Pukerua Bay School Board of Trustees
Parents are involved in the school life of their children in many ways, from helping out with school activities and trips, parent help in the classroom, fundraising, or through a parent group (e.g. PTA) and the Board of Trustees (BOT).
The Board of Trustees is made up of parent representatives and staff members of the school (including the Principal). It is set up by the Government as a statutory body, meaning it has regulations to comply with, and has the job of setting the strategic direction for the school and making sure its legal requirements are being met. This is what you call governance.
The Principal has the job of running the school on a day-to-day basis and this is called management.
The Board of Trustees, along with school staff, and in consultation with the community, develop policies and plans by which the school will be governed. It is important for you, as parents, to contribute to the development of these plans and policies so they reflect the wishes of the whole school community. Recent examples are the development of the Pukerua Bay School's vision, values and school charter. We all need to be pulling in the same direction.
In addition to the Board of Trustee members being a voice for Pukerua Bay school parents, they importantly bring a diverse mix of technical skills and life experience to the governing table. The board meets monthly and the focus is always on the current children and their learning.