Why do we have a Board?

All New Zealand state and state-integrated schools are required to have a School Board under the New Zealand Education Act.

What does the Board do?

Essentially the Board governs the school whilst the Principal manages the day to day running of the school. The Board is the Crown entity responsible for the governance of the school. The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school, overseeing the management of personnel, property, finance, and administration. It is the Board’s responsibility to deal with employment matters referred to them by the Principal as well as ensuring the school communicates effectively with the community.

Where and when do they meet?

Meetings are held once a month on Mondays at 7:00 pm in the staff room.  The next meeting date is posted below.

What should I do if I have a concern or issue I would like to see addressed?

First, speak to the relevant staff member, and then the Principal, before reaching the Board level.

Can I attend a meeting?

Members of the school community are welcome to attend and observe at any Board meeting.

Who is on the Board?

The Ashley Rakahuri Board is made up of seven parent trustees, one staff trustee, and the Principal. The members are as follows:

Presiding Member: James McFarlane

Parent Trustees: Spud Kerr, Stuart Morris, Michaela Cameron, Meika Foster, Ruth Cross, Robert Clarke

Staff Trustee: Sue Graham

Principal: Linda Horne

Meeting Dates

The Board Meetings for 2022 are on Monday 21st February, 28th March, 9th May, 13th June, 25th July, 29th August, 17th October, and 28th November school staffroom. All are welcome to attend.

Email:  bot@ashleyrakahuri.school.nz