustee/what-is-a-trustee/).

You are also invited to talk to any of our current trustees:

Megan Mathie                                      Chairperson

Andrew Steele                                      Deputy Chairperson

Brenda McNaughton

Alex Findlay

John Wilson

Ben Youdan

Richard Watkinson

Sarah Berry

If you would like the opportunity to chat more informally, feel free to contact:

Megan Mathie       Email: [email protected].   or

Moira Blair            Email: [email protected]

we can also assist by directing you to any one of our Trustees.

 

2019 BOARD OF TRUSTEE PARENT ELECTIONS

School profile number: 1535 

Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the board of trustees. 

Nomination Form

Nomination forms are available at the school office to collect, to enable you to put your name forward as a candidate in the forthcoming board of trustees’ election, or to nominate someone else as a candidate.

Note: If you are on the school roll and eligible to vote, you can nominate yourself and do not require a seconder, but you must sign both parts of the form.

Complete the nomination form, including the necessary signatures. Complete the candidate’s contact details including their address and telephone numbers (home and mobile), and post, hand deliver or email the form to the returning officer at the address shown below. If emailed or faxed, promptly make arrangements to get the originals to the returning officer. Nominations close on Friday 24th May 2019 at 12.00pm.

Information for Candidates

If you are a candidate, you are invited to submit an optional statement (up to 400 words), which can include a photograph. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the signed candidate’s statement is received by the returning officer. If your statement is not received by 12.00pm on Friday 24th May, your statement cannot be sent to voters with the voting papers.

Note: The returning officer may omit or abridge any part of the candidate’s statement where it exceeds 400 words, or is offensive or defamatory.

Voting Roll

A copy of the voting roll is available for inspection at the school office during normal school hours. 

Eligibility

Anyone may stand for election for the board of trustees, other than those ineligible under sections 103 and 103A of the Education Act 1989. Information about who is eligible is on the back of the nomination form.

Note: If you are not on the voting roll you must be nominated by a person who is.

Scrutineers

A candidate may appoint a scrutineer to observe the vote count. Please advise the returning officer in writing of the scrutineer’s name and contact details before election day.

Voting and results of the election

If there are more nominations than vacancies for parent representatives, a voting election will be held.  Eligible voters will be posted voting papers and any candidates’ statements provided, including any photograph, on or before Wednesday 29th May 2019.

The poll closes on Friday 7th June at 12.00pm. The highest polling candidates will be elected to the board of trustees. The results will be made available at the school and also published in a local newspaper.

Nomination forms are available in te reo Māori. Please contact the returning officer if these are required.

Post, hand deliver, fax, or email (scanned) completed nomination forms to: Dianne Agnew-Poingdestre,

Three Kings School, 944 Mt Eden Road, Three Kings, Auckland 1024   or  email: [email protected].

If emailed or faxed, promptly make arrangements to get the originals to the returning officer.

Regards

Dianne Agnew-Poingdestre

Returning Office

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