July 15th 2022
Board of Trustees Elections
In early September this year schools across NZ will be voting for their school Board of Trustees (BOT) Members. Here at St Joseph’s Catholic School we will have 4 parent positions available. Our BOT is made up of parents or community members who are passionate about their local school as well as the Proprietor’s and staff representatives.
What is Governance?
Governance has an important role to play within a school. The best way we like to describe governance is ‘hands around - not hands on’. We provide the guidance, support and oversight that allows James and his team to get on with the mahi.
What are the time commitments?
Guidance, support and oversight do take some time, it is not just turning up to the monthly meetings. Depending on what is happening within the school and the subcommittee of the board you may be a part of, your time commitment can be between 10-15 hours per month. This would include your reading and preparation time for board meetings, responding to emails between meetings and being available every now and then to support.
What skill sets do I need?
The number one skill set you need is a passion for our school, a want for our school to be doing well and a commitment to supporting Teresa and the team that works hard for our tamariki.
Outside of this, your own expertise can be of value to support the mahi of the Board. This may be a wide range of backgrounds including property management, finance, human resource, employment and personnel, policy review and implementation, teaching, learning & pastoral care, business experience, diversity, Inclusion, whānau and cultural engagement etc. Please note, that these are not essential.
If I would like to know more, what should I do?
As a board, we would value the opportunity to invite members of our community who are interested in the BOT to join us over the next few meetings to understand how our board operates and works to support Teresa and the team at St Joseph’s Catholic School.
If this is something that you would be interested in please make contact with either Gemma Barden the current Board Chair (or Presiding Members as it is now called) via email: email@example.com
or Teresa Rush- St Joseph’s Catholic School Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you further information and when our scheduled meetings are.
St Joseph’s Catholic School Board of Trustees.
St Joseph’s, Waihi
Nominations open by 15 July 2022
All those eligible to vote in the upcoming Board of Trustee Elections will receive nomination information via email by Friday 15 July 2022 for the elections
Close Main Roll: Wednesday 13 July 2022
Call for Nominations by: Friday 15 July 2022
Close Supplementary Roll: Monday 1 August 2022
Nominations Close: Wednesday 3 August 2022
Voting Papers Issued by: Wednesday 10 August 2022
Election Day (voting closes): 4pm Wednesday 7 September 2022
Accept Postal Votes: Monday 12 September 2022
Count Votes: Tuesday 13 September 2022
Board Takes Office: Wednesday 14 September 2022
Christina Guzzo will be the schools Returning Officer
More information to follow.