Becoming a Board Member

Want to find out more about the upcoming Board Election?

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Kia ora te whānau ō Paparangi School

It’s board election time! In September we will be electing board members for the next three years. Nominations are open for the election of 5 parent representatives to the school board. Come along to morning tea with the Principal tomorrow, Thursday 28 July at 9am, to hear about becoming a Board Member (RSVP to the office).

The returning officer for the triennial board election is Bernardine Vester. She can be contacted at The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. The timetable for the election is:

  • Supplementary Roll closes: Monday 1 August
  • Nominations Close: Midday on Wednesday 3 August

To nominate yourself or someone else go to:

If there are more nominations than vacancies, then parents and caregivers will receive an invitation to vote either electronically or by post.
  • Voting Starts: Wednesday 10 August
  • Election Day is September 7
  • Voting Count: Tuesday 13 September
  • New Board in place: Wednesday 14 September

Nominations can be made online through an email link provided in the Call for Nominations. However, a hard copy nomination form can also be obtained from the school office. If you wish to stand for the board, it is recommended that you provide a candidate statement and photograph – take a great ‘head & shoulders’ photo of yourself and write 1-2 paragraphs about what you have to offer.

Who can join a School Board?

The School Board plays an important role in the governance of our school. Parents/Caregivers and people in the wider community can be parent representatives on the Board. School Boards need people with a wide range of skills but most of all with an interest in education and the well being, progress and achievement of all children. If you would like to know more about the rewards of being a Board Member you can:

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